Well nestled in the Kumaon region of the Himalayan state, Uttarakhand, Nainital is known as the lake district of India for its scenic and exotic view of the lakes and its climate. Situated at an altitude of approximately 2000 meters above the sea level, the once- called British hill station is seen to attract trekkers, adventurers and couples almost every month of the year just to glare at the beautifully caped misty peaks and pristine lakes.
Nainital means, “The Lake of the Eye” whose meaning goes back to the ancient mythology where one of the scorched remains of the Goddess Sati had fallen on the earth; the eye and so was constructed one of the Shakthi Peeths; the Naina Devi Mandir.
Places to visit here;
1. Naini Lake- it is a natural fresh body lake in the shape of a kidney. Yes, you have heard it right. This natural wonder once made a European man fall for its existence and which grabs tourists all over the world even today. It is amidst the township where you can witness the Naini peak on its West, snow capped mountains on its North, Tiffin Point on its South and a temple on its shore. It is also believed to be the place where Lord Shiva performed the tandava.
2. Eco Cave Gardens- it is actually a set of six caves of varied animal shapes connected to each other with a beautiful hanging garden and a musical fountain that comes to color in the evening because of the audio visual effects put on.
Where to Shop?
The Mall Road- whenever you plan to visit Nainital, your first tourist spot has to be this place as it is here where you get to see the best woolens of high quality. Besides this, it is also a place for the foodies housing a variety of cuisines like Indian, Thai, Continental and the local foods of Uttarakhand that goes nothing less than finger licking good.
Where to Stay?
There are plenty of resorts for your stay but of all those, the best ones are; The Naini Retreat- a heritage, Shervani Hilltop, Alpine Club, Bhawanipur Greens, Dynasty Resort and Krishna Orchard Resort.
How to visit?
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