Thursday, December 11, 2014


Nainital is a hill station in Uttarakhand,India. It is situated in a valley and the lake is pear-shaped. Naini lake is situated in the heart of the city and it is because of this lake the place got it's name-Nainital.
We visited this place in the month of May and even during summer it was very cold. It was around 10 degrees Celsius during our visit. I come from a place where the climate is hot and humid most of the time so anything below 15 or even let's say 20 degrees is quite cold for me.We booked a hotel room which had a lake facing view which was really amazing.

Okay so this place also has some history associated with it. The Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar. It's a story of 3 sages Atri,Pulastya and Pulaha who couldn't find enough water so they decided to dig a large hole and filled it with water from the holy lake Manasarovar in Tibit. It is also believed that it is one of the many religious sites where Sati fell on the earth while being carried by Lord Shiva. The spot where Sati's eyes fell came to be known as Nainital or lake of the eye. And the whole lake actually is in the shape of a human eye.

Places to visit

1) Nainital Lake 
You have come to Nainital so of course you have to go for a boat ride here at least once.
The lake is huge and the water is crystal clear. You'll find many ducks in the lake. I saw some tourists feeding some ducks pieces of bread. 

2) Naina Peak  
It is also known as the China peak. This peak is the highest point at Nainital.
3) Snow view
It is at an altitude of approx 2,270m . To reach here you can take a cable car. Again the view is just amazing from it.

Some other  places are Naina Devi temple, Echo cave gardens and the mall road at Nainital which you can visit! :)

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