Nainital Tourism- Nainital Beats Any European destination
Nainital is a small hill station located in the Northern Himalayan region of India. As soon as you enter the city, the mighty lake surrounded by spell binding mountains will welcome you to its abode.
Nainital Tourism- Nainital Beats Any European destination

I've been longing to write something about my favorite hill station in India, Nainital. Nainital is a small hill station located in the Northern Himalayan region of India. As soon as you enter the city, the mighty lake surrounded by spellbinding mountains will welcome you to its abode. The aura and tranquility of this place are unbelievable. If you're visiting India, make sure Nainital is on your bucket list, needless to say, its also my birthplace, my grandparents still reside there. When we traveled to Switzerland, I was recalling the roads and scenic beauty of our own nation and hill stations, we've got the abundance of Mother Nature filled with striking mountains terrains, flora, and fauna. The Himalayas, the colossal mountains, the largest and highest peak on Earth, sit next to us.

Nainital was named after Goddess Naina Devi, the city gloats on its lake Naini-Tal as though Goddess Herself made this awesome water body. You'll be astonished to see the remarkable, incomparable magnificence of Mother Nature when you enter the city. Nainital involves Mallital and Tallital, Malli implies upper, Talli implies the lower region around the lake. To associate the upper and lower zone, there are 2 streets, the celebrated Mall Road which is very bustling constantly and brimming with vacationers and occupants, and Thandi Sadak which is typically tranquil and serene.

Nainital was a favored sloping objective of the British Empire once they controlled Northern India. A portion of the design actually has an imprint on the British world. Take a gander at those vivid boats, never observed them elsewhere, not even in Europe! Nainital has the ideal sentimental climate for honeymooners. Those enormous boats you see in the picture below are riding boats, we called them Pal wali Nav. Explore the other hill stations in India, you won't discover them any better than Nainital. We've been to Shimla, Mussoorie, and so forth however nothing beats Nainital. Home to the houses of worship, mosques, sanctuaries, cloisters, Nainital is the best illustration of Unity in Diversity. If you're the one enamored with snow, visit here in January. You can play snowball battle or skate outside. Nainital is only a couple of hours from Delhi (International Airport); you can reach here via train, vehicle, or taxi. The closest air terminal is Pant Nagar; from the airport, you can take a taxi directly to Nainital. In the event that you take a train, the last stop is Kathgodam, taxis are accessible throughout the day. The mall road is always packed in summer, an enchanting place to roam around. Why they imagined Mall street in every single hill station, it's as yet a secret for me? Do you know? In the event that indeed, if you don't mind clarifying. Are you a hiking fan and Sunrise enthusiast? Take a trip to China Peak, Tiffin Top, and snow view and get a closer view of the Himalayas. Interested in more hiking and road trips, take a trip to Hanuman Gadi and National Observatory for stargazing.

Charmed by a Rickshaw ride, take a trip from Mallital to Tallital by a rickshaw, and be mesmerized by the majestic site of Nainital. If you decide walking is better, take a peaceful walking trip to Thandi Sadak. Stroll around some of the European architecture and visit Governor house, St. Josephs School, and Victoria church.

Things to visit in Nainital:-

  1. Naina Devi Temple- As described by the name, it's the main attraction of Nainital overlooking Naini Lake. I visited it each and every day with my grandmother during the summer holidays.
  2. Gurudwara- Just a few blocks from Naina Devi temple is this Gurudwara, another place to bow the heads and to thank the Almighty.
  3. Fields- The grounds between the Mall Road and Naina Devi temple is filled with tourist all year round. Lots of Bollywood movies were shot here.
  4. Mall Road- Don't know why every hill station has a Mall Road, maybe it's due to the shopping outlets alongside the road, just a guess but Mall Road is the most happening area in Nainital during the season. There are no vehicles allowed after 5 pm on Mall Road. Tourists flock on here as soon as it's dawn to enjoy the lake in the night light.
  5. A rickshaw ride is a must in Nainital- Rickshaws transport the passengers up and down on the mall road. Only 2 passengers are allowed per rickshaw now, the rates are fixed but you can pay a tip to the person if you would like.
  6. Snow View- If you love hiking, don't take the gondola instead hike uphill to Snow view, its so much fun and while you are at the top, don't forget to try the delicious Kwality Ice-cream. You get to witness the mighty Himalayas from this point.
  7. Tippon Top is another hiking destination, you can also get a horse/ pony ride to reach there but we hiked all the way up with a big group, it was an epic and unforgettable memory of my life.
  8. Naini Peak- It's the highest peak of Nainital, we could never make it there yet. Himalayan mountain chains look closer from here. Horse/pony rides are available for tourists.
  9. Hanuman Gadhi- Hanuman devotes must seek blessings at Hanuman Gadhi, it's on the way from Nainital to Haldwani.
  10. Observatory- My best friend worked here, she is a scientist. I am so proud of her but never got an opportunity to actually visit it. If you're one of those Astronomic enthusiasts, you must visit there.
  11. Old church located at the Mall road- This was our favorite church at the beginning of upper Mall road, quiet and peaceful.
  12. Nainital Zoo- I don't like the zoo anymore but if you are fond of animals, this is one place. You can reach there by car, it's quite accessible.
  13. Boat Ride- So many beautiful, vibrant boat rides are a must, which one would you choose, paddle boat, rowing boat, or a surfing boat. Enchanting mountains, the clear lake, serenity, and the ambiance will steal your heart.
  14. Outlets near Naina Devi temple- There are multiple outlets just outside the temple, adjacent to each other which serve the street style delicacies. You must try them once.

Close to the fields and temple, there is a Tibetan market, where you can bargain and buy the good stuff. Also, there is a small joint in the middle of the market where a man serves hot momos and chowmein, you should definitely try his food. All the above-mentioned places are my favorite and are the most amazing places to visit while you are visiting Nainital. I have been everywhere except the Observatory and China Peak, they are on my bucket list for our next visit.

Last but not the least; do visit Kainchi Dham of Neemkarauli Baba, a reincarnation of Lord Hanuman. Tech giants like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg took shelter here to take inspiration, once they had dark days in their lives.

Happy Touring in Nainital!!! I'm waiting for my turn again soon!!!

P.S. Some of the pictures have been supplied by the web.


Abrie Joubert 3 seconds ago

Beautiful place

Raj Bhatt 3 seconds ago

Thanks, it is the best among all the other hill stations in India.