Today I am going to take you to one of the beautiful places in India, Nainital. In this article, I will tell you the top 14 places you must visit if you are going to this destination.
First, I will tell you how to reach there and where to stay. Then I will be continuing telling about those places that you must visit.
The nearest railway station for Nainital is Kathgodam.
This railway station is beautiful. When you will get out of the station you will see a lot of hills. This will increase your excitement level.
Kathgodam is 37 km away from Nainital. You can either take a taxi or a bus to reach Nainital from the railway station.
The way for going to Nainital from the railway station is as beautiful as Nainital itself.
Many people came from Haldwani to reach Nainital. You can also do the same if you want.
Now let’s talk about staying there.
There are many hotels in Nainital to stay. If you are going in the summer season when schools and colleges are closed, then I will advise you to book a hotel in advance.
Summer is the season when the Nainital is mostly filled with tourists. In this case, it is difficult to find a hotel.
I have personally seen many people sleeping near a lake in Nainital.
If you are a budget traveler, you can stay at Dharmshala which is quite cheaper. But the problem with Dharmshala is that you will not get a personal washroom.
The best time to go to Nainital is summers. Because in Summers, the temperature of most parts of India is high. At that time, you can enjoy in Nainital.
But If you are a budget traveler, I will suggest you go in October or November. At this time there are very few tourists. Moreover, you will get good discounts on hotels and food.
Places To Visit In Nainital
You can start exploring Nainital by going to Naini Jheel. In Naini Jheel you will find lots of beautiful fishes.
One can also do boating in Naini Jheel.
This jheel is the main charm of Nainital. Without it Nainital is incomplete.
After that, you can go to Maal Road. This is the main road of Nainital. You can walk here in the evening.
There are lots of shops on Maal Road where you can do shopping.
On Maal Road, there are hotels and shops on one side and Naini Jheel on the other side. This Scene is very pretty.
There is a little history of Maal Road that you must know.
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Maal Road has two roads. One road is above and another is below. Indians at the time of British rule were not allowed to go on the above road.
But there is no problem as such now. In the evening time, you will enjoy walking on Maal Road.
Naini Peak or China Peak is the highest hill in Nainital. You can go there on your own bike or car.
If you don’t have your personal vehicle then you can reach there by Ropeway.
While in Ropeway, you may see hills of Himalaya covered with ice if the weather is clear.
There are lots of rides (jhoole) on Naini Peak. You can enjoy them.
You can do tracking at the tiffin top. We also did it and it was amazing.
Zoo at Nainital
Zoo at Nainital is also very beautiful. This zoo is on a hill. From there you can see the whole of Nainital.
From Maal Road, there are vehicles available that will take you to the zoo. They will charge you between 30-40 Rs.
Personal vehicles are not allowed to go there.
Echo Park is also very beautiful. There are six caves in Echo Park. You can go there and have a look at these caves.
Himalaya Botanical Garden
Here you will find rare plants and trees. Moreover, there are also plants and trees that you may have seen in your daily life but don’t know about them.
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But in Botanical Garden you will get some information about them. And know the name of those plants and trees.
If you are taking your kids to Botanical Garden, they will get good information about plants and trees. And may learn something new.
Building for insects
There is a building in Nainital where insects are kept. Here you will see different types of Insects. Photography is not allowed inside this building.
The way for going to lover’s point is not much good. But once you reached there, you can have a good photography session.
This place is very good for clicking photographs. In the background of your photos, there will be hills. So, you can imagine how beautiful your photos are going to be.
Woodland Water Fall
I didn’t find this place much interesting. Maybe because I have seen bigger waterfalls than this waterfall.
There is water in the waterfall at the time of the rainy season. Greenery is also at the peak in this season.
Khurpatal is kind of a very big pond. Its specialty lies in the fact that this pond changes its color in every season. Sometimes it will become grey, sometimes light grey and even little red.
Naina Devi Mandir
You can visit Naina Devi Mandir, from which Nainital and Naini Jheel got its Name.
This grand temple is on the corner of Naini Jheel.
Neeb Karori Baba Ashram
In every hotel of Nainital, there is a picture of Neeb Karori Baba. Earlier tourists were not knowing about this place, but now many tourists go there and visit this place.
You will be amazed to know that Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs had also visited this place. Only a few people know about this.
Baba is not alive now. But when he was alive, he had many British disciples too.
This place is 18 Km away from Nainital. You can reach there by Almora Highway.
You can talk to the hotel staff for going there. There are many cars that will take you to Neeb Karori Baba Ashram and also to other places nearby Nainital.
They will charge you 300-400 per head. In this amount, they will take you to all the places Jheels nearby Nainital and drop you to the hotel in the evening.
Jim Corbett National Park
Before booking a vehicle for Neeb Karori Baba Ashram, nearby places and jheels, you can ask the driver to take you to Jim Corbett National Park also.
You have to spend some extra money in order to go there. But spending this extra money is worth it.
You will see wild animals and dense forests.
This will also be a good experience.