Nainital – The lake city

by Vivek Doshi
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Nainital – The lake city

Nainital, the charming Himalayan lake town, is a picture-postcard perfect hill-station and one of the most popular in Northern India. Commonly known as the ‘Lake District’, Nainital is nestled high up in the Kumaon Himalayas at an altitude of around 2,000 m above sea level. This beautiful town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as ‘Sapta-Shring’ – Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town.  The town is centred around the emerald mountain lake Naini, which on most days is dotted with colourful sailboats. According to mythology, the lake is believed to have been formed when the eyes of goddess “Sati” fell at this spot while her body was being carried by Lord Shiva after her death. 

Must Visit Places Of Nainital

Local Cuisine

  • Bhatt Ki Churkani
  • Aloo Ke Gutke
  • Bal Mithai

Adventure Sports

The Nainital Yatch Club has been an embodiment of tradition & repository of sailing heritage. The Lake the fountain-head of yatching, has promoted through the club.

District Nainital is known for its Paragliding facilities. Here one can experience this sky adventure in the company of experienced parasailors . There are many paragliding operators are present at different places of district. Most of them are available at Pandeygoan on Bhimtal-Jangligaon road. In adventure sports Hotbalooning is another attraction at Nainital. Hotbalooning camps are organized at Sukhatal .

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