Nainital – Lake District of Uttarakhand

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Nainital is one of the most loved and highly visited hill stations of India. The region is widely renowned for its various lakes which have led to the region being known as the ‘Lake District of Uttarakhand’. Nainital has also derived its name from one of the highly revered lakes of the region called the Naini Lake.

Nainital is endowed with mesmerizing natural beauty that offers the apt holiday destination for all the nature lovers and the stressed city souls looking for a place of peace and tranquility to relax and rejuvenate. Nainital sits at the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Nainital actually sits in a valley containing a pear shaped lake surrounded by mountains all over. Perched up high at an altitude of 1,938 m above sea level, Nainital enjoys magnificent views of the plains and the ridges surrounding the area. In terms of tourists there is only a limited point of interests in the region; however, it is not sightseeing that attracts tourists to the region but, the quaint and charming surroundings.

Some of the tourist attractions that are present in the region include Snow View, Nanda Devi Temple and St. John in the Wilderness, Tiffin Top, Gurney House, Guano Hills, Naina Lake and Sariyatal among others. Tourists can also enjoy various adventure sports activities in the region. The picturesque surroundings of the region offer the perfect backdrop and opportunity to indulge in various adventure sports. Some of the activities offered in the region include trekking, hiking, boating, camping, rappelling, mountaineering and much more. Nainital enjoying salubrious climate hosts multitude of tourists all through the year and as such there are plenty of great quality hotels in Nainital offering quality lodging facilities along with various services and facilities for the ease and comfort of the travelers visiting the region.

Nainital is also well connected to the rest of the state and also the country quite comfortably. The only direct link to Nainital is provided by the roadway transportation; however, the infrastructures of nearby regions fill in the void. The closest airport from the region is located at Pant Nagar sitting at a distance of mere 2 km, while the nearest railhead from Nainital is the Kathgodam Railway Station sitting at a distance of approx 35 km. Tourists willing to shell out a little extra bucks should opt for the aerial route which is not only the fastest but also most comfortable.

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This article was published on 2012/01/18