The pride of
the Kumaon region, the hill town of
Nainital is a
jewel in the Himalayan Necklace due to its beauty,
natural splendor and infrastructure. Known as the
“Emerald Eye of Kumaon”, it is cradled in the
majestic Himalayan range amidst valleys full of
deodars, firs and pines.
Beloved of the British, Nainital was the home for
many a years for the hunter-turned-conservationist
Jim Corbett and you will find numerous fond
references to this hill station in his books.
Though the town has remarkably changed since the
days of the Raj, the soul of the place is still
intact and you will find many remainders of this
period in and around Nainital
Nainital has taken the pride of place amongst
India’s hill towns and is now India’s most popular
hill-station. The summer months of April through
June are the best time to visit with temperatures
ranging between 15 and 25 degrees.
Amongst the sight-seeing places in Nainital, the
most famous is the Naini Lake located in the heart
of the town. You can hire a boat or take a stroll
around on the mall around with its numerous
cafetarias and shops. Another popular place is the
Ropeway – the ride offers majestic views of the
sacred Nanda Devi Peak. Tiffin Top, Kilbury,
Land’s End and the Eco Caves are the other places
popular with visitors to Nainital.