Top 11 Best Nainital Tourist Places list

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Nainital is a beautiful hill station located in Uttarakhand, India. It is called the Judicial Capital of Uttarakhand. Nainital is situated at an altitude of about 2000 meters above sea level. Nainital is also known as the City of Lakes. It has been included in the popular Honeymoon destination of India. Here is the Top 11 Best Nainital Tourist Places list.

Nainital tourist Places List:

Naini Lake

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Naini lake is the main attraction center of Nainital. The entire Nainital is located around this lake.It is surrounded by lush green valleys. This lake looks like a Human’s eye. According to legends, this lake was constructed at the place where the left eye of the Hindu goddess Sati fell. Here you can do activities like Yachting, Kayaking, boating, and paddling.

Next to Naini lake is Naina Devi Temple. It is said that wherever the body part of Sati Devi fell, one Shakti Peetha was made there. Sati Devi’s eyes fell here, so this temple was built. This temple was named Naina because Naina means eye.

Boating Charges: For full ride: Rs 210 and For half ride: Rs 160

Bhimtal Lake

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Located about 4000 feet above sea level, this lake is the largest natural lake in Nainital.  It is around  20 kilometers from Nainital. Bhimtal lake was named after Bhima, one of the five Pandavas. Here you can enjoy paddle boating. There is an island in the middle of this lake, where you can reach by boat trip and see the fish house. If you are fond of paragliding, then you can also enjoy paragliding here.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

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Situated at about 2500 meters above sea level, this place is a major popular tourist spot in Nainital. You will get to see more than 500 bird species; you will also find local guides who will give you complete information about each bird. The time from March to July is considered the best time to visit this Bird Sanctuary.

Cave Garden

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This place is also known as Eco Cave Garden. There are six caves named Tiger cave, Panther cave, Bat cave, Squirrel cave, Flying fox cave, and Apes cave. All these caves are natural, which is supervised by the local administration. These caves are very narrower, so if you are a little more healthy, do not go inside the cave. 

G.B. Pant Zoo

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This place is situated at an altitude of about 2000 meters from the sea level. It is around 2 km from Nainital Bus Stand. G.B Pant Zoo is home to various creatures such as Himalaya black bear, Siberian Tiger, Cheetah, Wolf, and hill fox.

Tiffin Top

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This place is situated at about 8000 feet from the sea level. It is 4 kilometers from Nainital town. Tiffin Top is a beautiful tourist spot and  also known as Dorothy’s Seat. Dorothy was an English painter who used to sit here and make paintings. 

Naina Peak

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It is 5 km from Nainital. Naina Peak is present at 8622 feet from the sea level. To reach here, you will have to trek 3 kilometers. Naina Peak is the highest Peak of Nainital, also known as China Peak. From here, you can see the entire Nainital. 

Snow View Point

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It is situated at an altitude of about 2000 feet from the sea level. You can also reach this spot by Ropeway. Here, You can enjoy playing many games such as Freefall, Dashing car, Karting, Toy plane, Toy boat, Climbing wall and many more. From here you can also see the entire range of Himalayan mountains. 

Hanuman Garhi

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Hanuman Garhi is located 3 kilometers from Nainital. This temple is situated at an altitude of 2000 meters from the sea level. It is the most popular and oldest temple of Nainital. Neem Karoli Baba founded it. This place is known for Sunset. 

Mall Road

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Mall road in Nainital is considered the main shopping center. From where you can buy many handmade and local famous products. The name of this road has recently been changed from Mall road to Govind Ballabh Pant. 


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Raj Bhavan is also known as Governor’s House. There are 115 rooms inside this building, a large garden, a Swimming Pool, and a Golf post. To visit Raj Bhavan, you have to book it in advance.

  • Timing: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Entry fees: Rs 50 per person

How to reach Nainital:

By flight: If you want to come to Nainital by flight, let me tell you, the nearest airport of Nainital is Pantnagar, which is located at a distance of 70 km from Nainital. From the airport, you can reach Nainital by taxi or shared taxi. The taxi price will be around 2500 rupees and the shared taxi 200 rupees.

By train: Nearest railway station of Nainital is in Kathgodam. The distance from Kathgodam to Nainital is about 30 kilometers. From here you will easily get a taxi, shared taxi and bus to Nainital. Taxi price will be around 1500-2000 rupees, 200 rupees of shared taxi and 65 rupees of the bus.

By bus: You can also reach Nainital by bus. Nainital bus stand is well connected to the main cities of India.

Where to stay at Nainital

Nainital is divided into two parts. One is Tallital, and one is Mallital. You will find good hotels in both places. You can take a hotel on Tallital Bus stand, Mall road, or Bareilly Nainital road. At the same time, if you want to take a hotel on Mallital, then you can take the hotel on Nainital Kaladhungi road, mall road or High court road. According to me Mall road is the best option for you because Mall road is the most convenient. From here, it will be easy to cover all Sightseeing. Mall road connects Mallital and Tallital.

Best time to visit Nainital

Nainital is a crowded hill station throughout the year, so it is very difficult to tell the best time to see it. But in April, May and June most tourists come to Nainital. 

These are the 11 best sightseeing of Nainital. I am sure you will include them in your upcoming Nainital tour. If you have already visited these places, do mention your experiences in the comment section below.

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