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Places to Visit in Nainital

Nainital is a scenic, spiritual, and refreshing destination in Uttarakhand. It has a wide range of tourist places to visit, which you can visit with your family, friends, or partner. This picturesque hill station is snuggled at an elevation of around 2084 m and surrounded by green hills. Hence, it is blessed with pleasant weather for all 365 days. The charm of this hill station reflects in its pristine lakes, mountain ranges, vibrant markets, temples, and wildlife sanctuaries.

The tourist attractions in Nainital are the prominent seven lakes, of which Naini Lake is the most famous. However, there are plenty of other tourist places to visit in Nainital with family, including Naina Devi Temple, The Gurney House, Jim Corbett, and many high-altitude checkpoints in the hill station. Views from here are unrivaled as the picture perfects the scene of snow-capped peaks, a forest of oak and pine, crystal clear lakes, and charming cottages can be seen. In addition, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is an excellent place to spend time in nature's bliss.

Check out the list of popular places to visit in Nainital

1. Naini Lake

Call it the lifeline of Nainital tourism because Naini Lake contemplates the aura of beautiful surroundings. It is a pear-shaped lake that provides tourists with options for row boating and paddle boating. Watch the golden hues of sunset at the Naini Lake. A total of seven emerald hills surround this pristine lake. Naini Lake is one of the best places to visit in Nainital with Kids.

  • Opening timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
  • Opening days: All week
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Duration of boating: Half-round (half-hour), Full round (per hour)
  • Boating fee: INR 160 (approx.) for a half-round rowboat, INR 210 (approx.) for a full round rowboat, and INR 210 (approx.) for per hour paddle boat.

Tip to be Noted: Boating price is subject to change in peak season.

2. Tiffin Top

An ideal place to visit Nainital with friends and kids, Tiffin Top is another renowned picnic spot to enjoy Uttarakhand's Lake-town's panoramic views. It is tucked at an elevation of 2290 m above sea level. Reaching Tiffin Top's summit is rewarding for those who want to view the sunrise over Himalayan ranges. It is a short trek of 4 km (approx.) that can be conquered by newbie trekkers also! Rappelling and rock climbing are a few outdoor sports at Tiffin Top for adventure-hungry souls.

  • Opening timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Opening days: All week
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Reaching options: Pony ride and trekking.
  • Duration of trekking: 1-2 hours (approx.)

Tip to be Noted: Visit early in the morning to catch the sunrise view, and do not forget to carry your camera. 

3. Naini Peak

It is the highest point in Nainital which boasts the splendid views of the snow-blanketed Himalayas. Naini Peak is tucked at an elevation of 2615 m (approx.) sea level. Sunset here is damn special because this place offers panoramic views of the Nainital city. It is a short trek of 6 km (approx.), which can be covered by amateurs also!

  • Opening timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Opening days: All week
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Reaching options: Pony ride, and trekking
  • Duration of trekking: 1-2 hours

Tip to be Noted: Carry the water bottles with you while enjoying the trekking. 

4. Mall Road

One of the best tourist places to visit in Nainital for couples, Mall Road is the paradise for shopaholics as both go hand in hand. Britishers constructed Mall Road, and now it is renamed as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. But locals and tourists prefer its former name. Mall Road is adjacent to Naini Lake and has shops that sell funky and fancy handicraft works. Tourists can eat mouthwatering food in the eateries. Enjoy your staycation at the lake view resorts. Mall Road in Nainital has everything.

  • Opening timings: 9 AM - 10 PM
  • Opening days: All week
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Distance between Naini Lake to Mall Road: 650 m
  • Duration of exploration: 1-2 hours

Tip to be Noted: Buy some souvenirs from this place to make this trip rememberable. 

5. Himalayan View Point

As the name suggests, it is a viewpoint where you can witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 2300 m above sea level, this place is a hotspot for tourists who want to marvel at the glorious Himalayan Ranges. As a result, tourists get plenty of photographable moments. Therefore, Himalayan View Point is a must-visit place in Nainital to see the clouds resting on the lofty mountains.

  • Opening timings: 6 AM - 5 PM
  • Opening days: All week
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Distance between Naini Lake to Himalayan ViewPoint: 7.2 km (approx.)
  • Duration of exploration: 2-3 hours

Tip to be Noted: From this point, every sight deserves your camera's click. So, bring the camera with you while visiting this place. 

6. Snow View Point

As the name suggests, Snow View Point is where you see snow, and that is why it is one of the best places to visit in Nainital during summers. It is one of the oldest viewpoints in Nainital, where tourists can witness the snow-dusted peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Trishul. The easiest way to get there is by ropeway or road journey. At the same time, the adventurous route will urge you to go for a short trek of 1-2 hours (approx.). Binoculars are installed at the summit for the tourists to marvel at crystal clear views of the Himalayas.

  • Opening timings: 10:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Opening days: Except Saturday, all the 6 days
  • Entrance fee: Free of cost
  • Reaching options: Ropeway, trekking, public transport.
  • Distance between Snow Valley View Point to Nainital Bus Stand: 3 km (approx.)
  • Duration of exploration: 1-2 hours (approx.)

Tip to be Noted: Additional cost of binoculars is INR 20 (approx.), INR 300 (approx.) for adults in a ropeway, and INR 200 (approx.) for children in a ropeway.

There is so much to see and experience in Nainital that you can cover with our well-designed tour packages. We provide fully-customizable tour packages that you can modify in your style according to your travel theme. So contact us and get unbeatable deals on holiday packages for your vacation in this lovely hill station.