When Popular Hill-stations of India is the topic of discussion, the name of Nainital surely pops about. Such is the charm of this city. Nainital, with its pear-shaped lake, is located on the foothills of Himalayas offering spectacular view of green valley around. The reason behind the christening of Nainital is associated with 64 shakti peeths where various body parts of Goddess Sati fell. Here, according to legends, is where the eyes (nain) of Goddess Sati. Thus, on the banks of the lake is where you can find the revered Naina Devi Temple dedicated to Goddess Sati. Boating on this lake is a favorite tourist activity, as this enables a person to relax and hail Mother Nature.
Another popular attraction of Nainital, Nainital Zoo is home to snow leopard, steppe eagle and Himalayan black bear among others. Naini Peak, Snow view point, Tiffin top and Sattal. Being an important tourist spot, there are many options for accommodation matching different budgets.
Along with being a tourist hot-spot, Nainital has gained popularity due to its educational institutes of European eras, such as All Saints’ College, St. Joseph's College and Sherwood College. Even for the bibliophiles there are various classic libraries like Durga Lal Shah Municipal Public Library and Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Library and Documentation Center. Nainital is a place which experiences a pleasant and chilly weather all around the year. So, it can be visited at any time of the year.