Nainital, situated in the Himalayan belt amidst the Kumaon hills, is recognized as the Lake District of India. The hill-town also serves as a paradise for nature lovers. The city is also renowned as the lake of three sages, and is also popular
as the Tri Rishi Sarovar as cited in the Skanda Purana’s Khand chapter. According to the legend, the three sages made a halt at Nainital to quench their thirst. As they found no water, consequently they dug a hole and poured some water from the holy Mansaroval Lake (Tibet). Thereafter, the popular lake of Nainital was found. There is also another legend that states that the left eye of Sati (Lord Shiva’s Wife), fell in the center of the lake and made it appear as the eye shaped lake.