Nainital, the lake district of India, has been one of the most favourite honeymoon spots and also a top weekend getaways in North India. This hill station is situated in the Himalayan belt in the middle of the Kumaon hills. Known as the paradise for nature lovers, the best best way to experience the city is with our Full Day Nainital Local Sightseeing Tour by private cab.
Nainital is also popular known as the lake of three sages. Skanda Purana Khand chapter cites Nainital as the Tri Rishi Sarovar, because the three sages are believed to have made their halt at Nainital to quench their thirst. They did not find any water to satisfy their their thirst, hence they had dug a hole and poured water from the popular Mansarovar Lake. This helped in the formation of Nainital Lake.
Another belief is that the lake is eye-shaped because the left eye of Sati (Lord Shiva’s wife) fell in the centre of the lake, giving it the shape of an eye.
While the stories of Nainital’s origin can be left on an individual’s belief, what is really important is the fact that the town is now an amazing refresher for someone looking for some peace of mind. There are many popular tourist attractions in Nainital for those looking for a tour amidst this natural beauty.
Situated in between the magnificent hills of Uttarakhand, Nainital enchanting beauty of inviting and encapsulating. Some writers have gone ahead to term Nainital nothing less than a paradise during evenings. Such a beauty cannot be ignored if you really like exploring natural beauty.
It goes without a doubt that Nainital serves as an incredible vacation destination. No matter what the season is, one can enjoy the beauty of the place with our full day Nainital local sightseeing tour package. However, the time period between the month of March and May is the ideal season to visit this picturesque hill station.
With a wide variety of attractions, the lake district of the country attracts tourists from all over the globe. Besides, the strolling streets, old cottages heritage buildings and the temples make the place even more interesting.
The best part is that a majority of attractions of the city can be covered during one day Nainital local sightseeing tour. Here are list of places that you would visit on your full day Nainital local sightseeing tour by private cab.
The tranquil surroundings of Snow View Point in Nainital is something that you will remember for a lifetime. The tourist spot is located at an altitude of 2270m and is one of the most preferred sightseeing place with our 1 Day Nainital tour.
When you are on the peak, you are literally viewing the entire city. Its altitude makes it one of the most fascinating spots in Nainital. Snow View Point is about 3 kms away from the town and one can reach there by rope way or a cable car. It is surrounded by snow-clad mountains, that make the sight a picturesque one.
This is a relatively new tourist spot of Nainital. It has several naturally interconnected caves housing various animals. The place is an ideal spot for children educational tour as it offers a glimpse of himalayan wildlife. Some of the major attractions of the place include panther cave, tiger cave, squirrel cave, bats cave, apes cave and flying fox cave.
The caves are not just informative but also a spot of adventure and fun. This tourist spot in Nainital also has hanging gardens, that make the place even more attractive. The Eco Cave Garden is situated in the Sukltal and Mallital area of the city and is managed by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam.
The Eco Cave Garden of Nainital also has a musical fountain, but it is operational only during the peak season time. All these attractions make Eco Cave Garden an ideal place to visit during a one day Nainital local sightseeing tour.
3. Lovers Point
Nanital interestingly has both Lovers Point and Suicide Point and both of them are epitomes of scenic beauty. Let’s talk about the ultra romantic Lovers Point. As the name suggests, it is truly a hot spot amongst the couples visiting the city. Courtesy its height, the view from Lovers Point is no less than magnanimous.
Equally unmatchable is the beauty of Suicide Point. Unfortunately the place has derived its name because some people tried to kill themselves from there. But one cannot ignore the beauty of the place, for sure, during one day Nainital local sightseeing tour.
Tiffin Top, also known as Dorothy Seat, is one of the popular picnic spots in the city of Nainital. One can get a 360 degree view of the city from Tiffin Top as it is situated on top of Ayarpatta Hill. Because of its view, it also serves as a perfect spot for photographers. One can easily hike the Tiffin Top or can ride on ponies to reach the place.
Naina Devi Temple is one the well known Shakti Peethas and is a place of immense religious value for Hindus. It’s a place of great devotion, hence, very popular for those seeking blessings of Goddess Naina. The goddess in the temple is represented by two eyes only.
It is situated on top of Naina Hillock near Naini Lake. Thousands of devotees visit the temple all the year round. So if you have the religious streak in you, Maa Naina Devi Temple is a must-visit during full day Nainital local sightseeing tour by private car.
6. Thandi Sarak
As its perplexing name suggests, Thandi Sarak is the cold road in Nainital. Thandi Sarak is surrounded by lush green trees of deodar, pine and oaks, that block the sunlight to fall on the road. Its a pleasant place for morning jog or casual strolling.
Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the cold road offers serene environment and pleasant calm to the visitors. It is only 1 km long and is meant only for pedestrians. The quiet, peaceful and lazy environment of the place is relaxing, hence, you must take a walk down the Thandi Sarak during your one day Nainital local sightseeing tour.
7. Naini Lake
The heart of Nainital and one of the biggest tourist attractions for the people visiting the natural beauty is Naini Lake. Its a pear shaped lake that offers some amazing views. The place is particularly crowded during the sunsets for the amazing scenic view one gets.
Besides, couples and adventure freaks come to the place for enjoying water activities like boating, yachting and paddling. Naini Lake is surrounded by seven verdant hills, offering a view to live for.
The Mall Road in Nainital is a perfect delight for the shopper in you. It is undoubtedly one of the busiest roads of the town. Situated on the side of Nainital Lake, the Mall Road attracts hundreds of tourists on a daily basis. It is located at the centre of the city and connects the two ends of the city, the Mallital and the Tallital.
Although the government has renamed the road as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the road is still popularly known as the Mall Road. During the day, the road is generally crowded for commercial activities, while in the evenings, locals and tourists turn up to enjoy the beauty of the place.
During the peak season, the road is so crowded that it is closed for vehicles. One can get a good variety of wooden artifacts, shawls and handloom stuff on Mall Road in Nainital.
Better known as Pt G B Pant High Altitude Zoo, the High Altitude Zoo was constructed in 1984. However, it was open for public exploration only in 1995. This wildlife reservoir is situated miles high up the ground, thus known as the High Altitude Zoo. It houses a whole lot of beautiful and renowned birds, animals and other life species.
Carnivores and Predators are one of the major attractions of the zoo. One can get a chance to see some of the rarest species like Royal Bengal Tiger and Golden Pheasant. The rare combination of animals in the zoo makes it a delightful experience for a one day Nainital local sightseeing tour.
So, the next time you want to relax yourself, plan a visit to Nainital and tick all of these places in the list to make your experience an enriching one.