>
Uttrakhandcoldandcuttings.co.in
Top 10 places to visit in Uttarakhand

Nainital


🌲 Booting in the Naini ziil(Lake) and visit the Naina Devi Temple having extremely beautiful location of The Naini Lake. We will prefer you to do trekking in the Mall Road and nearby places of the Nainital. Other destinations Including The Mall Road, High Court Nainital of British Period, Tippen Top, Eco clave Gardens, Hanuman Garhi, Rajbhawan, High Altitude Zoo.

🌲 Nainital has derived its name from the Goddess Naina while the other legend says that when the Goddess Sati lost her eyes, she was being carried by Lord Shiva and a lake was formed. (‘Naina’ means eyes and ‘Tal’ means lake.) This beautiful small town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as ‘Sapta-Shring’ – Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town.


🌲 Nainital is as one of 64 ‘Shakti Peeths’. Legend says that Sati, the consort of Shiva consigned herself to the sacrificial fire when her father Daksha insulted her lord. In grief, Shiva danced the tandava with the lifeless body of Sati, until Vishnu cut it into bits scattering it all over the land. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here. Consequently it turned into the patron deity of town Nainital. It is said that the lake is formed in the shape of an eye. Naina Devi temple is located at the northern end of the lake.

🌲 The valley was covered by thick forests and inhabited by hill tribes. The main attractions of Nainital range from quiet walks in meadows the forests of pine and deciduous trees to adventure sports (rock climbing, yachting etc.) to popular entertainment.

🌲 Nainital was discovered by a British sugar merchant P. Barron in 1839. He was so deeply enthralled by the lake settlement and its forested surrounding that he came back with a sailing boat and built a house named ‘Pilgrim’s Cottage’. Thus started the process of settlement in this once secluded mountain resort, with colonial villas and promenades coming up one after the other. Soon, it became an important administrative town as well, with the summer capital of the erstwhile United Provinces being set up here.

State: Uttarakhand
District: Nainital
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Kumaoni, Hindi, Garhwali
Best Season: Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov
Weather: Summer 15 to 24°C,
Winter: 0-24°C
Altitude: 2084 m
Pincode: 263001,263002
STD code: 05942
The Naini Lake

Places you must have to visit in Nainital


Naini Lake : In a mythological account, this picturesque lake is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva's beloved consort, Sati (nain is a Sanskrit word for eye). When Sati's father failed to invite Shiva to a family sacrifice, she burnt herself to death in protest. Shiva gathered the charred remains in his arms and proceeded to engage in a cosmic dance tandav, which threatened to destroy the creation. To bring the dance to an end, Vishnu chopped up the body into pieces, and the remains were scattered. The Naina Devi Temple at the northern end of the lake is built over the precise spot where the eye is believed to have fallen

Naina Devi Temple : At the upper end of the attractive Nainital lake, a temple of Naina Devi is located. Dedicated to the patronizing goddess of the town, Naina Devi, this temple and its complex becomes the location of the famous Nanda Devi Mela, held every year on Nandashtami during September.

Rajbhawan : Raj Bhawan, also called as Governor House is a British era building, now serves as the residence of Governor of Uttarakhand. The foundation stone of Nainital Raj Bhawan was laid on 27th April 1897 and the construction took two years to complete. It is built on European pattern and based on Gothic Architecture. Known for its magnificent looks and old age charming architecture, Raj Bhawan in Nainital previously served as summer residence of British Governors. Governor House or Raj Bhawan is located in splendid landscape and spreads across vast area.

High Altitude Zoo : Nainital has a small but a very beautiful Zoological garden. There are several animals including Deer, Bears, Tigers and many more. Special efforts have been put in to make the environment of the zoo hygienic and clean. Not surprisingly this zoo is one of the cleanest zoos in the country. The zoo can be reached on foot or by small vehicles.

Hanuman Garhi : The place is of great religious importance. Situated at a height of 1951 meters, this place was established by Baba Neem Karauli. A very beautiful Hanuman temple is at the top. Watching the Sunset from Hanuman Garhi, is an out-of-the-world experience. You can leisurely walk down to Hanuman Garhi from Nainital town.

St. John's Church : This church was built in 1847. A brass memorial is kept in memory of the people who were buried in the infamous landslide in the 19th century. The few bodies which could be dug out were buried in the church premises.
The High Court of Nainital

Way to Nainital


By Flight : The nearest Airport is Pant Nagar, at a distance of 65 km.

By Train : Kathgodam is the nearest railhead about 35Km away from Nainital.

By Road : Nainital is well connected via roads. Haldwani - Kathgodham -Nainital route is almost 35Kms.


Bootting in Naini Lake
उत्तराखंड संबंधित नौकरियों, और उत्तराखंड से जुड़े तथ्यों की जानकारियाँ पाने के लिए हमारे फेसबुक पेज पर लाइक करें या हमारे मेल एड्रेस पर सब्सक्राइब करें।
Please share your comments on our Facebook page or Mail Address.