Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendour and varied natural resources. Situated in the hilly state of Uttranchal, Nainital is a place of splendid beauty. The scenic beauty of Nainital is intoxicating. It makes one forget about the daily chores and people get absorbed in de mystifying the infinite beauty that is invigorating and at the same time inebriating. Nainital is a dreamland for lovers of water sports. The cool gentle breeze comes from lush green mountains and caresses the body.

Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India. Some of the important places in the district are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. Nainital's unending expanse of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother Nature.

Nothing substantial is known about the history of Nainital. There are references from Mythology, which speak of Nainital Lake as the formation from the eyes of Sati. Hence the name Nainital where 'Naini' means eyes and 'tal' means lake. According to the recent history, Mr. P. Barron- a European Merchant founded Nainital in the year 1841.

Attractions in Nainital

What one can do in Nainital

Nainital has much in store for people who are adventurous and have nerves for outdoor activities. There are demanding and challenging treks, boating facilities, fishing facilities etc. One can also engage in Yachting. Boats and yachts can be hired from Boat House Club and Yatch Club respectively. Tourists with interest in Angling, permits for fishing are to be obtained from Executive Officer, Nagar Palika and fisheries Officer, Bhimtal.

At Mall one can indulge in shopping. In Nainital the main items to be bought are the woolen garments, decorative pieces made from wood & decorative colorful candles. For the woolen garments the Bohtia Bazaar is the best place.

How To Reach Nainital

Nainital is well connected by buses with other parts of the state. Inter state services are also available. The state transport corporation as well as the private operators has their buses on this route. From Lalkuan and Kathgodam regular taxi and bus services are available for Nainital. The nearest railway station is that of Kathgodam, connected by trains from Delhi and Howrah. The narrow gauge trains come from Lalkuan, which is 55 kms from Nainital.

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