Nainital is one of the popular hill stations in Uttarakhand, India. Nainital is known as the “City Of Lakes”. It is the gem of Uttarakhand. Nainital is located at an elevation of around 1938 meters and is named after the Beautiful Naini Lake. Nainital is the most visited Hill station in Uttarakhand and is also one of the perfect weekend gateways from Delhi and the nearby places.
Nainital is especially preferred, by families and honeymooners. In this article, you will find a list of Top 10 Places to Visit in Nainital.

top 10 best places to visit in nainital
The climate remains pleasant throughout the year. The famous activities for the tourists visiting Nainital are Boating in the Naini Lake, and trekking in the surrounding mountain regions.
You can find the beautiful scenic views at every step in Nainital.

  • Naini Lake
  • Tiffin Top
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Eco Cave Gardens
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • The Mall Road
  •  Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  •  Tibetan Market
  •  Corbett Falls

1) Naini Lake

Naini Lake is situated in the Center of Nainital and is a beautiful natural fresh body lake. Naini Lake is the lifeline of Nainital. Naini Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions places in Nainital. Naini Lake reflects the different colors of Nainital.
The Lake attracts so many tourists every year. The lake is in kidney Shape and also one of the most famous & beautiful lakes of the Kumaon Region.
You can enjoy the beautiful scenic views here especially during the early morning and sunset.
Naini Lake is surrounded by seven different peaks. They are Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta, and Sher Ka Danda.
The Naini Lake Steals the heart of many peoples and serves as a major tourist spot for people from all over the Country.
Famous For: Boating, Photography, Picnic
Entry Fees: 100 INR
Opening Time: Open All days
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttrakhand.
Things To Do:

  • Boat Riding
  • Visit the Naina Devi Temple.

2) Tiffin Top

Tiffin Top is also one of the best places preferred by tourists to visit in Nainital. It is also known as Dorothy’s Seat. It offers a 360-degree magnificent view of the Nainital town and the surrounding of the Kumaon Region. Tiffin Top is mostly preferred by photographers.

Tiffin Top is located 2290 meters above sea level and is a heaven for photographers. It is also a very famous picnic spot.

Col J.P. Kellet built this stone bench in the memory of his wife. This spot resembles the love and dedication of a husband towards his wife.

Famous For: Hiking, Views.
Entry Fees: Free Entry
Opening Time: Open All days
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttrakhand 263002
Things To Do:

  • Horse Riding
  • Shooting

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3) Naina Devi Temple

A notable Shakti Peeths of Hindu Religion, Naina Devi Temple is a sacred spot of extraordinary devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naina Devi is diety of Naina Devi Temple. Standing on one side of the lake Naini Lake, Naina Devi Temple is situated.

Many peoples from far away spots come here to take the gift of Maa Naina Devi. There are numerous shops nearby to the Naina Devi Temple from where one can purchase the prasad and pooja things.

Naina Devi temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India. It is one of the tourist destinations.

According to the legends, the temple came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of Sati and her eyes fell to the ground where the temple is currently standing. The town, the lake, and the temple borrows its name Naina (eyes) Devi Temple.

It is an ancient temple that was built in 15th Century AD and has been destroyed by a landslide. Later in 1883, the temple was rebuilt again by the locals.

Famous For: Praying, Views of the Lake
Entry Fees: Free Entry
Opening Time: Open All days
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttrakhand 263002
Things To Do:

  • Praying at the temple
  • Boating at the lake

4) Eco Cave Gardens

Everyone loves adventure and for those Eco Cave Garden is one of the best places to visit in Nainital. Eco Cave Garden is a cluster of natural rocky interconnected caves which are developed into a garden and can travel cross by walking.

The six caves in the garden are: Tiger Cave, Panther Cave, Flying Fox Cave, Squirrel Cave, Bats Cae, and Apes Cave, and all these caves are connected through tunnels or by crawling. Eco Cave Garden is a great adventure for the children.

Eco Cave Garden is one of the important components of Nainital Tourism. It is one of the best examples of Man’s-and-Nature combined efforts.

In the evening, a musical fountain show enhances the beauty of this place. There is also a Hanging Garden, where tourists go and relax.

Famous For: Relaxing, Family Picnic
Entry Fees: INR 35 for adults, INR 25 for children
Opening Time: 9 AM to 6 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Sukhatal, Mallital, Nainital, Uttrakhand 263001
Things To Do:

  • Exploring the Cave’s History
  • Enjoying the Musical Fountain Show

5) Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi is located at an elevation of 6,401 feet above the sea level. It is one of the famous Hindu temple devoted to the Lord Hanuman near Mall Road, Nainital. The temple was built in the 1950s by the Neem Karoli Baba. Lord Hanuman is believed to be the epitome of strength, loyalty, and dedication.

Inside this temple, you can see an idol of Lord Hanuman opening his chest and showing that Lord Rama and Goddess Sita are residing in his heart. The temple is located on a hill from where you can find some beautiful Sunrise and Sunset views. The best time to visit the temple is in the evening as you can find some beautiful views of the sunset.

Famous For: Praying, Sunset & Sunrise Views
Entry Fees: No entry fees
Opening Time: 5 AM to Noon & 4 PM to 9 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Haldwani Road, Nainital, Uttrakhand 263002
Things To Do:

  • Enjoying the Sunset & Sunrise Views
  • Relaxing your mind while praying

6) Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest National Park in India which was established in 1963 by the name of Hailey National Park, Jimm Corbett National Park is situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand. It is well known for its tiger richness.

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the best places to visit in Nainital if you are an adventure freak, bird watcher, or an animal lover. This Park will be the best place for your perfect weekend gateway in the lap of Jungle.

Wildlife viewing and watching the whole jungle can be done on an open four-wheeler Jeep and on elephant back.

The Jim Corbett National Park has a natural habitat of the very rare species of Tigers that are at extinction and the flora and fauna. It is a heaven for bird watchers on Earth. Jim Corbett Parks attracts so many tourists every year.

Famous For: Hiking, Royal Bengal Tigers
Entry Fees: INR 200 for Indians, INR 1000 for foreigners
Opening Time: 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM, 1:30 Pm to 5:00 PM (Safari Timings)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Location: Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715
Things To Do:

  • Enjoying Safari
  • Elephant Rides, Jeep Rides
  • Watching Roya; Bengal Tigers

7) The Mall Road

Mall road is the most used and popular name in Nainital City. One of the busiest road in the day time in Nainital. It runs side by side parallel of the Naini Lake.

The road itself connects two main ends of the city i.e, Mallital and Tallital. Mall Road is one of the best places to visit in Nainital and also the most visited one.

The Mall Road is the prime location for all the culture of Nainital, for food, for shopping, and for all the tourists or visitors coming from the different places of the world.

For Momos-Lovers, mall road is a heaven for them. You can buy candles; one of their best item and mostly bought. Others things are like woolens.

The road now has been named as Govind Ballabh Rant Marg but still is referred with its old famous name, Mall Road.

Famous For: Shopping, Street Food
Entry Fees: Free Entry
Opening Time: 7 AM to 10 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Mall Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand
Things To Do:

  • Shopping
  • Eating Street Foods
  • Enjoying the scenic lake views of Naini Lake

8) Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

It is about 13km away from the Nainital City, Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a heaven for bird watchers. It is also one of the best places to visit in Nainital and a perfect weekend gateway for tourists from different ends of the World.

Pangot is a region where animals like Leopard, Civet, Goral, and Deer reside.

Known as the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, it has more than 580 avian Species; both endemic birds and migratory. The common birds are the Brown Wood Owls, White-Throated laughing thrushes, Collared Grosbeaks, and Fork Tails.

Famous For: Trekking, Rare & Endangered Bird Species
Entry Fees: INR 20
Opening Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Village Pangot, Budhlakot, via Kilbury Road, Uttrakhand 263001
Things To Do:

  • Bird Watching
  • Trekking
  • Trying the local cuisine

9) Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market in Nainital is one of the best and famous shopping places for tourists. Tibetan Market is the shopper’s Paradise. The colorful streets of this market are always filled with the peoples.

Some of the best things to buy are Himalayan Bags, Colorful Mufflers, Ethnic Clothing, Shawls, Designer Jewelry, and a variety of handcrafted items. The ethnic clothes are loaded with the local embroidery design stitches with the colorful threads which are very unique and beautiful and also very attractive.

The Tibetan market is also known as the Bhotia Market or Bhutia Market. Varieties of foods are also available in Bhutia Market. it is filled with restaurants like China Town, Hard Cafe, etc. Trying out the momos at Tibetan Market is a must.

Famous For: Shopping & Wollen Items
Entry Fees: Free Entry
Opening Time: 9 AM to 9 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Things To Do:

  • Shopping
  • Trying Momos

10) Corbett Falls

Established in 1936 as a National Park, Corbett Falls is to be found 3kms from Kaladhungi. The cool clear water spilling out of stature is an engaging quality worth appreciating. Most importantly, the way that drives you to the Corbett Waterfall will enchant you much before you reach there.

Corbett Falls area is an incredible spot for camping, relaxing & picnicking. Corbett Water Falls is surrounded by the dense teak wood forest which extends its natural beauty. The sound of the waterfall makes a perfect melody with the chirpings of the birds.

Famous For: Picnic Spot
Entry Fees: INR 30
Opening Time: 8 AM to 5 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Nainital Road, Nayagoan Julfikar, Uttarakhand 263140
Things To Do:

  • Picnic
  • Camping
  • Enjoying the Falls


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