1. Naini Lake:
Boating, long evening walks, and interactions with ducks are some of the best things to do whilst visiting this glittering lake. You can also seek the blessings of Goddess Naina Devi at the Naina Devi temple which is near the Naini Lake. The lake is most famous for its wonderful scenic beauty. The Lake is surrounded by seven different peaks namely Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta, and Sher Ka Danda. The lake is divided into two distinct sections, the northern part called Mallital and the southern region called Tallital.
2. Eco Cave Garden:
The Eco Cave Garden is set up to give a glance of the Himalayan Wildlife by establishing different caves for different animals, like their natural home. Lit with petroleum lamps, the most admired caves are Tiger Cave, Panther Cave, Apes Cave, Bat Cave, and Flying Fox Cave. It is not recommended for old people and toddlers. It is an interconnected network of caves.
3. Tiffin Top:
The place got its name as Tiffin Top after the public started to have lunch on top of the hill on Dorothy’s Seat. It is also called Dorothy’s Seat because it was constructed in the loving memory of the English artist named Dorothy Kellett by the army officer Col J.P. Kellett. The officer lost his wife Dorothy whilst she was aboard a ship to be with her four children. The beautiful Tiffin Top is surrounded by trees of Cher, Oak, and Deodar. Naini Lake and Kumaon Hills look lovely when seen from here. On clearer days, one can also get hold of the majestic view of Nanda Devi.
4. Snow Viewpoint:
Snow Viewpoint stands at an altitude of 2270 meters above sea level and is one of the most attractive tourist spots of the area. As the name suggests, Snow Viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas draped in a blanket of milky-white snow. One can see a view of all three important peaks- Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot peaks together from this point.
A huge pair of binoculars has been installed at the Snow Viewpoint that allows you to take a closer look at the Himalayan range and its magical peaks. If you look closer, you will find a small temple housing the images of Ram, Sita, Laxman, Hanuman with Durga and Shiva. An aerial cable car connects you to the Snow Viewpoint from the Mall Road of Mallital.
5. Mall Road:
The Mall Road of Nainital, runs parallel to the Naini Lake, connecting the two ends of the hill town, which is the prime shopping, food and cultural centre of the wonder that is Nainital. Whether it is digging into some delicious food or shopping for the cutest local woollens that are to be found, Mall Road is your go-to for it all.
It is officially named as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the Mall Road in Nainital was built by the Britishers. Today, the road is synonymous with the town of Nainital. You can see tourists taking an outing at Mall Road at all times of the days.
6. Naina Peak:
Naina Peak is the highest peak of Nainital at a height of 2615 meters. A major tourist attraction in the city, the peak remains covered with snow throughout the year and the blanket of trees over it projects a picturesque view. Due to the high altitude and scenic trails, the peak is very popular among hikers and trekkers. Also known as China Peak, it is renowned among tourists for its romantic sunrise and sunset. It is a must-visit for couples as well as friend groups.
One can capture the landscape from different angles, while on a trek to Naina Peak. Apart from trekking, people also reach the summit of the mountain with the help of a pony-ride. About 3 kilometres from the base of the peak is Tanke Band, which is the nearest taxi stand.
7. Adventure Options:
There are some adventure options. During some seasons, paragliding opportunities are available. There are some short trekking routes as well.
One can trek to nearby Naina/China peak which is the highest point in this region and is not so strenuous. This point offers a marvellous 360-degree view of the entire surroundings. Tourists can also enjoy the game of golf at the Himalayan Mini Golf club.
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