Places to Visit in Nainital

Nainital gives a panoramic view of Himalayan peaks on one side and the plains on the other. Narrow wooded stretches through oak, pine and deodar forests are great for short walks. Colonial remains, including large bungalows, public schools, churches, and the old Christian cemetery, still remain in the older sections of Nainital. From vast options, we have listed famous spots you must visit in Nainital.

1. Naini Lake
Naini Lake

Nainital lakes are renowned for their immaculate lakes, one of the most beautiful lakes of the country. In the ancient script and several poems by influential authors mention the famous lake in their writings.

Naini lake is surrounded by the lush green mountains that give the city a wonderful scenery. As a natural freshwater lake, all nature lovers will consider the lake a beautiful place for themselves, relaxation beside this lake and spending time with loved ones.

2. Snow View Point
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Snow View is certainly the most frequently visited and beloved place for people around the world.

The mountain has also a temple that people worship. You can have a great view of the lake Nainital as you move through the cable car.

3. Tiffin Top
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Tiffin’s top is renowned for its fantastic views of the Himalayas. Tourists here enjoy lunch sometimes, which is why it is called Tiffin Top. That is the reason. A ride to Tiffin top is a must for explorers to experience the wild zip swings and climb. This is a great picture, so don’t forget to take cameras with you. The top of Tiffin is only 4 km away and can, therefore, be reached from the mall by hiking or by a pony.

4. Naina Peak
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The highest summit in Nainital is Naina Peak. It is on average 2.615 meters high and in Nainital, it is a popular sightseeing spot. The site offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the whole of the valley and Nainital on Naini Lake.

5. St. John Church
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St. John Church refers to a church built in 1844 on the north end of the city. The church was named after the bishop of Calcutta, who had fallen ill and had to sleep in an abandoned house in the forest. It was constructed as a commemoration of victims of the landslide of 1880 and is situated in a secret and serene place in the middle of the deodar forest.

6. Cave Garden’s
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Cave Garden is an interconnected network of caves that draw huge crowds of tourists. The park includes seven cellars that are reached through a narrow winding road with wonderful views throughout the journey. This is one of the best places to visit with the family and is particularly interesting for the children of the musical well.

7. Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
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The Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, one of India’s few high-altitude bird sanctuaries, has an average altitude of 2000 m. The sanctuary houses over 240 separate migratory and resident species of birds. In a picturesque woodland village called Pangot is situated the sanctuary.

8. Nainital Land’s End
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Renowned for being a destination that is mostly reached by tourists, Land ‘s End is picturesque, and there is no other destination with breathtaking views from here. The location, which is situated on average 2.118 kilometers above sea level, provides a view of the hills and is surrounded by beautiful pine forests.

9. Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi Temple is situated near the Bhotia market in Nainital. It was designed in the 8th century by Raja Bir Chand. The temple is considered to be very sacred by the pilgrims who make frequent visits, as many people have traveled the temple since it was built. This temple is the main attraction for tourists.

10. Tibetan Market
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Bhutia Market is the city’s most common street market, near Mall Street. The market is famous for its sumptuous Tibetan food, along with a wide variety of woolen and winter wear. Roadside stalls and restaurants among other regional food items sell mouthwatering thukpa and momos.

Nainital City Overview

Located in: Kumaon

Nearest Railway Station: Kathgodam

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Best Month to Visit: March to June

Avg. Annual Temperature: 13 °C

Famous for: Natural Attraction, Naini Lake, Tibetan Market, Honeymoon Destination and Adventure Spot.

Nainital Tourist Guide
Festivals in Nainital

Places to Visit Near Nainital

Nainital is the most visited place of Uttarakhand but its nearby places are like heaven and you must visit them whenever planning to visit Nainital. Lush Green forests, majestic mountains and some most devoted pilgrimage sites are major attractions of Naintal and some major travel hotspots near Nainital. Below are some places listed as per their popularity that you can visit near Nainital.


A city of the Bhimtal Lake in the Nainital District, which is approximately 23.8 km from Nainital. The beauty of Bhimtal Lake can be appreciated by men. Sattal is a very well-known location in Bhimtal, Sattal is an interconnected community of seven lakes in Bhimtal, a district in Nainital. The lake Sattal is a tourist attraction. Nature is full of flora and fauna and you can experience a range of picturesque pleasures here.


A village in the District of Nainital located 22,85 meters above sea level, 48.2 kilometers from Nainital. This site is very popular with the locals. This place has a center with small pyramid stones on the top of the hill where you can enjoy the snow-capped landscape of the Himalayas.


A very famous tourist hill station 57.6 km away from Nainital. Ranikhet is renowned for its natural beauty and temples. There’s plenty to see, such as the Temple of Jhula Devi, the Golf Course, etc.


A Uttarakhand State Cantonment Town, 64.6 km away from Nainital. Almora is known for Balmithai and the Temple of Chitai. The natural beauty and culture of Almora are immensely attractive to Tourists.

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