Summer vacation is a one of the best time for family holiday. During this time most of the schools and Collages are close. During the last summer Vacation, I went to Nainital in Uttrakhand. Naintal – It is also called the “ Lake District” of India. It’s a great place to visit during summers. Of all the hill stations of Himalayan range, Nainital has a unique appeal. Temperature during summer at Nainital is generally between 27°c to 10°c.
Just like all the unique places, some ancient myths and legends are also connected to Nainital. The Naini temple at the banks of Naini Lake, is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths where one of the other parts of burned body of Sati (Parvati) fell while being carried away by Lord Shiva. It is also believed that Lord Shiva performed his tandava at the death of Parvati.
Why is Nainital a Famous Hill Station in India?
The natural beauty and the charm of this beautiful hill station makes it a popular tourist destination. It is most popular for its Naini Lake. In this Lake tourists can enjoy boat rides. Nainital Boat club provide best facilities at the Lake. During Nainital tour one must see Cheena Peak or the Naina Peak . It offers breath-taking views of the Nainital Valley and the snow-capped Himalayas.
Top places to visit in Nainital.
Naini Lake– It is situated in the middle of the town. It also called lifeline of Nainital. Here you can enjoy Boating facilities.
Naina Peak: It is also called the Cheena or China Peak. Naina Peak is the uppermost peak in Nainital. The spot is known to offer one of the most amazing panoramic views of the entire valley and Nainital situated near the Naini Lake.
Tiffin Top: It is situated at the Aryapatta Hill. It is a famous view point that offers some of the most wonderful views of the Himalayas and Nainital. This place is also known as Dorothy’s seat. Dorothy Kellet was an English painter who used to sit at this very spot and paint.
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo : Zoo was established in 1984 and was opened to general public in 1995. In this zoo you can see several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.
Snow View: One of the best viewpoints in Nainital, the Snow View is located at an average elevation of 2,270 above sea level and is reachable by a cable car. It provides amazing and picturesque views of the snow capped Himalayas with the major peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul. The stay is chargeable for each hour that you spend at the spot and can be visited between 10 am to 5 pm.
Lands’ End : It is Famous for being a spot that is usually reached by trekkers, Land’s End is a picturesque location and the amazing views from this spot are like none other. It provides views of the surrounding hills and is surrounded by some beautiful trees and pine forests.
Kilbury Bird Sanctuary : One of the few high altitude bird sanctuaries in India, the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a home to over 240 different species of Birds which are both migratory and resident.
Places of Worship:
Naina Devi Temple – Represented by the ‘eyes’ of goddess Parvati.
St John in Wilderness– A church, set up in 1844 just when the city was getting developed as a English preserve.
Sita Bani Temple – Related with Goddess Sita. It is considered to be the place where she went inside the earth after handing over her sons- Luv and Kush to Lord Rama.
Hanuman Garhi – the temple is built on a hill by a local saint, 3 Km away from Nainital.
Visit Nainital to rejuvenate yourself and spend some good time with family and friends.