Located at an altitude of 1938 meters, this famous hill town nestles amidst pine forests, with a stunningly calm, deep lake, reflecting the green of the surrounding hills. Named after the goddess Naina Devi, Nainital represents a concoction of Kumaon tradition, age-old beliefs of hill folk and many British lore. Founded in 1841 by P. Barron, a European merchant, the hilly landscape soon became a retreat for the British. Even today, it has traces of the British character, with a few clubs, movie theatres, Roman Catholic Church, and British schools offering ‘anglicised’ education. While its numerous lakes and stunning mountain vistas offer a paradise for nature lovers, a journey to Nainital is a fairytale panoramic tour through the Himalayas. If you linger long enough you can also hear mythological tales about Lord Shiva.
An exquisite hill station, Nainital is located in the Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand. It shines like a glittering jewel in the Himalayan mountains because of the many lakes reflecting the sunlight. Nainital is a paradise for nature lovers.
Delhi is the most convenient airport, well-connected by airlines from different cities in India and abroad.
Kathgodam is the nearest railhead, connected with major cities in India. Nainital is 35 km from here by road.
Nainital is connected by motorable roads to different cities. It also has excellent connections by state run as well as private buses.
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