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Nainital

 

Within panoramic Kumaon lies the district of Nainital. Its snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, rolling meadows and crystal lakes have beckoned lovers of nature since ages.Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini Lake ringed by hills and named after the Goddess Naini.

The first recorded discovery goes back to the year 1841 when Mr. P. Barron of Shahajahanpur was so moved by the scenic splendour of the place that he had a house constructed by the name "Pilgrim Cottage and gradually a township sprung up around the lake.

Season : Accessible round the year.

General Information
Area : 11.73 sq. kms.
Population : 30,951 (1991 Census)
Altitute : 1938 mts.
Clothing :
Summer- Cottons/ light woollens
Winter - Heavy Woollens
Languages : Hindi, Kumaoni and English

Shopping :
Main Markets
Mallital Bazar
Tallital Bazar
Tibetan Market, Near Naina Devi Temple, Mallital.

Local Handicrafts
Gupta Gift Emporium, Bara Bazar, Mallital, Phone: 35431
Collection : Cane Sticks, Candles, Wood Crafts etc.

Hill Top Tourist Point, The Mall, Nainital, Phone : 35338,
Collection : Cane Sticks, Candles, Wood Crafts etc.

Kashtha Kala Kendra, Chorekhet ( Khurpatal)
Collection: All types of wood crafts.

How to Go

Air :- Nearest airport is at Pantnagar.

Rail :- The nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam (35 kms.) connected to Lucknow, Agra, Delhi & Howrah. Some of the Trains are 5013 (Kathgodam to Delhi), 3019 (Kathgodam to Howrah), 01 R-va (Kathgodam to Rampur Passenger) and 5307 (Lalkuan to Lucknow).

Road :- Nainital is connected to all the major National/State Highways. From Nainital the following places are directly connected by regular bus service :
Agra (403 kms.), Almora (64 kms.), Badrinath (334 kms.), Bareilly (140 kms.), Dehradun (387 kms.), Delhi (326 kms.), Hardwar (310 kms.) and Kausani (117 kms.).

Local Transport Services :-
Paddle rickshaws & Horses.

Pilgrimage

Garjiya Devi Temple
Naina Devi Temple
Seeta Bani Temple

Adventure

Nainital Trek

Nature

Corbett National Park

Fairs and Festivals

Vasantotsav
Nandadevi Fair
Hariyali Devi Fair
Ranibagh Fair
Chhota Kailash Fair
Garjiadevi Fair
Nainital Mahotasav
Holi Mahotsav

Around Nainital

Ramgarh
Mukteshwar
Harishtal and Lokhantal
Ramnagar
Corbett Waterfall
Naina Peak
Snow View
High Altitude Zoo
Khurpatal
Kilbury
Hanumangarhi
Lands End
Kainchi Temple
State Observatory

Where to Stay

Government Tourist Rest Houses
Alaknanda Hotel, Buy Pass Road
Rahi Motel, Near Bus Stand

Ashram & Dharamshalas
Amar Lal Sindhi Dharamshala
Bhumaniketan Ashram
Jai Ram Ashram
Jhulelal Dharamshala
Sadhubela Ashram
ShantiKunj Ashram
Shri Ram Ashram
Vaidic Mohan Ashram

Tourist Office, Haridwar Tel:01334-265304/05

 

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