Best Places To Visit In Nainital | Lake District Of India

Famous Places In Nainital

Nainital is a beautiful hill station that is located in the Kumaon range, Uttarakhand. It is called “Lake District of India” because it has beautiful lakes. And if you visit it, then you will definitely have lovely memories of this place to take back to your home because there are various best places and things to do in Nainital that will make your vacation mesmerizing.

This place has mesmerizing four lakes– The Nainital Lake, Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake, and the Khurpatal Lake. And out of these, the Nainital lake has been mentioned by many poets in their poems. All the lakes are crystal clear and fantastic.

Also, note that Nainital is not just a land of lakes, but it is a treasure of many beautiful phenomenons too. It has everything to offer from stunning scenarios to astonishing spots.

Nainital is full of great and best places. Here is a list of the most stunning places in Nainital that you must visit.

Naina Devi Temple

Nainital is not just a place to have fun and adventure, but it is also a place of spirituality as it has a temple of Naina Devi. Naina means eyes. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati. And according to the Mythology, Sati’s eyes were fallen here. Hence this temple is also a part of Shakti Peeth. It is one of an epic mythological temples in India.

Eco Cave Garden

There is an Eco Cave Garden located in the Sukhatal region of Nainital, which will be full of fun for the kids to explore and know about the Himalayan wildlife. The caves are named after animals like Tiger Cave, Bats cave, Squirrel Cave, Apes Cave, Panther Cave, and Flying Fox Cave. There is also a musical fountain that gives sweet melodies.

Peaks of Nainital

There are four stunning peaks in the Nainital that will make your mind boggle. The peaks are known as the Snow Viewpoint, Naina Peak, Land’s End and Tiffin Top.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

For the bird-lovers, there is a bird sanctuary known as Kilbury Bird Sanctuary that has more than 580 species of bird. Some of the most famous birds of the sanctuary consist of Collared Grosbeaks, White-throated Laughing Thrushes, Forktails, Brown Wood-Owls, etc. It is one of the best places for wildlife photography.

Nainital Zoo

There is also a Zoo known as Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital. In this zoo, you will get to see many species of flora and fauna. The zoo is located on the peaks of the Sher Ka Danda hill. The ticket price for adults (13 to 60 years) is 100 Rs and for the kids(5 to 12 years) is 50 Rs. For foreign adults, the price is 200 Rs and for kids is 100 Rs. Entry is free for senior citizens and differently-abled persons.

Jim Corbett House

You will also find a house of Jim Corbett who played a major role in preserving wildlife in India. Here you will get to see various belongings of Jim Corbett like his trophies, vintage furniture, boat, fishing rod, African drum, and books.

Best Shopping Markets in Nainital

If you want to take something to your home as a memory, then you can buy some handmade souvenirs that are the origin of Nainital. There are four amazing markets for shopping and each market has something unique to offer. Here are the best places to visit in Nainital for shopping.

Bara Bazar

The Bara Bazar is famous for fruits, home-made jams, fruit squashes, juices, handmade candles, wooden showpieces, cane stick, shawls, cardigan, scarves, etc.

Mall road

Mall road is famous for varieties of things like handicrafts, artefacts carved from woods, trinkets, woollen shawls, cardigans, creative candles, cafes, restaurants, etc.

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market is famous for Tibetan products like Tibetan bags, Tibetan jewellery, Tibetan clothes, Tibetan clothes, Tibetan showpieces, etc.

Bhotia Bazaar

Bhotia Bazaar is famous for handmade patterned woollens, scarves, caps, gloves, and jackets.

Things to do in Nainital

There are various things that you can do in Nainital. Here are the activities that you can do that will be both thrilling and fun for you.

Water Sports

There are various activities that you can do in Nainital like boating and yachting on the beautiful Naini lake. 

Aerial Tramway Riding

You can also see the beauty of the Nainital and its peaks, lakes, greenery, surroundings, environment from the sky by taking a ride in an aerial tramway.


Nainital is one of the adventurous places for the trekkers. There are various hiking options in this beautiful hill station. One can participate in Kainchi trek, Binayak trek, Snow View trek, Guona Hill trek, Dorothy’s Seat trek, Kilbury trek, etc.