sacred and the Naina Devi temple is the venue of an autumnal fair. In ancient times, the lake was know as the Tri-rishi Sarovar, the lake of three rishis-Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha.
Prime Attractions of Nainital
Naina Devi Temple
On the northern side of the Naini lake is built a temple dedicated to Sati and is called the Naina Devi temple.
Naini Lake or Naini Taal, the picturesque blue green lake is located in the district of Nainital. It is from this lake that the city of Nainital, the beautiful settlement by the lake, derives its name.
Snow View Trek
The Snow view point is located at a height of 2270 meter above sea level. It can be reached by the ropeway or the ponies available at Mallital.
|Getting to nainital
The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, 72 kms from Nainital, and with connecting bus services and private taxis to Nainital. The closest railhead is at Kathgodam, 40 km south, and with links to Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow and Delhi. From Kathgodam you can take a hired taxi or bus to Nainital. Two main highways come in to Nainital, one to the south at Tallital (which receives traffic from the plains) and the other to the head of the lake at Mallital (where traffic from Ramnagar and the Corbett National Park arrives). Buses ply regularly between Nainital and major northern cities, including Delhi.
|Best time to visit
The best seasons to visit Nainital are from March till June and again in September-October; an Autumn Festival is organised at Nainital in October. In May and June the town usually gets very crowded due to the rush of tourists escaping the hot summer of the plains..
Nainital has a host of expensive hotels as well as middle rung and budget accommodation. Rates during the peak tourist season (May to July) are usually very high; at other times it is possible to get hefty discounts. Most of the upmarket hotels are situated around Mallital on the northern edge of the lake, while budget rooms are available around Tallital, towards the southern side. There are also touristrest houses run by the state tourist board.