25 Best Places To Visit In Nainital in 2022

1.The Mall Road

The famous Mall Road, situated in Nainital is one of the most exciting places to visit in Nainital. The Mall Road is a true bundle of entertainment and joy at the same time. The Mall Road is a short 2 to 2.5 km path that is situated on the sides of Naini Lake. It has many gift shops, restaurants, a park, a famous pizza restaurant “Domino’s” and churches. 

The Mall Road connects two places i.e. Mallital and Tallital and has two roads, one for vehicles coming from Mallital to Tallital and the other for vehicles going from Tallital to Mallital. The road is open all the time but not open for vehicles from 6 pm-8 pm. It’s very beautiful to see at night as the street is full of lights and the cold breeze blowing from the lake.

Things to do in The Mall Road

The most exciting thing to be done here is to enjoy waking at the Mall Road and enjoy the cold breeze of the lake. Nainital is all about the lake and the Mall Road and if you visit the Mall Road enjoying the lakeside is the best experience. The other things that can be done here include boating, eating, shopping, etc. 

People can also buy the famous candles of Nainital from here. It also offers people different handicrafts that are made from natural things like tree trunks, “theetha” (a round fruit found in hilly areas), and different types of leaves. Another experience to be gained here is taking a cycle for rent and cycling across the Mall Road in the cool breeze of the lake. 

Mall Road also gives people the option to enjoy roadside food at different roadside shops (thelas) which offer foods like corn (Bhutta), momos, American corn, candy floss, boiled eggs, and many more. People can also enjoy a rickshaw ride from Mallital to Nainital which costs Rs.20 for two. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach The Mall Road

The simplest and most easy way to reach Mall Road is by walking. If you have reached Nainital and want to visit the famous Mall Road, the best way is to walk. If you can’t walk much, you can have the facility of taxis available here. If you stay at Tallital, the best means is walking but if you stay at the higher altitudes of Mallital like at Hotel Shervani Hilltop Inn or Hotel Arif Castles, you can opt for a taxi or a cab from the hotel itself.

Best time to visit The Mall Road

The best time to visit Mall Road is after 6. This is because no vehicles run on the road from 6-8 and the people are free to roam on the street. Even after 8, many vehicles are not found on the road so the best time to visit here is late evening. At this point, you can enjoy the cold breeze going through your face, the night view of Nainital, the peace that this place gives, and most importantly cherish the beauty of nature.

2.Himalayan View Point

Himalayan View Point situated at an altitude of 2,260 m, Himalayan View Point is one of the coldest regions in Nainital. Here, you can capture breathtaking pictures of snow-covered peaks and mountains. A sojourn to Nainital is undoubtedly incomplete without a visit to the Himalayan View Point. 

It has a small temple of Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Lakshman along with Durga and Shiva. People who are looking for an amazing experience in Nainital will find this main tourist spot of Nainital Himalayan View Point suitable for them. This is a perfect location for people who are fond of some beautiful scenic views for their photography desire. 

Reaching this place from Nainital is never boring or dull; you can enjoy various cuisines of this place here and spend some memorable moments of your life. This place is entirely dedicated to adventure lovers and is a must visit place when you are on a trip to Nainital. The time that you stay here will be charged up and you will be excited to plan a visit in near future with your entire family and friends. 

To provide a perfect view to visitors, a pair of huge binoculars is installed at this spot. A special attraction for the kids is an amusement park that has recently opened up here. The stalls at Himalayan View Point provide tea and some snacks. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Himalayan View Point

The Himalayan viewpoint is an extremely versatile place to visit. This is because it is the best tourist destination for people who love adventures and as well as for people who want to take a break from their hectic life and relax and chill ( pun intended).

1. Adventures at Himalayan View Point.

Nainital Ropeway is an amazing adventure as well as the best way to travel to View Point. Trekking is also an option available for adventurous people. Naina Peak is also a place to trek to near the Himalayan View Point.

2. Chilling at Himalayan View Point.

Eco Cave Gardens, Nainital Lake, and Mehra Candles are the best places to chill and relax. Goddess Naina Devi and Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha are two religious places to visit.

How to reach Himalayan View Point

At a distance of 8 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Himalayan Darshan is a viewpoint situated in Nainital. Located on the way to Kilbury, it is one of the popular vantage points in Nainital and among the top Nainital Tourist Places. Nestled at an altitude of about 2000 m, Himalayan Darshan is also known as Himalayan Viewpoint and is a beautiful tourist spot in Nainital. 

Due to its proximity to Nainital Town, one can visit this place by hiring a taxi, horseback, or on foot. The nearest Railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station which is 35 km away and Nearest Airport is Pantnagar Airport which is 56 km away from the Himalayan View Point You can also have an adventurous trip by using an aerial ropeway ride that is available from Mallital. Another adventurous element is when you experience the trekking or a pony ride to reach it.

Best time to visit Himalayan View Point

March, May, June, September, October, November, December are the best months to visit the Himalayan View Point. In the given months the climate and season are suitable to visit the Himalayan View Point. However, the months of March, November, and December are considered the best months to visit the Himalayan View Point. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the best time to visit ViewPoint.

3.Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Situated in the lap of mother nature Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is one of the few places you don’t want to miss while visiting Nainital. It is situated at an astonishing height of 2528 km and is the most absolute and perfect place for the bird watching experience. 

Tourists can also enjoy the stunning and exquisite view of the Himalayas, breathing in the fresh air and being appreciative of the things nature has to offer. Birds like Collared Grosbeaks, Fork-tails, Wood-owl and, White-Throated Thrushes can be frequently seen visiting the place and can be easily seen with a naked eye.

Things to do in Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Apart from catching a glimpse or two of the 500 majestic and ravishing species of birds at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary has to offer, tourists can also acquaint themselves with the sheer thrills of fun and adventurous activities like mountain biking, camping, and hill trekking.

Usually, the mountain biking trail roughly stretches from Pangot to Naina Peak. Another trail can be traveled upon which leads us to Jim Corbett National Park. Camping under the starry nights is also one of the excellent options tourists can enjoy with their family and friends while staying at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

The sanctuary present in Kilbury road before Pangot village can be easily accessed by the number of routes via road, air, or by rail. If traveling by road, taxis, and buses are available from Nainital which is 17 km far from Pangot and is usually a half an hour drive via NH-28.

Best time to visit Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

The apt time to visit the Pangot Bird Sanctuary is during March, April, May, and June i.e. summer season. The temperature is cool and pleasant and usually, it gets a bit chilly during the evenings. The sanctuary between 6:00 am-5:00 pm is open on all days of the week.

4.Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake is the largest water body in the Kumaon region of the State of Uttarakhand. It was named after Bhima, of the Mahabharata. A naturally formed lake, in the shape of a ‘C’, it plays host to a large number of fish species and has an established fish farm. 

The lake also has a masonry dam which was constructed in 1883, which provides drinking water to the nearby town of Bhimtal. It is rich in biodiversity and in the winter months, vast numbers of migratory birds travel to the area. Located on its banks is the renowned Bheemeshwara Temple.

Things to do in Bhimtal Lake

The serene green waters of Bhimtal Lake provide the perfect backdrop for boating where the calm, still waters and the scenic views on all sides will provide an escape from the drudgery of everyday life. The surrounding hills are shrouded in mist in the early mornings and the lush green woods contain many routes for individuals seeking to take a tranquil trek. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

For lovers of wildlife and birdwatchers, during the winter months, hordes of migratory birds can be spotted around the lake, and all year round you have a chance of spotting barking deer, pheasants, and thrushes.

How to reach Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake is removed from urban areas, therefore the only way to reach it is by road. The closest large town is Nainital which is 22km away. One can rent a car and drive down taking in the lush greenery of Uttarakhand or even book a seat on one of the buses that traverse the route, to travel with ease and comfort.

Best time to visit Bhimtal Lake

The lake can be visited all year round, in the summer it can provide a getaway from the heat and bustle of urban life, with its lush greenery and cool temperatures. In the winter, it is a haven for wildlife, as well as providing visitors with scenic vistas and tranquil conditions.

5.Peora

A paradise flumping on the shoulders of the Nainital district, Peora crowns the beauty of Uttarakhand. Touched by the sun that rises from the Himalayas while breathing its icy air, this village thrones itself at a height of 6,600 feet, embarking to be the best place to view the Kumaon ranges. 

Engulfed in the sheets of Pines and Oak, Peora is identified by being about 10km from Mukteshwar and about 23km from Almora. Peora exhibits the purity of nature for you to find yourself off-grid and away from all the realities into a different world of serenity. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Peora

Let Loose: Everyone needs an escape from the routine, you can find yours here. Stay and do nothing but chill your complete self.

Photography: Peora captivates your photographer’s eyes with elegant sceneries and vivid species of birds, insects, flowers, and much more.

Hiking: Hype up your adrenaline with treks that swirl you in a whirlpool of relaxation and peace of mind.

Fruit yards: Peora is home to a spectrum of fruits namely peaches, apples, plums, pears, etc which you can spend time collecting straight from the yards.

Stargazing: The nights in Peora are all about lying in the lushness under the blanket of stars near a bonfire.

How to reach Peora

By Rail: Board Kathgodam Shatabdi from Delhi to Kathgodam and drive the rest 77kms to Peora

By Road: Drive from Delhi to Peora which is 352kms or board buses from Delhi to Haldwani and drive the remaining 85 km to Peora.

By Air: Land at Pantnagar airport and drive another 77kms to Peora.

Best time to visit Peora

Peora is an all seasonal spot to visit. The summers there are pleasant and moderate which is good for being outdoors. The monsoon time is perfect for nature lovers and photographers to be able to see the beauty of growing nature. The wintertime is when you are blessed with the sights of snow dipped mountains of the Himalayas.

6.Khurpa Taal

The lake is a trowel-shaped water body hence named Khurpa Taal in the local language. A ‘Khurpa’ is a Hindi word for a digging tool used in gardening.

Khurpa Taal is a ravishing lake bejeweled in the suburbs of Nainital city. This lake is situated at a favorable distance of 11 km from the ‘Lake City’ Nainital. Khurpa Taal is perched at an elevation of 1600 meters above sea level.

Till the 19th century AD, Khurpa Taal was famous for making iron implements but today it is more recognized for vegetable farms.

The route to Khurpa Taal is lined with tall trees. Many of them growing by the sheer drop by the road seem to be standing there by luck! On the Bajpur Road – Kaladgungi Road.

Khurpa Taal is a small hamlet frequented by the tourists for its gratifying climate and a beautiful lake with crystal clear water. This is the place where you find peace and solitariness. Khurpa Taal seems a secret haven hidden in the hills, that is why it is still echoing with the sounds of nature and not the machine age man and his boisterousness. 

If you love serenity, then KhurpaTal is just the place for you. A few, simple and helpful village folks are seen engaged in vegetable farming. Rejuvenating the spirits, quiet and greener more so after the rains Khurpa Taal is a welcome change one can long for. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Khurpa Taal

Khurpa Taal offers a lot of activities to do apart from the beauty it beholds. You can go sightseeing at various nearby destinations like Ranikhet, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Bhimtal, Sattal, etc.

Naina Devi temple is another must go when you visit Nainital as the presiding goddess of the temple Naini Devi is believed to be the heavenly power blessing the Kumaoni region.

While in Khurpa Taal, you can indulge in the below activities:

Fishing: Khurpa Taal is famous among tourists not only for its pristine beauty but also for being a favorite destination for fishing and angling. It is called angler’s paradise as it has a good harvest of fishes.

Boating: Tourists can also do boating on the Khurpa Taal along with their family and friends. Boating is one of the most popular activities that tourists partake at Khurpa Taal.

Nature Walk: Surrounded by lush greenery, Khurpa Taal makes an excellent choice to hit some nature trails that take one through the pine and oak forests where one can come closer to nature.

Trekking: For adventure lovers, you can trek from Nainital city center to Khurpa Taal and admire the untouched beauty.

Photography: Sky kissing Kumaoni mountains, the emerald-colored water of this beautiful tiny lake, and lush greenery make Khurpatal a photographer’s paradise.

Sightseeing: The hefty mountain peaks and lush greenery of cedar and pine trees would catch your attention. A long walk in the village will rejuvenate your mind.

How to reach Khurpa Taal

The place is located just 10 km away from the Nainital city which is well connected by a motorable road. You can hire a taxi from the Nainital Mall Road to reach here. You can also trek to Khurpa Taal through the dense green forests.

From Bus stand: Khurpa Taal is only 11 km from the nearest bus stand, Tallital Bus Stand. You can hire an auto-rickshaw or a taxi cab to reach Khurpa Taal from there.

From Railway station: Khurpa Taal is 35 km away from the nearest railway station, Kathgodam Railway Station. Local taxi cabs are available from the station there to reach Khurpa Taal.

From Airport: Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport to KhurpaTal, located at a distance of 68 km. You can take a cab or traveler from there to Khurpa Taal via NH 109.

Best time to visit Khurpa Taal

The journey of Khurpa Taal lake can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between October to May. Traveling here is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature goes down very much. 

Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel here because of heavy rains. There is no entry fee to enjoy and admire the beautiful jewel in the studded Kumaoni crown.

7.Naini Peak

Naini Peak is an altitude of 2,615 m(8,579 ft). It’s the highest peak of Nainital, Naini Peak is known for its splendid bird’s eye view of the town, the Himalayas, and also the vast expanses of the Terai regions of Kumaon.

It’s a good choice for those who love to do trekking. Its view is awesome during snowfall time, it well worth your time. This peak is also called China Peak and Cheena Peak by locals in Nainital. The road to Naina Peak leads to a pleasant forest of vibrant rhododendrons, soaring deodars, and cypresses.

If you are a tour lover and enjoy the view of nature and recharge yourself, then you must go to this place. Mango lake or Nainital lake is visible from the top of the Naini Peak. There is the main route to trek, and there are some little paths to side experiences. 

If you are willing to take some risk then these side paths are worth exploring as the trek itself is good and the view is a cherry on top. It is bliss for people who loved walking. One can go for long walks, breathe fresh air and enjoy the scenic beauty.

Things to do in Naini Peak

Naini Peak is a tourist attraction in Naina Range, Uttarakhand. Naina Peak is awesome for trekking. Naina Peak trek will be a day trek with their trained hikers who will take through the forests of rhododendrons, soaring deodars, and cypresses. 

The view from the top is beautiful with a mighty 360-degree view of the Himalayas on one side, an eagle view of Nainital Lake on the other side, and a Khurpatal Kaladungi region view on the other side. This sure will make all the hikers’ experience of nature at its best.

There is the main route to trek, and there are some little paths to side experiences. If you are willing to take some risk then please side paths are worth exploring as the trek itself is good and the view is a cherry on top. Here also you do paragliding. 

Naini Peak is a quiet place from where the Nanda Devi peak and the mountains on the Tibet border can be viewed. It’s an awesome view during night time to see the city and lake with lights from here. Here also have Land’s End, Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat), Eco Cave Gardens, Pangot, Guano Hills, Bara Bazaar, Tibetan Market, etc. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Naini Peak

At a distance of 10 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Naini Peak, also known as China Peak.

At a distance of 79 km from Pantnagar Airport, Uttarakhand to Naini Peak.

Best time to visit Naini Peak

The best time to go to Nainital is March – June, and September – October.

Snowfall can be seen in December – February.

The cheapest season is the monsoon between July – September.

8.Bhowali

Bhowali is a place in the Nainital district in Uttarakhand. This is also known as the heart of Nainital. Bhowali is located 1704 meters above sea level hence having a cool and beautiful environment with a perfect view of its surroundings. This is like a garden from where the rest of Uttarakhand picks some fruits like apples, strawberries, apricots. 

Bhowali is heaven for peace seekers. With a captivating view, fresh and dense greenery, this place can rejuvenate anyone. From alluring sights to amazing adventures, Bhowali makes itself a perfect destination for a vacation or a de-stressing trip.

Things to do in Bhowali

Bhowali is filled with lush greenery. It has beautiful fruit gardens which offer some good quality fruits and eye-catching views. Shyamkhet tea garden is one of the beautiful gardens in Bhowali. This is located near Golu Devta Temple. Golu Devta is worshiped across Uttarakhand. 

Sattal and Bhimtal are freshwater lakes with various migratory birds offering a beautiful view and peaceful environment. When talking about peace, we must talk about the Aurobindo ashram. This is more than just a tourism spot; it’s where you can relax and rejuvenate. people are allowed to do yoga and de-stress here. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Bhowali

Bhowali can be reached by flight, train as well as by road. Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport to Bhowali. Frequent flights are available from various cities. It is 63 km away from the place. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 29 km away. Various buses are available to Bhowali from different cities.

Best time to visit Bhowali

Rainy and monsoon seasons shouldn’t be preferred while traveling to any hilly region. Bhowali is a place with a pleasant environment. Summers can get mildly hot in the daytime. Whereas winters can be quite cold. If a snowy cold environment pleases you, travel between September and October. Or else between February and April.

9.Kainchi

Kainchi is on the Almora Route, at 1400 meters altitude, at 9 km from Bhowali and 17 km from Nainital. Nainital is a place of pilgrimage. The place is remembered all thanks to Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji. Every day, in season, several hundred visit the temples. More than 1 lakh (100,000) citizens are reportedly fed per year in Bhandara during the 15th of June. 

Kainchi is a word used in two highway hairpin curves in the local dialect, which is why this is the tag. Scissors are therefore not linked to its name. Founded in 1962 and is well kept, clean, and maintained by the famous Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba. Maharaj Ji has built a temple for Lord Hanuman and the temple of Kainchi and an Ashram for devotees built adjacent to it.

Things to do in Kainchi

Kainchi Dham is situated near the famous Nainital which is not only a famous hill station but also known as the “Lake district of India”. The places near to Kainchi Dham and the main attractions near it are Nainital Lake (3.40 km), Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple (4.55 km), Bhimtal Lake (7.53 km), Goddess Naina Devi (3.63 km), Ghorakhal Tea Factory (4.27 km). 

The picturesque lakes, the breathtaking views of the majestic mountains are the perfect definition of a “refusing to die” memory one should have. The High-Altitude Zoo (2.9 km) is also an attraction among the tourists. It is a natural beauty, unique in all respects! It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Kainchi

Kainchi Dham is situated in the village of Nainital (Bhowali). You can reach it easily by taking a taxi or a bus from Nainital to Almora, which is 71 km away. This place is located 17 km from Nainital on the road of Almora. The nearest railroad is Kathgodam, 37 km from here. And the nearest airport is the airport of Pantnagar.

Best time to visit Kainchi

During every time of year, Kainchi Dham Temple welcomes its devotees. The summer weather has always been wonderful, making it a pleasant time for tourists and devotees. The winters here are very absolutely gorgeous until you experience the wonderful beauty of snow-capped summits in temperatures less than 0 degrees. 

But the Monsoon can be slightly tricky due to its jammed roads and heavy downpour, but the most fascinating appearance of this place is the purely natural shape of all colors after the rain washes. Another reason to visit this place in the monsoon is Pratishtha Divas which is celebrated on 15th June every year.

10.Nainital Zoo

Lying in the magnificent ranges of the Himalayas, the mention of the Uttarakhand State is found in the Vedic books and in the time of the Mahabharata. Nainital is the judicial capital of the ‘Land of Gods’. One of the most famous attractions of the hill station, situated on the Sher Ka Danda hill at a height of 2,100m or 6900 ft above sea level, established in 1984 is the Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo or Nainital zoo.

Being home to numerous endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Sambar, Tibetan Wolves, Leopard Cat, Barking Deer, Japanese Macaque, and the Himalayan bear and also a humongous species of birds like Golden Pheasant, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Kalij Pheasant, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Steppe Eagle, Hill Partridge, White Peafowl, Blossom Headed Parakeet and Red Junglefowl.

Things to do in Nainital Zoo

Most of the tourists experience the zoo as a paradise for animals. Animals are seen in their most natural form and the environment. It’s hilly terrain so tourists get a trekking experience while sightseeing the zoo. Also, several official merchandise are available for preserving the heavenly moments there with your friends and family. 

The specialty of the place that makes it worth remembering is the fauna of numerous species of leopards. Many bird watchers travel to the zoo to view the rarest species of birds. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Nainital Zoo

Direct cabs and buses from Dehradun and Delhi are available to reach Nainital. Many travelers reach there by train, till Kathgodam Railway Station and after that a cab or bus via road. The nearest airport to Nainital is Pantnagar, which is 65 km far. No private cabs or cars are allowed to enter the zoo. A shared shuttle has to be taken from mall road 2km far, to enter the zoo.

Best time to visit Nainital Zoo

The place is always in its natural habitat so you can enjoy the wildlife at any time, throughout the year. But, awareness events are arranged on some of the days that are visited by a large number of tourists, World environment day( 5th June), Wildlife week( 1st to 7th October), Ozone layer conservation day(16th September).

11.Naina Devi Temple

The temple is created from marble and looks simply magnificent. The doors of the first door are overlaid by silver on which beautiful figures of deities have been carved out. The door of the main temple is also overlaid by silver and has pictures of Lord Sun and other Gods on it. The main temple has three stone statues.

Ropeway:

It is established by a company from Kolkata and also known as “Rajju Marg”. One can take cable cars from this place to reach Bhavan. There are approximately 20 cable cars here with an approximate fare of Rs. 35 for one side. 

It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Naina Devi Temple

BIRDS WATCHING:

It gives a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges including Nanda Devi (7,816m), mountains on the Tibetan border, and a bird’s eye view of the entire Nainital. A very good trekking spot. A walk to the peak might be tiring, Otherwise, if you are an avid trekker then this trek is your challenge. 

Once at the peak, a different world will welcome you here. A bird’s eye view of the town below, the lake, the hills surrounding it, all looks like one big picture to your eyes. Now the other view, from here you see the snow-laden peaks of Bandarpunch to the entire range till Api and Nari peaks in Nepal. 

It’s a panoramic view, the feeling is that of capturing the sight in your eyes forever. On a clear day, a wide range of the snow-clad Himalaya is visible and one can have a bird’s-eye view of Nainital.

How to reach Naina Devi temple

Rail :

Kathgodam Railway Station is the closest railhead to reach Naina Devi Temple (35 km). Trains from Delhi and other metro cities are easily available to reach the railhead. Tourists can get taxis and buses from the railway station to reach the temple, it’s very enjoyable for 10 minutes before reaching Nina temple.

Best time to visit Naina Devi temple

The best time to visit the Naina Devi Temple is during the Navratri from September to October, Shravani Mela from July to August, and Chaitra Mela from March to April.

A four-day Tirtha yatra is celebrated in April when people from different parts of the world attend the yatra. Also on Shravan Ashtami, a big fair is held annually at this temple.

12.St. John’s Wilderness Church

St John’s the wilderness is a beautiful church in Nainital and is one of the most visited tourist spots here. It is situated in the wonderful setting of Nainital and it perfectly captures the essence of the history of this place. This church was built in the 1800s and was named by a Bishop from Calcutta after he spent some time here. 

The beauty and peace over here are going to calm you and give relief from all the hustle of the daily chores of life. The beautiful architecture adds to the amazing experience and makes this place one of those locations that you can’t afford to miss during your trip to Nainital. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in St. John’s Wilderness Church

After reaching, you can check out the wonderful architecture of the church and the rich history of the beautiful place, visit this place during the time of prayer service you can have a new experience. Take a tour of the cemetery that this place holds as a token of honor to the people who lost their lives due to a terrible landslide. 

You can also try to experience the amazing prayer service held at this church and click wonderful pictures outside the church and its surroundings that add to the serenity and peace of the location.

How to reach St. John’s Wilderness Church

This beautiful church is located on Mannital Road. So you can take a train to Nainital. This Church is just 2 km from Nainital and so one can always find a bus to reach this place. People can also rent a cab and visit the church if it suits them.

Best time to visit St. John’s Wilderness Church

There’s no such specific time to visit the church as you can enjoy the beauty every day of the year but you can have the best experience of enjoying the beauty of Nainital from March to June for the best experience.

13.Binayak

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” said Lao Tzu, and if you wished to end this journey then Binayak is the place. Simply speaking Binayak is quite literally a paradise on Earth. Timeless, amorous, and beautiful beyond words. 

With a pacifying lake, Binayak ideally surrounded by vast mountains guarding in the backdrop (from which the place gets its name), the town offers a sense of tranquility amongst the chaos of our lives. 

If your imagination can guide you to a picture-perfect hill station, a village right from the movies and tales, with mountains, lush green meadows, and natural hideouts then Binayak, a small town situated in the heart of Uttarakhand, India is a place custom made for you.

Things to do in Binayak

Every season in Binayak opens a new window of opportunities for travelers. If you are visiting Binayak during the winter season, venturing on the hiking and cycling trails are the best ways to explore the scenic landscapes of Binayak. Also, the Gondola cable car ride offering an aerial view of the valley and mountains, helps you dive into the beauty of Binayak. 

While the winter season makes Binayak a popular skiing and hiking destination, the summer season offers some of the most enchanting treks in the country. Visit the picturesque island in Lake Binayak and witness the artistic side of Binayak at Vibhasa Heritage gallery. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Binayak

Binayak is accessible throughout the year and the major mode of transportation is by road. Binayak lacks direct connectivity but you can always catch a flight to Shimla airport and then take a bus or hire a taxi as per your convenience. The above method can also be applied by those traveling by train as the nearest Railway station is also located in Shimla.

Best time to visit Binayak

This charming little village is soothing throughout the year with travelers harvesting new opportunities every upcoming season. If you prefer pleasant warm days accompanied by outdoor activities then April to October is the best time to visit. If you are seeking a snow-laden holiday destination, then Binayak should be visited between November and February.

14.Binsar

Without any doubt, we all have dreams to see the Himalayas in our lifetime. So during the current Quarantine period, we are bringing to you one of the most scenic spots in the Himalayas called Binsar. Binsar is located at an altitude of 2420 m. It is located 95 km from Nainital. This place is very popular to offer Majestic views and breathtaking views of the greatest Himalayan mountains. 

This place is filled with breathtaking hiking trails with mountain ranges such as Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling, and Panchchuli. Most importantly this place is also famous to offer some of the scenic sunset and sunrise views. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Binsar

Most importantly, this place is filled with heaven on earth. Every place you visit here is a scenic destination in itself. Bisnar is most famous for its wildlife sanctuary. Without any doubt, this wildlife sanctuary should be your first place to visit. In addition to this, a place filled with mountain ranges like Bisnar offers a perfect opportunity for hiking and trekking trails. according to us here are the four places you must visit once you are in Binsar

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Zero-point Binsar

Bineshwar Mahadev Temple

Khali Estate Binsar

How to reach Binsar

Pantnagar is the nearest airport from Binsar which is about 127 kilometers

Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to reach Binsar which is about 120 kilometer

Almora is the nearest major city which is about 96 kilometers away from Binsar. However, Delhi is about 410 kilometers far from Binsar.

Best time to visit Binsar

Summers is the most perfect and ideal time to visit Binsar, to enjoy its perfect beauty of nature and mountain ranges filled with snow and ice glazing and shining under the sunshine.

15.Naukuchiatal

There is a cluster of activities you can do here like boating in Naukuchiatal, can visit the nearby destinations like Bhimtal Lake(Bhimtal), Jungliagoan- perfect spot for photography, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Hanuman Temple/Vaishno Devi, Almora, Sat Tal, Haldwani or Ranikhet. You can also do fishing which charges ₹50 per rod.

There aren’t a lot of shopping options in Naukuchiatal except few art emporiums or local markets. If shopping is on your itinerary, then you can visit nearby Nainital. Being a small place, it does not have many eating stops, mostly is served at the places you are staying. Almost all the cuisines are available, but North Indian food is dominant.

Things to do in Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal is a place which is well connected by air, rail and road. The closest station is Kathgodam which is 44 km away and the closest airport is Pant Nagar, situated some 74 km away from the hill station. The state-owned buses (UPSRTC) and private buses run regularly from Uttarakhand and its neighboring states. You can easily access this hill station from Nainital, Almora, Kathgodam via bus or taxi. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal is perfect for the weekends, warm summer (March to June) but pleasantly whereas, the cool breeze in the evening can lift your spirits. During the Monsoon season (September) the village faces moderate rainfall with a hint of newness and greenery in the environment. 

However, it is best advised to avoid traveling during monsoon. The Winter season (extends up to February) is cool, ranging from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Best time to visit Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal is perfect for the weekends, warm summer (March to June) but pleasantly whereas, the cool breeze in the evening can lift your spirits. During the Monsoon season (September) the village faces moderate rainfall with a hint of newness and greenery in the environment. However, it is best advised to avoid traveling during monsoon.

The Winter season (extends up to February) is cool, ranging from 0 to 20 degrees Celsius.

16.Jeolikot

In the heavenly abode of Gods, The Dev Bhoomi lies a beautiful destination for visionary travelers and lost souls: Jeolikot.

At a height of 1219 meters from sea level in the district of Nainital, Uttarakhand.

“The Gateway to Naini Lake” , the name locals have given it, is in itself awe-inspiring. Be it the statuesque structures from the colonial era or the picturesque scenes of the Himalayas, this place is no less than a living fable. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Jeolikot

Places of Interest

Cottages & Bungalows

Jeolikot is home to simplicity dating back to the times of British rule. One such example is the Cottage of a retired British General Warwick Sahib. Another one being the bungalow of Napoleon Bonaparte’s Granddaughter; who came to this part of the country, fell in love and decided to reside here.

Kilbury Road & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

The Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is another beautiful place to visit less than half an hour from Jeolikot. The road adjoining the area is one of the most beautiful sceneries for photography lovers.

Nainital, the city housing Naini Lake, and the mall road is 9 km from Jeolikot & Kathgodam a placid rural settlement, 16 km from Jeolikot.

How to reach Jeolikot

Jeolikot is well connected by roadways and Airways. It takes an hour from Delhi to Jeolikot by air. The sincere efforts of the government in building National Highways and roads made Jeolikot accessible by road in a matter of 7 hours from Delhi.

Buses ply from Nainital to Jeolikot, though there might be a dearth of direct ones from Delhi. One can change from Nainital.

Best time to visit Jeolikot

Time of the year

The best time to visit Jeolikot is between March and June as the weather is pleasant it becomes a great escape from the city’s unbearable heat. Though it is accessible throughout the year, even winters can be fun in the snow.

17.Uttarkashi

Hey! Are you looking for help in planning your trip? Uttarkashi is a holy town of Uttarakhand. The district is naturally situated on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, at an altitude of 1158 meters above sea level and between the mountains. 

Uttarkashi is primarily known for a town surrounded by temples particularly of Lord Shiva, and also extremely interesting adventure places for all the age type tourists in India. Uttarkashi has nearby other tourist destination spots like 145 km away from Rishikesh, Dehradun, Himachal Pradesh, and few others.

Things to do in Uttarkashi

When we talk about religious tourist places Uttarkashi is definitely on the parents’ list. The same goes for youngsters in terms of sightseeing, trekking, camping, and adventure activities.

Religious Places: Vishwanath Temple, Gangotri Temple, Yamunotri Temple, Shani Temple, Pokhu Devta Temple, and many more. 

But the popular one Vishwanath is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Places for Youngster/Middle Age: Harsil for trekking, Dayara Bugyal snow-capped mountains, Gangotri, Maneri Dam, Telu Mountain, Ganga Cleaning Triathlon Expedition, Skiing in Auli, Tungnath, Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Harki Doon Valley, and many more. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Uttarkashi

It doesn’t matter which side of India or other poles you travel from the nearest airport to Uttarkashi is Jolly Grant, Dehradun 162 km away. The closest railway station to the place is Rishikesh of around 145 km. The road to Uttarkashi is well connected to Rishikesh, Dehradun, Haridwar, and other major towns of the state.

Best time to visit Uttarkashi

My personal experience and many of the friends staying in Delhi say in the summer between April to June is the best time before the rain starts or also in September and October. I’m a summer person and found pleasant weather cool while winters can be extremely cold at high altitude.

18.Ranikhet

Ranikhet is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Uttarakhand. The literal meaning of the word Ranikhet is Queen’s meadow and it is said that Raja Sudhardev fell in love with his queen Padmini, who afterward started residing there naming the place Ranikhet. It reflects the beauty of the Himalayas. 

The place was developed by the Britishers, and it used to be the headquarter of the Kumaon region. Now, it has become a hub for education and a seasonal tourist spot. The forest of pine, oak, Deodar forest along with the existence of different wildlife adds to the charm. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Ranikhet

The best relaxing activity in Ranikhet is to go for a long walk to enjoy the beauty of nature. Army holiday home, AMU guest house, Jhula Devi temple, and the Chaubatia Orchard are some of the popular places. Please try our fun activities like trekking, golfing, fishing. Our sight-seeing recommendation will be Ashiyana Park, Bhalu dam, Haidakhan Babaji Temple, Majkhali village, Upat golf course. 

Golu China region close to Majkhali village gives you the opportunity of paragliding.

How to reach Ranikhet

If you are planning to reach Ranikhet by Air then Pantnagar is the nearest airport, from there you can hire a cab and directly reach Ranikhet. Ranikhet is approximately 75 km away from Kathgodam railway station. Direct buses are available from Delhi, Kathgodam, Nainital, and cab facilities are also available.

Best time to visit Ranikhet

Ranikhet is an all-season destination for the tourist but it is most pleasant in summers. March to June is the most advisable timing because in the monsoon there can be average to heavy rainfall. People who want to experience snowfall will love Ranikhet in the winters ( October –February).

19.Naini lake

Uttarakhand is a state with a collection of beauty. Not only Indians, but many famous writers from across the world have enjoyed and written about its nature in their books. Naini Lake is the most visited center of attraction of the hill station of Nainital in Uttarakhand. 

The alluring beauty of the place surrounded by massive and mesmerizing snow-covered mountains make the place a holiday spot for all. Nainital has pleasant weather all year long, making it an ideal place to visit. The flora and fauna in and around the lake is a great place of attraction for nature lovers. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Naini lake

Lake has facilities for boat rides. It takes almost half an hour to tour the center of the lake and back. It gives a refreshing and rejuvenating experience and one also enjoys the greens around the lake along with the ride. There is an annual yachting competition held in June in the lake for those who love a little adventure. 

The surroundings and the ambiance near the lake are ideal for picnicking with friends and family. Ropeway ride in Nainital gives a spellbinding aerial view of the lake. The famous Naina Devi temple is nearby the lake and a must-visit when in Nainital.

How to reach Naini lake

Naini Lake is situated in Mall Road in Nainital. Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Nainital with a travel distance of 25km. If traveling by air, the nearest airport to Nainital is Pantnagar, approximately 70 km from Nainital. If one fancies traveling by road, buses are available from Delhi and Kathgodam to Nainital on a daily basis. Private cab or share taxi is also available from Kathgodam.

Best time to visit Naini lake

The best time to visit the city is between March to June during the summers. Nainital does not have too much heat and high roasting degrees which makes it an ideal place to escape from the blistering heat of the plains. If one is interested in knowing the culture and festivities of different communities, winters are best to visit Nainital which hosts Kumaon festivals at that time of the year.

20.Sariyatal

Sariyatal is among the various pools of Kumaon run. The water of the stream is freezing. This Lake is named Sarita Tal which is nearly 6kms away from Nainital while in transit to Kaladhungi. The lake is a man-made lake made to build up a delightful place of interest. 

Sariyatal is a delightful spot to enjoy with your loved ones in isolation getting a charge out of the excellence of nature. It is additionally mainstream for the Himalayan Botanical Garden which is an exploration place other than being a herbarium and a butterfly park. It has Paddle Boating and water spots. Sariyatal is a perfect spot for nature darlings and photographers. It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

Things to do in Sariyatal

1. You can go for a walk around the lake and appreciate nature. There are additionally a couple of boats for visitors where the best point of view originates from outside the lake. 

2. For adventurous people out there, try your hands at water zorbing over the beautiful turquoise waters of the lake. The costs are Rs. 150 for every adult and Rs. 100 for each kid during the seasons. 

3. Enjoy an expert photography meeting as this spot offers an appealing background for those completely flawless minutes. 

4. Visiting the Botanical Garden is the most attractive spot which is well known to experience the flora of this place and it is one of the essential research places for researchers and specialists. The entire garden is run and overseen by Uttarakhand Forest Department.

How to reach Sariyatal

Sariyatal is well associated with roadways and local taxis. If you are traveling to Nainital by Kaladhungi road, it’s around 26km on the way to Nainital and 6km from Nainital on the way to Kaladhungi. On the off chance that in case you are going by train, Sariyatal Lake is 33 km away from the Kathgodam Railway Station. 

Local Cabs are accessible from the station to reach Sariyatal Lake. On the off chance that you are going via air, Pantnagar air terminal is the closest air terminal to Sariyatal Lake, situated a ways off of 67 km. You can take a taxi or buses from that point to Sariyatal Lake through NH 109.

Best time to visit Sariyatal

Sariyatal Lake keeps up its charm and calm all over the year. You can visit in any month with blossoming greenery during July to September, for cold and chilly climate and snowfall from October to January. February, March, and April are very wonderful and most frequented for a very long time by visitors.

21.Mussoorie

Located in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India lies Mussoorie or better known as the queen of hills. This picturesque hill station is located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas overlooking the lush Doon valley.

A colonial hilltop, Mussoorie boasts of some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the country while still maintaining a perfect balance between the serenity of the mountains and the convenience of a metro.

Through the years, this town has undergone a plethora of construction renovations but its integrity remains intact. Despite the ever-increasing hustle-bustle and tourist influx, Mussoorie has some of the most isolated and jaw-dropping natural waterfalls, gardens, lakes, and valleys making it an adventurer’s paradise.

Things to do in Mussoorie

For the explorer within you that strives to get away from the monotony of a busy life, Mussoorie offers some hidden gems among which the lesser-known are Chaar Dukan( Perfect for trekkers looking to get away from the crowd which also happens to serve the most amazing Lemon ginger tea one could ever hope to taste), Cloud’s End( for breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas), Kempty falls( ideal for a serene dip after a long and tiring trek). 

For the Foodie in you, Mussoorie has hundreds if not thousands of options. Some must-visit eating joints are Lovely’s cheese omelet (famous for its scrumptious cheese omelet), Emily Café, Chic Chocolate ( the creamiest shakes you’ll ever taste). It is voted as one of the best places to visit in Nainital by Tourzop.

How to reach Mussoorie

The Dehradun railway station is located at a 36-kilometer distance from this iconic town. A vast number of trains from different parts of the country including Delhi, Kolkata, Jammu, and Punjab Serve this station. Upon reaching the railway station, visitors have plenty of government as well as private taxis available at their disposal.

Best time to visit Mussoorie

The perfect time to travel to Mussoorie would have to be the summer season as it offers a respite from the scorching sun. This is also the peak season, so you should expect a jam-packed Mussoorie. 

On the other hand, if you like your privacy and isolation, the best time would be the winters around November and December as the tourist numbers are at their lowest and you might get to witness snowfall if you get your timing right.

The list of best places to visit in Nainital in the year 2021 has been updated keeping in mind the choice of the travelers post covid19. Tourzop suggests these 25 best places to visit in Nainital curated with the help of top travel experts and bloggers. We are open to suggestions from you and the winner for the best suggestion will get a free trek from Tourzop, please contribute your choices for the best places to visit in Nainital.

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