Apart from being the perfect destination to gain respite from the scorching summer temperatures of the plains, Nainital is a hill station with a difference. This place not only provides relaxation to the holidaymaker, but is a globetrotter’s dream destination. Nature study, breath taking views, sceneries, exploring the land of the great hunter Jim Corbett, picnicking on the hill top, boating on the lake, shopping -the possibilities are endless. Nainital has something for everybody and that is what makes sit special. Among the sight seeing places, Nainital presents the tourists with an unending list.
The list begins with the Naina Devi Temple located on the northern shore of the Lake. Next in prominence come the Church built in the year 1844 namely, St. John in the Wilderness. The beautiful Church was named thus by the then Bishop of Calcutta (Kolkata), Daniel Wilson. Among other notable places fall Snow View, a place to be accessed by cable car to catch some awesome glances of the Himalayas, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. After this, there is Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat on Ayarpatta hill, Naina Peak or Cheena peak and The Old Secretariat or the High Court of Uttarakhand. Gurney House, the former dwelling place of Jim Corbett on Ayarpatta Hill is also a place worthy of a visit.
Other places located in the outskirts of Nainital include the Jim Corbett National Park, Bhimtal Lake, the town of Mukteshwar, Sattal or the seven lakes and Khurpa Tal or the trowel lake.