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Nainital , the Blue Heaven is a part of Kumaun Division in the state of Uttaranchal. It lies in the outer Himalayan Mountain Range. The town is the administrative headquarter of the district of the same name. The town is famous for its scenic mountainous views and is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Visit theotherhome.com to make your trip to Nainital visit.

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Nainital tour

  1. 1. NAINITAL A Blue Heaven
  2. 2. Nainital
  3. 3. FACTS ABOUT NANITAL
  4. 4. Nainital is a part of Kumaun Division in the state of Uttaranchal. It lies in the outer Himalayan Mountain Range. The town is the administrative headquarter of the district of the same name. The town is famous for its scenic mountainous views and is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Location of Nainital Nainital lies at an elevation of 6,837 feet (2,084 meters). It is nestled in a basin which houses a lagoon with the form of a pear. The perimeter of the water body or lagoon is around two miles and it is bordered by a number of peaks. Geographic and Topographic Aspects : The mean elevation of the town is 6,837 feet (2,084 meters). Geographically, the town can be divided into two parts – Mallital and Tallital. Mallital is the northern side of the lake and Tallital is the southern fringes of the lake. Climate : Summers: Min: 17 C , Max : 27 C Winters: Min: -3 C, Max: 15 C Area: 5 sq miles or 11.73 km2 Population: The town featured a population of 38,559, which is reported by the census conducted in 2011. Most of the people belong to the Kumaoni community.
  5. 5. TOURISM IN NAINITAL Nainital is a hill town situated in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated at an height of 1938 meters. Nainital tourism offers the visitor a memorable stay anytime of the year. It is one of the most prominent hill resorts in the Indian subcontinent. Nainital tourism flourishes during the summer months i.e from April to Nov, when visitors from the plains come to Nainital to escape the blazing heat of the Indian summer. Nainital tourism provides for boating and yachting in Naina lake, Beautiful sight seeing and places. Fishing is also permitted with prior permission from the local authorites.
  6. 6. LAKES Naini lake Sattal Khurpatal Naukuchiatal SPIRITUALITY Ghodakhal Temple Naina Devi Temple Hanumangarhi ROMANCE Lover’s Point Naini lake Snow View HERITAGE Gurney house Governor House Sherwood college Aries Tiffin Top WILDLIFE GB Pant High altitude zoo Corbett National park Binsar wildlife sanctuary
  7. 7. LAKES
  8. 8. Naini Lake It is a natural freshwater lake, of tectonic origin, located amidst Nainital city of Uttarakhand. It is lunar-shaped and has an outlet at the southeastern end. Naini Lake is one of the four lakes in Kumaon hills, the three other being Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchiyatal Lake. It’s a major tourist attraction. Khurpa Tal Literally Trowel Lake, is an attractive lake about 10 km by road from Nainital at an altitude of 1,635 m. It is popular with anglers and is surrounded by terraced fields (or farms), from which it presumably gets its name.
  9. 9. Bhimtal Lake - Situated 22 km from the city center, it is the biggest lake of Nainital. The lake, which is larger than Naini Lake, is at an altitude of 1,370 m. There is an island in the lake with a popular restaurant on it. There is also a 17th century temple complex, the Bhimeshwar, alongside a 40 ft (12 m) high dam at one end of the lake.
  10. 10. Sattal: Literally Seven Lakes, is at a distance of about 23 km from Nainital . It is a cluster of small interconnected lakes in the midst of an old oak forest. On approaching Sattal, the first lake encountered is the Nal-Damyanti Lake; next it is the Panna lake; and finally there is a cluster of three lakes: Ram, Laxman, and Sita lakes. Naukuchia Tal: Literally, Nine-Cornered Lake, is 26 km from Nainital and 4 km from Bhimtal. The lake is almost 1 km long, 0.5 km wide and approximately 40 m deep. It is the deepest of the lakes in the greater Nainital area. According to legend, if one takes in all nine corners in one glimpse, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke.
  11. 11. SPIRITUALITY
  12. 12. Nanda Devi Temple : The temple is named after Naina Devi (another name for Sati) as the word ―Naina‖ is synonymous to Sati’s Eyes.The temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. This religious place of worship lies on the northern banks of the Naini lake. Inside the temple, devotees have darshan of three deities. On the extreme left, is Maa Kali Devi, the centre representing two netras or eyes is Maa Nanda Devi and to the right is idol of Lord Ganesh.
  13. 13. Hanumangarhi : It is located at an altitude 1,951m. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman and he is depicted tearing open his chest to reveal Rama and Sita in his heart. Hanuman Garhi is also known for its spectacular views of the setting sun. Ghorakhal: It is at the height of more than 2000 mts. It is situated near Bhowali. The famous Golu Devta temple is surrounded by bells.
  14. 14. St. John in the Wilderness: Established in the ancient period of 1844, St John’s Church in the Wilderness is located on the northern end of Nainital, also referred to as Mallital. This church is situated close to the Naina Devi Temple. The story as per the pages of history dates back to the year 1844 when the Bishop of Calcutta, Daniel Wilson, had come on a visit to lay the foundation of the church. Since he fell ill, he had to rest in an unfinished house near the forest. Thus the church was named as St. John in the Wilderness Church. This church is a memorial for the victims of the 1880 landslide; the names of the victims are inscribed on a brass plaque.
  15. 15. ROMANCE
  16. 16. Lover’s Point: Lover’s Point and Suicide Point are two nearby viewpoints in Nainital which are famous for the scenic views they provide. The Lovers Point is genuinely romantic and extremely appreciated by couples in love. Liked and frequented by tourists because of their beauty and height, it is however unfortunate that few people have killed themselves by jumping off Suicide Point. Nonetheless, the view from Suicide Point is no less exciting than the one from Lovers Point.
  17. 17. Snow View: It is situated at an altitude of 2,270 and located atop the Sher-ka-danda Ridge, is easily reachable by cable car. Charges for cable car is Rs. 150 per person, Rs. 75 for child for stay for one hour at the point. Timings are 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. On a clear day, it offers spectacular views of the snowbound high Himalaya, including Naina Devi, Nanda Kot. The best time of the year for viewing the mountains is late October and November. It’s very famous among young couples and children.
  18. 18. HERITAGE
  19. 19. Governor’s House (Raj Bhavan): Formerly, Government House was built in 1899 and designed in the Victorian Gothic domestic style. Currently, Raj Bhavan is the official guest house for the governor of Uttarakhand and for visiting state guests. The complex consists of a two- storied mansion with 113 rooms, a large garden, a swimming pool, and golf links. Obtaining prior permission is must for visiting.
  20. 20. Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat): This terraced hill top (2,292 m) is a stonework picnic perch on Tiffin in memory of an English lady Mrs. Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air crash. It is a short trek of about 3 kms from Nainital and provides excellent view of the Himalayas and the town. You can Visit this Place By Horseback Or On foot. For visiting this popular tourist spot, you need to go by car and reach Sherwood College. Gurney House: The former residence, of Jim Corbett,, is located on Aryapatta Hill. It is a private residence but is open to visitors as a museum of Corbett memorabilia.
  21. 21. Four schools from the British period continue to exist today:  Sherwood College, established 1869  All Saints' College, established 1869  St. Mary's Convent High School established 1878  St. Joseph's College established 1888 ARIES (State Observatory) The 50-year old State Observatory at Nainital was reborn in 2004 as ARIES, the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences. In 1961 it was moved to its present location from Varanasi—Manora Peak (1,951 m) —a few km south of the Nainital town. ARIES's main objective is to provide national optical observing facilities for research in astronomy, astrophysics, and the atmospheric sciences.
  22. 22. WILDLIFE
  23. 23. • Corbett National park Corbett is considered one of India’s finest wild life sanctuaries. Corbett is famous for its remarkable variety of wild life species notably tigers, elephants, Leopards, chausingha or four horned antelopes including some 110 tree species, 50 mammals' species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. Major attractions in Jim Corbett National Park are: grasslands- ideal for viewing deer and other wild lives, located by the Ramganga reservoir. Gharial is a species that can be seen on the banks of the Ramganga reservoir. • Binsar Wildlife Sanactuary The wildlife observed here includes Goral, Leopards, Chital, Musk deer, Jungle cat, Black bear, flying squirrels and many more. It is the home of over 200 species of birds Binsar is a small town about 33 Km north of the Almora district and famous for its own small but special wildlife habitat surrounded by beautiful and quiet destination rich with dense forests like Tits, woodpeckers, parakeets, blackbirds and eagles.
  24. 24. Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo: Opened in 1994, it is one of the two High altitude Zoo in India. It houses various Phesants e.g. Kaleej Phesant etc.; high altitude endangered Mammals like Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopard, Goat Antelope- Ghooral and Serao etc. The animals are according to their habitat altitude, e.g. Snow Leopard is kept on the highest point.
  25. 25. ADVENTURE
  26. 26. Some of the adventures sports in Nainital include trekking, river rafting, sailing, yachting, sky diving, Canoeing, , and rock climbing. If you want to be in the shoes of a bird and want to fly, then paragliding is a great option. You can also have a glance at the enthralling beauty of Nainital from the sky. These sports are not only thrilling but they also help you to go beyond your set limits. Such activities are great confidence boosters and fear removers.
  27. 27. THINGS TO BUY
  28. 28. THE MALL: Most of the shopping is centralized around the Mall area. Shop for woolens - shawls and sweaters at Bohtia Bazaar. Candles are another item which are sold in Nainital and most tourist carry back a few - these are best bought at the Mall. Nainital is also known for wooden decorative items.
  29. 29. FAMOUS DANCES Traditional songs and Dances Musical instruments like the Hurka, Turturi and Dhol are played by the people. Dances like the Chholia Nritya, a traditional war dance with a sword and shield, the Jhora, a group dance. Folk songs are usually devotional and have heroic mythological themes.
  30. 30. CUISINE • Traditional food consists of Kheer, Singhal, Poori, Pua, Bada, Kapa made of Palak, Raita, Khatai etc. • The other typical kumouni foods are Chudkani & Bhattiya made of bhatt & Soya been, Gautras made of Gahat, Jholee made from mattha. • The sweets involve Baal Mithai, Singaudi.
  31. 31. HOW TO REACH NAINITAL By Train (Railways) Kathgodam is the closest railhead and it is located at a distance of 35 km. Taxis are available from Kathgodam against fares of Rs. 250-300 to the town. In addition, you can avail shared taxis. The following trains carry passengers to Nainital: •Delhi to Kathgodam Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express •Delhi to Kathgodam Ranikhet Express •Dehradun-Kathgodam Express - Starts from Dehradun, passes through Haridwar, and stops at Kathgodam
  32. 32. By road Uttarakhand Roadways run regular bus services from Delhi. The buses start from The Interstate Bus Terminus in Anand Vihar. By car, getting to Nainital takes approximately 7 to 8 hours. From the national capital, travelers can take the NH 24, which links Delhi to Rampur through Hapur. The taxi fare from Delhi is approximately Rs.1,100-1,200. By Air As opposed to common concept, a flight to Nainital is the speediest means to arrive at the place. It takes around 2 hours to reach the Pant Nagar Airport. Kingfisher Airlines and Jagson Airlines are the two principal carriers that fly to Nainital.
  33. 33. DO’S AND DON’TS • Refrain from taking too much much of cash as the place is dotted with several ATM’s and major banks. • It is advisable to drive slowly in the hilly areas. • Abstain from indulging any kind of misbehaviour in the crowded place. • Nainital has five seasons and therefore do check the type of clothing . • It is mandatory to wear life jackets while taking any boat rides. • It is advisable to keep Identity Card to avoid any harrasment. • Avoid throwing cigarette buts hither and tither to avoid any accident in the dense forest and hills of Nainital. • Avoid parking any vehilce on the Mall Road as Mall Road is a no Parking area. • Swimming is banned in Nainital Lake. • Plastic Polythene Bags is banned in Nainital. • If traveling in May-June, the peak season, it is advisable to make reservation of hotel in advance.
  34. 34. Where To Stay Interiors are a taste full mix of high wooden ceilings; tinned roof and pinewood flooring that give the perfect feel of the classic mountain house. Decorating the halls and catching the eye of the visitor are the many fascinating art deco items that reflect the exotic and sophisticated taste of it’s owners from different times. Wordsworth Cottage Rewa Retreat, Bhowali is situated at an altitude of 1,750 meters. This is in a hamlet situated in the midst of the lake district of Nainital. It is the sole gateway into the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand on the Kathgodam, Ranikhet/ Almora Highway. There are 8 rooms in 3 different categories - Premier Rooms (Agra, Allahabad, Benares), Premier Studio Rooms (Cawnpore, Delhi) and Deluxe Suite (Gwalior, Jeypore, Almora). Know More About Nainital Resorts visit : http://www.theotherhome.com/properties/nainital.aspx Rewa Retreat
  35. 35. THANK YOU The Other Home www.theotherhome.com (Vacational Rental | Homestays | Outdoor Adventure) Tel: +91-11-65028027 / 26225380 Email : info@theotherhome.com (Travel Blog | Photo Blog)

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