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Scorching heat and rising temperature have already made us to start cursing the summers. Moreover, it is difficult to escape from a natural process of changing seasonal cycle. Furthermore, the monotonous working schedule requires us to live a robotic life where a cobweb of dull energies waits for us every minute. Undoubtedly, this is the only solution left to live a materialistic life.
Nevertheless, in this burdened life we can add seconds in this short span of time. You just have to swim with the idea of planning an outstation outing.To make your work easy we have below given a list of places to a hill station where you can sit and relax your worries. But before you pack your travel bags, let’s get familiar with place’s historical significance.
Historical background of Nainital
Nainital, commonly known as a lake district of India has interesting stories behind it.Although many historians have asserted their theories over the origination of Nainital. But the most accepted one belongs to the mythological story.Legends said that Goddess Parvati was very angry with her father King Daksha for not inviting her and Lord Shiva (her husband) to an occasion. She took it as an insult and jumped into the fire and became Sati. While the grieving Lord Shiva was carrying the dead body of her sati to Kailash Parbat, her left eye fell into the lake. Hence, the lake got its name Nainital as ‘Nain’ means ‘an eye’. It is also one of the 64 ‘Shakti Peeths’ in the country. Every shaktipeeth is a holy place where a body part of the Sati fell.
Adventurous places to visit
1. The Naina Peak
It is located at an altitude of 2,615 m (8,579 ft) and is the highest peak of Nainital which provides a challenge to the most avid trekkers.
FYI: The important note here is thatChina Peak Trek will be a day trek with the trained hikers who will take through the forests of rhododendrons, soaring deodars, and cypresses.
2. Snow view point
It is about 3 km away from the town and also accessible via a Cable Car/ Rope Way. It is best suited for those who wants to trek to the point and enjoy the views of snow-capped hills like Nanda Kot and Nanda Devi.
FYI: The stay is chargeable for each hour that you spend here and the point can be visited only between 10 am to 5 pm.
3. Tiffin Top
Perched at a height of 2290 meters, tiffin top also known as Dorothy Seat is a famous picnic spot in Nainital,Dorothy seat is a stone work perch on the Tiffin Top built in a memory of painter Dorothy Kellet.
FYI:You can visit Tiffin- Dorothy’s seat on foot by or by horseback.
4. Hanuman Garhi
It is about 3 kmsaway from Nainital and is situated to the south of Tallital. It is said the presiding deity of Hanuman Garhi is Hanuman, a devotee of Lord Rama, who is depicted in the image as opening his chest and revealing the images of Lord Ram and Sita Mata in his heart.
FYI: The best feature of Hanuman Garhi temple is that you don’t have to climb much to reach that place. Moreover, the place is quite famous for its strategic location that one can enjoy and mesmerize the sunset view.
5. Naini lake
The lake is a pear shaped, attracts lots of tourists who come and enjoy boating, yachting or paddling in the lake.
FYI: In the day, mirrored in its waters stand seven proud hills, dotted with pretty cottages and villas. This reflection alone holds one spell bound.
6. The mall road Nainital
A shopaholic’s paradise, one could stroll here for hours. The road has many street shops, shopping centers, banks, hotels, restaurants.
FYI: Traffic shall be strictly prohibited on Mall Road between 6-9 p.m during season. Only one way route from Tallital to Mallital for LMV is available for the tourists to visit.
A leisurely walk through the ThandiSadak would fetch the tourist a soothing sensation. This is the most alluring spot in this small hill station, which offers a cool ambience for a perfect walk.
FYI: It is to be kept in mind that ThandiSadak which is around 1 km road is meant only for pedestrians.
8. Nainital Zoo
Nainital Zoo is among the very well maintained Zoos in India.Nainital Zoo is among the very well maintained Zoos in India.
FYI: The entry fee for Adults Rs 30 and Children Rs 10. Camera fee is Rs 25 Fees. But for professional Video Camera isRs. 200.00
It is about 5 kms away from Nainital on the way to Kaladungi just below Sariyatal, (2100 MT). Waterfall is the beautiful tourist spot, waterfall looks refreshing as it splashes milky water through the rocks into a pool of water maing it is a must visit.
FYI: Entry of heavy traffic is prohibited during the months of May, June and October from 8 AM to 10.30 AM and 2.30 PM to 10.30 PM, light vehicles from 6.00 PM to 10.00 PM and cycle rickshaw from 6.00 PM to 9.00 PM. NOTE: A further tip is to take an addon package of Cobertt National Park, Ramnagar. Book it 45 days before and only Dhikala zone.
10. LandsEnd (Cliffs)
This place is about 4 kms away from town but it provides a magnificent view of the plains and the beautiful Khurpa Tal surrounded by beautiful village and pine forests.
FYI: The best feature of this spot is that one does not have to climb much and as the name suggests one feels on reaching the area that the end of the land has really come.
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