Nainital is a all time favoured summer vacation destination of many from across India. If you are thinking whether to visit this scenic hill station this summers or not please read on. We bring you 9 amazing things about Nainital tour that will make you want to go and explore this place all over again.
1. Enjoy a Secluded Stay
Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill station in India and it attracts tourists from all over the country specially so in summers when the weather is pleasant and nice. Despite being such a popular place there are some lovely cottages, resorts and villas in and around Nainital that offers you with seclusion and privacy , allowing you to enjoy the most of both world- a humdrum life in the town and a secluded stay by the mountains. These cottages surrounded by hills and forest are a great summer hideout!
2. Enjoy Trekking Through the Hills of Nainital
Go trekking in and around the hills of Nainital, discover the charm of Ranikhet or visit Sattal. Sattal or the “Seven Lakes” is a group of seven freshwater lakes near Nainital. You can go trekking to explore the stunning valleys near Sattal. The nearby hills are home to beautiful pine and oak trees untouched by urbanisation of the region.
3. Explore the Hidden Walking Trails
Take a 9 km hike to Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve. Its home to more than 200 species of birds (you can spot maximum number of birds in summers and just after the rains) Depending on your fitness and comfort levels, you can trek to Naina Peak and get the most mesmerizing views ever. Hikes to Camel’s Back, Kilbury and Hanuman Garhi too offer great views.
4. An amazing place to learn and enjoy Kayaking and Canoeing
Just 19 kms away from Nainital is Naukuchital, a perfect spot with a huge lake, for all kinds of water sports like kayaking, canoeing and even water zorbing. You can also try out kayaking in Sattal lake and Naini Lake one of the finest freshwater lakes of India. Kayaking and water zorbing are best enjoyed in summers when the waters are not freezing cold.
5. Go Rock Climbing
Hone your rock climbing skills at Nainital Mountaineering Club (NTMC) . It offers 7 day basics course of abseiling, bouldering, climbing, scrambling and river – crossing with all the latest equipment and expert teachers. Best Time for Rock Climbing : March to June. September to November.
6. Enjoy Most amazing Food
There are some hidden joints in Nainital that offer the most amazing food. For a lovely meal and some delightful confections at the Sakley’s Restaurant and Pasrty Shop with an old colonial charm. The Sonam’s at the Tibetan market is the best place to try out some mouthwatering momos.
7. Shop Till You Drop
Nainital is an shopping a paradise. The Tibetan market here is The Place to shop to your heart’s content. Bargain and get the best discounts on jackets and winter clothes. Nainital is also known for its candles and hand made sweaters do pick up a few while you are here!
8. Visit Eco Cave Gardens
Eco Cave Gardens a perfectly manicured green garden with a musical fountain that operates only in May and June. There are six caves here that are great to explore. It is a group of interconnected natural caves, you need to crawl in to see a few of them!
9. Summers are the Best time To Sit by the Lake Side and Forget all the Stress.
Nothing compares to the feeling of sitting by the lake in Nainital and enjoying the sights. As evening falls it just gets all the more magical with the lights shimmering on the lake waters and the mountains casting a shadow all over. Sit on a roof top restaurant with a warm cup of coffee and the cool breeze caressing you..a perfect way to end the day!
While in Nainital you must take a boat ride on the Naini lake and walk on the mall road- these are few most touristy things to do but then that is the essence of this evergreen and enchanting hill station.