is a glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic
natural spledour and varied natural resources . Dotted with lakes ,
Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India . The
most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake ringed by hills . Nainital
has a varied topography . Some of the important places in the
district are Nainital , Haldwani , Kaladhungi , Ramnagar , Bhowali ,
Ramgarh , Mukteshwar , Bhimtal , Sattal and Naukuchiatal .
Nainital’s unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a
romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature.
Nainital is referred to in the ‘Manas Khand’ of the ‘Skanda Purana’
as the Tri-Rishi-Sarovar,the lake of the three sages ,Atri,Pulastya
and Pulaha who were reputed to have arrived here on a penitential
piligrimage, and, finding no
to quench their thirst dug a hole and siphoned water into it from
Mansarovar the sacred lake in Tibet.
The Second important mythological reference to Nainital is as one of
64 ‘Shakti Peeths’.These centres were created wherever parts of
charred body of Sati fell ,when Lord Shiva was carrying around her
corpse in grief .It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell
here and this gave rise to patron deity of town Nainital . It is
said that the lake is formed in the emerald eye shape . Naina Devi
temple is located at the northern end of the lake . Thus name of
Nainital derivated from Naina and the tal (Lake).
Nainital- Best Time to Visit
Nainital is an
ideal escape from the heat and dust of the plains. So the best time
to visit Nainital are the summer months from March to June. You can
also visit Nainital during September-October.
Nainital- Where to Stay
Nainital has a number of hotels that are fully equipped with all the
modern facilities. To suit the need of every traveller, the hotels
and lodges at Nainital range from high end to budget hotels.
Nainital- Fairs and Festivals
Festivals are the great time to tour Nainital. There are a number of
fairs and festivals that take place in Nainital. In September a
festival takes place in the honor of Naina Devi, it is one of the
most important festivals in Nainital. Kumaon Festival is held in the
month of October and November.
Nainital is located in the state of Uttaranchal and is about 277
kilometres from Delhi. Hill Resorts in India outlines the important
information on Nainital.
Fast Facts :
11.73 sq km
1938 m above sea level
Hindi, Kumaoni, English
Hinduism (75.80%), Islam (15.23%),
Sikhism(8.43%), Others (0.54%)