Nainital

Nainital is a beautiful hill station. It is situated at the distance of 40 km from Kathgodam railway station. It is surrounded by mountains from three sides. It has a beautiful lake which is more than enough to rejuvenate you. It is believed that Nainital figures in some ancient myths of India. In the Manas Khand of the Skand Puranas, Nainital Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, hinting at the story of three sages (or rishis), Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who, upon finding no water in Nainital, dug a large hole at the location of the present day lake (sarovar = lake) and filled it with water from the holy lake Manasarovar in Tibet. According to lore, a dip in Naini Lake, “the lesser Manasarovar,” earns merit equal to a dip in the great lake.

Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a beautiful hill station blessed with nature and its natural excursions. Bhimtal got its name from the legendary mythical character of Mahabharata, Bhim. It is the largest lake in the district Nainital, measures 1701 meters by 265 meters. Due to its immense natural beauty, people from all over the world come here to explore the true meaning of Natural beauties. There are many government and private institutions in Bhimtal, including Tasar Regional Research Center (Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India), National Cold Water Fisheries Institute, Jan Sikshan Sansthan, Birla Institute of Applied Sciences (an Institute of Higher Technical Education), Kumoun University Campus (Faculty of Management, Pharmacy & Bio-Technology) and District Institute of Teachers |Education (DITE).

Sattal

Sattal

The group of seven lakes located between Nainital and Bhimtal known as Sattal. Nature has gifted all the beauties at this place. Sattal is an ecologically fragile mesotrophic group of lakes and under the impact of heavy environmental degradation. Extensive deforestation, dumping of non-biodegradable waste, uncontrolled urbanization of the catchments and nearby forest is harming the ecology of the area. This results in scanty rainfall, a decrease in the number of plant and animal species and rapid drying up of perennial springs. The lakes also suffer from a reduced oxygen content and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus. Poaching has eliminated many wild animals.

Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiyatal tourist place

Naukuchiatal is lovely lake. Located at an altitude of 1219m. It has nine corners and hence named Naukuchiatal. Naukuchiatal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The lake is 175 feet deep surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. It is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring. It is believed by the locals that whosoever sees all the nine corners of the lake at one shot, attains Nirvana. It is also believed that this lake was created after hard wordship(Hindi “tap”) of Brahmaji and a small temple dedicated to Brahmaji exist near the KMVN guesthouse. According to locals anyone performing a parikarma of the lake will be blessed by Brahmaji.

Ramgarh

Ramgarh is a small hill station and tourist destination on the way to Mukteshwar in Nainital district. This place is rich in orchards. An unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas from this place can be seen. Ramgarh is a small hill station and tourist destination on the way to Mukteshwar in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, India. This place is rich in orchards. An unobstructed view of the snow-capped ranges of the Himalayas from this place can be seen. The place was once the cantonment of the English army. The famous poets Rabindra Nath Tagore and social worker Narain Swami had established their ashrams over here.

Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple to Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute’s campus. Close to it lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below and Himalayas. Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple to Shiva, known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town, on the veterinary institute’s campus. Close to it lie the overhanging cliffs, locally known as Chauli-ki-Jali, used for rock climbing and rappelling, with an excellent view of the valleys below.

Ranikhet

Ranikhet tourist spot

Ranikhet is located at Distance of 90 Km from Kathgodam railway station. It gets its name from a local legend, which states that it was here, that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name, Ranikhet, though no palace exists in the area. Ranikhet, which means Queen’s meadow in Hindi, gets its name from a local legend, which states that it was here, that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name, Ranikhet,[1] though no palace exists in the area.

Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim corbett National park is oldest national park in India. It is frist and most famous national wild life park for tiger reserve project. it’s established in 1936. corbet national park is situated in Ramnagar in the district or the Nainital, Uttarakhand. Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. The park—named after the hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand the park acts as a protected area for the endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.

Pangot

Pangot tourist spot
Pangot is a village in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India, and a tourist destination at a height of 6,300 feet.Pangot is located about 13 km from Nainital. Pangot is a picturesque hamlet famous for its birds and jungles. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar.

Corbett Museum

Choti haldwani

The Corbett museum is one of the most captivating parts of the dense Corbett Reserve beautifully located in Kaladhungi and is positioned just 3 km away from its main town. The Kaladhungi location is ideally crisscrossed from Nainital via Khurtpal and the museum preposited here is the most featured sites for the tourists.The museum is actually a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the renowned hunter turned environmentalist who raised the value of wildlife conservation; and this magnificent museum brings the memory of the life and activities of the spectacular and distinguished person in the jungle of the Kumaon hills. A visit to the Corbett Museum is more meaningful and knowledgeable since one can learn the importance of wildlife.

Corbett fall

Corbett Fall

Corbett Falls is a scenic water fall and is surrounded by dense teak wood forest. This waterfall is cascading down from a height of 20 m in to a pool. Sound of the waterfall makes perfect melody with chippings of the birds. The fall is not very huge and bathing in the falls is no longer permitted, but the natural beauty around the place has to be enjoyed and appreciated.Corbett Waterfall can be reach by hiring taxi or bus from Kaladhungi or Ramnagar. Visitors have to take small trek of 1.5 km from main road to reach Corbett Falls or one has to drive from the main road on a very bumpy road till the parking area and then walk to the falls about 300 m away.

Kainchi Dham

Kainchi is a beautiful secluded mountain ashram located in the Kumoan Hills in Uttarakand. The first temple was inaugurated in June 1964. It is approximately 38 km from Naini Tal. Many hundreds of people visit the temples here every day, in season.Each year, during the famous June 15th bhandara, reportedly, more than one lakh (100,000) people are fed. Beautiful Gardens.Rules are strictly enforced and individuals staying at the ashram are required to participate in morning and evening arati. While the temples are open to everyone from 7am to 6pm in Winter, the ashram is closed for 4-5 months, because it becomes very cold.