Nainital attractions

Top Choice Lake in Nainital

Naini Lake

This pretty lake is Nainital’s centrepiece and is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva’s wife, Sati (naina is Sanskrit for eye) that fell to earth after her act of self-immolation. Boatmen will row you …
Historic Building in Nainital

Raj Bhavan

About 3km south of Tallital, this is the official residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand. Styled on Buckingham Palace, it’s a prime example of British Raj architecture, set among gardens, lawns and forests. Tours …
Viewpoint in Nainital

Snow View

A cable car runs up to the popular Snow View at 2270m, which (on clear days) has panoramic Himalayan views, including of Nanda Devi. The ticket office is at the bottom. At the top you’ll find the usual food, souveni…
Church in Nainital

St John's Church

Set in a peaceful grove above town, this church is one of the oldest buildings in Nainital, and exudes the atmosphere of another era.