Raj Bhavan

Historic Building in Nainital

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 of the grounds are available but the residence itself is only open when the governor is away.

On the grounds is a lovely 18-hole golf course (green fee men/women ₹800/100); club hire and caddies are available. A taxi to Raj Bhavan from Tallital should cost about ₹200 round trip, or you can hike 1km by trail.