The Lake City, Nainital

The Lake City, Nainital

Nainital is famous for the Naini Lake where it is believed that Lord Shiva performed his tandava. The Naini peak or the China peak is the highest in Nainital with a height of 2611mts. Some of the other places of tourist interest are the Mall, now known as the Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. You can find restaurants, offices and hotels all located in the Mall. Nainital Zoo is a very important tourist spot where you can find rare species of snow leopard, steppe eagle and the Himalayan black bear. The Governor House of the Raj Bhavan with its sprawling gardens is one of the few Raj Bhavnas open for public viewing. Nainital’s latest attraction is the Eco Cave Garden where your children can learn about ecosphere.

Nainital is also famous for its various schools and research facilities. The Observatory or the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is located 9kms from Nainital on Manora Peak and is the center for astronomical studies and optical tracking of artificial satellites. It also proudly houses many renowned schools some from the British period. Important and famous schools in Nainital includes Sherwood College, St Joseph’s College, and Sainik School. Nainital is also one of the campuses of Kumaun University.

Climate in Nainital

Summer Season in Nainital For adventure lovers and nature tourists, the best season to visit Nainital are from March to June, when summer it is and brings out the natural beauty of the place. The flora is in full bloom bringing out the animals and the birds. Natural trails abound in the hills and this makes it a wonder to be soaked in. Though one might find the afternoon sun a little overbearing, the mornings and the evenings tend to be cool and pleasant. Temperatures range from 14°C to 30°C. This is the best time to visit Nainital for honeymoon.

Take a ride in the Ariel express ropeway to the Naina Devi Peak. This will accord you superb views of the area. This is also an ideal time to visit the Jim Corbett National park. You might be lucky to catch a glimpse of the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. With activities galore, summer is the ideal time to visit Nainital.

Monsoon Season in Nainital Monsoon in Nainital the rains down in torrents, soaking the town through and through. This brings the landslides causing road blocks and muddy terrain. This is not the popular tourist season, and hence can be ideal for the budget traveller. With hotels offering huge discounts, Monsoon in Nainital is a season when a budget traveller can visit here. Nature is still in all its glory, but only wet, wet, wet.

Winter Season in Nainital October is the time when Nainital starts to get ready for the winter. The temperature drops with nights turning cold. This month is the best time to visit Nainital. But if you want to see the snow then December and January are the time to come here. But be forewarned, you can get snowed in and will have to huddle in your place of residence before you can get out again. So, for the romantic at heart, this is the best time to visit Nainital for honeymoon. It is also a time for ski lovers with several beautiful trails popping up.