Saturday, 30 May 2015

Nainital Summer tour

Nainital

 Nainital is a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region of India’s Uttarakhand state, at an elevation of roughly 2,000m. Formerly a British hill station, it’s set around Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore. There’s shopping in Bara Bazaar, and hiking trails with mountain views crisscross the surrounding area’s wooded hills.
Naini Lake:-
Nainital Lake, a natural freshwater body, situated amidst the township of Nainital in Uttarakhand State of India, tectonic in origin, is kidney shaped or crescent shaped and has an outfall at the southeastern end

Naina Peak:-
Naina peak is the highest peak of the town , at an altitude of 2611 mts. and at a distance of 6 Kms from the town .It commands an entrancing view of sparkling snow laden Himalayas from Bandar Punch in west to Api and Nari peaks of Nepal in the east , a full Himalayan range in one side and a birds eye view of the lake city of Nainital in its full grandeur on the other. With a pair of binoculars a good panorama of the tract surrounding Nainital is obtained . Pony or Horses can be hired to visit this peak either from Snow view or from Mallital.

Naina Devi Temple:- 
 The name "NAINA" which means eye is derived from a temple to the goddess 'Naini Devi" built on the upper edge of the lake and was destoyed by the landslip of 1880. It was subsequently replaced by the present structure. The word "Naina" means 'Eyes' and 'Tal' means 'Lake'. The perimeter of the Naini Tal lake is of nearly 2 miles.

The Mall Road:-
 Mall Road is was constructed during the British colonial rule, The Mall Road is the main road which runs through the heart of the Nainital town parellel to the lake connecting the two ends of the town. The Mall road now named Govind Ballabh Pant Marg.

Dorothy's Seat:-
7520 ft (2290 mt) in Ayarpatta region also known as Dorothy's seat - in memory of an English lady Mrs. Kellet Dorothy, who was killed in an air crash build by her husband an admirers after her death.Tiffin Top which meanes "Packed food consumed during the day" so visitors & tourists would trek to Tiffin top with packed lunch's and spend a quiet and peaceful picnic.

Snow View Point:-

(2270 MT) About 3 kms from the town and also accessible via a Cable Car/ Rope Way.Snow view is one of the most visited tourist spots of the town. It provides enchanting view of the town and 350 km long range of the Glittering Mighty Himalayas.

The Governor's House (Raj Bhavan):-
The Governor's House - Raj Bhawan area is 220 acres and was built in the line of Buckingham Palace London, having double storied 113 rooms. State guests & V.I.P. coming to Nainital also use it for their stay. It consists of a marvellous Garden, Golf Links, Swimming Pool and covered with lush green area of Deodar and Oak trees.The foundation stone of the Nainital Government House, modeled after Buckingham Palace, was laid on April 27, 1897, and the building was completed in March 1900.

Nainital Zoo:-
Nainital Zoo is among the very well maintained Zoos in India. It is situated in the hills of Sher ka Danda at about 1 km. from Tallital Bus Station at an elevation of 2100 meters above sea level and connected by motorable road.

St. John's Church:-
It is one of the earliest buildings erected in Nainital and possibly the finest church in any Indian Hill station. The church was named by the bishop of Calcutta who came to Nainital in 1844, when the place was still very much a wilderness. This church contains a brass memorial to the victims of famous landslip. Bodies of few victims were buried in the graveyard here.

Gurney House:-
Gurney House is a historic building located in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, and was the residence of hunter-conservationist and writer Jim Corbett. It is located near Nainital Lake, and was built in 1881

Lands’ End:- 
Land End (2118 MT) About 4 kms from town provides a magnificent view of the plains and the beautiful Khurpa Tal surrounded by beautiful village and pine forests.