The word Nainital is derived from "Naini" means 'Eyes' and 'Tal' means 'Lake'. In the hindu mythology Naini Lake is believed to be the ' naina' or eye of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, which was fallen on earth as he carried her charred body across the sky, deep into the mountains. Maa Naina Devi temple is built on the Northern side of the lake. The Naini lake is the main attraction of the place. The panoramic beauty of naini lake has been explained by many worlds famous writers and poeters. Nainital lake is divided in to 2 sections Mallital and Tallital. Northern part is known as Mallital and Southern part is known as Tallital. The lake view can be enjoyed from the balcony of the hotel in Nainital by the name Nainital Willows.

The breadth taking view of charming lake is surrounded by 7 Peaks which are known as Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena peak, Alma, Laria Kanta AND Sher – Ka- danda. The lake delights the tourist by its mesmerizing beauty at night. Nainital Willows a home stay in Nainital is situated on the peak by the name Sher – Ka- danda .

Beautiful Lakes of Uttarakhand

Nainital - The kidney shaped lake is one of the famous lakes of the Kumaon region and most visited by tourist of the Nation.

Sariyatal – This small and beautiful lake is five kms away from nainital. Himalayan Botanical Garden at Sariyatal near Nainital has a butterfly Park,herbarium,library to explore.

Saattal – Sattal (Seven Lakes)is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand

Naukuchiatal - Naukuchiatal is a nine-cornered Lake. It is the deepest lake in the greater Naintal area.

Khurpatal - Khurpatal Lake is one of the beautiful lake that embellish the landscape of Nainital.

Bhimtal Lake - Tourists from all over India come to live the tranquility of Nainital and Bhimtal Lake. The beautiful little island in the middle of the lake excites the tourists. Boat ride takes the guest to island.

Sukhatal - Sukhatal was earlier the part of Naini lake. It is dry lake and has been renamed as Sukhatal, because the entire water from this lake has been drained to the Naini lake.

Places to visit in & around Nainital

Tourist attractions in Nainital

Aerial Ropeway is one of the prime attractions of Nainital. It starts at Mallital and connects the Snow View Point at 2270 metres. With steep ascend and descend, the ropeway with 2 trolleys to ferry passengers, takes less than 3 minutes to cover the one way journey offering the panoramic view of the lake while ascending and birds eye view of the flats while descending.

Places to visit near Nainital

Located at a distance of about 22 kms from Nainital, at an altitude of 1370 metres above sea level, Bhimtal houses a lake larger than Nainital. It also has an island at its centre and an old Shiva temple at the banks, which as per Hindu mythology is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas.
Located at a distance of 11 kms from Nainital, Bhowai is situated at an altitude of 1654 metres above sea level and serves as a gateway to many places in the Kumaon division of of Himalayas.
Located at a distance of 64 kms from Nainital, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of the country. Situated in Ramnagar in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, it was a part of the erstwhile princely state of Tehri Garhwal. Established in 1936, Corbett Tiger Reserve is home to the largest number of Tigers in the country and a trip to Nainital is incomplete without a Jungle Safari in Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is advised to take the return journey from Nainital via Ramnagar Railway station which is at a distance of 10 kms from Corbett.
Located at a distance of 12 kms from Nainital, at an altitude of 1635 metres, Khurpatal is a scenic, serene place in the Nainital district. It is considered to be anglers paradise having clear water and a good harvest of fishes.
Located at a distance of 50 kms from Nainital and at an altitude of 2286 metres, Mukteshwar is a small but virgin hill station rich in scenic beauty, with magnificent views of the Himalayas including India's second-highest peak Nanda Devi. Surrounded by orchards and conifer forest from all the directions, Mukteshwar is situated atop of the Kumaon range. It has a diverse view to serve you with the arena which appeals to your soul and gives birth to the artisanal capabilities inside you.
Located at a distance of around 18 kms from Nainital, Naukuchia Tal is a lake of nine corners. The lake is 175 feet deep and is situated at an altitude of 1220 mts above sea level. Surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs, it is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. The lake attracts large number of tourists for angling and birdwatching.
Located at a distance of 15 kms from Nainital, Pangot is a village in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital and said to be a Bird Watcher's paradise. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are remarkably incredible birding spots.
Once a cantonment of the British Army, Ramgarh is a small but beautiful hillstation situated at a distance of 25 kms from Nainital. It is rich in orchards of Peach, Apricot, Pears and Apples and is often referred as "Fruit Bowl of Kumaon".
Located at a distance of around 25 kms from Nainital, Sattal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 metres below lush orchards in the Mehragaon valley.
Set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds.

We at Nainital Willows, a luxury accommodation in budget organize the Nainital sightseeing tours for our guests and also make arrangements for the adventures activities in Nainital.

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