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25 Tourist Places to Visit in Nainital in 2024

Situated at an elevation of 2084 metres above sea level, the gleaming city of Nainital, also known as the ‘Lake District of India’, is among the most popular tourist destinations for domestic as well as international travellers. This is owing to the wide variety of sights and attractions the city has to offer from exquisite lakes, and snow-clad peaks to trekking routes.

List of Tourist Places to Visit in Nainital with Nearby Attractions


Bhimtal Lake, Nainital

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An exquisite freshwater lake surrounded by lush green hills, Bhimtal Lake belongs to the list of the most famous places in Nainital.

Bhutia/Tibet Market, Nainital

When it comes to places to visit in Nainital, a visit to the Tibet Market is a must. Here you will find Tibetan goodies right from super warm woollens to delicious dishes.

Eco Cave Gardens, Nainital

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A cluster of natural caves converted into a cave garden, Eco Cave Gardens houses six fascinating animal-shaped caves.

Gurney House, Nainital

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Jim Corbett’s former summer house is one of the top tourist places of Nainital and can be visited with an appointment although there’s no entry fee.

Hanuman Garhi, Nainital

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At an elevation of 1950 metres, this temple in Nainital, dedicated to Lord Hanuman is a must-visit for the religiously inclined.

Nainital offers to the traveller everything that you want from a hill station – pleasant weather, good food, comfortable places to stay, stunning natural landscapes, and fascinating tourist attractions to make holiday memories alone or with loved ones.

Best Time To Visit Nainital

  • Peak Season (March to June): The weather is pleasant during the day for sightseeing and boat rides. The temperature ranges from 21 to 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Moderate Season (October to January): The weather remains calm and pleasant during the day and a bit colder at night.
  • Off-Season (July to September): The hill station receives heavy rainfall during this time. The temperature ranges from 10 to 18 degrees Celcius during this time.

Places to Visit in Nainital with Family & Friends

  • Nainital Lake: The Nainital Lake is a charming beauty that is surrounded by seven different peaks namely Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta and Sher Ka Danda.
  • Kainchi Dham: Kainchi Dham is a famous Hanuman Temple & Ashram which was lestablished by a great Saint Shri Neem Karoli Baba in the 1960s.
  • Mukteshwar Temple: The temple houses idols of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma along with a white marble Shiva Linga with a Copper yoni. The Mukteshwar temple is believed to be one of the 18 most important Shiva temples in the world.
  • Naina Devi Temple: This holy place witnesses huge crowds of pilgrims and devotees around the year especially during Shravan Ashtami and in the Navratras of Chaitra & Ashwin.

Best Places Nainital for couples

  • Bhimtal Lake: It is the largest lake in the Kumaon region of the state.
  • Kamaltal: Kamaltal Lake or The Lotus Lake is one of the 7 lakes in Nainital and is popular for the variety of lotuses that bloom here.
  • Khurpatal Lake: The lake is known for its pleasant climate and crystal-clear water.
  • Naina Peak: The peak offers picturesque views of the town.

Best places to visit near Nainital

  • Ramgarh: Ramgarh is also called the "Fruit Bowl of Kumaon" because of the verdant orchards of apples, plums, peaches and apricots.
  • Haldwani: Ideal for trekking and hiking and its trails offer amazing views of the valley.
  • Corbett National Park: Famous for being home to a large number of tigers.
  • Sattal: This place is a paradise for people who love watching birds and butterflies.
  • Ranikhet: Famous for its natural beauty and apple orchards.


Q. What are the 7 points of Nainital?

A. 7 Places you shouldn't miss visiting on your trip to Nainital, Naina Devi Temple, Tiffin Top, Raj Bhawan, Governor's House, Naini Lake.

Q. What to buy in Nainital?

A. Some of the popular things to buy in Nainital are Pine Cone Decorations, Woolens, Aroma Candles, Knick-Knacks, Fruit Products, and Bamboo Fabric.

Q. Which is the famous food of Nainital?

A. Some popular foods in Naintal are Ras, Baadi, Bhatt Ki Churkani, Kafuli, Aloo Ke Gutke, Gulgula, Chainsoo, and Bal Mithai

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