The beautiful lake resort nestles amidst seven hills in a lush valley at an altitude of 1938 metres. In 1841, the British first discovered Nainital as a holiday resort. Today, the town has emerged as one of the most important hill resorts of India.
Nainital is described as, "A gem in perfect setting where graceful willows encircle and emerald mountains lake. During the day, the city with brightly coloured tiny villas and bungalows and ponies, rickshaws and sailboats beckon the visitors to discover the town in its real beauty. And as the sun sinks behind the mountains, the hill station turns into and enchanting alluring fairy land, reflections of the row of lights dancing in the water to weave many a mysterious fantasy." Nainital is a modem hill resort of northern India (336 kms from Delhi)
At Nainital indulge in boating/yatching at the Naini lake, enjoy horse riding, or just a leisurely stroll in the city market and also see Dorothy Seat, a memorial to an English lady believed to have been killed in an air crash stands here.
sThe spot commands a partial view of the town and the nearby region ; Khurpatal, an angler's paradise on Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar Road ; Lariakanta, the second highest peak of Nainital and commands a glorious view of the lake region ; Land's End for magnificent view of Khurpatal and the terraced fields on the hill side ; Naini Peak, or Cheena Peak most favoured picnic spot of the town for views of the distant plains, snow clad Himalayas, and a bird's eye view of the lake ; Snow-View on Sher-ka-Danda hill connected by Ropeway.
A powerful telescope is fixed here which enables one to view the Himalayan ranges ; Nainital Ropeway which covers a distance of 705 metres with an altitude gain of 300 metres.