Nainital - A high altitude paradise in India at 2084 metres above sea level

"Lake District of India”, Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India.Its a paradise for nature lovers. Its a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region of India’s Uttarakhand state, at an elevation of roughly 2084 m. Formerly a British hill station, it’s set around Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore. A cable car runs to Snow View observation point (at 2,270m), with vistas over the town and mountains including Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand’s highest peak.

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285 km from Dehradun
345 km from New Delhi

Nainital is located in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas at a distance of 285 km (177 mi) from the state capital Dehradun and 345 km (214 mi) from New Delhi, the capital of India. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, the city is set in a valley containing an eye-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks, "magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bound by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.

Major places of attraction
  • Eco Cave Gardens
  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Naina Peak
  • Tiffin Top
  • St John in the Wilderness
  • Snow View
  • Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  • Land's End
  • Gurney House
 Nainital experiences subtropical highland climate. The winter season in Nainital commences by mid November, and lasts till mid-March. Temperature gradually declines from the month of November onwards and January is the coldest month. Frost and mist are common features in the months of December and January. Occasionally widespread rainfall also occurs due to western disturbance, with snow occurring on peaks higher than 2000m. The winter rainfall is sometimes associated with the cyclonic activities. The temperature, however, shows an increasing trend by the end of February or the first half of March. By mid-March, there is a progressive rise in temperature, which indicates the onset of summer season. While days get slightly warmer; the nights continue to be cool. There is a constant increase in temperature during May and early June, when the highest temperature is recorded. The months of March and April are also associated with the occurrence of hailstorms, which brings a short spell of cold.

Information Courtesy:  Wikipedia
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