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North India Manali Hill Station
In Uttranchal at a distance of 34 km from Kathgodam and 304 km from Delhi, in the Kumaon region.

Mountains Kumaon Range Nainital
General Introduction
Nainital is a famous tourist destination in the newly formed state of Uttaranchal. At an altitude of 6360 feet above the sea level, Nainital makes a vibrant mark in the field of tourism due to its picturesque natural beauty. The Naini Lake remains a centre of attraction and also the major source from which the town gets its name.

The Hilly City is a perfect enchantment for those who seek seclusion amidst the nature's creations. The City boasts of its richness of vegetation and is one of the most favoured hill towns in India. Also a famous adventure destination, Nainital has many sporting and adventure facilities.

The City is known to be founded by Mr. P Barron, an enthusiastic Haunter and industrialist. The region was called Khashdesh earlier and the Khasis ruled over the region before Christ's birth.

The name of the City is perhaps taken from: Naini Devi" a goddess, after whose name the famous Naini Lake is christened.The City has many attractions to boast of its image as a tourist hitherto.

Fact File

Area 1.73 sq km
Altitude 1938 m above sea level
Population 29.837
Languages Hindi, Kumaoni, English
Religion Hinduism (75.80%), Islam (15.23%), Sikhism(8.43%), Others (0.54%)
Annual Mean Rainfall 1294.5 mm
Maximum Temperature 18°C
Minimum Temperature 7.6°C
STD Code 05942

Places of Interests
Docked Boats at Nainital Lake Lakes - The City is full of lakes that make it more interesting for the visitors to have some extra fun. The prominent being the Naini Lake, which draws large number of crowds and have been uplifted for tourist purposes. The Bhim Tal is the other lake in the close proximity of the City. Seven lakes get clubbed in Saat Tal while nine corners of the Nakuchiatal is a Norther attraction of the City. Other Lakes of interest include the Khurpa Tal.

Places of importance - Kainchi is a modern pilgrimage flocked by both devotees and general tourists. Kainchi is believed to be established by Neem Karoli Baba.

Kilbury, a Norther important destination with vivid flora and fauna, serves as the perfect picnic spot for the City dwellers.

Kasauini and Ranikhet are the other two places flocked by the visitors while the Corbett National Park at a distance of 120 km remains the centre of attraction for the wildlife lovers.

North India Manali Hill Station
Bazaars - Though the name of the city seems to be a bit orthodox, the malls are nowhere close to that reputation. The malls that have been sprouted up by the enthusiastic entrepreneurs have changed the status of Nainital from a hill station to a shopping station with all modern facilities.

The major shopping zones include Sardar Sons, Arun Gift Store, Shivam Gift Store, Nagpal Gift Centre, Darshan Brothers, The Mini Mall Road Shop, Bara Bazar and Bhotia Market. One can buy anything starting from the branded wears to foods to amenities.

Things to Do
Taste the Naini Foods - The Foods of Nainital are simply as enticing as the City itself. One can find practically anything and evrything mouth watering when it comes to visiting the Restaurants. Starting from the ice creams, juices and beverages the range of restaurants serve gourmet foods, Chinese, continental and Pure Desi foods. Try out Machan, Embassy or the Capri for the sake of some waters in the mouth.

Naini FoodThe Splendid Festivals - Well, Nainital gets a new life during its vibrant and enchanting festival days. Phooldeyi or Phooldeli, Bikhauti, Hariyala, Gheeya Sankranti or Olgia, Khatarua, Uttarani or Kale Kaua, Basant Panchami, Samvastar Pareva and Batsavitri are the names, and even if it's hard to remember, drop yourself in for a month between January to August and it's almost sure to get a taste of any one or two.

Try the Himalaya Mini Golf - Try your golfing skills in the 9 holes of putting fun and enjoy the event with whole of your family. And if one feels hungry, there is enough arrangement for snacks and chips.

By Air - The Palam International Airport (new Delhi) is the nearest operational airport, while Indira Gandhi International Airport is the nearest international one.

By Train - Kathgodam station, at a distance of 34 km, is the nearest railhead, well connected to the Major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai etc.

By Roads - The Uttar Pradesh government runs government-buses (U.P.S.R.T) regularly to Nainital . Besides, buses are also available under Haryana Roadways, DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) and Rajasthan Roadways. The City is connected well to other major cities in India.

Alka The Lake Side Hotel, Animika Ocean Hotel, The Palace Belvedere, Hotel Balrampur House, Channi Raja Hotel, Hotel Welcome Park etc are good hotels to stay a put.

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