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Nainital ,a Tourist's paradise
This lake town, situated in the hilly region of Kumaon, is built around the lake Naini. The city is surrounded by seven mountains, Sapta Shring. Nainital was the summer capital of Uttar Pradesh for many years during British rule and also after independence. According to mythology, when Lord Shiva was carrying the body of Sati, her eyes fell at this place and it came to be known as Naini Tal. Main Attractions: Bhimtal , Naukuchiya Tal , Sattal
Naini , a word that almost brings the cool air with it is a secret hide out of the tourists each year . Situated at an altitude of 1,938mtrs,this dreamland town with its beauteous splendour is one of the most popular tourist resorts of the country . The nucleus of Naini Tal's exquisite beauty is her lake which is a heaven for water sports like Yachting,Kayaking,Canoeing and Boating.
Nearest Attractions from Nainital
Bhowali
11 km from Naini Tal on Ranikhet-Almora road. A beautiful health resort, the T.B. Sanatorium here has treated luminaries like Subhash Chandra Bose and Kamala Nehru, wife of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Also famous for its scenic grandeur and as a hill fruit market.
Armgarh
25 km from Naini Tal, a picturesque town is in the heart of apple orchards. It has an ideal view of the Himalayas with an immeasurable beauty around. Rabindra Nath Tagore and Mahadevi Verma spent a long time here. Besides Mahadevi Verma's house the Arbindo Ashram is another place worth visiting at Ramgarh.
Mukteshwar
Beyond Ramgarh is Mukteshwar, 51.49 km from Naini Tal. It is the seat of the indian veterinary research institute. In close proximity is the stone “ Chauli Ki Jali”, dedicated to Lord Shiva where childless couples come to pray for children. Famous for its Himalayan views, from Api-Nampa peaks of Nepal to the Chaukhamba Peak of Garhwal. Mukteshwar darignly overlooks a deep ravine on one side and the beautiful town of almora on the other. It is a heaven for nature lovers and those who have a penchant for spiritualism.
Famous Lakes of Nainital
Khurpatal
Khurptal makes one of the best lake sites of Nainital situated 10-km from the twon. One can also trek, and it is about 5 km by a bridle path. It is a small hamlet endowed with a beautiful lake and its crystal clear waters are a paradise of perfection for the anglers and swimmers.
Bhimtal
The pride of Bhim Tal is the emerald lake, which offers magnificent vistas for the tourists. The water is a cool and swimming and boating is a rare pleasure in this beautiful lake.
Naukuchiyal Tal
26.27 km from Nainital, this is a pretty lake with its nine corners is a captivating site. It is a paradise for anglers and swimmers, a haven both for indigenous and migratory birds as well as for moths, butterflies and beetles. The sightseer drinks long at the lake's enchanting beauty, the poet finds avenues of inspiration and the painter thrills at the tempting prospects of his canvas.
Sattal
Unique unforgettable, one is apt to run short of superlatives to describe this unrupassed beauty of lakes named after the epic protagonists, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Laxman. It has to be seen to believe. These picturesque lakes are a paradise for migratory birds, a haven for anglers and swimmers, it is a divine joy to bask on the shores of the lakes with their pristine beauty.
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