A vivacious hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is known for its picturesque views. The beauty of this place is so captivating that anyone who visits is taken by the charm of this place.

Nainital has a lot to offer to enthusiastic, nature loving tourists. From adventure to sight-seeing and luxury cottages in Nainital, below are 5 things that you must do while your visit.

1 Boating

boating in Nainital

You will find two types of boats in Nainital for recreational rides. These are paddleboats and rowing boats. A peaceful boat ride on the Naini River, amongst the swans will make your trip a serene affair.

2. Ropeway


This is the first and foremost thing to do when you are in Nainital town. The cable car takes you to the Snow-View Point from where you’ll not only get a bird’s eye view of Naini Lake but also a breathtaking panorama of the snow-capped mountains all around.

3. Sightseeing


Sightseeing in Nainital mainly includes visits to various lakes dotting the region, namely Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchia Tal and Khurpatal. You can also visit the Waterfall, Sunset Point and Nainital Zoo, which is one of few high altitude zoos in India.

Bhimtal situated at a lower altitude than Naini Lake, beckons travelers with its pristine aqua blue water to have a boat ride or at least spend some quiet moments by the waterfront.

Sattal is a combination of three lakes merged together naturally. Apart from boating facilities it also offers a 15-minute trek to a church on the other side of the lake.

Naukuchiatal is also a beautiful lake where you’ll love the serenity in the atmosphere. It also houses one of the most beautiful home stays in Uttarakhand.

4. Shopping

Nainital markets offer wide range of trendy woolen clothes and accessories which are difficult to resist for shopaholics. Nainital is also famous for its wide variety of candles. You can’t ignore the beautiful wooden artifacts either.

5. Eating in Nainital

Nainital is a vibrant town where tourists swarm in throughout the year. So, there is no dearth of food outlets in Nainital – from full-service multi-cuisine restaurants to inexpensive street-side food stalls there is something for every budget.