Nainital - The City of Lake
Nainital is one of the most visited hill stations located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is located at an elevation of 2084 meters above sea level. The major attraction of Nainital is Naini lake which has got the sobriquet of being the lake city of India.
Nainital is also famous for its prestigious educational Institution and school since the British era. Nainital is surrounded by nature’s bounty and lakes all around. Nainital, where Naini is referred to as a Naini lake and Tal which means Lake, and because of this Nainital, is known as the queen of lakes. Nainital is having a beautiful enchanting lake with hills on all sides.
It is also one of the famous destinations that are to be visited during the winter season. Nainital is a destination that celebrates Christmas and welcomes the new year with a full heart. You can also enjoy some adventure activities like trekking, ropeway, boating, picnics and besides this one can also enjoy shopping in Nainital. Nainital is also a paradise for newly wedded couples as it has a lively street, tangy sunset, dewy morning and mesmerizing lakes.
As per Hindu mythology, it is believed that the Naini temple which is located on the bank of Naini lake is one of the 64 shakti Peeths in India. Naini lake which is considered as the prime location of Nainital is the place where the eyes of Goddess Sati fell when her body was carried by Lord Shiva towards Kailash. And since then it became famous as Naina Tal or the lake of the eye. In the same place, a temple is constructed in the memory of this event and in this temple goddess Sati is worshipped. On the northern shore of Naina lake, the Naina Devi temple is located.