Nainital Excursions - Places to Visit See Near Nainital

A beautiful emerald lake bounded by green hills, quaint old cottages and markets, and a web of walking tracks—there are bounty of charming places to visit in Nainital. One of the most popular hill destinations in India, Nainital is also a part of the 'lake district' of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, with lakes such as Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal in the surrounding area. Nainital's charms include everything from boating and sailing to old temples and heritage buildings, and of course, picturesque views at every other step.

There are lots of tourist places nearby Nainital. While staying in Nainital, one can visit these Nainital excursions. Nainital has following nearby tourist places :

Mukteshwar

Situated at a distance of 52 km from Nainital, Mukteshwar is an important place in Nainital excursions. It is a 350 year old temple called as Mukteshwar Dham dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place is also known for Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), which was established by the British in 1898......More info

Sat Tal

Sat Tal is another Nainital excursion situated at an elevation of 1219 meters above sea level and almost 21 km far away from Nainital. Seven fresh water lakes come together and makes a beautiful scenic spot . These lakes are named as Panna Tal or Garud Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, Lakhman Tal, Nal – Damyanti Tal, Sukh Tal or Khurdariya Tal and Purna Tal. There are total seven lakes thus the name Sat Tal......More info

Bhimtal

Bhim Tal is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava Brothers of Mahabharata. It is believed that this place was visited by Bhima and his brothers during their exile period. This is the largest lake in the district having an area of 1701x454 meters and is almost 265 meters longer than Naini Lake. This Nainital excursion is situated at an elevation of 1,371 meters above sea level and 22 km from Nainital......More info

Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal is a lake with nine corners as suggested by its name. This nainital excursion is at a distance of 26 km from Nainital. A large area of Naukuchiatal in the west is full of lotus plants and covered with weeds. The length of the lake from north to south is 945 meters and width from east to west is 690 meters having a great depth of 41 meters in the middle, which is the deepest lake in the whole Nainital......More info

Corbett National Park

Situated at a distance of 68 km from Nainital is the oldest and the most famous national park of India, the Corbett National Park. It was established in the year 1936 and named after a hunter Col. Edward James Corbett, nicknamed as "Tiger Jim Corbett" who later became a conservationist. Corbett National Park is among the most visited Nainital excursions. The National Park is spread in an area of 521 sq. km. and is home to more than 488 species of flora and fauna. More than 600 species of birds are found here. The Corbett National Park was formed under Project Tiger and mainly conserves the Bengal Tiger. Other important animals found here include elephant, king cobra, deer, fox etc......More info

Almora

Almora is a municipal board, a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora was founded in 1568. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Nearest railway station is Kathgodam 85 km. from city bus station......More info

Ranikhet

Ranikhet reflects the very best of the lovely Himalayas, its abundant green forests, royal mountain peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To see nature and its elements in complete harmony, the right place to be is Ranikhet. However, there is a history behind this name that relates to a queen who fell in love with this place on one of her excursions and decides to live here forever......More info

Kausani

Kausani is a beautiful hill station near Almora. It is a destination of Himalayan tourists. kausani is well known for its natural beauties and lovely climate. Kausani is 1890 meters above the sea level. It is situated 53 km North of Almora. Kausani is ultimate to make holiday with the family unit. Because of its attractiveness, tourists come here in all period of the year......More info

Kainchi Dham

Kainchi s a positioned at an altitude of (1400 MT) On the Nainital – Almora Road, at a distance of 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital is a modern pilgrim centre. This place has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji. Many 100s of people visit the temples here every day, in season......More info

Bhowali

Kainchi s a positioned at an altitude of (1400 MT) On the Nainital – Almora Road, at a distance of 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital is a modern pilgrim centre. This place has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji. Many 100s of people visit the temples here every day, in season......More info