Nainital Tourism

Naini Lake Nainital

Nainital Lake, notably known as Naini Lake is the main attraction of Nainital town as well of Uttarakhand. Bounded by panoramic seven hills, Nainital Lake is a much loved spot among romantic travelers around the planet. This lake was found long back in 1839 by P.Baron and is at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level which makes it one of the most visited lakes in India.

At the foot of the Kumaon Hills in the Indian state of Uttarakhand lies a stunning hill-station called Nainital surrounded by a number of hills; Mount Ayarpatha, Mount Naina and Mount Deopatha being the most important ones. The town holds a beautiful lake called 'Naini Lake' which is a very accepted attraction among visitors. In fact, the name of the town, Nainital, which can be decoded to 'Lake of the Eye' with 'naina' meaning 'eye' and 'tal' meaning 'lake', originated from this lake's name. Nainital presents an example of pure charming beauty with its lake bounded by ridges all around covered with greenery and thick forests. The Himalayan Mountains are a common attraction for travelers around the world.

Legend has it that the three sages Atri, Pulaha and Pulastya had visited the town and could not find any water and so they dug up land for a lake and filled the hollow area with water brought from Lake Mansarovar in Tibet. That is why a dip in this lake is measured very holy, the same to a dip in the sacred Mansarovar Lake. This lake is called Naini Lake.

Naini Lake has two parts namely Mallital and Tallital. Northern division is called as Mallital while Southern division known as Tallital. Nainital vacation cannot be complete without a boat ride in the lake. Visitors love to travel around sparkling lake on boat provided by Nainital boat club.

There are a number of Hotels in Nainital located around the Naini Lake with costs ranging from high to low. Guest lodges, home stays and hostels are also decent options for frequent travelers. Manu Maharani Hotel, Alka - The Lake Side Hotel, Chevron Fair Havens, The Naini Retreat, KMVN Tourist Rest House Tallital, are some Nainital Hotels you might consider checking in.

Naini Lake Boating Timings

March to June: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm

Cost for Boating in Naini Lake: The cost for Boating in Naini Lake is mentioned below. We have listed cost per person, adult and child fees along with eligibility criteria

Cost Per Person : Rs. 120 per boat for two people

Rs. 150 per boat for four people (1 hour)