One of the three most visited Hill Stations, other two being Mussoorie and Ranikhet, Nainital Hill Station is majestically situated 2,611 meters above sea level, 40.3Km from Kathgodam of Nainital district. Naini Peak is the highest peak in Nainital district, where you can reach passing through Nainital, the most famous lake in Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand. The fascinating beauty of Nainital Hill Station is high-lightened by the pleasing weather and cool environs. Green meadows, beautiful landscape and pleasing weather of Nainital Hill Station welcome hundreds of trekking enthusiasts every month. Nainital trek is noted as memorable life event in diaries of hundreds of tourists.
Legend on Nainital Hill Station
Nainital Hill Station derives its name from lake Naini which is in the shape of eye (Naina). The lake is believed to be the eye of goddess Sati and nearby a temple Naini is devoted to goddess Sati (Parvati) is situated. The temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas formed from the body parts of goddess Satidevi which fell down in various places of India and Nepal when lord Shiva unconsciously roamed around the Himvat Khanda of Bharat Barsa carrying Sati’s dead body. Goddess Satidevi had jumped in the Agni Kund (hearth) at Dakshyaprajapati’s Yagya Sthal, being unable to bear ill words of her father Dakshyaprajapati towards her husband lord Shiva. Satidevi had come to her father’s Yagya by her own will besides lord Shiva’s request not to participate and without the invitation from her parents. Attraction of internal and external tourists, and lovingly called Lake District, Nainital district houses eight other mesmerizing lakes besides Nainital. Bhimtal is the largest, 23Km, offering water sports facility.
Nainital Hill Station: Historical Background
Nainital Hill Station was established after British sugar merchant P. Barron happened to pass through Nainital. Beauty of Nainital so much attracted him that he constructed Pilgrim Lodge- the first European house in the area in 1841 and immediately afterwards British families started residing in Nainital. Within few years Nainital was widely populated but Indian families arrived to Nainital quite late. Since then Nainital hill station tour has been a plan in every people of India.
Nainital Hill Station Tourism
Travelers from Uttarakhand, whole of India and from neighboring country Nepal visit Nainital hill station once, twice and numerous times in their lifetime. The fascinating natural beauty and historical significance high lightened by the legendary religious significance makes Nainital hill station a legendary place. Nainital hill station trip can be planned for a day break, weekend break or yearly outing depending upon your time and budget. In Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand, Nainital hill station is one of the must see places. Nainital hill station is another name of fascinating natural beauty where eyes get stuck and thousands flock every year for recreation, refreshment and to bath in the natural splendor.
Students from all the districts of Uttarakhand including the far off Dehradun, Uttarkashi, Haridwar, Tehri Garhwal, Pauri Garhwal and the adjoining districts, Almora, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Bageshwar come to Nainital Hill station to enjoy during the vacation and spend weekend with the tremendous splendor of nature. Family trips to Nainital hill station trips are popular among families of Uttarakhand and whole of India. Also the colleagues plan Nainital hill station tour to make fun and enjoy their weekends. Historical and legendary significance of Nainital has made Nainital hill station more popular and the unbeatable beauty of nature plays the major role. Nainital hill station attracts tourists even from the neighboring country Nepal.