tourist places in nainital

Nainital is the most famous hill station of Uttarakhand after Mussoorie. It is the most preferred hill station for the honeymoon destination for couples. Nainital is also famous as the "The Lake District of India" due to its beautiful and mesmerizing Naini Jheel.

The lush green greenery of Nainital seems to spread its wings with the beauty of scenic lakes, beautiful green valleys, and serene walks through the meadows. Sarovar city of Uttarakhand, perfect destination for couples who want to spend quality time together. It offers a great view of surrounded by mesmerizing mountain ranges and an opportunity to honeymoon couples for enjoying a peaceful honeymoon in Nainital.

Couples always look for such a destination that would create a cozy environment around them so that the love between two people can strengthen the bond. Nainital is that particular destination, which will enable the couples to enjoy a tranquil holiday.

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Best Honeymoon Places in Nainital

There are lots of tourist places in Nainital for the honeymooners who want to come here for the honeymoon trip. There are adventurous, bird sanctuaries, romantic, devotional, and educational types of tourist places available in Nainital for visitors. Tourists and couples can visit these places according to their choices. Here we listed the top tourist places in Nainital that couples should be visiting.

  1. Nainital Lake
  2. Mall Road
  3. Naina Devi Temple
  4. Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)
  5. Eco Cave Garden
  6. Naina Peak
  7. Hanuman Garhi Temple
  8. Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  9. Snow View Point
  10. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo
  11. Lover's Point
  12. Pangot
  13. St. John Church

1. Nainital Lake

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Nainital's name is derived from Goddess Naina Devi and the beautiful lake. Naini means 'eyes' and Tal means 'lake', so after combining both names becomes Nainital. So visitors or couples must-visits this top most popular tourist place of Nainital.

It is surrounded by high mountain peaks, the calm freshwater of this lake offers excellent boating facilities to honeymoon couples. It is spread within a distance of 3.5 km that provides panoramic views of sunrise and sunset. This lake is surrounded by seven hills, which makes it a must-visit place.

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Night view of Nainital Lake


There are lots of adventurous water activities for the tourists and couples to do here like boating, kayaking, yachting, and paddling. Couples or tourists must visit this place during the evenings to see the beautiful lights. It looks very romantic and mesmerizing with lights. Don't forget to enjoy the cable car here. It is also a good place for bird lovers to watch a variety of birds here.

2. Mall Road

It is basically developed by Britishers and similar to Mall Road of Mussoorie. It serves as a convergence point between Mallital and Tallital. It is the only commercial center of Nainital, from where couples can carry out shopping. It has now been renamed as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg by the government and offers an exclusive view of the overlying mountain ranges.

Mall Road is built at the sides of Naini Lake and also passes through the center of the city. Couples and tourists come here to walk with loved ones in the evening to enjoy the beauty of Naini, local foods, snacks, and shopping.

3. Naina Devi Temple

Sakti peeths in Nainital
Goddess Naina Devi temple

This beautiful holy shrine was initially built in the 15th century during the Kushan reign and is dedicated to the goddess Naina Devi.  This temple is among the famous 51 Sakti Peeths of Goddess Sati. It is said that Maa Naina Devi temple is built at the place where Goddess Sati's eyes fell.

It is been visited by tourists from all over India to offer the heartiest prayers to the said goddess to seek her blessings. Just married Hindu couples must visit this shrine to get blessed for their happy married life.

4. Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)

It is also famous as Dorothy's Seat, this place is an ideal picnic spot for honeymoon couples to get their packed lunch and enjoy it here amidst beautiful mountain ranges. Located at a distance of 4km from the Nainital main city and located at a height of 2292 meters on Ayarpatta hill, this scenic point is also apt for a beautiful trek. It is the best place to enjoy scenic bird's eye views of Nainital city. Nature photographers will like this place to takes beautiful images of this beautiful hill city.

5. Eco Cave Garden

It is a group of six natural caves that are located at a distance of 1km from Sukha Tal and 2 km from Mallital. There are Tiger cave, Panther's Cave, Porcupine's Cave, Bat's Cave, Ape's cave, and Flying Fox's cave. It is a very good place for children's educational tours with their parents.

This is a beautiful picnic spot that would take honeymoon couples inside the caves that become narrow towards the end. The experience while passing these caves is excellent and one can also get to known about the way animals used to live in these caves. Visitors can enjoy the thrilling experience of riding artificial Bull riding and Ziplining.

6. Naina Peak

It is also known as China Peak or Cheena Peak and located at a height of 2615 meters above sea level that makes it the highest hilltop in Nainital offering exclusive views of the overlying hills. Honeymoon couples can access this peak by enjoying a tranquil trek of 6km.

It is among the top favorite place for adventurous activities like trekking and hiking in Nanital. Couples can also take a horse ride to enjoy the beautiful hilly path of the Naina peak. It is only about 6 km far away from the main city.

7. Hanuman Garhi Temple

It is a very popular religious place in Nanital that is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. The couples can check out a huge statue of Lord Hanuman with a huge golden-colored umbrella.

Located at a distance of 4 km from the main bus stand of Nainital, this religious place overlooks lush green mountain ranges and established in 1950 by Baba Neem Karoli. Temple is very crowded on Tuesday and Saturday. Couples should visit this place in the evening for a mesmerizing view of Sunset.

8. Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a paradise for nature & bird lovers near Nainital. Kilbury is so cool & calm and offers a panoramic view of the Wide Range of the Himalayas. Bird lovers can see the variety of birds chirping here. If couples want to stay they can stay in the forest guest-house.

It is known to be a small town that is located at a height of 2528 meters above sea level and at a trekking distance of 13km from the main city. This place is surrounded by plush green forests having Pine trees, tall Oak, and Rhododendrons, which makes it an ideal place for honeymoon couples to enjoy the company of nature.

9. Snow View Point

It looks so amazing in winters, couples can reach either by cable car or cab. The Snow viewpoint on the top gives a birds-eye view of Nanital city and its surrounded mountains peak like Nanda Devi, Trisul, and Nanda Kot. The best time to go there is the months of December and January. It is located just 2 km far away from the Nainital city center.

10. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo

One of the best zoological parks of Uttarakhand. It is located at a height of 2,100 meters and spread more than 4.6 hectares area. Visitors or couples can reach there in just 15 minutes of walking from the Mall Road.

Tourists can see here some of the endangered and rare animals and birds also, some of the animals are Royal Bengal tigers, the Himalayan Bear, Civet, Tibetan Wolves, kalij pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, rose-ringed parakeet, red junglefowl, golden pheasant, etc.

11. Lover's Point

tourist places in nainital
Lovers Point

It is a good destination for couples to enjoy the panoramic view of the gigantic mountains. Couples can sense exhilaration & fear upon looking down the point. It is situated just 1.5 km from Eco Cave Garden. The Lovers Point is genuinely romantic and much appreciated by couples in love.

12. Pangot

It is another popular location of Nainital for bird lovers who want to watch a variety of birds chirping in their natural habitat. It is a very picturesque hamlet which is located 15 km far away from the Nainital main city. Couples can see more than 500 types of bird species here easily. Pangot weather is very pleasant during the summer season that attracts tourists here.

13. St. John Church

This church is said to be the oldest in Nainital city and was christened by the Bishop of Kolkata by the name of Daniel Wilson. It was founded in 1844 and is located at a distance of 1.5 km from Naina Devi Temple. The interiors and architectural structure of this church built in Gothic style are worth watching.

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Best Time to Visit Nainital for Honeymoon

As per weather conditions, summer is the most suitable season for the honeymoon for couples. From March to June Nainital weather is very pleasant for the tourists and couples who want to come here. The winter season is also good for those who want to see snowfall here. Couples and tourists should avoid the monsoon season to visit Nainital.

Things to do at Nainital for Couples

Nainital has lots of things for adventurous tourists and couples to do here. Some of them are water activities like boating, kayaking, and yachting. Couples can do trekking and hiking at Naini Peak to Pangot trek. Paragliding is another popular adventurous activity that can couples enjoy here. Ziplining and bird watching other activities that can couple can do here.

How to Reach Nainital

Couples can reach there by any mode of transport like airways, railways, and roadways. But the final way to reach Nainital would be roadways because there is no railway station and airport here. Nainital has not an airport so you have to go to Pantnagar airport which is about 70 km far away from the Nainital city.

The nearest railway station is in Kathgodam is situated about 34 km far away from Nainital. Public and private buses available in nearby major cities for the Nainital which is the direct way to reach the Nainital.

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