We often across a situation where we want to go on a small and quick trip just in order to get break from our daily schedule. It gives us a chance to replenish ourselves and also, refuel our mind for future hustles. For these kinds of journey, the perfect place is to get to a getaway destination. These frequent getaways have least stress involved and according to studies, people who often go on a getaway trip are more energized and happier than those who do it less frequently. These mircovacations are more fruitful for a person than a single long trip, in fact, they are the perfect way to utilize your weekend and fight the fear of returning to work back again. Another benefit of these mircovacations is that they tend to make you active as you have to complete you trip quickly unlike a lazy beach trip. These vacations fill up your memories basket and you get a lot of sweet memories to remember and have a happy smile on your face. But like everything on this mother earth, these memories are also
transient and thus, to keep your basket filled up, keep going on these getaways trip frequently. So, why in the world are we talking about these getaway trip? Because, we are going to discuss about one such getaway destination especially in the list of North Indian tour packages
Nainital. Although, except north Indians everybody from elsewhere would not consider Nainital a getaway destination but we will keep our discussions suitable even for those who are looking for long Nainital holiday package
. Nainital, just like other hill station is filled with nature’s bounty but still has its own distinct character which makes it different from others. Located in the kumaon region of uttarakhand, Nainital is surrounded by beautiful lakes and many tourists even refer it as a perfect honeymoon destination and therefore, Nainital packages for honeymoon
are very popular. Let us explore more about this beautiful place and as we’ll progress, we will also cover several aspects related to Nainital tourism and will try to get the best tour package for Nainital
. So, let’s get started.
About the City
Situated at a height of 2084m above sea level, Nainital is a famous hill destination in the kumaon region of Uttarakhand. According to the regional stories, the history of Nainital goes beyond the birth of Christ when it was under rule of khasis and was known as Khadesh. The origin story of this place is very interesting and beautiful as the place itself which states that the goddess Naini arrived here but was not able to find any water and thus decided to meditate at the sanctum of mansarover lake in Tibet and then the gods dug a crater in the
earth and filled it with water and this gave birth to Nainital. Just like this story, almost every place to visit in Nainital has a mythological story associated to it which really adds to the experience.
Best places to visit
Nainital has a variety of different places to visit which are very different from each other in their themes like
lakes, religious places, adventure sports spots and markets but all of them offers you a chill and calm vibe which you really seek on a mircovacation like this. We have divided the list of best places to visit in Nainital
two broad categories which are Lakes and religious spots and all the remaining places are group as a third category. We would highly suggest you to include most of these places on your Nainital holiday package. So let us have a look.
Best places to visit- Lakes
● Naini Lake:
This lake is the one that is associated with the origin of this hill station and has a mango like appearance when seen from the top. Surrounded by seven hills on all sides, one can enjoy a variety of activities here including row boating and paddle boating.
it is one of the popular picnic spots as people loves to hang around the blue and green waters of this place.
Although not exactly located inside the city of Nainital but you would not to miss this beautiful spot located 22kms away from Nainital. You will surely love to row your boat to the small island located right in the nexus of the lake.
● Khurpatal lake:
Alongside being another mesmerizing water body of this hill station, Khurpatal lake serves as the source of freshwater for the residents.
Best places to visit- Religious places
● Naina Devi Temple:
Situated over the banks of Naini lake, this temple is devoted to the goddess Naina who is believed to be responsible for the birth of this hill station. Naina devi temple is also one of the Shakti peeth in India and history says that it was destroyed completely I 1880s and was rebuilt again.
● Hanuman Garhi:
Located at a height of 6401 ft above sea level with a large lord Hanuman statue, hanuman garhi
attracts a lot of visitor and should definitely be on the list of your Nainital tour package if you admire the
beauty of beautiful sunsets and sunrise.
● Mukteshwar Temple:
Dedicated to lord Shiva, this temple besides its mythological significance is a great place which offers scenic views of snowcapped mountains.
● Pashan Devi Temple:
located close to the Naina Devi Temple, Pashan Devi temple is dedicated t the nine forms of Devi Durga and is the place that must be included in your Nainital tour package, if you are a religious traveler.
Best places to visit- Rest of every place
● Niani peak:
what really makes any hill station so special are the picturesque views it has in its womb that leaves us awestruck. In case of Nainital one of the place to enjoy these beautiful views is the Naini peaks from where you can enjoy the views of the snowcapped mountains.
● The Mall Road:
souvenirs form a big part of any best tour package for Nainital
and therefore, we got you covered for this aspect too. Mall road is the place where you can buy stuff as souvenirs. There is an interesting spot on the mall road where you will find a Temple and a Gurudwara on side of the road and a Church and a Mosque on the
● Nainital Zoo:
Nainital zoo is the habitat to several species of exotic birds and you will definitely be delighted by the views of species like spot snow leopard, Siberian tiger, palm civet cat, wolf, Himalayan black bear, white peacock and many other species.
Food and Drinks Culture
Exploring new food and drinks on a trip forms a very important part of the overall experience. Nainital has great variety of lip smacking dishes and drinks which you should definitely not mis on. Before getting on to the traditional recipes let me tell you that rice and roti forms an integral part of the cuisine here, so, don’t expect to have a totally different style of meal from the rest India. So below we have mentioned the few dishes that you can find in any local restaurant.
● Food- Baadi
It is one of the staple food in Nainital and is prepared with a mix of several dals including toor, channa and moong dal. Couple it with bhang ki chutney and you will surely love this dish.
● Food- Arsa
This desert is prepared mainly on special occasions like family gathering and festivals. The key ingredients are jaggery, rice and mustard oil. Both jiggery and mustard oil adds to the nutritive value of this dish.
● Food- Aloo ke Gutke
It is one of the traditional snacks here. It is made with boiled potatoes, red chillies and coriander. Any spicy food lover will also love aloo ke gutke.
● Food- Ras
Made with a blend of variety of dals, Ras is usually paired with steamed rice and bhang ki chutney. This dish has a nutritive value too.
● Food- Gulgula
At last, this is the traditional desert made primarily from jiggery and wheat flour.
With an average temperature of 13oC, the climate of Nainital remains warm and temperate almost throughout the year. The rainfall in summers is more than in winters which starts in October and stays until the month of February. You can expect extremely cold winters here and the temperature can touch as low as 0oC. After winters,
the month of march marks the beginning of the summers in the city which ends till June. In our opinion while booking for a Nainital tour package try fix your time around the summer months as it is the best time to visit Nainital
. One interesting fact about Nainital is that due to presence of lakes on its northern end, almost every afternoon it rains in this place.
So, we started with discussing about the benefits of mircovacations to some getaway destination and along the way we discussed about one such getaway destination which was Nainital and put out some information about the pace with an objective to help you out in making a good Nainital tour package
and now here we are at the end of this life. See, it is very simple, it is the truth that we all are trapped in the hustle to progress and develop but it is also as the same time not wrong to take a break from this time table and rejuvenate yourself for the further hustle and therefore, we would recommend you to frequently go on these kinds of mircovacations because not anybody else but atleast you should be happy with the life you lived when you will take a look back on it in your old age.