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History of nainital

The history of Nainital begins in mythology. Naini Lake is believed to be the ‘naina’ or eye of Sati, the wife of Lord Shiva, which fell down to earth as he carried her charred body across the sky, deep into the mountains. The hills surrounding present-day Nainital came under the British rule in 1816. \n\nThe hill station of Nainital was founded in 1841 and the first European house, Pilgrim Lodge, was built. In the following years, many more British officers and their families sought refuge in this town, to escape the sweltering heat of the plains. This led to the gradual growth of Nainital, with houses, churches and schools being established. Then came the tragic landslip of 1880. But the resilient people built back the town which now flourishes as a sought-after holiday destination.

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  • Theme of Nainital [Hill station, Romantic, Adventure]
  • You'll love Nainital for [Trekking, Beautiful scenery]
  • Watchout for [Crowd]
  • Best Time To Visit
    March - June
  • Altitude 6,837 ft. above sea level

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    Amazing Nainital - Jim Corbett Tour (enjoy Heaven)
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Charming Ranikhet Kausani Nainital
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.16,450
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Lake Palace Nanital
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,499
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Adventure Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.13,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Popular Domestic Destinations

  • manali
    manali
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,995
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • goa
    goa
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.6,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    ooty
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in nainital

  • Hotel Happy Home - The Lake Paradise
    Hotel Happy Home - The Lake Paradise
    Nainital
    One night from
    Rs.3,600
  • Neelesh Inn
    Neelesh Inn
    Bhimtal
    One night from
    Rs.3,280
  • Raj Hotel
    Raj Hotel
    Haldwani
    One night from
    Rs.1,160
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Popular Flights To nainital

    • BDQVadodara
      PGHPantnagar
    • Air India
      AI-824
    • 06:50 10:55
      1 Stop
    • 04h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.9,320
    • ATQAmritsar
      PGHPantnagar
    • Air India
      AI-454
    • 06:50 10:55
      1 Stop
    • 04h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.10,074
    • IDRIndore
      PGHPantnagar
    • Air India
      AI-638
    • 01:30 10:55
      1 Stop
    • 09h 25m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.14,993
    • IXCChandigarh
      PGHPantnagar
    • Air India
      AI-444
    • 07:05 10:55
      1 Stop
    • 03h 50m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.15,246
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