Hello There, Hope you are doing good, me too! This blog is something helpful for those who live near Delhi NCR and looking for the best places to visit from Nainital. These locations are a perfect combination of mesmerizing hill stations, a place for adventure wildlife activities, and an unforgettable experience with your friends, family, or partner at weekends. You can also find out the Places To Visit in Uttarakhand & Places To Visit in Himachal Pradesh, which are the beautiful northern states in India.
There are many worthy places nearby Nainital within just 50 Km. As Nainital is the part of the Kumaon region and in the winter season, you find the snow at most of the places. The places to visit near Nainital are ideal for Vloggers and exploring oneself through nature.
Distance – 23.8 km
Time – Around 45 Minutes
Bhimtal is one of the beautiful places near Nainital. It is an ideal weekend place for those who are visiting Nainital and certainly one of the most visited tourist places near Nainital within 50 km. Bhimtal is quite dense forests of Oak, Pine, and shrubs along with lovely weather make Bhimtal a pleasant location suited for everyone. Tourists from all over the country come to Nainital to spend some time at Bhimtal Lake.
Bhimtal Lake is the beautiful little island in the middle of the lake, which looks more stunning and loved by the tourists. You can take a boat ride to reach the island; also if you want to do some local shopping, then you can travel to Bhowali, which is hardly 11 Km from there.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR NAINITAL, NAUKUCHIATAL!
Distance – 26 km
Time – Around 50 Minutes
Naukuchiatal is a delightful lake village suitable for those who seek peace and relaxation in a peaceful nature. As the name of the place suggests, this place is mainly known for its nine cornered lake, which is apparently the most beautiful lake in the Nainital district. You can visit Naukuchiatal throughout the year, but the best time to visit just after the Monsoon, when sightseeing is comfortable and pleasant around the colorful landscapes.
The weather is usually normal out there, and most of the people don’t know that Naukuchiatal is also known for it’s most happening festival called ‘escape festival’. It happens once every year (in the month of May), which fills the valley with flocks of people and soothing music.
Distance – 35 km
Time – Around 1 hour 10 Minutes
I am not sure if you have heard about the Ramgarh hill station in Uttarakhand, not the Sholey movie one. It is one of the most beautiful places to see near Nainital Town. Ramgarh also is known as the fruit bowl of Kumaon because the place is full of exotic fruit orchards like plums, apples, pears, peaches, and peers. This is the view from our balcony where we stayed and now you can see how beautiful it is to stay around for a day at least.
The best time to visit is from October to May when the orchards of Nathuakhan are turned into colored by fruits will be a worthwhile travel experience. Ramgarh is heaven for photographers and Vloggers. The fascinating sunrise and sunset is a lifetime experience and an ideal getaway if you are looking for offbeat places to visit near Nainital Town. Photographers, travelers, and anyone seeking a relaxing break must-visit Ramgarh.
FASCINATING PLACE TO VISIT NEAR NAINITAL – SATTAL
Distance – 43 km
Time – Around 1 hour 25 Minutes
Sattal is one of the ideal places to visit around Nainital as the lush green area full of oaks and pine is something that soothes the eyes and soul. A group of seven freshwater lakes each in a different hue of green and blue and is ideal for trekking and fishing, a stash of nature’s bounty and loads of migratory birds and mesmerizing views make this wonderful place called Sattal. It has lush green trees all around, and the crystal clear water lake as in the below image.
Sattal is a perfect spot for boating, water sports, sightseeing, yoga, and wellness. The best time to visit there from April to June and September to December. Sattal is a perfect place for adventures like Camping, Trekking, and Boating. Boating is the most interesting activity to do here as the lake is surrounded by the dense oak and pine forest. Sattal has become a favorite picnic spot for locals and tourists alike.
Distance – 47 km
Time – Around 1 hour 55 Minutes
Mukteshwar is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Nainital and a perfect snowfall point in the Winter season nearby Nainital. If you want to try rock climbing and rappelling with an excellent view of the valley down below at Chauli ki Jali. The destination gives each one a splendid view of the Himalayan ranges and quite covered by full of fruit orchards along with rolling meadows. One can have a breathtaking view of Nanda Devi peak and various others. Mukteshwar is a perfect spot for nature enthusiasts.
Again, it is the best place for trekking, camping, paragliding, and rock climbing. the best time to visit Mukteshwar from October to June. The Mukteshwar Shiva Temple present here is known as Mukteshwar Dham and dates back to around 350 years, which is considered a prominent place of worship in Kumaon. You can certainly witness the 180-degree view of the majestic Himalayan ranges from there.
TIFFIN TOP / DOROTHY’S SEAT
Distance – 4 km From Nainital Town
Time – Around 15 Minutes
Tiffin Top is the second highest peak in Nainital after China Peak and makes for a wonderful trek. This place a famous vantage point in the scenic hill station of Nainital and one has to trek for about 4 km to reach this viewpoint. You can also hire a horse (between Rs.500 and 700) to take you to the destination point. There are plenty of adventure activities that can be done such as rappelling and rock climbing, and its soothing and peaceful surroundings make this a great place for photographers to visit. Indeed, it is one of the best sightseeing spots in Nainital that gives you a 360-degree view of the city.
Certainly a very popular picnic spot and is sought after by aspiring painters and photographers who want to capture the scenic beauty of the hills. An early morning view from this place is so pleasant when the sun rays fall and lighten every corner of Nainital Town. One more thing, there is no barrier railing at the edge of the cliff, be careful about that!
I hope this blog will give you some ideas about the best places to visit near Nainital City. I am writing this because I have been to all these places, and it was a stunning experience over there.