Nainital is on the foothills of the Kumaon Range, which is located in the outskirts of the Himalayas. There are a set of valleys amidst which there is a pear-shaped lake in Nainital. It is at a height of 1,938 m above the level of the sea. At a height of 2,615 m above the level of the sea is the highest mountain of Nainital and it is known as Naina. As you move upwards, the Nainital holiday packages provide you with a grand view of the snow clad Himalayan Mountains. From December till February, the entire valley enjoys snowfall. A European house named Pilgrim Lodge was built in 1841, it is from then onwards did the world come to know of the existence of such an attractive valley.
The Naini Lake has great mythological value in the Hindu scriptures. According to mythology, the lake is made up of water from the Mansarovar, which is originally located in Tibet. Naini Lake is also known as Tri-Rishi Sarovar. The eyes of the Goddess Sati had fallen over here and so it is one of the 64 Peeths of Goddess Sati. As the eyes had fallen at this spot, it turned into a lake. Beside the lake is the temple of the Goddess Sati, where she is known as Naini Devi, and it is one of the major attractions of the Nainital holiday packages.
The Governor's House or the Raj Bhavan, which is also known as Government's House, is one of the landmarks of Nainital. It is the present residence of the Governor. A Victorian gothic style 2 storied building, which has 113 rooms. The mansion is surrounded by a swimming pool, golf links and a huge garden. It is one of the places that are included in the Nainital holiday packages. One of the churches among the many other churches which you must visit is the church of St John in the Wilderness.
One of the main attractions of the Nainital holiday packages is a visit to Snow View. The view of the mountains from this point is just divine. You can reach the place with the help of a cable car and take home the memories of the view of the Trishul Range, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. All these ranges are properly visible on a clear day. The best time to visit this place is from late October to November. The beauty of the Himalayas can be seen from the Naina peak or the China peak or the Cheena peak. The Naina peak is the highest peak in Nainital.
The Nainital holiday packages also include a visit to Tiffin Top or Dorothy's seat, which is a hilltop named in the loving memory of Dorothy Kellet, an artist who had died in a plane crash. This terraced hill top is a good spot for picnic. Then there is the 17th century temple complex known as Bhimeshwar built on the banks of the Bhimtal Lake, which was named after the Bhima- the 2nd brother of the Pandavas. The Sattal Lake- a combination of 7 lakes is a place which you must visit. Hanumangrahi or Hanuman Garh is a place which you must visit. From here you can see the beautiful view of the sun set.
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