Nainital sightseeing includes the various places in Nainital that are famous. There are some places in Nainital which are worth visiting if someone is traveling to Nainital. Some of the prime tourist attractions of Nainital include the following:
The Naina Peak is the highest peak in the whole of Nainital. Located at an altitude of 2,611 metres above sea level and at a distance of about 6 kms. from the town, it presents a magnificent view of the snow clad Himalayan mountains. You can hire a pony or a horse to visit the peak from Nainital.
Dorothy Seat is also known as 'Tiffin Topí. It is a memorial which is dedicated to Mrs. Dorothy Kellet and was built by her husband. From here, one can get an excellent view of the Himalayas that surround it as well as the neighboring countryside. Located about 4 kms. from the town of Nainital, one can hire a pony or a horse to easily reach Dorothy Seat.
The most easily reachable hill top in Nainital, Snow View is located at an altitude of 2,270 metres above sea level and about 6 kms. from the main town. It presents a charming view of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks from the Bandar Punch in the west to Api and Nari peaks to the east. To reach Snow View, one can either walk the distance or hire a pony or a horse for the same.
Land's End is located about 4 kms. from the main town of Nainital. As the name suggests, one can feel that the area has literally come to an end. It is needless to say then, that the place commands an enthralling view of the peaks that surround it.
The St.John's Church is one of the oldest building as well as church that was constructed in Nainital. It is located close to the Uttarakhand High Court, and was built in the year 1844 but first opened on April 2, 1848. It is a beautiful church which has an even beautiful interior which is done exquisitely in stained glasses (the windows).
Built after the Buckingham Palace, the Raj Bhawan is Nainital's Government House. It was started on April 27, 1897 and was subsequently completed on March 1900. The Raj Bhawan building has been often described as that of "the early domestic Gothic style", as it stands upon a beautiful plateau and the combined view of the Raj Bhawan with the green lawns, stone steps and the old deodar trees is just magnificent.
Located at an altitude of 2,194 metres, and about 10 kms. from the main town of Nainital, this place is accessible via road. Kilbury also has a rest house for night stay, and is an ideal spot for a quiet and very peaceful holiday.