Nainital is located in Uttarakhand and is the Headquarters of the Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 1,938 metres above sea level. Nainital is a city that has a lake which is pear shaped and is about two miles in circumference. It is surrounded by mountains all around. The highest mountains in Nainital is the Naina Devi Peak(2,615 metres) situated on the north, Deopatha (2,438 metres) on the west and Ayarpatha (2,278 metres) on the south.
It is believed that Nainital figures in some of the ancient myths in India. In the mythological books, Nainital lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, which means the story of the three sages. These three sages, Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, after finding the lake, dug a hole at the location where the present day lake is. They then filled it with water from the holy lake Mansarovar in Tibet.
There are many attractions that are situated just a stone's throw away from Nainital. Places like Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal, Khurpa Tal, Naukuchia Tal are some of the must see places for someone who is going to Nainital.