The lake district of India, Nainital, is nestled in the foothills of the Kumaon Mountains, in the outer Himalayas. The beautiful pear shaped lake, Naini stretches for two miles in circumference. The unending expanse of scenic opulence is truly a treat for the senses, a balm for the soul. Nainital is also one of the Shakthi Peeths in India. Shakthi Peeths are holy places where the body parts of the charred Sati are believed to have fallen. Mythology has it that the goddess’s eyes fell on Nainital.

The place owes its origin to the placid waters of the eye shaped lake – Naini – Tal. The lake has rejuvenated the spirits of many over hundreds of years. Take a boat ride or stroll leisurely along its banks. Be enraptured by the sights that nature offers.

Maa Naina Devi presides over this temple, and is represented by her two eyes. The Naina temple has been reconstructed after the historical land slip of 1880.

The Governor’s house designed in Victorian Gothic style was originally the summer residence of the Governor of the North West province. Today it serves as the official guesthouse for the Governor of Uttarkhand. There are 113 rooms, a large garden and a swimming pool.

Snow View at an altitude of 2270 m, can be reached by cable car. It offers spectacular views of some Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trisul and Nanda Kot.

A natural garden with six caves and musical fountains is a perfect getaway in Nainital.