Nainital, Uttaranchal, India

Founded by the British in 1841, Nainital, at 1,934 m above sea level, is a popular resort in the Shivalik Range. Surrounded by forested hills, the town is set around the Naini lake, which is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva's wife, Sati. The largest town in Kumaon region (others include Ranikhet, Almora, and Kausani), Nainital is the erstwhile summer capital of Uttar Pradesh. A disastrous landslide in 1880 created the area now known as the Flats.  [- Jun 05]

Naini lake

All decked up (more)

Nainital (more)

Night lights

Working woman

NCC Cadets

British era mansion

Naini lake (1, 2)

Naina Devi temple

Tibetan Buddhist gompa (1, 2))

Gadhan Kunkyop Ling

Inside the gompa

Roasted corn? (more)

Deformed man singing

Ruins of the British Empire

Rowboats (1, 2)

Say cheese (more)

En route Naina peak (more)

En route Naina peak

Top of Naina peak

Working man

From Naina Peak (more)

approx. 2610 m / 8600 ft.

Nainital boat club



Old man

Beggar boy

Beggar children

Bait ball (bigger fish)

Boat ride

St. Francis Catholic church

Mallital settlement

Hanuman temple, Thandi Sarak

Magic tricks from USA

Children's park

Theater (now playing: 1, 2)

Eateries (more)

Hike to Tiffin top (more)

Enroute Land's End (1, 2)

St. Joseph's college

Established 1888, St. Joseph's college for boys is run by the Christian Brothers

South Nainital

Wedding procession (1, 2)

Dancing woman (more)

Naini Devi temple (1, 2)

Trinket market

Working women

The Flats (1, 2)

Hockey in front of mosque


Emerald waters

View from Gompa (more)


Around Nainital



Hanumangarhi (more)

Bhimtal (more)


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