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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Trip to Nainital

Everybody must be wondering where on earth I have disappeared!!! I was on a welcome break trip to Nainital. Well here's some information on one of the most beautiful hill resorts in Northern India.

Nainital is situated in the Uttarakhand State and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas, also known as the "Lake District of India" and known for the scenic natural splendour.

Situated at an altitude of 1,938 mt (6,358 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped (some people say mango-shaped) lake.

Nainital is known for the exquisite beauty of Nainital Lake, which is surrounded by seven mountains, of which the highest are Naina on the north, Deopatha on the west and Ayarpatha on the south. The north end of lake is called Mallital while the southern one is called Tallital.

Some of the tourist spots are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.

Nainital in Mythology:
It is believed that the Naini Lake is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths, or religious sites where parts of the charred body of Sati (Parvati) fell on earth while being carried by Lord Shiva. The spot where Sati's eyes (or Nain) fell, came to be called Nain-tal or (lake of the eye). In present time, goddess Shakti is worshipped at the Naina Devi Temple on the north shore of the lake.


Anonymous said...

Wow,that was an exciting nainital too..

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