Trip to Nainital

 

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Back home after a welcome break to Nainital, a hill resort in northern India, situated in the Uttarakhand State and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Nainital is known as the Lake District of India and for its scenic natural splendour, set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, surrounded by mountains. Some of the important places in the district are Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.

We went to Delhi, from there reached Kathgodam (a town in Nainital dist.) and finally travelled to Nainital. Stayed there for 2 days and did some local sight seeing. Proceeded to Kausani (via Almora, another picturesque dist. in the Kumaon region). Kausani is a popular hill station tourist spot surrounded by snow-capped mountains and breathtaking scenic beauty, which has earned the title ‘Switzerland of India’. Kausani is famous for sunrise and seeing Kumaon Himalayas with high Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi, Trishul and the Nandakot to name a few.

It was very cloudy in Kausani and we could only spot (though very faint) the Trishul peak. Another major attraction of Kausani is the Anashakti Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for a few days.

On the way back to Nainital, we passed Ranikhet (a hill station & cantonment town in Almora dist., meaning “Queen’s Meadow” in Hindi).

Posting some of the pictures of Nainital Lake, Koshi River, sunrise in Kausani and the Anashakti Ashram in Kausani.

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5 Comments

  1. Asha

    Malini, this is making me so nostalgic. I am so far but it brings me near. I spent two summers there. I am so glad you had fun.

  2. Khushi

    Beautiful pictures. Like Asha, I miss India and all its soft beauty.

  3. sarmila

    excellent post..

  4. Indrani

    Hi Malini. I remember going to Nainital as a high school trip and it was great fun. we had stayed at the Aurobindo Ashram. About a decade back, or may be more I had gone to Kausani with my family and was absolutely awed with the breath taking views of the mountains.

  5. Indrani

    Hi Malini. I remember going to Nainital as a high school student in a school trip and it was great fun. We had stayed at the Aurobindo Ashram. About a decade back, or may be more I had gone to Kausani with my family and was absolutely awed with the breath taking views of the mountains.

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