Nainital is a popular hill station in the Kumaon hills in Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of 2084 meters above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a lake, called Naini Lake. A shrine called Naina Devi Temple is built on the banks of Naini Lake. This is highly reverred by the Hindus as this is considered as one of the Shakti Peethas. Nainital is surrounded by Naina Peak (2615 meters) on the North, Deopatha Peak (2438 meters) on the West and Ayarpatha (2278 meters) on the South.
Foreigners need visa to travel to India. They do not need any more permissions to visit Nainital. Indians also do not need any prior permissions to visit Nainital. However, they must carry a photo ID with address like Aadhar, Voter Card or a passport along all the time.
Hindi is the lingua franca of Nainital. Since a majority of the population are Kumaoni people, Kumaoni language is extensively used. Garhwali is also spoken by some. English is also understood by people in the city quite well.
|Currency used||Indian Rupee (INR). Some hotels may accept US Dollars, Pounds and Euro as well.|
|Area (km2)||11.7 km²|