The Naini Lake is a natural freshwater lake located amidst the spectacular hills in the city of Nainital. It is tectonic in origin and is looks like a crescent when looked from a bird’s view. Considered to be the largest and most popular of the several lakes of Kumaon region, this lake is a great romantic getaway. Besides the popular boat rides in the lake, you can spend some leisure time strolling along the lakeside. The site continues to attract visitors in large numbers from all over the country.
Highlights and must sees include:
- Excellent view of the surrounding hills.
- Relaxing boating experience in the lake.
- Diverse flora and fauna.
- The Annual Kingfisher Yachting competition (Regatta).
- Naini temple nearby.
Naini Lake Travel Tips
- It is advised to visit the site during off-season, as it gets overcrowded during the peak season (Summers).
How to Reach Naini Lake
- Walk or hire a taxi.
- Ask a local for the bus details.
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95% of people who visit Nainital include Naini Lake in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.55% of people start their Naini Lake visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Naini Lake
88.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Naini Lake
Naini Lake Reviews & Ratings
Nainital lake is right at the point the point of attraction.. The mall road is at the bank of the lake. The lake is clean and is surely big and deep..It has a good vibe and you will spot big size fishes all around the lake. There are shops around to eat and hangout..Hotels are also there. You can do boating here and from almost all local point of attraction you can spot this beautiful lake. ♥️
Beautiful lake with boating facility. Boating Cost of half round is 160 and 210 for full round. I'll not suggest putting your hands in water😂. Best time to visit is post monsoon.
Beauty at its best. One of the best place to spend vacations with family and friends. But here is a humble request to all of you that please don't litter garbage in Lake and on roads. This is a serious concern which should always be kept in mind. It's our duty to keep our Mother Earth clean and beautiful.
'Lake district of Uttarakhand' best place to Visit in all seasons. Temperature is 2°C to 15°C in winter's And 29°C in summers.. Best tourist location in northern region...
Relaxed boating surrounded by mighty hills all around. Assisted boating comes to about 210/160 for full/half round. Pedal boats are available for 350/250 for 1/2 hour rides for 4/2 persons. Magnificent views all around and a must do activity in Nainital. Fishes all around and you're best off not putting hands in the water.