Outdoor Activities in Nainital

Outdoor activities in Nainital are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Nainital comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Nainital and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Nainital has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Nainital.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Nainital:

  1. #1 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 3918 itineraries
    Naini Lake

    Tags: Temple, Leisure, Lake, Hill

    Address: Nainital, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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. Co...Read more

  2. #2 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2610 itineraries
    High Altitude Zoo

    Tags: Zoo, Nature

    Address: Nainital, India

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Pt G.B. Pant High Altitude zoo is located on the SherKaDanda hill in Nainital. Standing at a height of 2,100 meters above the sea level, the zoo is spread over 4.6 hectares and is the only high altitu...Read more

  3. #3 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2456 itineraries
    Eco Cave Gardens

    Tags: Cave, Garden, Play, Fountain

    Address: Kaladungi Road | Mallital, Nainital, India

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Eco Cave Gardens is a network of inter-connected natural underground caves and hanging gardens. Located on the Kaladungi road near Sukhtal, the gardens offer an enthralling journey of narrow winding r...Read more

  4. #4 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2613 itineraries
    Goddess Naina Devi Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Lake, Festival

    Address: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

    Timings: 05:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Naina Devi temple is one of the 51 Shakti peeths of Hindu religion. Located at the northern end of famous Nainital Lake, the temple has Goddess Naina represented in form of her two eyes. According to ...Read more

  5. #5 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2473 itineraries
    Snow View Point

    Tags: View Point, Adventure, Lake, Monastery

    Address: Nainital, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Snow View Point is one of the most visited tourist spots in Nainital that offers excellent views of 350 km long range of snow-capped Himalayas. Situated at a height of 2270 meters, it is well connecte...Read more

  6. #6 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1596 itineraries
    Mukteshwar Temple

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Mukteshwar | Near Chauli Ki Jali, Nainital,India

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Mukteshwar temple also known as ‘MukteshwarDham’, is a 350 year old Shiva temple, situated at the highest point of Nainital (2,312 meters). The temple has a white marble Shivling surrounde...Read more

  7. #7 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 3184 itineraries
    Tiffin Top

    Tags: Amusement Park, Safari, Cable Car, Picnic Spot

    Address: Ayarpatta Hills, Nainital, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Tiffin Top is a beautiful picnic spot located at an altitude of 2290 meters on the Ayarpatta hill. It is also called Dorothy’s seat in the memory of Mrs Kellet Dorothy (a British army officer&rs...Read more

  8. #8 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2495 itineraries
    Khurpataal

    Tags: View Point, Scenic Drive, Lake, Nature

    Address: 11 Km From Mallital, Nainital, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    KhurpaTaal, situated 1600 m above the sea level, is a beautiful spot at a short distance from Nainital. Because of the high altitude, it is rarely known to most of the tourists visiting this region an...Read more

  9. #9 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 2119 itineraries
    Naina Peak

    Tags: Mountain, View Point, Lake, Peak

    Address: 6 km from Nainital town, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001,India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Naina Peak, located 6 kilometers from the town, is the highest peak of the town with an altitude of 2611 meters. The place was also called as Cheena Peak, which was named after the Cheena baba and was...Read more

  10. #10 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1234 itineraries
    Kainchi Dham

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Garden

    Address: NH 87, Bhowali Range, Uttarakhand 263132, India

    Timings: 05:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Kainchi Dham, located 17 km away from Nainital, is a modern pilgrim centre. The word kainchi means two sharp hairpin bends of the motor road in a local dialect and hence the name. Maharjji inaugurated...Read more

  11. #11 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1980 itineraries
    Nainital Governor's House

    Tags: Garden, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: Amghari, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Governor’s house also called, as Raj Bhavan is located at Tallital area near mall road of Nainital City. It is a two-storied building consisting of 113 rooms. Built during the period of 1897...Read more

  12. #12 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1686 itineraries
    Pangot And Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Bird Watching

    Address: Pangot, Near Jeolikot, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002, India

    Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is located 12 kilometers from Nanital, on Kilbury road before Pangot, and is famous for the numerous birds species. Pangot is like a remote Himalayan village that is ...Read more

  13. #13 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1647 itineraries
    Sonapani Himalayan Village

    Tags: Outdoors, Forest, Mountain, Trail

    Address: Satoli, 40 kms from Nainital Mukteshwar 263139, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Sonapani Himalayan Village, located 55 kilometers from Nainital, is a village surrounded by lush green mountains. During the British Raj, when the soldiers were crossing the ridge, they happened to dr...Read more

  14. #14 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 1500 itineraries
    Astronomical Observatory

    Tags: Observatory

    Address: Manora Peak, Near Hanumangarthi, Nainital 263139, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Astronomical Observatory also called as ARIES (Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences) established on 20th April 1964. It is located 9 kilometers from Nainital and is situated at an a...Read more

  15. #15 of 24 Outdoors Activities in Nainital
    - Used in 989 itineraries
    Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

    Tags: National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary , River

    Address: A Part of Corbett Tiger Reserve (Project Tiger), Lansdowne Division, Nainital 263001, Uttarakhand, India

    Timings: 06:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the Corbett National Park and covers an area of 301 square kilometres. The place is named after the Sonanadi River, which means Golden River. It is rich in ...Read more