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Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed  with  scenic  natural splendor and varied natural resources . Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ’Lake   District'   of  India . The most prominent of the lakes is Naini Lake ringed by hills. Nainital has a varied topography. Some of the important places in   the   district are Nainital , Haldwani , Kaladhungi , Ramnagar , Bhowali , Ramgarh , Mukteshwar , Bhimtal , Sattal  and Naukuchiatal . Nainital’s unending   expense  of  scenic  beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature.

Nainital is headquartering of Nainital District. It is also divisional Headquarter of Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand State.

History

The Kumaon Hills came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16), but the hill station town of Naini Tal was founded only in 1841, with the construction of the first European house (Pilgrim Lodge) by P. Barron, a sugar trader from Shahjahanpur. In his memoir, he wrote: "It is by far the best site I have witnessed in the course of a 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometers) trek in the Himalayas." In 1846, when a Captain Madden of the Bengal Artillery visited Naini Tal, he recorded that "houses were rapidly springing up in most parts of the settlement: some towards the crest of the limitary ranges were nearly 7,500 ft (2,286 m) above sea level: the rugged and woody Anyarpatta (Anyar-patt - in Kumaoni means - complete blackout. The reason for this nomenclature by the localities was because there were minimal sun rays due to its location and dense forests) was being gradually planted and that the favorites sites were on the undulating tract of forest land which stretched back from the head of the lake to the base of China and Deopatta (Camel's Hump). The Church, St. John in the Wilderness, had been built, ..." Soon, the town became a health resort favoured both by British soldiers and by colonial officials and their families trying to escape the heat of the plains. Later, the town also became the summer residence of the Governor of the United Provinces.

Place to See:

1.  Naina Devi Temple

2.  Church of St. John

3.    Naini Lake

4.    Nakuchia Lake

5.    Bhimtal Lake

6.    Governor's House

7.    Snow View Point

8.    Naina Peak

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