Packed around a wide, lush volcanic lake, Nainital is Kumaon’s biggest town and favorite hill retreat. It holds a sheer jungle valley around the namesake lake Naini. Loads of hotels are set in the hills around the lake. There are a bustling market and hillside viewpoints facing the distant Himalayan peaks. For travelers, it’s an accessible town to sit back and unwind, eat healthy, and go horseback ride or paddling on the lake. These are some of the famous places in the vicinity Sitabani Temple, Naini Lake, Tiffin top, Astronomical observatory, Eco Cave Park, Nainital governor’s house and much more.