The lake district of India, Nainital, is nestled in the foothills of the Kumaon Mountains, in the outer Himalayas. The beautiful pear shaped lake, Naini stretches for two miles in circumference. The unending expanse of scenic opulence is truly a treat for the senses, a balm for the soul. Nainital is also one of the Shakthi Peeths in India. Shakthi Peeths are holy places where the body parts of the charred Sati are believed to have fallen. Mythology has it that the goddessís eyes fell on Nainital.
Nainital lives by the Naini lake. As dawn breaks and the waters of the Naini shimmer and shine, life stirs awake. The many shops around the lake, hotels, cafes and idyllic spots woo the traveller. Yachting, paddling, boating and many more activities take place throughout the day on the Naini river. As twilight descends and dusk settles in, the lights on the mountains around it give the lake an ethereal appeal. Come, experience a holiday like none other in Nainital, the Sterling way.Commonly known as the "Lake District of India", Nainital is one of the most beautiful hill stations in North India. Surrounded by mountains on three sides Nainital is located around the beautiful lake Naini Tal. This lake resort is situated at a height of 1,938 meters. There are many legends associated with the place. According to one, Nainital has derived its name from the Goddess Naina while the other legend says that when the Goddess Sati lost her eyes, she was being carried by Lord Shiva and a lake was formed. ('Naina' means eyes and 'Tal' means lake.) This beautiful small town in surrounded by seven hills, popularly known as 'Sapta-Shring' - Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi-Bandi, Naina, Alma, Lariya-Kanta and Sher-Ka-Danda. The majestic mountains and the sparkling waters of the lake add an immense lot to the beauty of the town.