Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India

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Bhimtal is a Triangular lake. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state of India and located about 21 kilometers from Kathgodam railway station.

The city of Bhimtal is named after the Bhimtal lake, which is located in the middle of the city. Being ‘Bhimakar’, perhaps this rhythm is called Bhimtal. But some scholars relate this rhythm to Pandu-Putra Bhima. It is believed that the Pandavas came to this region at the time of the agyaatavaas and Bhima did penance of Lord Shiva on the banks of Bhimtal. In the 13th century the region came under the Kumaon kingdom, and in the 17th century Bheeshwar Mahadev Temple was established by King Baz Bahadur Chandra of Almora. It used to be the headquarters of Chhakhata Pargana during the Chand period. Its length is 1674 meters, width 447 meters depth from 15 to 50 meters. It has a bigger lake than Nainital. Like Nainital, it too has two corners called Talli Tal and Malli Tal. It is also connected to both corners of the roads. Distance from Nainital to Bhimtal is 23.8 km.

The biggest feature of Bhimtal is that it is situated in a beautiful blooming valleyes. There is an island in the middle of the lake and arrangements are made to reach the island by boats. This island is used as a picnic spot. Most of the tourists go to Bhimtal in the morning from Nainital. On reaching this sland, they have a merry time enjoying it’s beauty as well as they go for boating in the open lake.

This island has good quality and famous restaurants. A Fish House (Aquarium) has also been built on this island by the Fisheries Department of Uttar Pradesh. Fishing is also a good activity here. Before the discovery of Nainital, people used to give importance to Bhimtal.

Being ‘Bhimakar’, perhaps this rhythm is called Bhimtal. But some scholars relate this rhythm to Pandu – son Bhima. It is said that Pandu – son Bhima dug up the land resulting in the formation of s huge lake . . Well here is the temple of Bhimeshwar Mahadev. This is an ancient temple may be the place of Bhima or it was built in the memory of Bhima. But even today, this temple is known and worshiped as the temple of Bhimeshwar Mahadev. Lake Bhimtal is used for a number of purposes. Two or three small canals have been drawn from its corners, which irrigate the fields. A stream continuously flows and gives power to the waters of the Gaula River. A television factory has been opened by Kumaon Development Corporation here. There is also a housing house consisting of 36 shayas which has been built by the tourism department. Apart from this, there is a proper arrangement for lodging and boarding here. Most of the tourists who enjoy the open sky and the vast earth, prefer to stay in Bhimtal.

Nearest railway station is Kathgodam.

About Almora

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Almora is an important city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also the headquarters of Almora district. Almora is located 365 km from Delhi and 415 km from Dehradun, on the southern side of a hill in the Kumaon Himalayan range. According to the 2011 census of India, Almora has a total population of 35,513.

Almora was founded by King Balo Kalyan Chand in 1568.  Since the time of Mahabharata (8th and 9th century BCE), details of human settlements are found in the hills and surrounding areas. Almora was the capital of the Chandravanshi kings who ruled the Kumaon state. Almora has a special hand in the freedom struggle and in the upliftment of education, art and culture.

The Manaskhand of Skandapurana states that a holy mountain is situated between the river Kaushika (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal). This mountain is the mountain of Almora, with no other mountain. It is said that Vishnu resided on this mountain. Some scholars also believe that the Kurmavatar of Vishnu took place on this mountain. According to a legend, it is said that Kaushika Devi of Almora killed the demons named Shumbha and Nishumbha in this region. The stories are many, but one thing is absolutely true that this place has had religious, geographical and historical importance since the Oriental era.

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Almora city is famous for its historical heritage as well as natural beauty. On one side there are the fortresses and temples of the moon, on the other side, the British-era church and picnic spot are also present. Apart from this, Almora is connected to the entire Kumaon region by road, so people traveling to remote hill stations also pass through Almora. Almora is the best city today, keeping in mind the convenience of tourists, nature-lovers, mountains and paddlers. There are so many luxury hotels to stay here.

Apart from this, Holiday Home, Circuit House, Public Works Department Rest House, Jula Council Rest House and Forest Department Rest House can also be made available for tourists. The woolen cloth is famous here. Lala Bazaar and Chowk Bazaar are its centers.

Nainital History !

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In ancient times, Kumaon was divided into several small princely states and the Nainital region was under different branches of a Khasia family. The Chandraravnsh was the first dynasty to gain consolidated dominion over Kumaon. The founder of this dynasty was Som Chandra from Jhusi, located near Allahabad, who, married the daughter of the Katyuri king around the seventh century then grew into the interiors of Kumaon. In the form of dowry, they were given the lands of Champawat city as well as Bhabar and Terai. By establishing his capital at Champawat, Som Chandra and his descendants gradually began to invade and then conquer the surrounding areas.

Thus Champawat was the nucleus from which the Chandra dominions over the entire Kumaun expanded, but it took many centuries to complete, and Nainital and its surrounding area was one of the last areas to be absorbed. Bhimtal, which is only thirteen miles from Nainital, in the thirteenth century, Triloki Chandra built a fort to protect its borders.  But at that time, Nainital itself was not under Chandra rule, and was adjacent to the western border of the state. During the reign of Raja Udyan Chandra in 1420, the western boundary of the Chandra kingdom extended to the Koshi and Suyal rivers, but Ramgarh and Kota were still under the former Khasia rule. Kirat Chandra, who ruled from 1488 to 1503, and expanded his territory, was finally able to establish authority over Nainital and the surrounding region, which had remained independent for so long.

The Khasia kings made an attempt to regain their independence. In 1560, led by a Khasia of Ramgarh, he enjoyed a brief moment of success, but was subdued by Balo Kalyan Chandra with ruthless seriousness. Little or no effort was made on the administration of the hilly region in this period. All the palaces of Kumaon mentioned in Aina-e-Akbari are located in the plains. During the reign of Devi Chandra, who became king in 1720, Kumaon was invaded by the Raja of Garhwal, but he did not occupy the territory. Twenty years later, the Kumaon hills were invaded again, this time by the Ruhels, with whom a war broke out in the year 1743. While fighting Ruhela sneaked up to Bhimtal, and looted it. However, he was eventually bought over by the Raja of Garhwal, who then formed a temporary alliance with the then king Kalyan Chandra of Kumaon. Another attack, two years later, was repulsed by Kalyan Chandra’s prime minister, Shiv Dev Joshi.

With the death of Kalyan Chandra in 1743, the power of the kings of Kumaun began to wane. The next king became his son Deep Chandra, an extremely weak young man whose interests were purely religious and who devoted himself to the construction of temples. He also built the Bhimeshwar temple located in Bhimtal. However, Shiva Dev Joshi was still the Prime Minister, and Kumaon continued to prosper during his lifetime. In 1764 he was killed by mutant soldiers, and from that date all the plains had become practically independent of the mountainous kingdom of Kumaon. After the death of Shiva Dev Joshi, the affairs of Kumaun became more confused, where there was another erstwhile queen (wife of Deep Chandra), and on the other side Mohan Singh, a young Rautela. Over the next few years, Mohan Singh succeeded in killing Deep Chandra and his two sons in 1777, after killing Rani. He then proclaimed himself king as Mohan Chandra.

The rule of Mohan Chandra, known for the persecution of the Joshi family, lasted until 1779, when Kumaon was invaded by Lalit Shah, the king of Garhwal, who occupied the region and placed his son, Pradyuman, on the throne. Mohan Chandra fled and Joshi, of whom Harkha Dev was now the chief, joined the new king’s principal advisers. Pradyuman attempted to move Garhwal to his newly acquired state of Kumaon and take him to the capital Srinagar. During his absence, Mohan Chandra again surfaced.  There was a war between Chandra and the Joshis, who were loyal to the Garhwal rule. Mohan Chandra was killed, but was replaced by his brother, Lal Singh, and in 1788 the Joshi people were badly defeated near Bhimtal, after which Lal Singh became supreme, killing most of the Joshis.

With the help of the defeated Harkha Dev Joshi, the Gurkhas invaded Kumayun, and succeeded in subjugating it in recent years by taking advantage of the confusion created by the battles of several rival factions across the state. During the Gurkha rule, very little work was done in the area. Their policy was repression, although administration in Kumaon was less severe than in Garhwal. Gorkha domination did not last long. In 1814, the British government drew its attention to Kumaon. The East India Company was interested in the hills, owing to the hemp growing there, a large amount of which passed through the company’s factory in Kashipur. Then the Governor-General, Lord Hastings, attempted to deport Kumaon peacefully, and Gardner was sent from Delhi for negotiations with Bum Sah, the Governor of Kumaon. These negotiations failed and in early 1815, war was declared.

Nepal was defeated in the war and the British attained the suzerainty of Kumaon in December 1815. With headquarters at Almora, Gardner was appointed the first commissioner of Kumaon, but was replaced shortly after by Trail.  Trail, whose administration was practically unchanged by any central authority, remained commissioner until 1830. After him Colonel Govan was made the next commissioner, after which Lushington became the next commissioner in 1839. In 1848, Batten became commissioner, and after him, in 1856, Captain Ramsay became the next commissioner, who later became Major General Sir Henry Ramsay. Sir Henry Ramsay was commissioner for twenty-eight years.

Eco Cave Garden, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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“Eco Cave Gardens” is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand State.  It is located about 3 kilometers from Nainital bus station. This garden is situated at an altitude of about 2,084 meters above sea level. Eco Cave is one of the most famous caves of Nainital.

Tourists are happy to see the beautiful weather of Nainital and the beauty of the hills. By the way, there are many things to see in Nainital. Such as – Naini Lake, Maa Naina Devi Temple, Naina Peak ( China Peak ), Guano Hills, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Kainchi Dham, Hanuman Garhi, Snow View Point, Tiffin Top, G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo  etc.

The Eco Cave Garden is maintained by the Kumaon Mandal Development Corporation.

Nature has done to make the geographical beauty of Nainital beautiful.  At the same time, many mysterious caves are inside the ground. Here also many caves are interlinked inside this garden, as well as a musical fountain inside it.

There is also a group of interconnected caves and hanging gardens inside this garden complex. The garden consists of six underground caves, which are connected to each other through tunnels. The name of these tunnels is based on the name of the wild animals found here. Such as Apis Cave, Fox Cave, Squirrel Cave, Panther Cave, Bat Cave and Tiger Cave etc.

Children and tourists get to see the beautiful glimpse of Himalayan wildlife through the caves found here. Caves of different sizes appear as a natural habitat for different animals.

Some of these caves are also very thin where people cannot get out easily but still the tourists enjoy the fun and adventure.

Petroleum lamps are used for lighting in these caves.

The musical fountain shows which are organized here in the evening time but it is only runs  during peak season.

Children like these caves very much because these caves are informative and full of adventure and fun.

Timing :

Monday to Sunday : 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Entry Fee :
  •  60 per person for Adults
  •  ₹ 25 per person for Children
  •  ₹ 25 for Camera

Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat), Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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Nainital is very popular and world famous for mountains, lakes and wildlife.
“Tiffin Top” is one of the popular picnic spots located in Nainital. It’s also known as Dorothy Seat. It is located at a distance of about 3.9 km from Nainital Bus Station. Located at an altitude of about 2300 meters above sea level, It is situated on a hill called Ayarpatta. Tiffin Top offers amazing view of the lakes in Nainital and the surrounding Kumaon mountains. You can see plain areas and nearby cities from here.
Here you can go on foot or you can also hire a pony which can be easily found on the Mall Road.
We can also easily see the sun set down the mountains here.
If you are fond of photography then you can feel like heaven after watching the beauty of nature from this spot.
This place is full of nature, peace and tranquility, so nature lovers like to visit and to enjoy the beauty of this place.
If you are fond of horse riding then you can choose this place to visit with your friends and family.
There are few other activities near Tiffin Top, such as rock climbing and rappelling.
Thousands of tourists come daily to see the beauty of this picnic spot.

History of Dorothy’s Seat :
The Dorothy seat is believed to have been built by Colonel JP Kellett, a British Army officer, in memory of his wife Dorothy Kellett.

Horse Riding Price :

Round Trip Cost : ₹(INR) : 500.00 To ₹(INR) : 700.00
Location : Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

Some Backpack Tips :

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Here are some important tips to  pack your bags.

1. Make a list:

Before going on any journey, you should prepare a sorted list of your essential goods. Keep your items according to this list. So that you will not forget to keep your needy stuff. Such as – Mobile, Camera, ATM, Government ID Proof, Medicines etc…

2. First thing’s first: Don’t get a too heavy bag  :

If you are going out of your house on a long journey. Then it is a good thing to carry as much of the things you need with you. But you may not forget that this will make your backpack very heavy.  So always keep the things you need while traveling. With this you can make your journey better.

3. To keep yourself comfortable  :

When you are going on a long journey, keep a comfortable dress with you so that you can enjoy the journey by wearing that comfortable dress whenever you like. By doing this, you will feel free.

4. Packing your cloths while saving the space :

If you are packing your bag before going on a trip, then one thing must be kept in mind that you keep your clothes folded correctly. By doing this you can save a lot of space in your bag. In this way, you can keep more and more items in less space.

5. Keep some plastic bags :

While carrying the bag, you must keep some plastic bags with you. So that you can keep your wet clothes separate from other things when needed.

6. Keep Secure :

While packing the bag, keep a digital lock with you. So that you can keep your bag safe from outsiders when the time comes.

7. Check weather :

Before going on any journey, make sure to assess the weather of that place. So that you can choose your clothes accordingly.

8. Keep waterproof bag cover :

You may have to face all kinds of weather during the journey, so keeping a waterproof bag cover with you to avoid such situations can prove to be helpful.

9. Group discussion :

If you are traveling with a group, you can share the packaged baggage details with your friends. So that both of you have not packed the same stuff. By doing this, a lot of space can be saved in the bags of all the people in the group.

10. Make a rough budget :

Before going on any journey, a rough calculation should be made of the expenses incurred in the journey. So that you do not have to face any kind of inconvenience during the journey. Keeping such small things in mind can make your journey successful and memorable.

The Most Beautiful places to visit in near by Pangot, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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Maa Naina Devi Temple :

Naina Devi Temple is located in Nainital, on the banks of Naini Lake. Here Shakti form of Maa Sati is embellished. The temple has two eyes that portray Naina Devi. A landslide of 1880 destroyed this temple. This temple was later rebuilt.

It is also believed about the temple that when Lord Shiva was going to Mount Kailash with the dead body of Goddess Sati, Shaktipeeths were established wherever the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. Thousands of devotees come here every year from all over India to seek the blessings of Mother Naina Devi.

This temple has been considered one of the 64 Shakti Peethas since ancient times.

Naini Lake :

The main attraction of Nainital is the “Naini Lake” here. In the Veda Puranas, Naini Lake is also called “Trishusi Sarovar”.

It is also said that when the sages Pulah, Atri and Pulastya could not find water anywhere in Nainital, they dug a pit and filled it with water from the river Mansarovar.  Naini Lake looks like a “kidney” shape.

It is also said about this lake that if a person takes a dip in this lake, he gets as much virtue as a dip in the Mansarovar river.

It is also said that the name “Nainital” is named after the lake Naini.

Naina Peak / China Peak:

If you are looking for a place full of greenery and peace, then Naina Peak may be the most suitable place for you.  Naina Peak is located 10 km from Nainital Bus Stand.

Naina Peak is considered the highest and most beautiful hill / peak of Nainital. Naina Peak is located in the southern part of the state of Uttarakhand, India. The way to the peak goes through the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve.

The vast expanse of Naina Peak city is considered the best point for an excellent view of the Himalayas.  After the 1962 war, Naina Peak was also known as China Peak.  Naina Peak is located at an altitude of 2,615 meters above sea level.

From Naina Peak we can easily see the borders of Tibet. If you are fond of tracking then you can choose Naina Peak.

If you are going to travel to Nainital then definitely go to see Naina Peak / China Peak.

Guano Hills:

Nainital  is very famous and popular for lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and temples.

Pangot is a small village situated 13 km from Nainital, which comes under Uttarakhand district.  Also known as Guano Hills. The main attraction of Pangot is the birds found here. More than 580 species of birds are found in this area.

Guano Hills is located at an elevation of about 2,050 meters ( 6,726 feet  ) from the sea level.

Guano Hills is generally preferred by those who are either lovers of nature or prefer to remain in the arms of nature for a long time.

Nature lovers, while searching in depth, can easily find many more flora and fauna and can easily see some rare species of birds.

Guano Hills is no doubt a paradise for bird watchers. This place is full of amazing hills and dense forests. This helps to a great extent in keeping you away from all kinds of problems of the city and at the same time tries to provide you with a calm and natural environment.

The amazing view of the vast hills and countryside stretching across the far-flung Guano Hills makes for a great experience for every trekker.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary:

The world famous “Kilbury Bird Sanctuary” is located in the beautiful village “Pangot”.  Pangot is located at a distance of 13 km from Nainital, which comes under Uttarakhand district.

As  this village is blessed with nature, this is the reason that Uttarakhand is one of the most visited tourist places in the entire district. It is situated in a large forest. Pangot comes under the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve.

The main attraction of Pangot is the birds found here. More than 580 species of birds are found in this area, hence Pangot is considered as a paradise for bird lovers.

Many perennial and seasonal vines are found in the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary and at the same time the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Mammals found in Kilbury Bird Sanctuary –  Muntjacs are also known as Himalayan barking deer, Himalayan gorals, Himalayan palm civets, Himalayan yellow throated marten, Himalayan sambhar and Himalayan palm leaves.

Birds found in the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary include species such as khalij pheasant, rufous-bellied niltava, blue-winged minla, slaty-backed forktail, variety of thrushes etc.

Species such as green-tailed sunbirds and some endangered birds such as the Himalayan Griffon and the Bearded Vulture are also occasionally seen here.

You can visit the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary anytime throughout the year. The maximum temperature here in the summer goes up to 22 ° C and at the same time there is a lot of snowfall in winter.

The weather at Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is much cooler than Nainital and sometimes rain is also encountered.

Apart from this, tourists can also enjoy jungle safari. In simple words, “Kilbury Bird Sanctuary” is a paradise for nature lovers.

Kainchi Dham:

The Kainchi Dham is basically an ashram which is situated in the lap of nature. It is believed that this ashram was established in 1962 by the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba.

This Dham is located 20 km from Nainital, to the left of Bhuvaligad, which comes under Uttarakhand district. Kainchi Dham is located at an altitude of about 1400 meters from the sea level.

The famous Sri Neem Karoli  Baba is counted among the best saints of the twentieth century.

He was born in a Brahmin family of Akbarpur village in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

It is believed that from the age of 17, he had complete knowledge about God and his Guru was Lord Hanuman Maharaj himself.

It is believed that this dham has gained recognition due to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli  Baba.

In this dham, Sri Neem Karoli  Baba also built a grand temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Many hundreds of devotees visit Baba’s ashram every day, every season to visit this recognized temple.

Vishal Bhandara is held every year on 15 June at the Kainchi Dham. On that day there is a huge crowd of Baba’s devotees, who come from all over India. Baba is one of the Indian divine men of this era.

There is a cave near the temple where Baba is believed to have gone to spend his time and is considered a sacred area.

It is believed that Lord Hanuman still keeps coming to the Kainchi Dham to bless his devotees.

Shri Neem Karoli  Baba died in 1973.

Every devotee visiting here has seen positivity in their life and hence every year a large number of devotees visit the Kainchi Dham.

The Kainchi Dhamhas special significance in the life of every devotee who comes here. All the devotees should come to visit this temple at least once.

Baba’s ashrams are in Lucknow, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Bhumiadhar, Shimla, Hanuman Gadi, Delhi in India and in Taos is a town in northern Mexico’s, USA.

The ashram came into the limelight after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to America for the Town Hall Meet recently, when he met the famous Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he mentioned the ashram of famous Neem Karoli  Baba of India. He said that he had visited this temple in India on the recommendation of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Mark Zuckerberg visited Neem Karoli  Baba’s ashram at a time when Facebook was going through a difficult situation and he also told that Apple founder Steve Jobs had gone to meet his Neem Karoli  Baba ashram with his college friend Daniel Kottke.

Hanuman Garhi:

“Hanumangarhi Temple” is one of the most ancient and divine temples of Nainital which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The beauty of Nainital is unique. It is located about 04 km away from Nainital. This famous temple is situated at an elevation of 1951 meters above the surface of the sea.

Hanuman ji is considered the 11th avatar of Lord Shiva in Kalyug. Hanuman ji is the only God who is worshiped most in India and that is why many ancient and divine miraculous temples of Hanuman are found all over India. Hanumangarhi temple is also one of them which is located in Nainital.

This temple was built in 1950 by “Famous Shri Neem Karoli  Baba”. To reach this temple complex one has to cross 70 stairs.

Hanumangarhi Temple is the most popular temple in Nainital as it was built by the local saint Shri Karoli  Baba. This temple is also considered as a center of special attraction for tourists and religious travelers.

This temple is situated in the midst of the beauticians of Nainital. Many peaks and golden views of the plains are visible from this temple.

The idol of Lord Rama and Sita, the idol of Lord Shri Krishna, as well as the idol of Saint Shri Neem Karoli  Baba, are made in this temple.

There is a very huge observatory near Hanumangarhi temple. The constellations are studied in this observatory. It is one of the most useful organization in India.

The natural beauty and cool winds of this religious place are enough to win the hearts of tourists.

From this religious site, we can see the view of the setting sun among the hills. This view touches the minds of tourists.

High Altitude Nainital Zoo:

Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is one of the highest zoos in North India located in Uttarakhand district, Nainital.

The zoo is located at a height of 6,900 feet above sea level on a hill called Sherka-Danda and is spread over 4.6 hectares. It has become a tourist attraction for many years.

This zoo was established in 1984 but was opened on 1 June 1995 for the public to use it.

The zoo was considered the only Siberian tiger house in India until 2001.

In 1976, a tiger named Kunal was brought from Darjeeling’s zoo to Nainital’s zoo. A tiger named Mahesh died in 2001.

Many different types of endangered species of Himalayas are also found in the Zoo of Nainital. Many types of animals are found such as  Himalayan bear, Himalayan Cat, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan Sambar, leopard cat and  Royal Bengal Tiger.

A large group of high- altitude  birds are also found in this forest. Such as the kalij pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Ring-Necked Parakeet, Chinese pheasant also known as the Golden Pheasant and Lady Amherst’s pheasant .

A special type of night shelter is made for almost all birds and animals in the Nainital Zoo.  In this zoo, during the winter months, a special type of curtains are placed on the enclosures of all birds. So that they can survive the winter and survive safely.

Forests of mangrove oak, cuprous and two other species of oak are found in it.

Nainital Zoo is located at a distance of about 2 km from Tallital Bus Station. The road to reach this zoo has been constructed so that it can be easily motorized.

Nainital Zoo is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Thousands of tourists come daily to see this forest.

About Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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Nainital, also known as Naini Tal, is one of the most popular hill station in Uttarakhand state of India. As the state’s High Court is located in Nainital so it’s also called judicial capital of Uttarakhand. It is headquarter of the Kumaon Division as well as an important district. It also includes the Governor of Uttarakhand, who lives in the Raj Bhavan.

Naini Tal is located at an elevation of 2084 meters. It has an area of 11.74 km². The population of Nainital as per 2011 survey was approximately 34,000. The official language of Nainital his Hindi. The local language is Kumaoni. Naini Tal is located at a distance of 285 km from Dehradun, The state capital of Uttarakhand. It’s located at a distance of To 290 km from Delhi. Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations of Uttarakhand. It has a beautiful lake by the name of Naini Lake. It has one of the highest peak in this region. China peak is approximately at an elevation of 2600 m. It has a dense forest and conservation reserve by the name of Naina Devi bird conservation reserve.

Nainital is surrounded by many mountains like Ayarpata, Devpata, Hanibani, China Peak or Naina Peak, Alma, Ladiya Kanta, Sher ka Danda etc.

Nainital has pleasant weather whole of the year. People can enjoy cool evenings in summers also and winter has snowfall. Nainital is the centre of good rainfall in Uttarakhand. It experiences a total rainfall of approx 1.85 m per year. The temperature ranges between 7° to 28° in summers and -6° to 10° in winters. Nainital has a beautiful flora and fauna. It is surrounded bye lush green jungles and high mountains. If you are visiting Nainital than don’t forget to stay at Pangot. It is one of the best villages in Nainital district. It Is slightly colder then Nainital and more peaceful also. This is the favourite place for tourists. If you’re visiting Nainital then don’t forget to keep warm clothes with you and book a hotel/ resort in advance. As it is almost full by tourists in summers…

Adventurous jungle Ride !

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So guys are you ready ? This is not a general adventurous ride. You would have seen many adventurous rides on internet or on television. But this is very special. This is full of thrill and adventure. You’ll be riding in 4X4 Off road vehicle. This Ride is in steep slopes and rough road full of boulders and potholes. Please see the video of this partial part of the track.

This is not just a ride in plain area but it is in steep hilly path. There are some portions where you have to take back your car due to due to less turning of path.
You would have seen many videos on the internet all the people doing offloading. But this is really one of the most adventurous jungle safari near Nainital.

It starts from Pangot And ends at Pangot itself. It’s around 3 km in length and it passes near Tigreshwar Temple. You will be passing through dense jungle of pine, Deodhar And bursnsh. On the way you can stop and enjoy in the cool water of a beautiful stream with the pond.
Because this is located in the middle of Kilbury bird Sanctuary, so you can point and click many species of birds specially Mount quail on the way.

The best part of the right is that there is Hill on one side of the track and a valley on the other side of the track. You can come here with your friends to enjoy more. We have seen many people recording videos of this ride And sharing on their YouTube channels and on other platforms.

With the organiser of this ride “Fun Villas” Believe in adventure, happiness and fitness. This right will take Your excitement to the next level. And you will not forget this lifelong.

About Pangot ( Near by Nainital, India ) ?

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Pangot is a small village at a distance of 15 KM from Nainital. If you want to find a place with full of greenery, Isolated and Tranquility then Pangot is best suited. Pangot comes under Naina Devi bird conservation reserve. Blessed with snowcapped Himalayas, Pangot is also known as the bird watchers paradise. This village comes under Nainital district in Uttarakhand India. Pangot has many view points for the tourists.

Pangot is located at a distance of Approx 300 km from Delhi. The best way to reach Pangot is by road, by Railway till Kathgodam, Or by air till Pantnagar. Pangot is located in the north of Nainital. From Nainital you have to come via Bara Patthar, Himalaya view point, Kilbury Road.

Few years back government has decided to keep this area as a reserved bird life conservation. Can be visited any time in the year. In summers the maximum temperature goes to 22°C. In winters there is a good amount of snowfall to enjoy. There are many points to visit in Panghot here. Here is a list of sightseeing points near Pangot : China Peak, Vinayak, Tigreshwar Temple, Himalayan viewpoint, Kilbury, Kunjaharak. In addition to these tourists can do Jungle Safari and bird watching. Pangot is famous for habitat of more than 250 Species of birds.

There are many hotels, jungle camps and jungle resorts in Pangot. Tourist need to book their stay in advance because Pangot is almost full whole year. There are only few good and a Luxury jungle resorts. Pangot is famous for jungle camping.

Tourist need to accompany essential Things with them as Pangot has a small market only. Blessed with oak, Pine, Buransh and many other trees, “It has a good forest cover in Uttarakhand. During winters tourist need to confirm that roads are open because the kilbury Road generally got closed due to snowfall.

Pangot weather is colder than Nainital and it faces more rain fall then Nainital. So in simple words Pangot is a paradise for nature lovers.

What is Burma Bridge?

Category : Tour & Travels

Burma bridge is a temporary bridge made of ropes. In ancient time it was used for crossing the river and for crossing the valley by the human. Now a days Burma bridge is used for an adventure activity. In this activity a person has to cross a river or Valley on Burma bridge. One end of Burma bridge is tied with a solid pillar or with a strong tree. Other end is also tied in the same way. Because basic structure for supporting of Burma bridge is made of rope so this Bridge moves right and left When a person is working on it. This makes Burma bridge adventurous and exciting.
Burma bridge consist of a long footway made of ropes or wooden planks. Ropes are used for handrails and far side railing.
Fun Villas Resort at Nainital has 200 feet long Burma bridge in Nainital India. Guests coming at “Fun Villas” dont leave this activity.

Top 10 Adventurous Activities

Category : Tour & Travels

When it comes to adventure then everyone is filled with excitement. From the ancient time human has been indulged in many adventurous activities. Now a days these activities have also taken advancement. But overall there are few basic activities which are common and are played by most of the people. Here is a list of top 10 most popular adventurous activities in the world:
Mountain biking
Zip lining
Burma Bridge
Army net
Jungle camping
Sand boarding

At Fun Villas resort in Nainital India, we encourage people to indulge in adventurous activities and team-building activities. Here is a list of such Adventure Activities in Nainital :

  • Zip Line 200 feet
  • Burma Bridge 200 feet
  • Jungle off-road riding
  • Commando net
  • Sky tunnel
  • Cricket
  • Jungle treasure hunt
  • Blindfold Games
  • Tug of the War
  • War Escape
  • Balloons Games
  • Jungle trekking
  • Camping & Bonfire

What is Zip Line Activity?

Category : Tour & Travels

Zip Line is one of the most adventurous game. In the zip line a person can travel on a long steel rope with the help of a pulley. The participant is fully secured with a jacket, helmet and goggles.
Zip line consist of a long steel rope which is hanged on both the ends with solid vertical pillars or trees. One end of the rope is kept higher than the other end. The participant is tied on the rope with the help of a Pulley trolley. Then the participant is allowed to travel with its gravity to the other end.
Why is Zip Line so exciting?
Answer is speed, Speed, speed and speed. When the person travels on the wire his speed can go up to 50 km/h. So every precaution has to be taken so that there is a safe landing of the participant. At the lowest point of the rope A brake is installed. Brick stops and Reduces the speed of the participant and avoid it from colliding With the lower end pillar.
At the Fun villas we have State of the art 200 feet long Zip Line/ Firefox. We have Every equipment tested and verified. People come at Fun Villas and enjoy the zip line.
The thing which excites most in the Zip Line is the sound of the zip during ride.
Zip line should not be confused with flying Fox. In few countries zip line is also called flying fox.

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Travel Recommendations for Northern India in Winter

Category : Tour & Travels

The Geological position of India is responsible for the country’s diverse weather. If you have plans of visiting north India, you can expect the climate to be hot during the summer and cool in winter. Before going there, you have to consider these travel recommendations for northern India in winter.

The northern plains of India during the winter season which happens to be from November to March brings very cold temp. In fact, temperature in the Thar Desert can reach freezing point. The central city of the north is Delhi and the temperature there is from 6 degrees to 24 degrees Celsius.

You can find a rich history of culture in north India. Aside from Delhi, you can also visit other destinations like Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Uttranchal, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir . There are many activities that you can do in north India like – Night Safari, Mountain biking, skiing, River Rafting, Paragliding and trekking. You can also find exquisite architecture, incredible sand dunes , wildlife and historical charm in this Indian region.

If you plan to tour Delhi, you can explore the city’s religious face. There are many temples that you can visit like – Kalkaji Temple, Bhairon Temple, Akshardham, Hanuman Mandir – Connaught Place, Gauri Shankar Temple, Hanuman Mandir – Jhandewalan, Jhandewalan Mandir, Birla, Shri Sheetla Mata Mandir, Chhatarpur Mandir, Bangla Sahib & ISKCON Temples. Aside from the temples, there are also forts in Delhi like – Purana Qila , Tughlaqabad Fort, Red Fort, Siri Fort , Salimgarh Fort , Qutub Minar, and Jantar Mantar.

Taj Mahal is found in north India, specifically in Uttar Pradesh. If you have plans of traveling to Uttaranchal, don’t do this during the winter season as it is very cold. You can do it between April and June or from September to November.

Individuals who love mall shopping can go to Nainital . You can find malls offering great sights there. The Golden Temple can be found in Punjab. Other places that you should visit are – Pangot near Nainital, Shimla, Kullu Manali, Srinagar, Coonoor, Coorg, Darjeeling, Dharamshala, Munnar, Ooty, Mussoorie, Mount Abu , Pachmarhi, Wayanad and Kodaikanal. You can have the best holiday experience in north India.

There are many places with jungles in India but Pangot near Nainital is famous for its green hills with dense jungles.

As mentioned earlier, winter in north India is quite cold. If you go there during winter, you have to bring the appropriate clothes. If you don’t have them, you can collect winter clothes. This way, you can avoid stressing out your body and ending up sick. So better be ready especially if you’re traveling there during the winter season. You can enjoy the sights and tourist spots in north India.

Still, if you can’t withstand the cold, you should go to North India during the summer season. The temperature during that time is not as cold as the winter season.

Now that you know the places that you can visit in north India, you can contact a travel agency and book your travel in advance. The winter season in India is also the peak season for the influx of tourists and so it would be best to plan ahead of time, otherwise, you will not get the good services because the facilities are limited. Planning can really take so much time but with the help of a travel agent, your troubles are lessened. If you take into consideration these travel advice for north India in winter, you will have the greatest time of your life despite the cold climate.

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