Nainital is a famous hill station and is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the judicial capital of Uttarakhand, and the High Court of the state is also located there, the city is the headquarters of the Kumaon division and is also an eponymous district. The residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand is also there, who lives in the Raj Bhavan. Nainital previously was the summer capital of the United Provinces. Nanital remains a bit dry during winter and quite very wet during summer due to South Asian monsoon system.
Nainital is situated in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas at a distance of 285 km (177 mi) from the capital of the state Dehradun. Located at an altitude of 1,938 metres (6,358 ft) above sea level, the city is set in a valley consists an eye-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by giant mountains, of which the highest are Naina Peak (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south and Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west. From the tops of the peaks, “spectacular views can be obtained of the huge plains to the south, or of the mass of twisted ridges lying north, bound by the beautiful snowy range those forms the central axis of the Himalayas.” The hill station attracts tourists round the year and from around the world.
A popular hill station, Nainital has several tourist spots consisting Nainital Lake, Naina Peak 8622ft, Himalaya Darshan, Echo Zone, Hanumangarhi and Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital.
The Nainital boat club, located along the lake, is travel by the Boat House Club. It is the very best boat club in India and among the very best clubs within the world. It was founded in 1910 by British and, till 1970, was only hospitable members. Today, tourists can pay for a sailing session on the yachts.
The Jama Masjid of Nainital is found in Mallital area of Nainital may be a mosque which was inbuilt 1882 during British Era for Muslims around Nainital. Over the most entrance one can see Arabic inscriptions. The most notable feature is that the mihrab where a distinct segment shows the direction towards Mecca.
Temple of Naina Devi is found at the upper end of the gorgeous Naini Lake. This temple is dedicated to the goddess of the town Naina Devi. Its complex becomes the situation of the famous Nanda Devi Mela festival which held per annum on Nandashtami during September.
St. John within the Wilderness is one among the oldest and finest churches in Nainital. The Church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. This Anglican Church was inbuilt 1846 and is one among the earliest buildings erected in Nainital.
There are a number of libraries in the Nainital area. Among them are the Durga Lal Shah Municipal Public Library on the Mall, founded in 1934, the Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Library and Documentation Center, Mallital, the ARIES Observatory Library, and the Kumaon University Library, Nainital.