Nainital: Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural spledour & varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of “Lake District” of India. A small town in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Once this area had many lakes and it was called the City of 60 lakes or 'Chakta'.
Kausani: Set at an altitude of over 6075 ft (1890 mt) above sea level, the hill resort of Kausani is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and imagination-stirring scenic beauty, which has earned it the reputation of 'Switzerland of India'. It is thickly forested, and separated from the soaring Nanda Devi ranges by low mountains.
Ranikhet: This beautiful hill station is about 63 km from Nainital. Its beauty lies in its simplicity - beautiful pine trees create a nostalgic feeling. The orchards, the temples, the joy grounds will back on you again and again to its fold. Ranikhet is a year-round destination that attracts tourists from all over the country and outside.
Almora / Binsar: Almora is one of the most popular hill stations of Uttaranchal. It is one of the five districts in the newly carved state of the Uttaranchal. It is also known as the cultural capital of Kumaon. Located at a distance of 26 kms from Almora, Binsar offer an excellent view of Almora Town.
Sattal: At a distance of about 23 Kms. from Nainital at an altitude of 1370 mts. Sattal is a unique, unforgettable spot having cluster of lakes placed amidst the oak forest. It is comparable with Westmoreland of England. As one approach toward Sattal first lake is old Nal Damyanti Lake.
Bhimtal, the largest lake in the district of Nainital, situated at a distance of 22kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake.
This beautiful place is 2286 mts in altitude and 51 Kms. from Nainital. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya.An old temple of Lord Shiva exist on the top of a rock.