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Places Near Nainital

There are many tourist places near Nainital. You can visit Sat Tal or Seven lakes that is 21 kms away and is a quick getaway. The lakes include the Garud Tal, Rama Tal and Sita Tal. At these secluded lake destinations, you can do kayaking, rock climbing and even mountain biking. You can stay either in the tented accommodation provided to tourists or at rest houses at Sita Tal. In addition, pine forests and wooded walks provide a good break from the tourist traffic at Nainital.

Bhimtal , 23 kms away and named after one of the Pandava brothers in the epic Mahabharata, is coming up as good holiday resort. Surrounded by hills, this fairly large lake with a central island is a popular picnic spot. There are boating and fishing facilities as well as a restaurant.

At Naukuchiyatal , another lake resort 26 kms away, the lake has nine corners giving the place its name. Secluded and still untouched by tourist traffic, the lake has great opportunities for bird watching and boating. Both these tiny hamlets have tourist rest houses where you can stay overnight.

Kilbury, 10 kms from Nainital with its beautiful oak, pine and rhododendron forests, is an amazingly unspoilt retreat to spend the day. A private agency provides tented accommodation for those who want to spend the night.

Jeolikote, 18 kms south of Nainital, is a quiet hamlet away from the main road. With it's privately run cottages, Jeolikote is a lovely secluded retreat and definitely worth a visit.

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