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Tiffin Top


Renowned as a picnic spot in Nainital, Tiffin Top is also known as Dorothy’s Seat and is situated at an altitude of approximately 2292 metres atop the Ayarpatta Hill. Located at a distance of just four kilometres from the central town of Nainital, Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat is a stonework bench, which was built in a memory of Dorothy Kellet an English artist by her husband and well wishers.

Tiffin Top is a very popular picnic spot and is sought after by aspiring painters and photographers who want to capture the scenic beauty of the hills in summer and their starkness in winter either on their canvas or in their camera. With lush green and peaceful environs along in addition the spectacular views of the snow-covered Himalayan peaks adds to the charm of the Tiffin Top and thus making it popular amongst tourists looking for some respite from the hustle-bustle of the city life. So come and explore the striking beauty of this popular picnic spot in Nainital!

Best time to visit

The best times to visit Tiffin Top in Nainital are from March till June and then again in September-October. During these months the weather is pleasant enough to explore the outdoors.


The place got its name Tiffin Top from its popularity as a picnic spot as the word tiffin in the Tiffin Top means a light meal shared with the family and friends.


There are no particular timings to visit Tiffin Top and one can visit it anytime of the day.

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