I love going to places where I can take a few breaths of comfort in the lap of nature, soak up the soft sun, and stay with my parents for a few days without any worries. A few days ago my father asked where to plan now to go. After thinking for a while, we decided to roam in Nainital and the surrounding
areas. Anyway, we had heard a lot about Nainital. Now finally I really decided to visit this place. Papa had booked a cab and driver to go to Nainital. It was the first week of July. At 6.30 am we left towards Nainital. On the way there was also the idea of stopping in Ramnagar for a day, because the
tourists also like to stay here. After a short drive we stopped at a dhaba on the way and after having breakfast we left for Ramnagar. We had reached Ramnagar at 12 noon, where there was no traffic jam and urban congestion. There was so much peace that the sound of birds chirping was heard.
It seemed as if he had reached heaven on earth. This was such a wonderful time of my life that I could hardly forget it.
Ramnagar is a small village in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. During the time of Mahabharata, it was also known as Ahichhatra, the capital of Northern Panchal. After reaching our official guest house, we had lunch and then took some rest. Then we headed out to Jim Corbitt National Park.
Jim Corbett National Park
This national park located in Uttarakhand is the oldest park in India and is also very famous among tourists. At exactly 2 am, a special train reached our guest house to pick us up. The jeep was special because it was open from the top. I was very happy that I would get to sit in an open jeep and roam the national park. I had never rode an open jeep before in my life. We asked the driver if there is any danger in an open jeep. On this, the driver said that if any wild animals come out of the forest, then quietly sit in the jeep in peace.
This well-known national park in India has 488 species of trees and birds of more than 600 species. Animals like elephant, tiger, chital, sambar deer, nilgai, crocodile, king cobra, muntjac, wild bear, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian pangolin are found here. 521 sq km This park is also home to the endangered animal Royal Bengal Tiger. The beauty of this park, built in the foothills of the Himalayas, is seen immediately. There are four gates of the park named Amanda Gate, Dhangarhi Gate, Khara Gate and Durga Devi Gate, from where people can come in. After walking in the park for some time, we returned back to Ramnagar. This trip was quite fun.
The perfect time to visit Jim Corbett Park
We noticed that the right time to visit the park is early in the morning or afternoon as the animals come out of the dense forests in the evening and stay out till the sun rises the next morning. Before reaching our guest house at 7 pm, we saw many colorful birds and small animals. You can never forget this safari ride.
On reaching Nainital, soft sun and cold air started falling on my face. The driver of the cab was driving us very efficiently and did not know when he brought us to Nainital .Nainital is situated in the Kumaon range of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1938 meters. Surrounded by snow-laden
streams and lakes, this beautiful city is quite relaxed. That is why it is called ‘Lake Paradise’. If you have to be away for some time from the urban crowd and noise, then Nainital is the right place. Naini means eye and Tal means lake. That’s why Nainital is also called the city of lakes in India. Due to the beauty of Nainital and the lake Naini, lovers from all over the country, newly married couples, family members, artists and friends come here to holiday with the group. On our way to the hotel, we stopped at Naini Devi’s temple, Eco Cave Park, Kumaon Vikas Sadan Marg. On the way, we saw Naini Lake, in which many tourists were boating. It was a very beautiful lake.
Shri Maa Naina Devi Temple
The word Naini is derived from the name of Goddess Naina. Nainital is one of the 64 Shaktipeeths of India. It is said that when Shiva was carrying the dead body of Goddess Parvati, then the eyes of the dead body fell out in Nainital. There is a temple of Naina Devi on the northern side of Naini Lake. This temple was ruined in a landslide in 1880, but it was rebuilt in view of the greatness of the temple. The temple has two eyes in the form of Naina Devi, along with idols of Mother Kali and Ganesh are also present. In the center of the city, this lake remains in the shape of an eye, which is so popular that
Nainital is named after it. Surrounding this lake are mountains named Sukhtal, Narayan Nagar, Charkha, Saritatal, Khurpatal, Mogul and Ghatghar. Naini Lake also has two parts: the southern part is called Tallital and the northern part is called Mallittal. 3.5 km The view of the sunset from
the lake spread in the area of the place is very pleasant. At night, the lake flashes with lights burning in nearby houses. Looks like another city is located below the surface of the lake. Pedal boating, yachting etc. take place on the lake.
This lake is 26 km from Nainital. Away is built at an altitude of 1220 meters. This lake has 9 ends, hence it is called Naukuchi Tal. The lotus blooming in the lake, the snowy mountains behind and the surrounding forest make the lake extremely attractive. It is also the deepest lake in the Greater Nainital area. It is said that if someone sees the 9 banks of this lake together, they will start walking the clouds.
This temple situated to the south of Tallital is a very popular temple of Lord Hanuman. This temple, built at a height of 1951 meters, is 3.5 km from Nainital bus stand. Is far In the temple, a statue of Vanar Raj Hanuman is kept, in which he is showing the name of Ram Sita by Sina Cheerkar. Apart from religious belief, this temple is so well placed at the height that the view of sunrise and sunset looks very beautiful from here. I did not see a statue higher than the Hanuman idol here. After some time we went towards another lake and then it started raining again. The drops of water falling on his face looked as if Lord Hanuman himself was blessing us.
22 km from Nainital This lake situated far away is the largest lake here. In the Mahabharata, it is named after Bhima, the second brother of the Pandavas, who was known for his strength. At one end of the lake is a 40 feet high dam built in the 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple.
This place, 2292 meters high, is also called the Dorothy seat, from which the Himalayan peaks can be seen. Both Tiffin Top and Lands’ End are located close by. There is a stone carving on the tiffin top and a seating area is named in memory of Dorothy Kellett, an English painter.
This road connects Nainital with Mallital and Tallital. That is why the crowd is more on this road. In the busy months of May-June, traffic is not allowed on this road because the tourists like to shop on this road. Here you will find hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, sports-toy shops, jewelry shops, banks, travel agencies and many other shops. From here we could see the whole
city. Clouds hitting the mountains, clear water of the lake, and cool cold air was making the atmosphere even more spiritual.
Ranikhet is in Almora district of Uttarakhand at a height of 1829 meters above sea level. In Ranikhet, people come to spend some time peacefully away from the urban part of the year. It is said that Padmini, the queen of Kumaon loved this place, so King Sudhardev built a palace here for the queen, and thus started calling this place Ranikhet. Today is the headquarters of Kumaon Regiment and Naga Regiment in Ranikhet which is supervised by the Indian Army. The mountain of Ranikhet, pine forests, valleys, looking at the sky in the morning and evening, does not feel like going from here. This place is so unique in itself that tourists are seen roaming here every season in the year.
Jhula Devi Mandir
This is the known temple of Ranikhet and if you have come to Ranikhet then definitely go here. Special bells are tied in this huge temple. The priest here tells that people come from far away and tie tied bells in red clothes. This fulfills their vow of vow. We did not tie the bell, but we did ask for a vow, and then we went to the gardens.
63 km from Nainital And 380 km from Delhi The town of Almora is situated at a distance of. In the heart of the city is the temple of Nanda Devi and hence the city is also called the “City of Temples”. Almora has many fruit orchards like peaches, apricots, apples, plums. Almora’s Bazaar like Lala Bazaar, Malli Bazaar Karkhana Bazaar and Thana Bazaar are very famous, where unsurpassed samples of local handicrafts are sold. Deer Park in Almora is very popular where many species of deer can be seen. The markets are open till 1 pm.