Located at an altitude of approximately 2,084 meters above the sea level, Nainital is a popular hill station in the state of Uttrakhand. The town is located alongside the foothills of the Kumaon region of the outer Himalayas. The town is famous for its various natural attractions and due to its favorable climate, all year round is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The town’s economy, like most hill stations in India, is dependent upon tourism and thus various type of services are available for the visitors.
Naini Lake is situated in the middle of the town and is the lifeline of Nainital. Boating facilities are available for the visitors and alternatively, a slow-paced stroll around the lake will offer a serene relaxation like no other.
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo was established in 1984 and was opened to the general public in 1995. The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.
Gurney House refers to a cottage which is famous for being the residence of the British conservationist Jim Corbett. The house was built in 1881 and is located near the Nainital Lake. The materials used in the building were reused components of an older house which was present at this site. The house was sold to Mr. Sharda Prasad Varma in 1947 when the Corbett family left for Kenya.