Top Places to Visit in the Nainital Region

The state of Uttarakhand, also known as Uttaranchal, is frequently referred to as “Devbhumi” due to the numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage sites that it is home to. The Himalayas, the Bhabar, and the Terai regions make up the natural environment of Uttarakhand. 

Almora is a popular hill station located at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalayan range, with thousands of tourists visiting annually. Almora is famous for its Kasar Devi Temple, sitting at 2116 metres above sea level. In Almora, the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, ALhito Café & Resorts offers a premier Kumaoni themed multicuisine restaurant.

Sattal has been a paradise for various types of people ranging from serious travellers like bird watchers, nature photographers and nature buffs to casual travellers from honeymooners and families to enjoy a calming experience away from the rush of the cities. 

Satkhol is a destination surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna, providing you with a peaceful and quiet place to rest at. ALhito, Satkhol is a perfect holiday destination. Every road, village, road bends, valley and pine-covered forest, has its own charm.

Jageshwar Dham

Jageshwar, situated at an elevation of 1870 metres above sea level, is just 37 km drive away from Almora. It has a dense Deodar forest with a stream flowing in its backyard. Jageshwar Dham is a temple present on the banks of Jata Ganga, with the main Shiva temple surrounded by 124 small ancient temples of various DietiesDeities. Jageshwar, according to the Skandha Purana, is the place where Shiva’s worship was initiated, and the 8th Shiva Jyotirlinga originates here.

Mukteshwar Dham

Mukteshwar Dham, a Hindu temple located in Mukteshwar town located 49 km away from Nainital, is one of the prominent pilgrimage places. Mukteshwar Dham is a 350-year-old temple enshrining a white marble Shiva Linga, one of the eighteen most important shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be where Lord Shiva killed a demon and gave him Mukti.

Kasar Devi Temple

The village of Kasar Devi is located near Almora, Uttarakhand. It is famous for the Kasar Devi temple, a shrine dedicated to Kasar Devi and named after her. Built in the second century CE, the temple is a treasure of ancient history. Kasar Devi was visited by Swami Vivekananda in the 1890s and several western seekers, Sunyata Baba Alfred Sorensen and Lama Anagarika Govinda.

Bhalu Gaad Waterfall

Bhalu Gaad is derived from Bhalu, meaning Bear, and Gaad meaning Stream. It is a mixture of horseshoe and plunge shaped waterfall with an altitude of 60 ft. To reach the Bhalu Gaad waterfall, one must travel through a beautiful 30-45 minute walk through dense forests and mountain streams. It is one of the rare places with no garbage or debris and away from the usual overcrowding due to it being comparatively undiscovered.

Chauli Ki Jali

Behind the cliff of Mukteshwar temple, just 250 metres away, lies Chauli Ki Jali. Chauli Ki Jali is derived from the Hindi term Chauli meaning rock and Jali meaning hole. This place is ecstatic for nature lovers and adventure seekers with sightseeing options and adrenaline pumping rock climbing experience with a mesmerising view of the Himalayan range and Kumaon Valley.

Satkhol Ashram

Sometimes rather than high octane experience, peace might be what the tourists are craving for. Satkhol Ashram provides tourists with a sanctuary of peace and purity to transform their lives into a quiet and subtle mindset. Present in the foothills of the Himalayas at an elevation of 1900m, nestled in a golden valley among orange grooves and whispering willows.


At a range of 45 km from Satkhol lies Bhimtal, a place to relax in nature’s best form. It is named after Bhima of Mahabharata and is jam-packed with various temples amidst the mountains and its pristine blue lake.


Binsar, named after the Bineshwar Mahadev temple, was previously the summer capital of Chand Dynasty Rulers from the 7th to 18th century AD. Binsar provides a spellbinding view of the sublime Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Shivling and Panchachuli. March to June and October to December are the best time to enjoy the beauty of Binsar.

Seven Lakes

Sattal is famous for the presence of seven interconnected lakes named after Hindu mythological figures Nal Damyanti Tal, Lakshman Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, Panna Tal, Sukha Tal and Purna Tal.

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