Nainital

We decided to go check out Nainital, another hill station. In amongst the fog and rain we had two fun days here.  Nainital is a crater lake surrounded by hills – it is beautiful and very relaxing.

 

Nainital by night
Nainital by night

 

View from our hotel
View from our hotel

 

Looking up the lake
Looking up the lake

 

Fish in the lake
Fish in the lake

 

We visited the Nainital zoo and saw tiger, bears and leopards, before heading down to the other end of the lake and exploring the temple, the markets and the mosque.  We took a paddleboat out on the lake and had the eery experience of the fog coming in over us as we paddled.

 

 

Tiger at the zoo
Tiger at the zoo

 

Bear at the zoo
Bear at the zoo

 

Leopard at the zoo
Leopard at the zoo

 

Langour - free but choosing to hang out at the zoo
Langour – free but choosing to hang out at the zoo

 

View from the zoo
View from the zoo

 

 

Swan paddleboats
Swan paddleboats

 

Out on the lake
Out on the lake

 

Mist coming in
Mist coming in

 

The mosque
The mosque

 

The Hindu Temple
The Hindu Temple

 

We travelled up a big hill by gondola, trying in vain to spot the Himalayas.  We tried to dodge the frequent rain showers and admired the atmospheric fog sweeping down over the hills! Nainital was a lovely place to visit – a bit off the beaten track, but only a bus ride away from Kathgodam where we arrived and left by train.

 

Looking down the gondola
Looking down the gondola

 

No views of the Himalayas
No views of the Himalayas

 

Reuben jumps
Reuben jumps

 

Relaxing at the top of the hill
Relaxing at the top of the hill

 

 

 

 

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