Himalaya Darshan NainitalA visitor's Nainital trip is incomplete without a Himalaya Darshan. Horse riding at Bara Pathar, getting lost in the Nakuldhar Eco Cave Garden, a visit to the Lovers Point and a calm evening at Kilbury is all you can enjoy in just a single day of Himalaya Darshan. The best and the most preferred way to travel is by taking a bus. There are many private and government buses plying on this route.
Places to See during Himalaya Darshan
Everyone who comes to Nainital makes sure to visit Bara Pathar. Visitors can enjoy a ride on the back of a horse and it is one of the major tourist attractions of the city. Since the High Court has banned horse riding anywhere in Nainital, one must come to Bara Pathar for a horse ride. The bus service will bring you here and then you can hire a horse from the stop. Also, there is a rock climbing spot just behind Bara Patar. This will increase your adrenaline rush and give you the sense of adventurism that you have always wanted. It is a very demanding sport and will test you both physically and mentally.
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Nakuldhara Cave Garden
Located along the Kaldungi Road in Mallital, the Eco cave Garden is actually a natural park under the local administration of Nainital. After climbing a few steps towards the gate you will enter the cave which is a collection of rocky caves and around it are many hanging gardens. It is the epitome of the wild jungle and hills of Nainital. It has a total of six caves namely squirrel cave, bat cave, panther cave, ape cave, tiger cave and flying fox cave. The musical fountain is a spectacle to watch in the evenings. Mainly suited for children, this place will be enjoyed by the whole family. It is a wonderful labyrinth and you will be amazed at the extent to which one can get lost in the depth of this cave. At the end of the trip, one can relax in the garden and enjoy the nature around him.
Lake View Point
On the way to Kilbury, at an astounding height of 2300 mts is located the beautiful place called Kilbury. From this spot one can have a look at the valleys of Nainital and also the never ending Himalayan range. Enjoying some moment of solitude is the best one can do here and immerse in the beauty of god’s nature. It is at a distance of 5 kilometres from Nainital.
Famous for its natural beauty, Kilbury lies at a distance of 12 km from the hustle of Nainital. It is an ideal picnic spot for a family, and one can enjoy a small meal while admiring the majestic Himalayas. At 2528 mts above sea level this place can be easily reached via road. The place is filled with oak trees, rhododendrons and pine forests, so watch out for them. Visitors can even stay at the forest rest house available here.
At a small distance of just 4 kms from the town lies Land's End. It gives you a panoramic view of the plains and the verdant valley. One will be amazed to see the lush green hills that surround the city. As signified by the name, the place gives you the feeling as if you are at the end of earth. This will be a big break from the mundane daily life and you will love the view of the Khurpatal Lake you get from here.
On top of one of the many hills near the beautiful eye shaped Naini Lake is the lovers point. The bus will drop you here and after a small walk through the rocky road one can see the railing that is meant to guard the people coming over here. Many lovers come over here and many of them also commit suicide, thus giving it the name suicide point. Nevertheless this place is still filed with visitors who come here to have a look at the breath taking view of the city from here.
Himalaya Darshan Tour and Travels
There are many advantages of taking a bus. You need not worry about getting lost along the way nor do you need to worry about the traffic. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of the Lake District and let the driver do all the work. Some of the travel agencies are mentioned below.
Hina Tour & Travels
They are well known for their Kumaon tourism and have many packages and options available to choose from. Deluxe buses both AC and Non AC are available. They also arrange hotel rooms if needed.
Tour Plan: The trip covers the distance starting from Bara Pathar, Land's End Bend, Tanki Bend, Nakuldhar Cave Garden, Lovers Point, Lake View Point, Kilbury & then back to Nainital.
Duration: One day
Tour cost: It will cost Rupees 300 per person in a Deluxe AC bus.
Address: Hina Tours and Travels, Mall Road, Nainital, Uttaranchal – 263002
They are known for providing these packages at discounted rates. Students can avail special discount for a group booking.
Tour Plan: The trip covers the distance starting from Cave Garden, Nainital View Point, Himalaya Darshan, Water Fall, Bara Pather Khurpa Taal Lake view point.
Duration: One day
Tour cost: It will cost Rupees 300 per person.
Address: YTDO Tour, Mall Road, Nainital, Uttaranchal – 263002
Formed in 1988 they were earlier known as Bahndari Bus Service. They have the largest bus fleet in Nainital.
Tour Plan: The bus from Darshan Travels will start the journey from the bus stand and move on to Bara-Patthar, Land’s End, Tanki Bend, Nakul-dhar eco cave garden and the back to Nainital.
Duration: One day
Tour cost: Darshan Travels charges Rupees 500 per person for a bus journey.
Address: Darshan Travels, Mall Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand -263002
Ph: 05942 - 235035, 235346
Fax: 05942 – 237491