Tiffin Top in Nainital

Nainital has several enthralling opportunities for some stunning trekking; one such option is the trek to Tiffin Top, a 4 km climb from the heart of town. The trek has some rare scenic views and verdant greenery on the way. You must carry with you suntan lotion, a nice pair of walking shoes and a bottle of water. Don’t forget that Tiffin top is just for pedestrians. This cliff is an ideal spot for many a budding photographers since they can capture the panoramic view of the Himalayas as well as the lush green countryside. An added advantage is that you can visit the Land’s End too in one go since both Tiffin Top and the Land’s End are side by side.

Lands End in Nainital

Now-a-days, you can get to Tiffin Top even on horseback. The cliff gives a grand view of Nainital city from its top. The picturesque beauty of rocky peaks, soft white clouds and emerald forests from Tiffin Top is difficult to put into words. With so much on offer, the place is a sheer delight for thousands of photographers, nature lovers and artists from all over the globe.

The best time to visit the place is from March to June and in September-October as during this period the weather is just pleasant and fine to venture outdoors.

History of Tiffin Top in Nainital


One of the best picnic spots in Nainital, Tiffin Top (‘Have a picnic atop the cliff enjoying your Tiffin’) is also referred to as Dorothy’s Seat and is located 2292 m above sea level in the Ayarpatta hills. It is called Dorothy’s Seat since it was built in the memory of an English woman artist (Dorothy Kellet) by her well wishers and husband after her demise in a plane crash, as a stonework bench.

Tiffin Top Nainital Timings

Entry fee: No entry fee charged.

Timings: Open all days of the week (6:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Visit Duration: 1-2 hrs

How to Reach Tiffin Top in Nainital


Tiffin Top

The nearest airport to Tiffin Top is Pantnagar airport, Kasauni which is 38 km away. From Kausani, Nainital is 51 km and you can get there by cab in just over 1 and a quarter hours. The nearest railway station to Tiffin Top is Pirumadara railway station junction is 2 km away.

Hotels near Tiffin Top Nainital


The Naini Retreat, Vikram Vintage Inn, Shervani Hilltop Nainital, The Earl's Court, Skylark Guest House and Hotel Krishna are some of the best places to stay while you are at the Tiifin Top.

Restaurants near Tiffin Top Nainital


Sher-e-Punjab, Nanak Restaurant, Udupiwala Restaurant, Machan Restaurant, Chandani Chowk, Cafe de Mall, The Nature Resort & Restaurant, Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop and Embassy are some of the popular joints where you can relish your favorite foods.

Places to Visit near Tiffin Top in Nainital


Pt. GB Pant High Altitude Zoo, St. John in the Wilderness, Astronomical Observatory, Land’s End, Himalaya Mini Golf, Sonapani Himalayan Village and Naini Lake are some of the famous well known places to visit while at Tiffin Top.

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    Preeti from Roorkee 1172 Days ago

    i never heard about the tiffin top in nainital city thanks for the information

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