Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nanital, India



Area 11.73 sq km
Altitude 1938 m above sea level
Population 29.837
Languages Hindi, Kumaoni, English
Religion Hinduism (75.80%), Islam (15.23%),
Sikhism (8.43%), Others (0.54%)
Annual Mean Rainfall 1294.5 mm
Maximum Temperature 18°C
Minimum Temperature 7.6°C
STD Code 05942
The popular summer retreat of India, Nainital attracts innumerable tourists during the summer heat. The hill resort is indeed a pleasure. The gorgeous greens and the majestic mountains add to the beauty of the hill resort. The small town of Nainital in Uttaranchal is dotted with cottages, villas and bungalows. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 meters the hill resort of Nainital tourism offers several places of interest to the tourists. The hill resort is believed to have derived its name from the goddess Naina. There is a temple dedicated to the goddess Naina too in Nainital. Other legend claims that the Naini Lake in Nainital lends its name to the hill resort. The natural beauty and the charm of the scenic spots besides the cool weather make Nainital the place to be in during the summers.