Nainital is a very popular hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Nainital is a set of valley located in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas. The city of Nainital is surrounded by mountains from all side with a unique shaped lake known as Naini Tal or lake in the centre. Legend says the lake was formed from the eyes (Nain) of the Goddess Sati, wife of Hindu deity Shiva when it fell on Earth. The sparkling water of the lake along with forested surrounding has an enchanting effect on the minds of the onlookers.There is also a temple in the name of Naina Devi at the banks of the lake which is considered as one of the 51 Shaktipeethas of Goddess Shakti or Sati.
Eco Cave Garden at Nainital has six small interconnected rocky caves in shape of animals, hanging gardens and musical fountain making it popular among the visitors. The prime centre for shopping, food and culture is the Mall Road connecting the two ends of the town which remains crowded with tourists and local people. One of the most attractive destinations in Nainital is the Snow View point offering the majestic view of some of the famous Himalayan snow-capped peaks like Nanda Devi, Trisul and Nandakot. Trekking on the densely forested mountains and adventure sports are other reasons for making Nainital a renowned tourist destination. Naintal is well connected through roads and railways with other parts of the district and state.