Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Impressions of Nainital

As promised, here are some pictures from our December visit to Nainital in Uttarakhand, North Western India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nainital

Picturesque Nainital sits at an altitude of nearly 2000 metres and this picture makes it look as if the Lake drains out from the other side of the valley. In fact, you can't easily see from Nainital that there is a neighbouring town at the other end of the Lake .


This is a fascinating hill station, clearly popular with Indian holiday makers, especially honeymoon couples. We saw many couples with their marriage finery, and even sweet, though possibly coincidentally matching sari and fleece sets!

The town is clearly geared up for holiday makers with activities and every kind of stall along the Lakeside - you can eat......


freshly prepared Chaat............
omelettes.........
..............fluorescent candy floss as just a few examples.
And you can go boating...........

.....shopping for woolly slippers to wear with flip flops (thongs)............
or watch the cricket.........

or even try .................................

.............SHOOTING!!!! Yes, this is not just a fun activity for young folks, granny can also have a shot (literally) though no prizes even if you burst the balloons set up as targets.
We thoroughly enjoyed our unusual day trip which ended with a pleasant drive back down through the hillside scenery
to Ramnagar to catch the overnight Ranikhet Express back to Delhi.


2 comments:

ashok said...

very nice pictures indeed, especially the lake.

ROUTES said...

great blog love it!