Friday, August 28, 2009


North India is blessed with a hill station named Nainital. Situated in the beautiful state of Uttarakhand, Nainital will simply mesmerize you. The place is rich with natural beauty and dazzling almond shaped lakes. Nainital is at an altitude of 1938 meters and located in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas. Also known as ‘Lake Paradise’, the place is richly abundant with gifts of nature. Its enchanting panorama forces travelers to come here again and again. Nainital is one of the most visited placed in North India where visitors come to get a perfect retreat.

Nainital has several beautiful tourist attractions. One of the popular one is Naini peak which is also the highest peak in this hill station. It stands at an altitude of 2611 meters and is also known as China peak. One can have breathtaking view of the entire Himalayan range from Naini peak. The real beauty of Nainital is truly reflected in famous Naini Lake. The most frequently visited place in Nainital, the lake is surrounded by lofty hills and wonderful villas and cottages. Naini Lake looks magnificent during night when pristine water plays around with numbers of lights hanging on the edges. One can indulge in paddling, yachting and boating in the lake.

There are several other tourist attractions to explore. For those with religious inclinations can always visit Hanuman Garhi. One can also visit to Snow View which is a popular hill top. Astronomical Observatory is another place where you can witness amazing astronomical wonders. Finally, one must visit high altitude wildlife sanctuary that houses fascinating creatures.

Friday, August 14, 2009


One of the popular tourist destinations in north India is Dalhousie. Situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a quiet and serene hill station. It attracts thousands of visitors every year who flock to Dalhousie to get relief from the hustle-bustle of city life. This beautiful place is spread over five hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range of mountains. The five hills are, Potreyn, Kathlog, Bakrots, Balun and Tehra. Apart from the magnificent scenic beauty offered by the place it is also a major attraction for its architecture of the colonial era. British Governor General Lord Dalhousie established this place in 1854. The famous Chamba valley of Himachal Pradesh is entered through Dalhousie only.

Dalhousie will mesmerize you with its scenic beauty, pine covered slopes, enchanting views and snow capped mountains. This place is a deadly combination of colonial architecture beauty and nature’s best views. The architectural beauty is well manifested in forms of beautiful buildings and low roofed stalls. Spread over an area of over 14 sq.kms, this hill station has several amazing tourist attractions.

Some popular tourist attractions in Dalhousie are, Khajjar, Bakrota Hills, the St. Francis Church and Dainkund. Apart from these names, one can also visit Kalatope, a wildlife sanctuary and number of temples and churches spread over the hill station. Dalhousie will give you that old world charm that is very fascinating. If you are seeking peace and calmness then Dalhousie is the place you should visit.