The Bungalows, Nainital
About the Resort
Gemini’s The Bungalows is a cozy and luxury home living in the heart of beautiful Nainital. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 meters above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference. Surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina on the north, Deopatha on the west, and Ayarpatha on the south. From the top of the highest peaks, magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.
Air: Nearest active airport is Delhi located 310 km. from Bungalows. However Pantnagar airport is about located at 112 km, but not frequently operated.
Rail: Kathgodam is the terminus for broad gauge railway line which is 35 km away from Nainital. Kathgodam is well connected with New Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow & Howrah.
Road: Nainital is connected to National Highway No. 87. Regular roadways buses run from Delhi, Agra, Dehradun, Haridwar, Lucknow, Kanpur & Bareilly daily. Beside this luxury coaches are available from Delhi for this place.
The resort has 6 well decorated rooms and a family suit with very cozy ambiance. The apartments are tastefully furnished with pine wood furniture and feature modern comfort & entertainment means. Each apartment has a common living area featuring lounge and dining spaces. These apartments are built with large windows which give a mesmerizing view of the Himalayan valley.
The dining hall offers complete homely food with touch of Kumaoni flavours. The house chef has a great knack of fulfilling of dining needs with great passion.
Fun & Frolic
The resort is well equipped to keep all its guests engaged with board games, puzzles etc. You may choose to walk around the Naini Lake and the mall and catch up with some nostalgic surroundings.
Places of Tourist Interest
The Nainital Lake:
Nainital Lake, a natural freshwater body, situated amidst the township of Nainital in Uttarakhand State of India, tectonic in origin, is kidney shaped or crescent shaped and has an outfall at the southeastern end. Also known as Naini Lake, it is situated in the heart of the city and it is owing to this lake that Nainital earned its name. The eye-shaped lake is a tourist hotspot and acts as a magnet for all those visiting the hill resort. Here, a person can either take a leisurely stroll or indulge in boating and enjoy the surrounding beauty. The northern end of the lake is called Mallital, while the southern one is called Tallital. The Lake Bridge that connects the two banks has quite a few shops as well as a post office, the only one in the world to be located on a bridge.
Naina Devi Temple:
Considered as one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’ and a significant religious site, the Naina Devi Temple is one of the most important places of worship in Nainital. It is dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi. The temple is situated atop the Naina hillock near the Naini Lake, and draws thousands of devotees every year.The temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Flanking Naina Devi are the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha. Nainital is believed to be one of the 64 Shaktipeeths, where one of the body parts of Goddess Sati fell, when Lord Shiva carried her body. In Nainital, the eyes (naina) of the Goddess are assumed to have fallen. The shrine of Naina Devi is a must visit for devout Hindus, and was reconstructed after being destroyed in the 1880 landslide. One can also get an amazing view of the hill station, overlooking the lake, from the temple.
Snow view gives an incredible view of the Himalayan Range and it is one of the few points where tourists flock to enjoy the scene. However, the exact spot for view is at a curve of the road and not an observatory type area, it is situated at an altitude of 2,270 m and located atop the Sher-ka-danda Ridge ,is easily reachable by cable car. On a clear day, it offers spectacular views of the snowbound high Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Nanda Kot. The best time of the year for viewing the mountains is late October and November.
The Naina peak is an amazing sight to observe while in Nainital. The snowcapped mountains look mesmerizing. The snow view point is awesome to enjoy the same. One can also take a trip to Mukteshwar to get a closer look at the Naina peak and the other 5 peaks in its vicinity. It also known as China or Cheena Peak or Naina Peak is the highest peak in the town, with an altitude of 2,615m and at a walking distance of 6 km from the north end of the town (Mallital). From atop the peak, one can not only see a broad swath of the snow clad high Himalayas, but also obtain a panoramic view of Nainital town itself. The summit is an invigorating hike from Nainital town. In addition, for the less energetic visitors, ponies can be hired in Mallital or on Snow View and the Great Wall of China.