Eat at Chandni Chowk: Savor the taste of Delhi on the budget of Nainital
Of course, it is not like one of those busy bazaars like the Delhi’s Chandi Chowk however, this place is equally fascinating. Located on the Mall Road of Nainital, it is an incredible restaurant, the architecture and the interiors of which have been inspired from the Chandani Chowk of Delhi. The idea was to delude the tourists and guess what, it’s been working phenomenally well. Tourists here barge in large numbers when they see something totally out of the box. If you get here, you just cannot leave without a belly full of delicious food. Must try at the restaurant is the very popular, “Dilli ki Chaat.” One of the most alluring part of the restaurants is its moving mannequins that apparently look like cooking different items.
Awe at the gleaming Mountain Range
Simply take a cable car or a ropeway to reach one of the most prominent destinations of this town – Snow View. It looks like a miniature fun park which is just ideal for some family enjoyment. If the weather is right, you may just be able to see the far fetched snow capped mountains from the Himalayan range. View here is simply exhilarating and you’ll not regret even a single minute spent here.
Cave Garden – Live the adventure life
The Cave garden of Nainital will give you the look and feel of being transported to the game of the Temple Run. Of course there is no eagle faced beast running after you here, but the experience is going to be every bit thrilling. There are a group of interconnected natural caves here that can be easily crawled in. You can opt from 6 caves and the easiest one from it is the Tiger Cave. The most difficult of it is the Bat Cave in which, you’ll literally have to crawl.
Behind Baahar Patthar aur Barah Patthar is the spot where you can learn and try rock climbing. Not too far from the cave garden, it is a place only for the pro climbers. Amateurs may have a hard time here. You’ll have to take a 7 day course where you’ll learn activities such as river crossing, bouldering, scrambling, climbing and abseiling. If you stay here for a week or more, do take up this course and have a thrilling time climbing rocks.
Shop at the Tibetan Market
This is a market that will particularly attract the ladies. One trick to get the best quality at the best price is – SMILE, Bargain, SMILE AGAIN, Buy, SAY THANK YOU! Does it work? Heck, Yes! You can find some of the best clothing and accessories here. Do make a visit!
Desi head Massage
Get over those hi fi health and fitness spas! Nothing in the world can replace a desi typical head massage here in Nainital. After all that exploration and loitering around with your family or kids, you are naturally going to be exhausted. So, when your wife and children are indulging in shopping at the Tibetan market, you indulge yourself in a calming and a soothing head massage. The head masseurs can be found just about everywhere in Nainital. You can get a good massage done for a price as low as INR 50.
What is a trip to the Nainital without rowing a boat? Why would God create this big, beautiful lake in the heart of the city? Of course, to get you all rowing! Boating in Nainital is going to be one of the most cherished experiences ever. Don’t miss it. Yes, you can opt either for the paddle boat or the rowing boats, just as convenient
Trek to the Cheena Peak
Cheena Peak or the Naina Peak is one of the highest points of Nainital. It is a major highlight here and many people trek all the way up to get that extra dose of adventure. This is an easy trek where you’ll encounter pine forests, deodar trees and cypress. The view up from the top is breathtaking and will sure give you an adrenaline rush.