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Nainital  pronunciation  is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina ) on the north, Deopatha ) on the west, and Ayarpatha ) on the south. From the tops of the higher 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."


नैनीताल
Hill station
View of Nainital Lake City
View of Nainital Lake City
Nainital is located in Uttarakhand
Nainital
Nainital
Nainital is located in India
Nainital
Nainital
Coordinates: 29°23′42″N 79°26′56″E / 29.395°N 79.449°E / 29.395; 79.449Coordinates: 29°23′42″N 79°26′56″E / 29.395°N 79.449°E / 29.395; 79.449
Country India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
Elevation 2,084 m (6,837 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 41,377
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi
 • Other Kumauni
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 263001/263002
Telephone code +91 - 5942
Vehicle registration UK 04
Website nainital.nic.in

Nainital   is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher 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."