Walking in the Hills
For those who can’t imagine a hill-station without thinking long walks, Nainital provides ample opportunity for all types of walkers. The easiest, of course, is to walk around the lake itself – nothing like a brisk three kilometre walk to start the day along the Thandi Sadak with the early morning Whistling Mountain Thrush singing in the trees. Or try the uphill walk on the Government House road, which provides for great views of the lake and reach the top just in time to watch the sun rising over the mountains in the distance. Harder walks are to the top of Dorothy’s Seat, Camel’s Back, Cheena Peak, Kilbury or even Ratighat, all between two and ten kilometers long, along winding forest paths.