Neighbourhood Travel Desk/ Simran Nijhawan: Nainital is the most popular hill station of Kumaon region. It is famous for its Naini Lake located at the centre of the town and several other lakes of nearby areas. Cool weather and Himalayan beauty attracts several tourists from all part of the world and particularly from the plan areas of north India during summer seasons. Located at a height of 1938 meter Nainital has its past glory in the form of its heritage buildings of the British period.
Naini Lake boating is one of the major attraction for tourist visiting this hill station. Different types of boats like paddle boat and rowing boats are available. The cost of a full rowing boat for 45 minutes to one hour is Rs 132/-. The rate is fixed and tickets are to be purchased from marked counters only. There is a shorter duration boating also available. One family can use one boat. Life jackets are used here. Boating facility is available by the side of the lake in many places around Mall road. While walking by the side of Mall road you will be offered a boat ride by many here. There is a local Yacht club at Mallital popularly known as Boat club. Now Yachting is open to general public and tourist also. But the number of Yachts is limited to the peak tourist season we could find two or three Yachts only inside the lake.
By the side of the Lake, you can dress up using colourful dress of kings, queens, Pathan, Dacoit and many other types and take photos. Photos taken here are delivered to your hotel room in evening and you can pay after getting the photos. This facility is available in many other tourist spots around Nainital.