Nainital District


Nainital District

About Nainital

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Nainital District is located in Kumaon Division, and is bounded on the north by the Almora District and on the south by the Udham Singh Nagar District. Haldwani is the largest town in the district. The headquarter is at Nainital.


History

The place "NAINITAL" was founded in the year 1841. by Mr. P. Barron, a European merchant when he got lost in the process of hunting. When he came to this place he got moved by the natural beauty and beautiful lakes. He was the first European to praise and popularize this land. In one of his writings he is seen to praise this land as: "It is by far the best site I have witnessed in the course of a 1,500 miles trek in the Himalayas".In 1862, Nainital officially became the "Summer Seat" of the North-Western Provinces.


General Information

Nainital District Map

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District HeadquartersNainital
Population7,62,912
Area3853 sq km
Altitude2000 m
Latitude 29º 23' N
Longitude 79º 30' E
Literacy 79.60%
Language Kumauni, Hindi and English
Clothing Summer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

How to reach

The nearest airport for Nainital is Pantnagar (71 kms)
Nearest rail head is Kathgodam (35 kms) connected to Lucknow, Agra, Delhi & Howrah.
Nainital is well connected by road.

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