Nainital District

June 30, 2009 | Post By: Vinay Dobhal | Editor: Shashi Bhatt

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.


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

District HeadquartersNainital
Area3,853 sq.kms
Elevation2000 mts
Coordinates29.395°N, 79.449°E
Language SpokenKumaoni, Hindi and English.
ClothingSummer: Cottons/ light woolens
Winter: Heavy Woolens

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