The nucleus of Nainital's uncomparable beauty is beautiful lake. In the day, mirrored in its waters stand seven proud hills, dotted with pretty cottages and villas. More beautiful than this however is the lake at night when the myriads of bulbs from the hill sides and quite a large number hanging near the lake's edge stab their magic light into its waters.
The lake offers the holiday makers ample opportunity for yachting, boating or paddling the boat. Boating rates in conventional rowing boats ranges from Rs. 160/- to Rs. 210/- from one end of lake to another end. Paddling boats are available on hourly rate from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 150/- depending on type of paddle boat.
Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic natural spledour and varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake ringed by hills. Nainital has a varied topography. Some of the important places in the district are Nainital, Jim Corbett National Park, Pangot, Khurpatal, Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. Nainital's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature.