An array of unique experiences and local discoveries await you at Shervani Hilltop, Nainital. Both the hotel and the destination have a unique set of activities that one can engage in!

Naini Lake

A beautiful lake in the middle of the city along the main mall, famous for boat riding and offers an enchanting view of the city from the lake.

A wide angle view of the Naini Lake with the boat tied up beside the shore
A top view angle of the Uttarkhandi thali with dealicious meal.

Uttarakhandi Cuisine

Embark on a culinary journey through the flavours of Uttarakhand with our exclusive Uttarakhandi Thali experience, available to guests with prior arrangements. Delight your taste buds as our expert chefs proudly prepare a selection of authentic local dishes, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the region. From hearty lentil curries to fragrant rice dishes and traditional desserts, each bite is a celebration of Uttarakhandi culture and tradition. Immerse yourself in the essence of the mountains as you savour the distinctive flavours and aromas of this unforgettable dining experience.

Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham was established by a great saint Shri Neem Karoli Baba in 1960's at Kainchi village on Nainital-Almora road. It's a holy temple and ashram surrounded by hills and trees and a river flowing besides it. Neeb Karori Baba who is more popularly known as Neem Karoli Baba is revered by thousands of devotees who throng from various parts of the country. The "Tuesday" visits are considered more sacred.

A image of Kainchi dham and a temple beside the flowing river

Snow View (Altitude 2,270 m):

Located atop the Sher-ka-Danda Ridge (north by north – east of the town centre) is easily reachable by a cable car. On a clear day, it offers spectacular views of the snowbound high Himalaya, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Nanda Kot. The best time of the year for viewing the mountains is late October and November.

Naina Peak

Naina peak is the highest peak in the town with an altitude of 2,615 m and at a walking distance of 6 Km from north end of the town (Mallital). From a top of the peak, one can not only see a broad swath of the snow clad high Himalaya, but also obtain a panoramic view of Nainital town itself. The summit is an invigorating hike from Nainital town, in addition, for the less energetic visitors, ponies can be hired in Mallital or on Snow View.

Tiffin Top's wide angle view

Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat):

This terraced hill top (altitude 2,292 m) on Ayarapatta hill is a 4 km hike from the town centre and commands a nice view of the neighbouring country side. Dorothy’s Seat is a stonework picnic perch on Tiffin Top (Tiffin - a light meal eaten during the day) built as a memorial to an English artist, Dorothy Kellet, by her husband and admirers after her death in plane a crash.

Governor's House (Raj Bhavan):

Government House was built in 1899 and designed in the Victorian Gothic domestic style (also called “domestic Gothic”) by the architect F.W. Stevens. Originally built as the summer residence of the governor of the North West Province, it later became the summer residence for Lieutenant Governor of the United Province. Currently, Raj Bhavan is the official guest house for the Governor of Uttarakhand and for visiting state guests. The complex consists of a two-storied mansion with 113 rooms, a large garden, a swimming pool, and golf link. Obtaining prior permission is must for visiting. To play Golf, contact reception.

A huge statue of lord Hanuman Garhi with in between the temple

Hanuman Garhi:

It is a religious centre, well known for it’s sunset view. A very beautiful Hanuman Mandir established by Baba Neem Kiroli, is at the top. From Hanuman Garhi, watching the sunset is very soothing. You can walk down from Nainital to Hanuman Garhi.


It is about 4.5 km form Nainital, situated at an altitude of 1,951 m. The observatory is basically a place of astronomical studies. Public is shown round some of the instruments during working days at afternoons. For night viewing three four days on moonlit nights are fixed and permission is needed.

An exter view of the observatory surrounded by the trees.
An exterior view of the nainital-zoo with a name board.

High Altitude Zoo:

Perched at a high altitude of 2,075 m, motorable, 1.5 km away, the zoo is famous for housing a variety of species of animals living at higher altitude.

Cave Garden - 1 km:

A very beautiful natural garden with many natural cave excursions.

An exterior close up of a cave garden with a sign board and trees around.
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Himalaya Darshan:

It is famous for Himalayan Peaks. You can see many snow covered peaks, Kosi river & Beautiful Green valleys of Uttaranchal from this point. It is 12 km from nainital.