Known for the Mukteshwar Temple, one of the most famous shrines in India situated at the highest point, this holy place also offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.
According to a local legend, a Hindu Goddess and a Demon fought a battle at the nearby Chauli ki jali. It is still marked with what are believed to be faint outlines of a sword, a shield, and an elephant’s trunk.
Farm lovers can head to a charming, quiet village of Chanfi, right next to Nainital and Bhimtal. Set in a deep valley, it is famous for its farms and the production of off-season vegetables. The spring-fed riverside walk is a delight.