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Nainital is a popular hill station and lake district located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Kumaon region of the state and is known for its natural beauty, serene lakes, pleasant climate, and a range of recreational activities.

Nainital is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,084 meters (6,837 feet) above sea level and is set around the beautiful Naini Lake, which is its centerpiece. The town is surrounded by several other lakes, including Bhimtal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal.

Naini Lake is the heart of Nainital and is surrounded by hills on all sides. Visitors can enjoy boat rides on the lake, and it is beautifully lit up during the evening, creating a picturesque setting.

Nainital has a well-maintained zoo known as the Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, featuring a variety of Himalayan fauna, including snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and various bird species.

The Snow View Point offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. It can be reached by a cable car or by trekking.

Nainital is well-connected by road to major cities in North India. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, about 34 kilometers away, and the nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport, approximately 65 kilometers from Nainital.