I spent my last weekend at Nainital, the 'Lake District' of India. Nainital is headquarter of Nainital District. It is also divisional Headquarter of Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand State of India. The most prominent of all the lakes of the 'Naini' Lake which is in the shape of a human eye. The lake is surrounded by hills and makes a beautiful, picture perfect view.
An important mythological reference to Nainital is as one of 64 ‘Shakti Peeths’.These centres were created wherever parts of charred body of Sati fell ,when Lord Shiva was carrying around her corpse in grief .It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and this gave rise to patron deity of town Nainital . It is said that the lake is formed in the emerald eye shape . Naina Devi temple is located at the northern end of the lake . Thus name of Nainital derivated from Naina and the tal (Lake).
|The Naini Tal|
|The view from my hotel window|
|The small boats in the lake sailing around in leisure|
|The sail boat.|
|The view at night|
|clicked while in the boat|
|See the clouds above|
|The quacking duck. The filth that surrounded was appalling.|
|Clicked this pic at a place called 'Mangoli' while returning from Nainital. This huge tree seems to have fallen on the nearby hut due to strong winds. I was amazed to see how this humble hut to withstand the heavy weight of the tree.|