Sterling Holidays

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are.

- Samuel Johnson

My Favourite thing is to go where I have never been

- Diane Arbus

Wherever you go, go with all your heart

- Confucius

One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.

- Edith

To travel is to a journey into yourself

- Danny Kaye

Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

- Ibn Battuta

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.

- Moslih Eddin Saadi

We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.

- Anais Nin

To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

- Freya Stark

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.

- Robert Frost

There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before

- Dalai Lama

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.

- Matthew Karsten

In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do

- Ivanka Trump

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

- Zoey Sayward

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.

- Susan Sontag

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

- Herman Melville

I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.

- Caskie Stinnett

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world

- Gustave Flaubert

One way to get the most out of life, is to look at it as an adventure

- William Feather

Life is a trip. Plan your next vacation.

- Matthew Fryer

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

- Anonymous

Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.

- Lawrence Block

It's been a huge blessing, being able to travel and have a great life

- Seann William Scott

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.

- Shirley MacLaine

He who would travel happily must travel light.

- Antoine de St. Exupery

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

- St Augustine

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there

- Dominic Monaghan

Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen

- Benjamin Disraeli


The lake district of India, Nainital, is nestled in the foothills of the Kumaon Mountains, in the outer Himalayas. The beautiful pear shaped lake, Naini stretches for two miles in circumference. The unending expanse of scenic opulence is truly a treat for the senses, a balm for the soul. Nainital is also one of the Shakthi Peeths in India. Shakthi Peeths are holy places where the body parts of the charred Sati are believed to have fallen. Mythology has it that the goddess’s eyes fell on Nainital.

Nainital lives by the Naini lake. As dawn breaks and the waters of the Naini shimmer and shine, life stirs awake. The many shops around the lake, hotels, cafes and idyllic spots woo the traveller. Yachting, paddling, boating and many more activities take place throughout the day on the Naini river. As twilight descends and dusk settles in, the lights on the mountains around it give the lake an ethereal appeal. Come, experience a holiday like none other in Nainital, the Sterling way.


  • Total geographical area – 4251 Sq Kms
  • Average rainfall – 1466 mm approximately
  • Summer temperatures - 27°C to 7°C.
  • Winter temperatures – 15°C to -3°C
  • Best time to visit – April - September
  • Altitude – 2084 metres above sea level


  • Sonapani Himalayan village : An Experiance worth trying
  • Explore the spellbinding Eco Cave gardens
  • Enjoy scrumptious Lunch at a Boat restaurant
  • take in the Astounding Beauty of nature at khurpatal
  • Panoramic views from guano hill
  • Birds in paradise : pangot & kilbury Bird sanctuary
  • One-Of-A-kind handmade candles at anil candles
  • Star-Gazing at the manora peak
  • Bal mithai : A local delicacy
  • Delicious tibetan food at sonam's momos
  • Freshly baked eclairs and pastries at sakley's
  • The best flea market bargains at tibetan market
  • Freshly made jam,pickles and preserves at barra bazaar
  • Intricate knits Hand-Made by women in almora
  • Bhimtal  : An oasis of tranqulity
  • Visit the goodess of naini lake

#1. Sonapani is a little Himalayan village in Nainital. Visit this tranquil place to understand how the villagers live; additionally, you can enjoy the delicious local food by having lunch with a friendly village family. Take a walk through the terraced fields and participate in adventure activities.

#2. The Eco Cave Gardens are a network of fascinating underground caves and hanging gardens. There are a total of 6 caves along with a beautiful musical fountain that operates in the evenings. It's the first of its kind in Uttarakhand.

#3. Anchored on the banks of Naini Lake, the Boat House Club is a restaurant that offers stunning views of the lake and serves amazing North Indian food. Be sure to try the thali or the dal makhani.

#4. Khurpatal is a beautiful hamlet about 12 km from Nainital, and is an angler's paradise with its clear, serene lake. If you'd like some peace, solitude and relaxation, this is the ideal getaway from Nainital.

#5. Guano Hill is known for its amazing trekking and hiking trails with scenic views of the surrounding areas. This is also a wonderful opportunity for bird watchers to spot the rare Black-Chinned Babbler and Grey Woodpecker in the forests of oak, deodar and chinar.

#6. Budding ornithologists will love this beautiful bird sanctuary. Nestled in the hills, it is home to a huge variety of colourful hill-dwelling birds of different species. Be sure to take your binoculars along.

#7. Anil Candles is a factory outlet in Nainital that sells beautiful handmade and hand-carved candles in different colours and designs. Pick up a few to dress up your home!

#8. Gaze at the wonderful star-studded sky without any light or pollution to take away from the beauty of the night sky at Manora Peak. It's a great daytime viewing point as well.

#9. When in Nainital, be sure to try the Bal Mithai, a sweet made of condensed milk with the texture of fudge, coated with little sugar balls. It is very popular and delicious and is found in most of the local shops.

#10. Hunger pangs from walking around Nainital? Head to Sonam's momos for their specialty - mutton momos and traditional Tibetan thukpa. Delicious and great to have while you enjoy the cool Nainital weather.

#11. Sakley's is an institution of sorts in Nainital - this bakery & restaurant is definitely a must-try. The chocolate truffle, chocolate strawberry and the éclairs are a few of the best items on the menu. If you're looking for something more substantial, they also have some great Italian & Chinese items on the menu.

#12. The Tibetan market in Nainital sells a lot of woollens, junk jewellery, Tibetan prayer charms, watches and more at great prices. Pick up a few souvenirs and take in the sights and sounds of this quaint Tibetan market.

#13. The Barra Bazaar has lots of little shops selling home-made strawberry jam, pickles and preserves. You can also pick up fresh apples, blueberries and strawberries at this bustling market.

#14. A visit to Nainital should include a trip to the Bhotia Bazaar which sells quality woollens and knits made by women from Almora. Some vendors also knit small caps and mufflers on the spot on request.

#15. Bhimtal is a lovely waterway in Uttarakhand's lake district, perfect for spending a day with the family on a picnic. Walks, treks and bird-watching expeditions are some of the fun activities to do around this area.

#16. The Naina Devi Temple across the Naini Lake is a must-visit. This colourfully built temple also offers a lovely view of the hills and has a shrine dedicated to the Goddess Naina. It is believed that Goddess Parvati's eyes fell in this spot, hence the name 'Naina Devi'.

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Summer Winter Monsoon

27°C to 7°C.

15°C to -3°C

1466 mm approx


Sterling Holidays

 April - September

Activities at a glance

  • Trekking


  • Ropeway (Cable Car)

    Ropeway (Cable Car)


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Bhawanipur Greens Jhokia, Bhowali Road, Nainital District, Uttarakhand – 263139.

Nainital - Bhawanipur Greens Jhokia, Bhowali Road, Nainital District, Uttarakhand – 263139.
Phone: +91 5942 270500