Nainital & Kausani
CITY OF LAKES : NAINITAL : A small town in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital is also known as the city of lakes attracting millions of tourists every year worldwide. Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, Naini Jheel named after goddess Naina, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains.
Going Home after day’s business
SWITZERLAND OF INDIA : KAUSANI
KAUSANI is known as the “Switzerland of India”. After my visit to Kausani, this summer, I find it as an ideal destination for those who seek to escape from the din and dust, hustle and bustle of big cities and wish to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of nature. Here, in the early morning, the birds sing for you to rise. Indeed, Kausani is a veritable heaven of beauty and it makes you feel that heaven has descended on this earth and the beauty of nature and heavenly calm of the place will inspire you to think differently. It is situated at a height of 1890 meters (from the sea level) in the Kumaon range of mountains. Kausani commands an unobstructed view of the Himalayan peaks. Several snow- capped peaks of Himalaya stand in a row, over 300 kms. in length, are visible from Kausani and enviable spectacle (if the climate favours you).
Every moment it changes its picturesque beauty. From the hotel rooms it is sometimes seen that the clouds are stagnant at the valley and the same is fully covered by the thick clouds which looks like a ocean of snow.
The peaks of Kumayun ranges spreads over the regions looks like paintings on a canvas with little variation of colors and stand like layers. These picks are sometimes covered by the clouds and nothing can be visible underneath. The thick white clouds comes down to the valley and stagnant there when you will feel like walking on those clouds cause they are below your level (look at picture below).