Goddess Naina Devi, Nainital

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A major place of worship for Hindus, Goddess Naina Devi is devoted to Maa Naina Devi, the "Mother Goddess." The temple was built in the 15th century, though much of its current structure dates back to the 1880s--major efforts restored the building to its former glory after a devastating landslide. The surrounding area offers a tranquil atmosphere and remains an ideal spot to relax beside Naini Lake. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nainital holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Goddess Naina Devi and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Nice old temple, very well maintained neat and clean. Visit to temple is a must as its located across Naini Lake. Walking around Lake is a pleasure which covers Naina Devi and other temples.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This is a very famous for GODDESS Naina Devi. The temple attract people. This is situated on hill top of Mallital in Nainital. Uttra Khand.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Conveniently located next to the main entry of the Lake, lot of shopping options on either side of the passage leading to the temple  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    One most pleasant place to visit in winters and spring. Weather is always good. Do visit the nearby towns and market.
  • July 15, 2017
    Nice place, very scenic, in the middle of mountains. Feels good. Must visit, right by the lake.
  • May 30, 2017
    A beautiful temple. Must check out the hall on the first floor as well. It has an amazing wooden ceiling.
  • June 26, 2017
    Totally devotional environment. Everything is perfect from weather to every place you visit.
  • July 4, 2017
    This beautiful and small temple is situated in Nainital. It is near lake .It is said when Lord Shiva was going with the body of parvati her eyes fell here so this temple is called naina devi. This is beautiful place , nice view of naini lake. Must visit while in Nainital. Tibbati bazar is nearby for some shopping.

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Nainital boasts a good number of accommodations, with the popular hill station combining the old and the new, the upmarket and the simple across its slopes. Many of the more refined options occupy commanding positions by the lake, or use height to their advantage, gaining extensive, postcard-worthy views up the hill to the northwest. Mall Road remains the place to look for the majority of accommodations in town, with a fair set of hotels, homestays, and guesthouses.
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