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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. Plan to visit Goddess Naina Devi and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nainital attractions using our Nainital trip itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful temple next to the lake. Calm and quiet and one should go in the morning. Just see the goddess and forget everything. You can see many fishes in the lake too.  more »
  • Just adjacent to Naini lake must visit this temple. There are also so many small temples in side the main temple premises. The aarti timings are early 7 am and in the evening 7 pm.  more »
  • 1. It's near on of the parking spot and mosque/gurdwara. 2. You can have quite amazing lake view inside temple. 3. Place is visited a lot by newly married couples , However don't know any specific rea...  more »
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  • One most pleasant place to visit in winters and spring. Weather is always good. Do visit the nearby towns and market.
  • Nice place, very scenic, in the middle of mountains. Feels good. Must visit, right by the lake.
  • A beautiful temple. Must check out the hall on the first floor as well. It has an amazing wooden ceiling.
  • Totally devotional environment. Everything is perfect from weather to every place you visit.
  • 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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