Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), Nainital

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Enjoy a great view of the Himalayas, the countryside, and Nainital city from Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), an observation point and a popular picnic spot on Ayarpatta Hill. Standing at 2,292 m (7,520 ft), the stonework bench at the station offers sweeping views of the hills with snow-capped peaks in the background. Built by a British colonel in memory of his wife Dorothy in 1936, the observation point offers inspirational views for painters and photographers. The trail to the top, which spans about 4 km (2.5 mi) from Nainital, meanders through rugged hills with lush greenery. Horseback rides can be arranged at Barrapathar, while more adventurous visitors can get their kicks with rope-sliding activities. Make Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat) a part of your Nainital vacation plans using our Nainital tourist route planner.
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Where to stay in Nainital

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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  • Since my wife n me love to trek, we went walking all the way up to Tiffin top, enjoying the beautiful nature. Sometimes you feel that you are the only ones and want to check if you are following the c...  more »
  • Tiffin Top is a very famous tourist attraction in Nainital. It is located in Ayarpatta Hill and is a fantastic picnic spot. One gets a complete view of the town of Nainital and its surrounding hills i...  more »
  • Yes if you're visiting Nainital then you could visit this point. We went on horseback to the point...! Getting a horse was like a terrible pain in the rear. The whole horse rental is a terrible ordeal...  more »
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  • Mind blowing!! Enjoy the horse ride priced at fixed very reasonable rate to and from tiffin top.. Highest peak one can go to to fall in love with hills. Path leading to and from gives you real feel of jungle safari!!
  • Landscape view of full city and lake. Awesome experience. There is Maggie point at top.
  • Outstanding View of Nainital From Here....!!If you Didn't watch beauty of Nature from here...Your trip of Nainital is waste...As I Experienced.
  • It is located at the top of mountain. They have service of Horse riding. The guide facility available with horse riding. You will see bird eye view of lake and mountain ranges from top.
  • Lovely weather.... lovely scenery.... good people...short trek