Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), Nainital

4.2
#2 of 8 in Nature in Nainital
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Tourist can view a glimpse of Himalayas range with snow over it, recently it was in media for a world record where a tourist snapped a panoramic view of Himalayas range covered almost 9 peak in single...  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    The place is average as this is just another hill top from where you can have a beautiful view of the valley, however I enjoyed the horse ride a lot to reach the top.  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    The way up is through a lovely untouched jungle. We spotted pheasants and spur fowl. At the top we were greater with a majestic view of the Himalayas above and the Nainital lake below. A lively walk i...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    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!!
  • July 10, 2017
    Landscape view of full city and lake. Awesome experience. There is Maggie point at top.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • March 28, 2017
    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.
  • May 4, 2017
    Lovely weather.... lovely scenery.... good people...short trek

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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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