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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  • Adjacent to the lake and near the Tibetan market. clean, well maintained with history and a nice view of the lake. Don't miss it.  more »
  • A must visit place in Nanital, very peaceful and nice temple. Arrangements are also good and lake view gives a added advantage.  more »
  • This temple is very famous in nainital also it is located in heart of nainital ( take a left turn from mall road towards capitol cinema and walk about 300 metres). This beautiful temple is very large ...  more »
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  • It felt great when it came Very good place. The evening view is worth seeing. And cold air Naini Lake is worth seeing everything. And between this, the temple of Naina Devi Mata feels a calm place.At night it seems as if it is Diwali everyday. From the light of the house built on the mountain, it seems like it has come to heaven......…☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
  • Very refreshing. The view is spectacular. Definitely worth visiting atleast once. Really wish I could visit this once again.
  • A very peaceful and soothing divine place. Best feature is there is a mosque n a gurudwara very close to it. So lovely.
  • Jai mata di from wheelzonrent team
  • Located at northern end of Nainital lake. Goddess in this holy Temple is represented by her two eyes. During Nanda Ashtami a big fair is organised in Naina Devi Temple.

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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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