Nainital is named for its beautiful lake Naini and it is the base for tourism at here. This lake is called Naini because it looks like eye shape. This Lake is famed among the visitors, tourists and nature lovers for yachting and boating.
The southern end area of the lake is called Tallital and the northern end area is called Mallital. Both the areas have pretty cottages, luxuries hotels, villas, restaurants, food jones, shopping centers, game parlors and luxury shops.
Nainital is also famous for its various schools and research facilities like The Observatory or the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Sherwood College, St Joseph's College, and Sainik School. Nainital is also one of the campuses of Kumaun University.
Nainital enjoys a temperate climate with the maximum reaching 27 degree C and the minimum at 10 degree C.