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Governor House Nainital

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  • India
  • Uttarakhand
  • Nainital
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  • 6836 FT
  • Hindi,Kumaoni
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  • Pantnagar
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Governor House Nainital

Most Praised Tourist Attraction

The Governor's House - Raj Bhawan area is 220 acre sand was built in the line of Buckingham Palace London, having double storied 113 rooms. State guests & V.I.P. coming to Nainital also use it for their stay. Governor House Nainital is one of the Most praised tourist attractions of Nainital, It consists of a marvellous Garden, Golf Links, Swimming Pool and covered with lush green area of Deodar and Oak trees. The foundation stone of the Nainital Government House, modeled after Buckingham Palace, was laid on April 27,1897,and the building was completed in March 1900.Governor House(Raj Bhavan)In Nainital. Visit to Governor House Nainital is one of the well-praised things to do in Nainital among tourists and soght after adventure activities in Nainital. tourism.

History of Governor House - Raj Bhawan:-

According to local folklore, the tunnel in the Governor House had served as the hideout of Sultana Daku, the Robin Hood of India, in bygone days. It was occupied by Sir Antony Mac Donnell in that year, and was inhabited after him by Sir James La Touche, Sir John Hewett, Sir James Meston, Sir Harcourt Butler and Sir William Morris. The design was prepared originally by Mr. Stevens, a Bombay architect and by Mr. F.O. Oertel, Executive Engineer; but Mr. H.S. Wildeblood, who supervised its construction, designed many of the details, Sir Antony Mac Donnell himself took keen interest in the building.

Old Governor House, Naini Tal, 1895

Old Govt House, Naini Tal, was pulled down by Sir A.P. Macdonnell Photograph of the Old Government House at Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by Lawrie & Company in 1895.

Architecture & making of Governor House - Raj Bhawan:-

The architecture has been professionally described as of"the early domestic Gothic style". The front aspect is dominated by six castellated turrets which were later benefited by the removal of the steep pinnacles which formerly crowned them. The general effect is one of solidity and dignity without exuberance. The back view of the house, which most nearly suggests an English country house, is perhaps, its most successful aspect. The material used was, in the main, a local stone, a dark grey marble, mixed in the interior cross walls with local dolomite limestone. While Naloina freestone was used freely in the exterior, a limited use was also made of Agra red sandstone.

Teak was used freely for the main stairway, the paneling of the dining-room, all the doors and window and some of the principal floors. Elsewhere, shisham, satin wood, cypress and sal were used to some extent; and the local pine wood was employed for trussors, joints and the less important floors. The glass, tiles, brass fittings and iron pipes came from England. Agra masons did the ashlar stone work and carpenters from Punjab did the wood work. Messrs Lazarus and Co. of Calcutta and Messrs Maple and Co. of London did most of the furnishing. The house stands upon a plateau at an altitude of 1932.37 metres above sea-level with rising ground behind it.

The Golf Course Nainital - Ground inside Governor's House - 50 Acres Golf Area

Raj Bhawan Golf Course Nainital

The Golf Course From the level of the lower lawn, well graded paths traverse the outlying portion of the grounds where the golf course lies. It is an 18 hole golf course with 18 different tees. Golfing was started in 1926 with the efforts of Lord Malcolm Hailey, the then Governor of the United Provinces. The golf course was designed and constructed by the British Army Engineers. A culmination of masterpiece designing, the ground was studded with hards and covered by vibrant forests which can still be witnessed. The course is spread over an area of 50 acres amidst a hilly landscape with a typical flavour of the British penchant for sylvan surroundings.

It is one of the most challenging courses in the world where one can enjoy the ethereal beauty of the course with the changing seasons. For draining out the water from the golf course, an undergrounfd tunnel 137.1 m. in length has been constructed in the lowest bopwl of the cours, a marvel of engineering skill.In 1994, the Golf course was opened for the public. The Golf course has since been developed to a great extent due to the efforts of Shri Moti Lal Vora and Shri Romesh Bhandari, the then Governors of U.P.Golf Course Nainital is currentlyone of the best very well maintained Golf courses in the countryand the pride of Uttaranchal and is hosting many Golf Championships.

Timings Governor House - Raj Bhawan :-

Open All Days except Sunday & all Gazetted holidays.
March to April-8 am to 5 pm
May to August - 8 am to 6 pm
September to October-8 am to 5 pm
November to December-8 am to 4 pm
Entry Ticket- Rs. 20 per person

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Itinerary for Nainital

One Day Itinerary

One day would not do justice to the slope town but if one is concerned to accomplish it, I would prescribe covering the following:

  • Day 1 : Local Sightseeing

    Start the day with a rope-way trek to Snow View point for beautiful views of Himalayas or morning walk on Thandi Sarak originating from Naina Devi Temple running adjacent to Naini Lake and ending on Tallital-thesouthern corner of Lake. After coming back, enjoy boating in charming Naini Lake.Proceed to the Tibetan Market popularly known as Bhotia Market-If interested the market is ideal place to pick some souveniers and after a snappy lunch at one of the local Indian,Chinese Restaurants visit Naina Devi Temple and Gurudwara. Start Half Day sightseeing tour covering-Himalaya Darshan, Bara Pathar, Lover's Point, Suicide Point, Eco Cave Garden, Water Fall, Lake View Point. Spend the night strolling by Mall Road ( As traffic gets closed in Mall completely each day between 06PM-09 PM).End the day with Dinner at one of the popular Mall Road restaurants.

Two Days Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Local Sightseeing

    Start the day with a rope-way trek to Snow View point for beautiful views of Himalayas or morning walk on Thandi Sarak originating from Naina Devi Temple running adjacent to Naini Lake and ending on Tallital-thesouthern corner of Lake. After coming back, enjoy boating in charming Naini Lake.Proceed to the Tibetan Market popularly known as Bhotia Market-If interested the market is ideal place to pick some souveniers and after a snappy lunch at one of the local Indian,Chinese Restaurants visit Naina Devi Temple and Gurudwara. Start Half Day sightseeing tour covering-Himalaya Darshan, Bara Pathar, Lover's Point, Suicide Point, Eco Cave Garden, Water Fall, Lake View Point. Spend the night strolling by Mall Road ( As traffic gets closed in Mall completely each day between 06PM-09 PM).End the day with Dinner at one of the popular Mall Road restaurants.

  • Day 2 : Lake Tour

    Lake Tour Around Nainital- Start the famous Lake Tour visiting the nearby lakes namely - Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sattal.You may opt for adventure activities like Paragliding, River Crossing, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Jungle Camps etc here.Visit the divine temple of Gorakhal & Kainchi Ashram.You can do some shopping of local fruits and pulses from the Bhowali market while returning back.End the day with Dinner at local restaurants.

Three Days Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Local Sightseeing

    Start the day with a rope-way trek to Snow View point for beautiful views of Himalayas or morning walk on Thandi Sarak originating from Naina Devi Temple running adjacent to Naini Lake and ending on Tallital-thesouthern corner of Lake. After coming back, enjoy boating in charming Naini Lake.Proceed to the Tibetan Market popularly known as Bhotia Market-If interested the market is ideal place to pick some souveniers and after a snappy lunch at one of the local Indian,Chinese Restaurants visit Naina Devi Temple and Gurudwara. Start Half Day sightseeing tour covering-Himalaya Darshan, Bara Pathar, Lover's Point, Suicide Point, Eco Cave Garden, Water Fall, Lake View Point. Spend the night strolling by Mall Road ( As traffic gets closed in Mall completely each day between 06PM-09 PM).End the day with Dinner at one of the popular Mall Road restaurants.

  • Day 2 : Lake Tour

    Lake Tour Around Nainital- Start the famous Lake Tour visiting the nearby lakes namely - Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sattal.You may opt for adventure activities like Paragliding, River Crossing, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Jungle Camps etc here.Visit the divine temple of Gorakhal & Kainchi Ashram.You can do some shopping of local fruits and pulses from the Bhowali market while returning back.End the day with Dinner at local restaurants.

  • Day 3 : Visit Ranikhet or Mukteshwar

    Visit Ranikhet or Mukteshwar- Visit beautiful cantonment town of Ranikhet- 65 Kms/2 Hrs from Nainital.Proceed with local sightseeing of Ranikhet covering - KRC Museum, Golf Ground, Chaubatia Garden, Haidakhan Temple, Rani Jheel.Return back to Nainital and on the way must visit Kainchi Ashram known for the Neem Karoli Maharaj Ji, devotee of Lord Hanuman.
    OR
    Alternatively Visit Mukteshwar and Ramgarh approx 55 Kms/ 1.30 Hrs from Nainital.Local sightseeing of Mukteshwar covering -Chauli Ki Jhali, Mukteshwar Temple, IVRI Institute,Methodist Church and above all Mukteshwar offers panoramic views of Himalayas from here.Return back to Nainital.

Four Days Itinerary

  • Day 1 :Jim Corbett: Arrival and sightseeing

    Arrival at Jim Corbett National Park- On your entry in Ramnagar, head towards Corbett National Park area where your resort is located .Check Inn at your resort in Jim Corbett and unwind. Freshen up and get ready to visit Garjiya Devi Temple and can enjoy on the shores of Kosi river flowing amidst temple.Overnight at Jim Corbett.

  • Day 2 Nainital: Corbett Jungle Safari and Nainital Sightseeing

    Jeep Safari & Proceed to Nainital:-Start your day with an enchanting wilderness Jeep / Canter safari in the most seasoned national park of India, Jim Corbett National Park. After safari come back to the resort, get delicious breakfast and freshen up.Proceed to Nainital,on the way must visit the Corbett Fall, Corbett Museum ( Former house of legendry hunter Jim Corbett). On reaching , check inn at the hotel and you may proceed for Half Day sightseeing tour covering-Himalaya Darshan, Bara Pathar, Lover's Point, Suicide Point, Eco Cave Garden, Water Fall, Lake View Point.Spend the night strolling by Mall Road ( As traffic is closed in Mall Road completely each day between 06PM-09 PM) Distance from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital: 75 km
    Travel Time: 2 to 3 hours

  • Day 3 : Lake Tour in Nainital

    Lake Tour Around Nainital- Start the famous Lake Tour visiting the nearby lakes namely - Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Sattal.You may opt for adventure activities like Paragliding, River Crossing, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, Jungle Camps etc here.Visit the divine temple of Gorakhal & Kainchi Ashram.You can do some shopping of local fruits and pulses from the Bhowali market while returning back. On reaching Nainital you may also enjoy the cable car ride originating from Mall Road and going up till Snow View point and can also visit Nainital Zoo-must visit attraction for Kids. End the day with Dinner at local restaurants or in your hotel.

  • Day 4 :Nainital: Sightseeing and Departure

    Visit Ranikhet or Mukteshwar- Visit beautiful cantonment town of Ranikhet- 65 Kms/2 Hrs from Nainital. Local sightseeing of Ranikhet covering - KRC Museum, Golf Ground, Chaubatia Garden, Haidakhan Temple, Rani Jheel.Return back to Nainital and on the way must visit the Kainchi Ashram known for the Neem Karoli Maharaj Ji, devotee of Lord Hanuman.
    OR
    Alternatively Visit Mukteshwar and Ramgarh approx 55 Kms/ 1.30 Hrs from Nainital.Local sightseeing of Mukteshwar covering -Chauli Ki Jhali, Mukteshwar Temple, IVRI Institute,Methodist Church and watch the panormic views of Himalayas from here.Return back to Nainital.



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