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Governor House Nainital

Most Praised Tourist Attractions of Nainital

Popularly known as Rajbhawan, Governor House Nainital is a British era building which is the one of the most praised tourist attractions of Nainital. It is is 220 acres and 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. It consists of marvelllous garden swimming pool, golf linksm lush green area of Deodar and Oak trees.

The complex is open to travellers during specific times of the day, for which prior permission is needed. 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.

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Governor House Rs 50/- Per Person
Governor House Golf Course Rs 450/- Per Person

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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 currently one of the best very well maintained Golf courses in the country and 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

Nainital Attractions

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 01 : 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-the southern 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.

Two Days Itinerary

Day 01 : 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.

Day 02 : Nainital Lake Tour

Today Get ready for sightseeing tour today. We go for an excursion tour to Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal. Naukuchiatal means a nine-cornered Lake. Perched at 1,220 mts above sea level, the lake is about 1 km long and is also the deepest lake of Nainital with depth of 40mts. Bhimtal, once the part of the ancient silk route, is another picturesque lake perched at 1,370mts above sea level, making it even higher than Naukuchiatal. It has a small island in the center having a large aquarium. Located in the enchanting Himalayan Ranges of the Kumaon region, Sattal (Seven Lakes) is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes. Get back to the Hotel. Overnight Stay at Nainital.

Three Days Itinerary

Day 01 : 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.

Day 02 : Nainital Lake Tour

Today Get ready for sightseeing tour today. We go for an excursion tour to Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal. Naukuchiatal means a nine-cornered Lake. Perched at 1,220 mts above sea level, the lake is about 1 km long and is also the deepest lake of Nainital with depth of 40mts. Bhimtal, once the part of the ancient silk route, is another picturesque lake perched at 1,370mts above sea level, making it even higher than Naukuchiatal. It has a small island in the center having a large aquarium. Located in the enchanting Himalayan Ranges of the Kumaon region, Sattal (Seven Lakes) is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes. Get back to the Hotel. Overnight Stay at Nainital.

Day 03 : 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.

Four Days Itinerary

Day 01 : 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.

Day 02 : Nainital Lake Tour

Today Get ready for sightseeing tour today. We go for an excursion tour to Naukuchiatal and Bhimtal. Naukuchiatal means a nine-cornered Lake. Perched at 1,220 mts above sea level, the lake is about 1 km long and is also the deepest lake of Nainital with depth of 40mts. Bhimtal, once the part of the ancient silk route, is another picturesque lake perched at 1,370mts above sea level, making it even higher than Naukuchiatal. It has a small island in the center having a large aquarium. Located in the enchanting Himalayan Ranges of the Kumaon region, Sattal (Seven Lakes) is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes. Get back to the Hotel. Overnight Stay at Nainital.

Day 03 : 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.

Day 04 : Nainital: Sightseeing and Departure

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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