This article is about the municipality in Uttarakhand, India. For its namesake district, see Nainital district. Nainital Uttarakhand Hill station View of Nainital Lake City View of Nainital Lake City Nainital is located in Uttarakhand NainitalNainital Coordinates: 29.23°N 79.27°ECoordinates: 29.23°N 79.27°E Country India State Uttarakhand District Nainital Elevation 2,084 m (6,837 ft) Population (2011) • Total 87,000 Languages • Official Hindi • Other Garhwali, Kumauni Time zone IST (UTC+5:30) PIN 263001/263002 Telephone code +91 - 5942 Vehicle registration UK 04 Website nainital.nic.in Nainital About this sound pronunciation (help·info) is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks, \"magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.\".
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