If you are looking for the perfect budget-friendly getaway then Nainital is your shrine. Located in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas, the town is famous for its natural attractions, well-suited weather all year round and multiple hill stations. The Cave Garden is a newly developed yet very famous tourist spot that one might enjoy visiting in Nainital. Located in the Sukhatal, Mallital area of Nainital, it comprises of decreasing dimensional caves that one needs to crawl and climb into. A beautiful place with such scenic beauty for photographers and optimum for children’s excursion trips as they are fun-filled and highly informative. It is a delight for nature lovers as they catch a glimpse of Himalayan wildlife through animal caves. Tiger cave, Bat cave, Panther cave, squirrel cave, flying fox cave etc. are some of the various names provided according to their shapes and sizes.
With petroleum lamps lighting the cave, it has a musical fountain as well which becomes operational only during peak seasons. The place is around 3.7 km away from Talital bus stand. Hence it will take you around 15 min to reach the destination either with a cab or rickshaw. The entry fees for adults is INR 50 and for children is INR 20. Even though the caves open at 9:30 a.m. in the morning and close at 5:30 p.m. in the evening, one can easily explore the entire cave in 2 hours. Managed by Kumaon Mangal Vikas Nigam, it’s walking distance from Mall road.
With exquisite, tongue smacking food joints, tourists have fallen in love with this place. Restaurants like Shan-e-Punjab, Shiva Vegetarian restaurant, Gianni’s pure veg, Purohit, Embassy, Pots and stones cafe, Moti Mahal restaurant etc., the place provides you with delicacies from all over India.
Hence, if you are someone looking for some solace away from the hectic work schedules of modern day society, then this place is the most optimum way to blow off some steam. You can reach Nainital by train, the nearest railway station is Kathgodham.