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Nainital (1938m.): 45 kms from Trishul Orchard, Nainital lies in the heart of the ‘Lake District of Kumaon.’ And is the most crowded hill station of the region.  The town was discovered in 1939 by an English businessman Barron. The lake is 3620m. in circumference and is in shape of an eye, a placid green lagoon nestling among the hills. The Lake is surrounded by seven peaks: Cheena peak (2610m.), kilbury (2528m.) Laria Kanta (2481m), Deopatta & camel’s back (both 2535m), Dorothy’s seat or Tiffin top(2290m.) and finally snow view (2290m.)

Bhimtal (1371m.): Named after a character from the Mahabharata renowned for his extraordinary strength, Bhimtal is the largest of the lakes in this region and is in the shape of a ‘foot’. There is a large Victorian dam at one end. Rowing and Paddle boats are available on hire

Naukuchiatal (1300m.): Literally ‘nine cornered lake’ is an equally serene setting. A perfect spot for a picnic or for peddling gently across its still waters. The trees which fringe the water edges are mossy and are festooned with creepers and orchids. You can buy orchid seeds from the tea shop by the lake.

Sattal (1371m.): Before, this place use to have seven lakes but only 3 exists now. The two main lakes are Ram & Lakshman. It is a peaceful and sleepy place, teeming with bird life. Dense oak & pine forest around.

Almora (1650m.): This town has a long and rich history, founded by Raja Balo Kalyan Chand, one of the great rulers of Chand dynasty in 1563, it was once the capital of Kumaon. The town is known for its cooper ware, utensils like ‘kalash’, ‘parat’, ‘thali’,etc.& for special sweet called ‘Balmithai’.

Ghorakhal (1600m.): About 35 kms. from Trishul Orchard, famous for the temple of Golu Devta ‘the god of Justice’, a god highly revered by Kumaoni people. Famous for Tea garden also.

Devidhura (2000m.): this place is about 55 km. from Trishul Orchard. In1858 the archaeologist Henwood had discovered the ruins of a megalithic culture near Decidhura. A very unusual fair, which attracts thousands of people, is held at the temple of Barahi Devi every year on Raksha Bandhan day. During the festival known as “Bagwal”, two groups pf dancing and singing people throw stones at each other, while they try to protect themselves with the help of large shields. Jim Corbett’s story of ‘Temple Tiger’ is associated with Devidhura.

Reetha Sahib (533m.): It is said that Guru Nanak visited this place and had spiritual discussions with Gorakhpanthi Jogis. There used to be a tree of Reetha and when Nanak ji touched it all the Reetha’s turned into Meetha (sweet). A Gurudwara was constructed here in 1960 at the confluence of Ladhiya and Ratiya riversnear village Deyuri. And all the visitors who visit here get the ‘prashad’ of Meetha Reetha.

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