Snow View Point

Snow View Point

If you wish to witness snow-covered mountain tops emerging from clouds, offering different shades of sunlight and a mirror-like glare from far away, Snow View Point is your destination. Located just 2 km away from the Nainital city center is the Snow View Point offering its visitors an exceptional and bewitching view of the snow-covered Nanda Devi peak, Nanda Kot peak and the Trishul peak.

The Snow View Point does justice to its name and offers a majestic view of these hilltops making it one of the most visited sightseeing places in Nainital. The 2,270 m high altitude makes this destination a gateway to the snowy valleys and mountains of the Great Himalayas. If you look on the other side, you will have a helicopter view of the Nainital city and Naini Lake.

The excitement grows multi-fold if you reach the Snow View Point by a ropeway, witnessing the natural beauty as you ascend. The picturesque landscape that this area exhibits is beyond words.

At the top of the Snow View Point, a huge pair of binoculars is installed, allowing tourists to have a closer look at the snow-covered peaks. On zooming in, you will see a small temple embraced in the snowy blanket where images of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshman, Lord Hanuman, Lord Shiva and Goddess Durga resides.

How to Reach Snow View Point

The Snow View Point can be reached by two modes of transportation- via road and aerial ropeway.

The aerial ropeway is the best and most preferred way to reach Snow View Point. The cable car pickup point is in front of the Naini lake, which itself is a beautiful and most-visited tourist destination in Nainital. The charges for a two-way ticket are Rs. 300 for adults and Rs. 200 for children.

The ropeway car has glass on all sides providing an excellent view of nature and the city as you fly upwards. The Snow View Point is located a little further from the drop-off point of the ropeway which is a steep walk.

Another way is by taking a taxi cab from Mallital to the Snow View Point which will drop you at the destination itself. Hence, it is more suitable if you are traveling with kids or senior citizens. For a hassle-free commutation, you can book your cab from the top car rental companies in Nainital.

The nearest railway station to Snow View Point is the Kathgodam Railway Station which is at a distance of 35 km from the Mallital Mall Road. You can hire a private taxi or board a bus from the railway station to reach Mallital. Upon reaching the Mallital Mall Road, you can either hire a taxi cab or take the ropeway.

The nearest airport is the Pantnagar Airport which is about 72km away from the Mallital Mall road. You can take a taxi cab from the airport to Mallital via NH 109.

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