Steeped in mythology, there are two legends that surround the famous Naini Lake. One such legend mentions that the Naini Lake is the spot where Lord Shiva performed ‘Tandav’ upon finding the lifeless body of his wife Sati. The other story narrates that while Lord Shiva was carrying Sati’s body, her eyesfell at the spot which is now Naini Lake, considered by Hindus as one of the many the powerful Shakti Peethas. This said, the Naini Lake is mesmerizing and a popular tourist attraction in Nainital. Surrounded by places that offer accommodation, finding a hotel close to Naini Lake is easy. Take your pick from a number of budget properties, 2-star and 3-star hotels near Naini Lake, and enjoy great views from your room. If luxury is what you seek, there are a number of Lakeside hotels near Naini Lake Nainital that offer great services and a host of amenities. Irrespective of your choice of accommodation, you are sure to enjoy your trip to the ‘Lake District of India’ - Nainital. Just a few kilometres away from the lake is the Naina Devi Temple, a popular tourist spot in Nainital. For a day of fun-filled shopping, entertainment and movie-watching, make your way to Capital Shopping Complex and Capitol Cinema. From the entrance of Naini Lake, the famous Christian pilgrimage spot, St. John’s in the Wilderness Church, is around 2 km away. Dorothy’s Seat - Tiffin Top is yet another famous spot around 4 km from the entry point of Naini Lake and should be part of your travel itinerary.