Remember that epic scene from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani where Bunny and Naina a.k.a Ranbir and Deepika go up to the topmost point of the hill and shout their hearts out with immense joy? That one scene had made many of us smile and pushed us to imagine ourselves in a similar place, right atop the snowy peaks. While the scene from YJHD was shot in Manali, we have found out a similar place in Uttarakhand’s Nainital. The spot is known as Land’s End and is true to its name. It is at a height of 2118 meters and beyond it, there’s a conspicuous expanse of absolute nothingness. Read on to know more.
Get A Panoramic View Of Nainital And The Kumaon Range From Land’s End
Standing on the cliff at the Land’s End, one can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountainous town of Nainital. It gives an unhindered view of the breathtaking Kumaon range and the mesmerising Khurpa Lake or Khurpatal. The place has even derived its name from the fact that it is at an altitude of around 90 degrees, looking like the ‘end of the land’ in true sense. The view of the magnificent valley, along with its lush greenery can be a treat to the tired eyes. No wonder, a large number of nature shutterbugs prefer this point for their photo tours.
The Weather At This Place Always Remains Sooting
Land’s End is about a kilometre away from Nainital’s Bara Patthar area. One can take a cab or auto-rickshaw up to Bara Patthar and then trek along the stunning path. Alternatively, one can take a horse ride up to the place. The timings of visiting Land’s End are from 5.30 AM to 6 PM, and the spot looks profoundly bewitching during sunset. And since it is perched at a high altitude, the weather here always remains soothing.
The only flipside is that the path leading to the point turns slippery in rainy days and it has no boundaries, so one needs to be careful. But the trouble of traversing the cragged route is worth taking, considering the heightened natural beauty of the place.
The ‘lake city of India’, Nainital has many ravines and lofty mountain peaks like the Nanda, Deopatha and the Ayurpatha. The seven meandering lakes of Nainital are Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Malwatal, Harishtal and Lokhamtal. It is also home to one of the most famous national parks in India, the Jim Corbett National Park. And if you’re visiting Nainital, don’t forget to include the enchanting Land’s End in your itinerary, to make a beautiful memory on the mountain’s edge. Meanwhile, here are 10 best hill stations to visit in North India: