Too Crowded in Nainital– For me half the fun of a holiday is gone if I am surrounded by too many people, which would surely happen to anyone visiting Nainital in the season (or even on a weekend in the off-season). I know it is weired but I prefer that there are just two tents for miles around in the places that I visit.
Too Many Touts– Try taking a walk around Naini Lake and within seconds you would be surrounded by people trying to sell you something. I perfectly well understand that they are trying to make a living but that is not my idea of a holiday. Once again this is not just true of Nainital but of any place where there is mass tourism.
Eat and Shop Out Routine– I do not like my vacations to be just about eating out or shopping. I do like to pick up stuff for people from the placesI visit but sometimes they just have to make do with pictures too! All around Naini Lake you really can’t escape the eating joints and shops selling souveniers. Not my typical scene.
Why Would I Still Visit Nainital– For one, because I have travelled so less in 2008 that any trip would be welcome. But mostly because all one has to do is to walk out of the place a little (like China Peak) and it becomes about you and the mountains and lovey, lonely walks. My nephew was with me on this trip, so it was not really lonely for me but there was almost noone else around, now that is my kind of a day.