Nainital Lake, a natural freshwater body, situated amidst the township of Nainital in Uttarakhand. Naini Lake is the star attraction and the main draw of tourists in Nainital. It is after this lake that Nainital inherits its name. True to its popularity the lake is splendidly beautiful. Its picture postcard scene here. The lake is surrounded by hills, cosy cottages and villas peeping from the greenery of the hills and when all these reflect in the lake, it is a sight to behold. Even more spectacular is the scene when night descends, and the lights come up and reflect in the lake. Naini Lake has a circumference of almost 2 miles and is about 28 ft deep, cocooned amidst 7 hills known as the 'Sapta Shring'. From an aerial view, Naini Lake looks like a giant emerald eye of the Nainital and is almost pear-shaped.