· Gori Valley
Other places of interest
Flora and Fauna
· The Corbett Saga
· Bhotias of Munsiari
· Bhotias of Dharchula
· Recent changes in lifestyle
Panwali Dwar (Gateway of Winds), 6,663 m high, separates the Pindari from the Sunderdhunga. Sunderdhunga means "beautiful stones" and this region has peaks like Tharkot (6,099 m) and Maiktoli (6,803 m).
Further south lies the Almora district, and the vegetation changes to pine forests. There is plenty of wildlife in the region, and it is a delight for visitors.
From places like Kasauni, one gets fantastic views of mountain peaks like Trishul. Trishul literally means "trident" and from Kasauni, the upper ridge of Trishul does appear like a trident.
Another delightful place for visitors is Binsar, where there is a wildlife sanctuary abounding in pheasants and the Himalayan Black Bear. The Nanda Devi peak dominates the view at this place.
Near Nainital lie other lakes like Sattal, Bhimtal and Nakuchiatal. Sattal was once a collection of seven lakes but now it consists of roughly four bodies of water connected with each other. Bhimtal is another picturesque lake with a small settlement springing up around it. Nakuchiatal, on the other hand, has a handful of shops and houses in the hills surrounding the lake. These lakes are in much better condition than Nainital, primarily because no large townships have sprung up around them. All these lakes are just a couple of hours' drive from Nainital.
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