This pretty lake is Nainital’s centrepiece and is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva’s wife, Sati (naina is Sanskrit for eye) that fell to earth after her act of self-immolation. Boatmen will row you around the lake for ₹210 in the brightly painted gondola-like boats, or the Nainital Boat Club will sail you around for ₹500. Pedal boats can also be hired for ₹150 per hour. This natural freshwater lake beauty is charming and many world's prominent writers explained its beauty in words of their poems. Inspiring Naini Lake has also attracted many writers and creative personalities towards it.