The Emily Villa Nainital

Since 1864

Welcome to The Emily Nainital

The Emily Villa was built in the year 1864 when Nainital was established as a summer retreat by the British. It is one of the oldest houses still standing in Nainital, built on the safe land-slide free side of Nainital amidst beautiful Oak forests. It was Home to the Daughter of Dr. Stevens, One of Jim Corbett’s closest friends and shooting partner, being hunters of only Man- eating tigers and leopards. 

Jim Corbett’s house called “Gurney House” is just below Emily Cottage and can be seen clearly from the garden. Some of the trophies that adorn Emily were given to Dr. Steven by Jim Corbett himself. Situated in the lush green dense Oak forests of Ayarpatta Nainital, The Emily – Nainital is a home away from home giving the feeling of British taste and style.

All five bedrooms have antique beds and accompanying furniture all dating back to the 1860’s.There is a large drawing room with a fireplace that still works. The Emily is cradled in a thick Oak forest and the pristine Oak trees that have never been cut and surround the house would never let you feel that town ‘Nainital” is just ten minutes away.

The Emily Villa would steal your heart if you are loking for a peaceful and homely experience. There is a old world charm in this property, the moment you step-in this place will mesmerize you in many ways. Its Elegance, Beauty and Warmth will attract you and want you to keep coming back.

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Nearby Places To Consider

Naini Devi Temple

A famous Shakti Peetha of Hinduism, Naini Devi Temple is a sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Devi Naini Devi Naini Devi is the founder of the temple and is situated at the northern end of the famous Nainital Lake. The goddess is represented by her two eyes in this holy temple. Devotees from far and wide come here to seek the blessings of Mother Naina Devi.
The temple is situated atop Naina hill near Naini lake, and attracts thousands of devotees every year. There are several shops near the Naina Devi temple from where one can buy prasad and puja items.

The Mall Road

The mall is one of the most popular names in Nainital city. The busiest road during the day, The Mall runs along the banks of Lake Nainital. The British constructed The Mall Road which passes through the center of Nainital and connects the two main points of the city of Nainital, Mallital and Tallital. Officially named as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, Mall Road is still locally called and is famous by its previous name. Tourists and locals like to visit the mall most of the evening to enjoy the beauty of Naini Lake.

Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake, popularly known as Naini Lake, is a major attraction of Uttarakhand as well as Nainital city. Surrounded by captivating seven hills, Nainital Lake is a favorite destination among romantic travelers from all over the world. It is one of the most visited lakes in India.
Nainital Lake is an attractive beauty surrounded by seven different peaks namely Ayarpata, Diopata, Handi Bandi, China Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta and Lion Ka Danda. The lake can be divided into two distinct sections, the northern part is called Mallital and the southern region is called Tallital. The coniferous trees covering the hill add charm to the raw beauty of the place.

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About Nainital


Nainital, located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, often termed as “queen of lakes.” This is one of the most sought after hill station of North India adorned with a combination of picturesque Himalayan hills and lakes. Nestled amidst high peaks emerald green Naini lake leaves you spellbound and is a true jewel for tourists. In the close vicinity of Nainital, seven different beautiful lakes can be seen.

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