Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat) in Nainital

Tiffin Top also known as Dorothy's Seat is located at a distance of 4 km from the main town of Nainital. Elevated at a height of 2292 mts above sea level it is easily accessible by road. You can either take a pony or trek uphill to this point that gives you a good of the Himalayas and a partial view of Nainital along with its neighbouring towns.

Set atop the Aryapatta Hill, Land's end can also be covered from here as both these places run parallel to each other. After a tragic plane crash that caused the untimely death of Mrs Dorothy Kellet, an English Lady artist/painter, her husband and her admirers together constructed a memorial built with stonework in a form of a bench perched on this terraced top hill and named it 'Dorothy's Seat' as this was the place where she used to sit and paint the beautiful town and its surroundings.

Later, Dorothy's Seat started becoming a famous picnic spot for the Rajas who ruled this place and hence was officially converted into a picnic spot and locally named Tiffin top which denotes 'Packed food consumed during the day', so tourists and visitors would trek here with packed lunch's and spend a quiet and peaceful picnic with family, loved ones and friends.


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