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Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat)

Ayarpatta Hills, Nainital, India
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Ranked #9 of 30 attractions in Nainital
Type: Geologic Formations, Monuments/ Statues
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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Dorothy's Seat can be reached only by walk or by riding a horse. The horse ride takes about an hour and it takes your breath away when the horse takes you through narrow and hilly tracks. You feel like reaching a heaven once you reach at the top. The views around are simply amazing.The freshness of air just sooths... More

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Meerut, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Tiffin Top also known as Dorothy's Seat This terraced hill top (2,292 m (7,520 ft)) on Ayarpatta hill is a 4 km (2.5 mi) hike from the town centre and commands a nice view of the neighbouring country side. Dorothy's Seat is a stonework picnic perch on Tiffin Top built as a memorial to a British Army Officer's wife, Dorothy... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The tiffin top is one the best to look at nainital from the top.. the 5 km trek to the top from the mall road takes time but it is worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Breathtaking view..Do stop for some snaps..Take a cab for sightseeing and prep for a roller coaster ride if u'd like sit in the front seat.. :)

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Cuttack, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Make sure there is one attendant for each horse if you are travelling in a group, as there are a lot of scrupulous agents out there. The path is a tough one for the horses and more tougher for you if you are riding it. The route takes you to different viewpoints before converging near barapathar.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The view from Dorothy's Seat is amazing. The winds are quite strong there and if you ever go there make sure you have plenty of warm clothes. The journey to Tiffin Top can be taken through a hiker's route or through a horse path. It is advisable for people who have trouble walking to take a horse ride ( cost... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

visited tiffin top by horse with my family. rates were really high 700 per person(after a long negotitation) weather was good but the road to mountain was terribly bad & dangerous. at some moment,it was like i can fell from the mountain & gone to 1000 feets below ,if a small mistake would have been done. horse riders were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

From Lovers point one can hire horse charges around Rs. 500 per person this will take around 2 hours for complete trip. This is worth to experience

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New Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The view of Nainital from Dorothy's seat is awesome. But beware as reaching here can be troublesome. You either need to hike 7-8 kms or take a horse ride to the top through narrow dangerous road. Not everyone will like the horse ride so decide wisely. Be careful with the price rate for the horse ride as the priced shown... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Access is only on horse back. Care should be exercised in not falling into the trap of the horse guys who quote mind boggling rates for the horse ride. There are no published rates and the rate card which they display is all cooked up...had to bargain before we finally took up their offer. The ride up is through steep... More

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