Mostly these are taken by a pocket camera walking around town of places I passed by.
27th April 2009 at 16:43:24
28th April 2009 at 01:25:36
Was in Ramnee 1965 – 1971. Absolutely wonderful that one can get info about Naini on the internet. Thanks for posting these images. brings back such fond memories.
22nd May 2009 at 22:22:16
Lovely photos, Lokesh.
Thanks for a trip down memory lane.
29th May 2009 at 14:45:03
This is Devika Pande from Nainital. My family owns the Grand Hotel and we’re trying to get a website up and running – so I thought I could ask you if we can use some of your lovely photographs of Nainital for it – we’d obviously give you the credit!
Let me know…
1st March 2017 at 14:58:21
Am Naresh Goyal from Delhi , whenever i visited Ntal stayed with u only at Grand , Coming again to Ntal & need to interact with u before that , There is no email add to be seen at ur site so Plz provide ur email id .
1st July 2009 at 03:25:05
Gosh, I’m in a trance….the photos bring back so many memories, but I see many changes as well. There has always been something so special about Naini. Americans are surprised to learn that India has such beautiful places. Thanks!
9th August 2009 at 08:56:49
thanks for the lovely pics .. i studied in all saints and havent been in naini for yrs
15th August 2009 at 16:15:29
22nd August 2009 at 20:03:16
thrilled to be able to feel naini and ramnee. was there till 72 and seems like a dream to be able to see the places we walked and spent so many enthralled moments. the cemetry -we were totally at peace there .Thanks for taking me down memory lane and what vivid memories I have — Tallital ,Indra Pharmacy ,and one shop at the beginning of the uphil diversion to sonn where we would buy samosas from . Thanks …
6th September 2009 at 19:04:10
I left Sem in 1974 after 8 yrs but deep down Naini will always be an integral part of me. Seeing these pics I lose track of time and ….. just makes me very nostalgic and happy. Sitting here a half a world away there is an instant urge to return to the Naini hills and walk through those places once more…
7th September 2009 at 08:35:12
Excellent pics. I would like to use some of them in the next issue of the Sem Tattler.
7th September 2009 at 09:17:36
lovely pics……just feel like dashing to my hometown immdly.
what a place it is !!!! awsome indeed.
7th September 2009 at 13:03:23
I was sent these photos thru someone I used to know when I was in Sonn and he in St Jospehs. Lovely pictures. I am glad they are cleaning up the lake–the last time I visited I was sooooooo disappointed by the water. It looks so much better now.
As Neeraj before me puts it –we lived there so long that it is in your system.
7th September 2009 at 20:19:21
Gr8 pix!! Though one belongs to Naini, yet as kids never cud admire the beauty. What do they say – ‘Ghar ki Murgi……….’!
Have travelled the whole of India being in fauj, but Naini is where the heart is!!!
Thanks for posting these lovely photos Lokesh.
7th September 2009 at 22:33:44
Thanks for the pictures–they brought back so many memories! I graduated from Ramnee in 1963 and we were the First class to do the Indian School Leaving Certificate. Previous to my year, Senior Cambridge was the exit exam. We used to go to the graveyard in the innocent belief that the nuns couldn’t see us there!Some buildings–Modern Book Depot, Grand Hotel–were there even then.Great to see the photos.
7th September 2009 at 23:13:19
Lokesh great pictures of Nainital.
Please do post more as being linked with Nainital memories are back.
I did saw like 100’s cool pics here http://www.nainitaltourism.com/pho.html
8th September 2009 at 00:52:35
Great jobs with the pics and the commentary. Commendable. Thak you. Sanjeev Kumar,88
8th September 2009 at 08:34:22
awesome !Nostalgia crept in while going through them.This link was sent to me by my brother Manjul.Though our family[late Dr. Joshi]is no longer there ,we still miss the place and the simple and affectionate folks of this place.keep downloading more snaps.
8th September 2009 at 18:39:19
Great Photos. Thanx for the nostalgia!!! I think Atul Sah’s brother Alok was
8th September 2009 at 19:26:32
Brings back memories of a much peaceful time. The photographs are more than what is usually available on Nainital. Was in SEM from 1979 to March 1984(ICSE 1983-1984)the beinning of one standard board for ICSE.
Would love to get in touch with more people from Nainital.
9th September 2009 at 07:14:11
Beautiful photos. Rare ones too. Thanks for posting them. This link was sent to me by Manjul on facebook. My father was princial in Birla, retired in 1972. Below is a link to youtube where there is something that I wrote about Naini.
15th March 2011 at 18:15:41
Dear Ms. Chopra,
I heard about your poem through one of my colleague in US. Can’t believe, I will get to hear it on this website. It was lovely. I too am a Birlite (1976-1982). Now living in Singapore. I know you are settled in Canada. Will love to get in touch with you.
Ravindra P. Singh
9th September 2009 at 21:33:17
What a treat! Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures…brings back lots of wonderful memories. I am sure I will look at these often, just to reminisce and smile!
10th September 2009 at 15:10:19
Nostalgic pictures-memories of 1950-58 were revived.
10th September 2009 at 17:44:58
fabulous photos, thanks for taking the effort to put them together. especially loved the one of the fog on the lake.. would give anything to see that again.
14th September 2009 at 21:56:43
thanx not only were d pics awesome but while reading d msgs found some old friends of ramnee
15th September 2009 at 20:34:23
Was in Sem from 63 to 71.
These snaps are rejuvenating. What pleasant and happy memories. Thanks
15th September 2009 at 21:36:01
Thanks for the very nice pictures. I was in SEM from ’63 to ’71.
16th September 2009 at 10:40:24
Great pics. What a nice stroll down memory lane. I Finished at Sem in 1971, revisited as a tourist in 2004. I’m a nostalgia nut.
16th September 2009 at 18:10:06
I passed from sem in 1971.
38 years later today I feel I was boating in the lake with the mist.then I suddenly remembered That I had to return to school since the sports holidays were now over.
16th September 2009 at 19:16:10
Those were some great snaps buddy, wanna grab some old friends and drive up instantly…wish our lives allowed us that luxury.
18th September 2009 at 18:07:44
The shots took me back 30+ years ! I was in SEM 67-72 ( same class as Firdaus Master, Neil Todd Ravindra Bhantia, Neil Rodericks, Jehangir Gandhi and Lalit Rai just to name a few of the more colourful classmates who figure in top-of-mind recall)and have visited a couple of times since then. Nainital still retains its old world charm…..but is avoidable during the chock-a- block “season” time.
11th December 2009 at 18:33:37
Hi. I was in Ramnee from the batch of 72…. dunno if u remember but some silly letter spoilt the socials between sem & sonn that year…. have u any idea where lalit rai is ?
20th September 2009 at 00:25:46
passed outh from ramnee in 1968…..was there frrom class 1 to class 11 ..those pics are really great..I remember we used to walk to ramnee from the boat house side and there used to be this wall covered completely by a rose vine with such lovely pink roses….unforgettable
my maiden name was neena kathju
25th September 2009 at 18:09:40
Beautiful photographs, seem to have been taken by someone who really understands the essence of Naini. Great job Lokesh. Your snaps are a refreshing change from the mundane commercial stuff one sees about the town. Bring pangs of nostalgia. Inspite of the rampant construction, there is much to cherish.
Akhil Sah (ISC 1974)
26th September 2009 at 16:16:00
Nainital is a very beutifull place
28th September 2009 at 18:38:13
WHAT LOVELY MEMORIES—-I PASSED OUT IN 63—&I STILL FEEL THE DAYS IN SONN WERE THE BEST EVER—MUST TRY & GO BACK SOME DAY !!!
11th May 2010 at 16:20:17
Hi Zarin…i hope it is that same Zarine Tarapore…remember me ?
15th May 2011 at 07:37:50
Zarine, if you are Xerxes’ older sister, can you ask him to send me an email. I live in California, and have tried to find him on the internet several times without success. We were in class togethe rat SEM. Thanks.
15th May 2014 at 13:27:49
Dear Madam, Best wishes. Any news on Tehmina Framjee, 1965 batch. You all visited Maa Omlette., Do Help, its 1/2 a century. Thanks and warm regards. Wishing you, the family and Xerses and the family the very best. Shakti Rana – SEM 1965.
31st July 2014 at 17:03:34
Hi Zarin. Not sure if you were the same person in my class with marge dmello and priti Singh. Would love to hear from you. Crystal Middleton nee Clements. Was your brother called Xerxes?
31st July 2014 at 17:07:49
Hi. I am sure your the same Zarin from my class. A fast runner. Would love to email you. Do you keep in contact with any of our ramneeites? Would love to contact Margaret Dmello . Regards. Crystal Middleton nee Clements
19th October 2009 at 19:47:20
These photos r not run of the mill type, they carry msg 4 those who have enjoyed the tranquil n enchanting times in Naini Tal. A must see
Thanks 4 taking us down memory lane
8th January 2010 at 16:40:57
Thanks to post the photographs as Nainital is my most Favourite place.I love it very much & more
27th January 2010 at 20:03:26
I passed out in 2002 from St Mary’s Convent…..studied there from class 1 to 12th….i miss everything about naini….my school…my home….the lake…the tranquility n’ peace…..spent 22 years of my life in this beautiful town….i still dream about naini and my alma mater…. these beautiful pictures made me nostalgic…thanks 4 these lovely pics….waiting for more…..
10th February 2010 at 11:22:22
Seeing these lovely pictures made me nostalgic.One can still feel the peace and tranquility seeing the pics.Was in Ramnee till 1995.
Only someone who has stayed in N’tal for long can understand the haunting beauty and charm of these spots.
11th February 2010 at 09:20:16
loved the pictures. but when were they taken? naini now seems so crowded all the time . once 3/4 years back out for my early morning walk i saw people sleeping and cooking at the edge of the flats. it broke my heart.
and cant we revive the band stand tradition? it would b such a relief from the shops and hawkers.thanks for the great pictures.btw i passed out from dsb in 76.
1st March 2010 at 02:16:45
Brings back memories of fun times @ SEM. Left in 72 & never been back & I love the mountains. H-V Chopra, Firdaus Masters, Neil Rodericks – would be great to meet as though I live in London I come to Mumbai in April every year.
9th March 2010 at 17:23:57
Thanks for this most beautiful and heartfelt journey down memory lane by comments, photographs and Video; brought tears to my eyes.Surely Naini is one of God’s most beautiful creations and SONN and SEM the best schools ever.I was in SONN from 1944 to 1946 ( I dont know if they have a boy’s primary section toady )and SEM from 1947 to 1952 inc. One of my greatest memories is that I got my first public flogging from Sister Magadelene at age 9yrs on a very delicate bare backside when three of us beat up a big Bully.No regrets. I am now 74yrs old and live in the UK unhappily, but I often in my thoughts visit beautiful Naini and my great schools and I feel so refreshed, uplifted and very satisfied with that period of life’s journey.
25th September 2014 at 20:17:57
Hi, I wonder if you could help… I’m looking for a Dave Rundlett that lived in South Africa in the 1970’s. Regards, Niki
27th December 2017 at 23:14:30
Is that the Dave from Grinel in SA?
20th March 2010 at 22:20:04
really gud work, i m a fan of ur photography and ur understanding of the city…i love nainital, m an ex ramneeite….feel like going back to naini….thanx again
30th March 2010 at 18:18:09
i rly rly lov these pics… though i was in ramnee for just 4 yrs, fond memories of nainital r still fresh in my heart..
thnx 4 these wonderful pics
30th May 2010 at 18:15:15
It is a teary eyed trip down memory lane. I spent my later childhood in Naini and go there occasionally. I used to go my school on boat many many days in early 80s. I have been looking for my teachers at Bishop Shah Mrs Hafiz, Ms Azim and Ms Stephen whom I fondly remember. Work keeps me in Bangalore and Mumbai most time and thru the corporate life but its so so refreshening to see the lovely pics. Raj
2nd June 2010 at 02:42:55
Fascinating images!I was there from 1962 -1971.Brought back wonderful memories.
9th September 2010 at 07:25:28
Naini Tal the beautiful ! I go back a long way my friend – all the way back to the late thirties and mid forties attending All Saints College – still keep in touch with the friends I made then and we each have our own memories – thank you for taking me back to witness the hillside and the mall and the lakes.
21st October 2010 at 17:10:51
Dimple , Lalit rai is in America. firstname.lastname@example.org
4th January 2011 at 04:09:08
Lokesh, I keep coming back to your web site just to see more Nainital pictures. Can’t stop missing the place … I’ve lived in so many cities since my days there, but Nainital will always be home.
16th January 2011 at 20:10:38
Neena, glad you like the pictures
28th February 2011 at 19:43:54
would be more intrested to see some photos covering 5 seasons of Nainital if anyone has, i have already checked nainitaltourism photos, new.
Also photo of Anup Shah Ji are amazing, i saw couple of them…
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15th March 2011 at 18:04:32
Lovely Photos Lokesh. I was at Birla from 1976 – 1982. It is almost three decades since I left Nainital. Been back only Twice, unfortunately. It is as if it was yesterday. Nainital will always remain dearest to me.
Capt. R.P. Singh – Singapore
13th July 2011 at 00:11:50
nainitaal is a nice city in india, i was started my schooling in 1979 from st bishop shaw high school. I missing that days. From your blog I am feeling the vary happy to see the nainitaal photos.. really……………it …….. tooooo……… beautiful
6th August 2011 at 02:15:12
TOOK ME TO THOSE WONDER YEARS,,,,,DID PRIMARY SCHOOLING FROM BISHOP SHAW IN 74-75. WAS TO STAY IN RAMSAY CAMPUS….DEVIKA SAW YOU AS A LIL KID AT HINA’S HOUSE AT HALDWANI….(RUKN\MINI TOO)…….WITH THE PHOTOS POSTED U TOOK ME DECADES BACK…..WHEN I USE TO A KID AND USE TO GO TO UR MOMS HOUSE FOR PRAYER MEETINGS!! EVEN REGULAR TO METHODIST CHURCH MALLITAL TOO USE TO BE HUGE OUTING…..GOD BLESS THOSE DAYS….!!
27th August 2011 at 17:35:30
seeing this pictures i can say u love naini as much as i do…its heaven on earth…i was born there bt never cud say m a nainiite..u have done a masterpiece collection of pictures…they are amazing…n i guess uve not seen the cliffs…they above the sems back gate beside rajbhavan…very peaceful….u should absolutely go….thankz a lot for wat uve did…brot tears in my eyes…
9th September 2011 at 23:47:02
a beautiful place indeed.
18th November 2011 at 17:42:39
Amazing…I m luky to spend 17 yrs of my life in Nainital..Since the fact I m a veterinarian I wish i could get my job in the zoo..n work to resusciate it ..
25th October 2012 at 08:00:30
The photos brought back great memories of my school SEM, St Joseph’s College. I was there from 9 yrs old, 1952, to 11 yrs old, 1954. We used to swim in the lake at SEM boat house. Used to walk from the flats up to SEM. Our rival school was Sherwood, at sports against them we called out, Sherwood, no good, made of wood. SEM boys yelled out, come on SEM, give it to them SJC. My name is Jeff Daly, I live in Melbourne, Australia. Would like to hear from old boys from my days at SEM. 25 October 2012.
6th November 2012 at 13:29:36
nainital is so beautiful i like ntl
2nd December 2012 at 07:11:16
Great pics lokesh. I was in sem from 61 to 67 and now live in Sydney. The pics bring back many memories. Zarine you may remember me. You were in the Sonn relay team and trained us on a few occasions. Plaea ask Xerxes to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd February 2013 at 20:50:57
Thank you very much for posting these amazing pictures
22nd September 2015 at 23:24:41
The pictures are amazing. Reminds me so much of my school days. I passed out from
Ramnee in ’68. I was Rita Nath. Would love to hear from anyone from my batch. It’s been
so many years. Would love to visit Nainital again
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