Also known as Tiffin Top, Dorothy’s Seat is situated in
Ayarpatta Hill, Nainital. The location is specifically famous for providing an
incredibly amazing view of the entire city from a great height. Once you reach
the Tiffin Top, you will be able to get a clear view of Nainital and the
surrounding regions. The pleasant atmosphere and a tranquil environment make
Dorothy’s Seat a must-visit attraction for all the peace seekers and nature
lovers out there. If you are an adventure junkie, you could try some of the fun
and adventure activities such as rock climbing and rappelling here.
Tiffin Top gets its name from the fact that people used to
have lunch here in the early days. It is also known as Dorothy’s Seat since the
palace was designed in the memory of Dorothy Kellett, a popular English artist
of that era. The construction project of the palace was managed by his spouse
Col JP Kellett, an army officer. Surrounding Dorothy’s Seat is natural and
fresh trees of Oak, Deodar, and Cher. Tourists love to capture the picturesque
view from the top of the hill. You can also spot the charming Kumaon Hills and
pristine Naini Lake from Tiffin Top. If you schedule a visit to this attraction
on bright, sunny days, you will get a chance to capture the magnificent view of
Dorothy’s Seat is famous for trekking, sightseeing,
photography, and hiking. Tourists can also opt for horse riding here (it costs
approx 500-700 INR per person). Fortunately, the site is open round the clock
to tourists. But, it is advisable to schedule a visit in the morning hours to
get a clear view of the scenic locations in Nainital and Kumaon region.
Overall, it takes 1-2 hours to explore the palace to its fullest.