GOVERNMENT HOUSE (RAJ BHAWAN) : Government House, the erstwhile seat of governance when the British designated Nainital as the summer capital of the United Provinces, is now the residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand when he is in Nainital. Built of grey stone, in what is described as the ‘Victorian Gothic style’, along the lines of Buckingham Palace, the building was completed in March 1900. Surrounded by beautiful lawns and stately Deodar trees, it offers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the town. Beautiful walks around the eighteen-hole golf course lead to spectacular views from the cliffs and perhaps a sighting of mountain goats (Ghural) and other wildlife.