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Nainital Tourism Guide

A city fenced with lush greenery, enchanting lakes, and picturesque views

Tourism in Nainital

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Nainital Travel Guide

The enchanting Nainital tourism acknowledges people from all around the world. Tourism in Nainital gives one an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Owing to the numerous lakes scattered all over; amidst the ice-capped mountains and hills, Nainital is specifically known as the “City of Lakes”. The name Nainital, too, has been owned from the famous Naini Lake situated at the core of the district.

Nainital tourism is all about observing the resplendent grace of far-stretching plains from the elegant mountain peaks. The magnificent view of the pear-shaped, outstretching lake, guarded by the tall pine bushes on the high rising hills, is something worth a vacation here. The cold waters of the lake readily offer the best boat rides, nurturing every sailor in her lap, with immense peace and rejuvenation. From providing the best week’s stay to dining alfresco for overnight, tourism in Nainital justifies every visit with all the better reasons.

Nainital harbors a number of wildlife sanctuaries and shining tall among them is the famous Jim Corbett National Park, which is an essential part of Nainital tourism. Also known as the Lake District, Nainital attracts the soul of many travelers to the viewpoint of Sattal, which is formed by the conjecture of seven lakes – all portraying a distinct shade of green through its water. Besides this, tourism in Nainital also includes a visit to the floating restaurants on the Bhimtal Lake.

The halt to all the activities in the city is hosted by the Mall Road, which was established by the British during their rule. Apart from this, the Tiffin Top stands tall at nearly 2290m above the sea level anchoring supreme picnic spots. The thorough details of many interesting histories are successfully disclosed to the visitors by the experienced Nainital travel guides there. The place also invites everyone to take a glimpse of the extraordinary view of the ice-capped mountains at the Snow View Point, which is elevated at 2270 m altitude.


Among the many destinations here, Nainital tour guide promises a day tour to Nanda Devi Temple, which counts amongst the “64 Shakti Peeths”.The other religious visits would be to the eminent temples of Pashan Devi Temple lying exactly opposite to the Mall Road, the mighty Hanuman Garhi quivering with the sunrise and sunset points, the oldest St. John’s Church sheltering worshippers since 1844, etc. Quenching the thirst for hikers, Nainital tourism includes a trek to the mighty Guano Hills too.

The month of September books the place for one of the most ritualistic fairs known as Nanda Devi Mela. This is the hugest fair held there and is rejoiced by not only the occupants of the Kumaon foothills but also in other valleys of the majestic Himalayas.

The travel guide to Nainital also welcomes the tourists to the Sharad Utsav in October, delighted with several cultural events and functions. Assisted by Nainital tourism, witness the existing innocence of the place with the festival of PhholDeli, abiding by which, the maidens decorate the main entrance of their homes with the first flower of the season. Also stand closer and observe the serene wildlife in the heart of Nainital, with sanctuaries like Eco Cave Garden, High Altitude Zoo, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

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Places To Visit In Nainital

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Nainital Lake

Nainital, the “city of lakes” as it is widely known has a number of fascinating lakes in and around the place. Being a hill station adds much to its glory as an important tourist spot in India. The major attraction is the Nainital Lake which attracts tourists from various parts of the world. Famously known as the Naini Lake...

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Jim Corbett National Park

Home to more than 600 endangered species, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park of India. Nestled in the midst of dense and rugged settings of Nainital in Uttarakhand, it is famous for the first launch of Project Tiger in the year of 1973. Established in 1936 as the ‘Hailey National Park’, this renowned wild...

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Kainchi Dham in Nainital

Kainchi Dham is a pilgrimage center situated at the foothills of green forested Kumaon Hills in Uttarakhand.Astonishingly, Kainchi Dham gets its name “Kainchi” because of two sharp hairpin bends on the road to the Kainchi Dham Ashram. Kainchi Dham weather remains pleasant throughout the year. Kainchi Dham weather is cool an...

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Mukteshwar Temple in Nainital

One of the best places to visit around Nainital, the Mukteshwar Temple has a strong religious connection with the Hindu culture. The temple is situated at an altitude of 2286 meters above the sea level in the lap of the magnificent Kumaon hills. However one has to cover some about 50 kilometers distance from Nainital to vis...

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Tibetan Market in Nainital

Situated near the beautiful Naini Lake, The Tibetan Market in Nainital is one of the most famous shopping destinations for tourists as well as for local people. The Tibetan Market in Nainital has gained its recognition owing to the sale of the unique “Tibet” products which reflect the culture and traditions of the Tibetan p...

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Things To Do In Nainital

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Boating in Nainital

Nainital, also known as “Lake Paradise” has an abundant quantity of beautiful lakes. The beautiful and breathtaking creations of nature form a major part of Nainital tourism. These wonderful lakes make boating in Nainital a worthwhile for the tourists as well as the locals. The lake being a prominent feature of this hill-st...

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Boating in Bhimtal

Nainital, or commonly known as the city of lakes is one of the best gifts that nature has given us. Scenic hills, snow capped mountains, chirping birds, rocky terrains, soothing climate are some of the clauses that would be sufficient to describe the aura of the destination. Among the top things to do after visiting Nainita...

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Trekking at Guano Hills in Nainital

It has been rightly said that if you have visited Nainital and not gone on a trekking at Guano hills, then your trip is incomplete. Located amidst the lap of nature, a plethora of scenic mountains and rocky snow capped hill tops are just some phrases, to sum up about Nainital. But the explicit beauty of nature can be truly ...

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How to Reach Nainital

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By Air

 When you are planning on How to reach Nainital, you should know that it has no direct air connectivity. Pantnagar is the nearest airport which is approximately at a distance of sixty-five kilometers from here. However, no commercial flights are operational here. So, the nearest international airport is Delhi which is approximately at a distance of three hundred kilometers from Nainital. This will take approximately seven hours for you to reach. You also have an option to book a cab from here that may charge you approximately five thousand bucks. So, now that you know how to reach Nainital by air, start searching for the most amazing deals on the flights.

By Train

For those who are wondering How to reach Nainital by train, the nearest railway station is that of Kathgodam which is located at a distance of thirty-four kilometers. This railway station has good connectivity from Delhi, Lucknow and several other major stations. This makes your travel convenient.

There are many trains that run on a daily basis from New Delhi. Uttar Sampark, Kranti Express, Dehradun Kathgodam express are some of the major trains that reach Kathgodham covering many crucial halts. From Delhi, it will take approximately six hours for you to reach. Also, this is the most convenient as well as an inexpensive mode of traveling. If you have altitude sickness, this is probably the best way to reach.

By Road

 Road trips are the best when it comes to travelling to a hill station because the enchanting views mesmerize you and you feel the abundance of nature. If you are wondering about how to reach Nainital by Road, you will be glad to know that there are several important destinations that have a great connectivity to this place. Many AC or non-AC bus options are available to you at a reasonable cost. You can choose to travel overnight and reach the beautiful destination early morning. It takes approximately six hours for you to reach Nainital from Delhi, eight hours from Agra and seven hours from Dehradun. This means that if you are staying in North India, road travel will be the best for you.

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    Amol Tapkir

    Pune

    Amol's 7 days trip to Nainital

    .The hotel in Mussoorie Jim Corbett Nainital was fine, it was expected to be even better. The food given was good in some places and not right in others. How can it be better? No complaints about the rest of the vehicle and driver. The tour is expected to be a bit more relaxed in the next tour.
    The response from the tour planner was good but they are little bit clearity required . Mussoorie is best in hotel and food.sightseening is also good
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    Miss Jani

    Mumbai

    Miss's 4 days trip to Nainital

    The overall experience was good. We tried to cover all the places in the itinerary but missed some due to time constraint and long distance. Even few kms in the mountains is a lot. The driver was not experienced, he pretended as if he knows everything but he knew nothing. The goodies, cake, candle
    light dinner was not there as per the plan. There was mismanagement at some places. Cygnett resort was very good but Gajraj Trails Resort was okayish. Corbett Safari was good. Overall would rate the trip 4 out of 5.
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    Devinder

    New delhi

    Devinder's 5 days trip to Nainital

    Hustle free travel since everything was already booked. Would have been better if first hotel was in Nainital instead of Bhimtal. Overall a good experience. Food taste of Resort was not that good but the ambience was very peaceful.
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    Shikha Dave

    New delhi

    Shikha's 3 days trip to Nainital

    The service was quite fun The hotel staff was very cooperative The travel agent Govind kept taking follow ups The food and services offered by Langdale Manor was nice
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    Mithudey

    Kolkata

    Mithudey's 4 days trip to Nainital

    Trip was amazing, Hotels which they have suggested was good, Cab driver was polite and agent was cooprative with us.
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    Apurva Patwardhan

    Pune

    Apurva's 5 days trip to Nainital

    The trip arrangements were good. Ms. Neha was very prompt and kind right from the trip booking. Most importantly she was one phone call away if we need anything. Hotel chosen at Nainital was Dynasty resorts. I had checked the google reviews and it showed 3.5 stars so I gave confirmation to Neha. Bu
    t the hotel experience was not good. Hotel staff is not caring. Looking at the hotel delux room cost, services provided are very less. I'll never recommend this hotel to anyone. Also, it is 10km away from Nainital view points so unnecessary your travel time increases. The Corbett view resort at Jim Corbett was nice. Staff was good and I'll give full marks to maintained cleanliness in surroundings and in rooms too. We were provided with delux room. There were huts also and we were not informed about room type. If we had known earlier about huts, I would have chosen hut stay. But anyways, our stay was comfortable, food was tasty and overall the hotel area is very nice. I would like to exclusively mention about the taxi and driver arrangements. There is one plus point and one improvement about taxi arrangements. As per the policy, driver details are shared to you one day before your trip. But in our case it was little late response. Our flight was scheduled at 11pm from Pune and we were supposed to reach delhi next day 2AM. We received taxi driver details around 9.30pm that day. So, I think this can be improved so that customer is not worried about all this. Plus point is, driver was too good. No complaints. Very humble and very punctual. Thank you so much chintu ji. Overall trip experience was good. Thank you team.
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    Bhushankumar

    New delhi

    Bhushankumar's 4 days trip to Nainital

    It was an amazing experience with Trip sailor and Travel Triangle they had suggested me a very good property to stay and managed my stay so well.
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    Tejasubhad

    Maharashtra

    Tejasubhad's 6 days trip to Nainital

    This is pleasant Trip and enjoyed the trip fully. Just I am upset on decoration done on 4th Day of Trip. But overall it was nice experience. Thanks for providing such services
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    Jitendra Pandya

    Delhi

    Jitendra's 4 days trip to Nainital

    agent was not responding on time that was hectic thing on my trip
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    Abhishek Kumar

    Hyderabad

    Abhishek's 5 days trip to Nainital

    Trip was really good it was really well organized trip Anand from Tripzy Hospitality was very helpful to us, Would love to travel with them again

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    FAQ's of Nainital

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    What are the best honeymoon ideas for Nainital?

    Honeymooners can have a wonderful time in Nainital, with various places to stay. The picture of a visit to Nainital in the cold weather, staying in a beautiful old hotel with warm and quaint fireplaces and a gorgeous view of the lake is an enticing prospect for any honeymooning couple. This can be found in places like Hotel Krishna which is supposed to be the best stay for honeymooners. Opportunities to engage in activities like trekking together are a wonderful experience as well.

    What should be the budget for Nainital?

    If you are planning a Nainital trip that's fairly comfortable and clean, accomodation will cost you anything in between Rs. 3000- Rs. 5000. Commuting within and 2 meals included, a day on a middling budget in Nainital will cost you something around Rs. Rs. 2500- Rs. 3000 per person. 

    Where should you stay in Nainital?

    There are various options when it comes to staying in Nainital. From really nice resorts to some nice, budget hotels, you can find anything here. Some of the best hotels to stay at around Naini lake and Mall road are Hotel Himalaya, Hotel Elphinstone and the Hotel Royal.

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