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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 obseving the resplendent grace of far stretching plains from the elegant mountain peaks. The magnificent view of the pear- shaped, out – stretching 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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    • Trip to Nainital

      Great experience and enjoyed a lot with family . Property provided was excellent Jim Corbett pool dance ..
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      RAJEEV JAIN

      New delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Nainital

      Great experience and enjoyed a lot with family . Property provided was excellent Jim Corbett pool dance ..
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      RAJEEV JAIN

      New delhi, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Nainital

      Hotels, food and Cab were good. But most of the places which we were supposed to visit were closed as informed by CAB driver.Which was very disappointing. Please make sure about this issue , when you make the itenary. Best memories of Nainital were Beautiful Lakes , great weather , awesome views .
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      Vinod Yadav

      Dehradun, 5 days ago

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      Nice agent and the most responsible trusted one. The car & Driver/Guide provided for the tour was Awesome. It was my first time with them and they did it all good. No problem and no complaints can be raised. I'll look forward to again go with them whenever I do Uttarakhand Tour. Nice job guys Keep it up. Thanks Travel Triangle and Travel You & Last but not least Janta Travels guy Imran Ahmed and his car LUXURY SUV MAHINDRA MARAZZO M2.
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      BUDDHADEB MAITY

      Delhi, 6 days ago

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      Total trip was excellent, at 2 /3 times there were hiccups but was promptly solved by the agent. Satisfied with the service of Carlo, special tribute to our Driver Rambeer Singh Power. He was excellent. Total trip was excellent.
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      Sumit Ray

      Kolkata, 7 days ago

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      Very bad hotel in mussori, it is like a Dharmashala, bad quality of food, fouling smell,no cleanliness in the room. Minimum no provision for making tea using tea bags etc. Recommend not be give such hotels in future Hotel of mussori is the worst experience
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      Dattatreya Badami

      Chennai, 8 days ago

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      Best holiday arrangement... Stay is very good(The Jungle Pool Resort) Very beautiful, Staf are very supportive and quick but resort need good maintenance but it’s very beautiful place..Cab service is also very good Driver is very supportive and responsible along with safe driving.. Thank you for all services... Amazing
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      Samitla Sunny

      Hyderabad, 11 days ago

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      Considering it an Off-season tour, the quoted amount should have been a bit less. Otherwise every thing as per contact was there. Agents should be fully aware of the geography and the map of the region. Hotel and stay at Almora was very good.Hospitality of the Patroskhan ( in stead of Ranikhet) Hotel was very good though it was nearly 30 km away from Ranokhet proper.
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      Subhash Kanti

      Howrah railway station, 25 days ago

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      Aal are superb. Specially hotel are really memorable..all staff are superb and specially their food..i am very happy with that hotel
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      Bansal Himanshu

      Panchkula, a month ago

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      Initially we were worried that after making so much advance payment if something goes wrong me and my friends (accompanied ) will be very upset. However each and every programme went through smoothly. Miss.Sandhya was indeed very co-operative . All the hotels were perfect, Breakfast and Dinner very tasty and hygienic. Room service of all hotels, location etc. was really good . No doubt we will again take your services for other locations but fully recommended to all our friends. All the best. Lovely Himalaya Darshan from Hotel Visakha Palace Kausani and stay at Jim Corbett Treat Resort stay at bunglows with swimming pool and of course guidance and support of Miss. Sandhya .
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      Hiten Mehta

      Delhi, a month ago

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    FAQ's of Nainital

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    The road condition between Delhi and Nainital is quite good. The total distance is 299 km from Delhi to Nainital which can be easily covered in 6 to 7 hours. There are various steep curves on the hilly road where you need to be extra cautious.

    It is safe to drive from Delhi to Nainital at night till Kathgodam but beyond that area the road becomes steep and terrain area starts so it is quite risky to drive there at night especially when you are not habitual of driving on hills.

    Ranikhet Express, Sampark Kranti, and Kathgodam Shatabdi Express are the two trains that run between Delhi to Nainital. Kathgodam Shatabdi Express takes around 5 hours 20 minutes to cover the distance of 282 km and Ranikhet Express takes around 7 hours to complete the distance of 277 km.

     

     

     

    To travel from Mumbai to Nainital, you may board the ADI SJ Rajdhani train to the Kathgodam Station. And, book a vehicle to reach the centre of the Nainital hill station.

    Travelers can enjoy snowfall in Nainital between last week of December and mid-February.

    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. 

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