The beautiful valleys of the Kumaon Hills

How To Reach Nainital From Kolkata

An encyclopedia of the city of lakes, assisting the tourists to relish the beauty of the highlands in the north; breathing within the majestic steps of the Kumaon Hills

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How To Reach Nainital From Kolkata

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Kolkata to NainitalN/A2.0 hours26.0 hours21.0 hoursN/A

Surrounded by surreal peaks and fresh water streams, Nainital is a dream vacation destination for every traveller visiting India. British style architecture, beautiful valleys and fresh greenery surrounds the town of Nainital, offering every visitor a much desired break from the routine and usual. If you are contemplating a vacation to Nainital from Kolkata, there are various modes of transportation that you can opt from.

Kolkata to Nainital By Air: There are direct flights from Kolkata to Pantnagar airport from where the cabs are easily available on hire to drop you to Nainital. There are no direct flights from Kolkata to Nainital and hence this is the only option.

Kolkata to Nainital By Train: If you are planning to cover the distance from Nainital to Kolkata by train then you will have to find trains to Kathgodam station. In this route you will find a number of stations like Serampore, Barddhaman Junction, Andal Junction, Dighwara, Bhatpar Rani, Bareilly Junction, Bilaspur Road, Haldi Road and so on. The total journey takes about 21 hours and is convenient when you are travelling with kids and older members.

Kolkata to Nainital By Road: The road distance from Kolkata to Nainital is about 1367Kilometres. There are a number of tourist buses available to help you travel this distance. For a more personal experience hire an outstation cab from Kolkata to Nainital. The normal route opted for is via NH2 which covers places like Varanasi, Kanpur, Lucknow and so on. Since in the interior parts the roads may not be very developed it is a good idea to take a stop over in between.  


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

In terms of shopping, the specially different things to buy in Nainital include handmade candles, home-made jams, fruit concentrates and fruit preserves. It is an excellent place to buy a number of fresh fruits including different types of berries, peaches and apples. Other shopping can also be done in markets like Bara Bazaar, the Mall Road and the Bhotia Bazaar.

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.

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.

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.

Nainital has a number of things to do and see for tourists. The first and foremost is Nainital lake which is beautiful to simply gaze at and offers the opportunity to go boating as well. Nearby Sattal, with it's 7 lakes is a beautiful site to trek to as well. There is also the Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo which is one of the must visit places in Nainital.

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