The beautiful valleys of the Kumaon Hills

How To Reach Nainital From Mumbai

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
Tourism in Nainital

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Best time to visit

Mar - Jun

Ideal Duration

2 - 3 Days


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  • Boating
  • Religious Tour
  • Hills

How To Reach Nainital From Mumbai

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Mumbai to NainitalN/A2.0 hours30.0 hours27.0 hoursN/A

Nainital is one of the most scenic hill stations located in Uttarakhand; which is well known for colonial architecture, Kumaon Hills and natural hot springs. The ideal time to visit Nainital is from March to June. Known to be one of the most famous honeymoon destinations that attracts couples from various parts of the country. Trekking, boating, horse-riding and watching the serene sunset are some of the best things to do in Nainital.

If you are contemplating how to reach Nainital from Mumbai, then here are the various options available to you:

Mumbai to Nainital By Air: The closest airport from Nainital is the Pantnagar airport that is located at a distance of about 75 Kilometres . The distance from Mumbai to Nainital by air takes approximately 2 to 4 hours depending upon the flights you are opting for. Different flights including Air India, Spicejet and the like operate flights in this route.

Mumbai to Nainital By Train: If you are planning to travel to Nainital from Mumbai by train then it is best to book your tickets in advance. The distance from Mumbai to Nainital by train can be covered with ease amidst scenic beauty. The nearest station to Nainital is Kathgodham station which is located in the foothills of  Kumaon hills.

Mumbai to Nainital By Road: The distance between Mumbai to Nainital by road is approximately 1691 Kilometres  which takes about 1 day and 4 hours. There are multiple routes to be explored via NH79, Mumbai-Agra National Hwy and the MP SH19 and Mumbai-Agra National Hwy. The most preferred route is via NH79 with well maintained roads and scenic treat all around.

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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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