The beautiful valleys of the Kumaon Hills

How To Reach Nainital From Delhi

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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Rs. 1,700
  • Boating
  • Religious Tour
  • Hills

How To Reach Nainital From Delhi

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to NainitalN/A1.0 hours7.0 hours6.0 hoursN/A

Nainital is one of the most prominent hill stations of India located in the north. The serene mountains, lakes, blooming flowers and the greenery around makes it a captivating destination that leaves every tourist mesmerized. Although the destination is filled with tourists all year round, the best time to travel to Nainital is in the months from March to June.

If you are searching the best routes on how to reach Nainital from Delhi, then here are the most preferred routes for you.

Delhi to Nainital By Air:  There are no direct flights from Delhi to Nainital as most flights land into Pantnagar airport located at a distance of 75 Kilometres from Nainital. Air India is the most preferred flight in this route that covers the distance from Delhi to Nainital in just about one hour.

Delhi to Nainital By Train: If you are on a family vacation to Nainital, the train is perhaps one of the best ways of spending quality time in the midst of beautiful surroundings. The distance from Delhi to Nainital by train can be covered in 6 to 9 hours depending on the train you opt for. There is no station at Nainital, and hence the most accessible station is Kathgodam from where Nainital can be reached by car. The station code of Kathgodam is KGM.

Delhi to Nainital By Road: The drive from Delhi to Nainital is a picturesque road that is as relaxing as the destination itself. Wondering how to reach Nainital from Delhi by road? It is convenient to travel from Delhi to Nainital by bus. There is no direct bus from Delhi to Nainital. However, direct Volvo buses are available from Anand Vihar ISBT in Delhi to Haldwani, which is only 40 kilometers from Nainital. One can rent a car or take a bus to reach Nainital from Haldwani. Dehli to Nainital distance is about 301 km via NH 9.

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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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