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How to Reach Nainital Lake

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How to Reach Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is popularly known as Naini Lake. Located in the foothills of Kumaon Lake, Nainital Lake doesn’t enjoy any direct connectivity. Therefore, the How to reach Nainital Lake information tells that a person needs to arrive Nainital first and then take a private taxi or even walk to the lake depending upon the distance between his accommodation area and Naini Lake. The details on How to reach Nainital Lake are provided in the paragraphs below.

Nainital, being a hill station there is no direct air transport facilities to reach this city. Located at a distance of 65 kilometers from Nainital, the nearest airport is located at Pantnagar is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. Mostly private chartered flights are available at Pantnagar airport and no commercial flights are available to and from here. Shared cab or taxis can be hired at the airport which takes the tourists to their booked hotels.

Nainital enjoys excellent bus transport as it is well connected with roads with major cities in North India. Numerous bus services are provided by many tour operators from New Delhi to Nainital, which offers options like air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned, sleeper, etc. The most suitable way to head to Nainital is boarding an overnight bus, although some buses are available during the day also.

The nearest railway station is the Kathgodham railway station at Kathgodham which situated at a distance of 34 kilometers from Nainital. Kathgodam railway station has good connectivity to important cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, and Howrah, with daily trains running from and to New Delhi. Ranikhet Express, Uttar Sampark, Kranti Express, Bagh Express, Dehradun Kathgodam Express and Anvt Kgm Shatabdi Express are a list of trains which are available to reach Kathgodham railway station. Tourists can hire a shared cab or a private taxi which will take them to their desired destination.

After reaching Nainital by flight bus or train, a tour of  Naini Lake can do by hiring a taxi or even be reached by walking to the serene lake. Lake House Holiday Home(0.1 km from Naini Lake), The Naini Retreat(1.5 km from Naini Lake), Shervani Hilltop resort(2.1 km from Naini Lake), Colonel’s Cottage(50m from Naini Lake), Swiss Cottage(0.5 km from Naini Lake) and Treebo Lakeside Inn(0.1 km from Naini Lake) are  a list of hotels situated near the Naini Lake which are  the best places for enjoying the tour to Naini Lake. Thus, tourists can visit the Naini Lake from these hotels depending upon their convenience.


By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Hyderabad to Nainital-30.0 hours--
Bangalore to Nainital3.0 hours34.0 hours34.0 hours-
Mumbai to Nainital2.0 hours30.0 hours27.0 hours-
New Delhi to Nainital1.0 hours7.0 hours6.0 hours-
Kolkata to Nainital2.0 hours26.0 hours21.0 hours-

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      Services were just fine. Could have been better. Not worth the money. Experience was disappointing.
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      Delhi, 13 days ago

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      Thanks a lot. Our Nainital tour is concluded without much issues except the car and te driver. The driver was well behaved but he was NOT familiar with the area due to which we had to waste lot of time. It took approx 11 hours to reach Ranikhet, we therefore, had to skip all sightseeing there. The brakes of the Innova failed which would have led to major disestor if it happened on hills. The brake pads were found badly worn out, Which could have been replaced at the time of its routine service, which would be happening every 10/15 days on the basis of its running. Hotel Corbett View Resort is too Good for its cottages & Sevices
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      The trip to Jim Corbett was good. The Corbett Treat resort was upto the mark. But the best part was the Safari. Thanks to Jyoti for coordinating well. Being able to see herd of elephants, various deers, etc. as part of Safari made it worthwhile.
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      Delhi, 24 days ago

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      They planned the journey very well. Took care of everything thing. Although we do not get any trouble but still they are very much active throughout the journey. Driver was super sei upar. Cab. From Delhi to Nainital and back.
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      Very well organized Uttarakhand trip with family starring from Airport pickup until final drop at airport. Hotels were of good quality. One good part was that for any issue during trip, the agent was available to sort out. This really helped to make our trip without any hassle Nainital hotel location was very good with excellent view lake
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      WE HAD A VERY VERY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH FLYVIGO , FIRSTLY THE TRIP PLAN BASIS LOCAL KKNOWLEDEGE WAS POORPY PLANNED SECONDLY MR. RAJAT GOYAL FROM FLYVIGO WAS COORDINATING WITH US WITH WHOM 4 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVING RANIKHET WE HAD ASKED HIM TO CANCEL OUR RANIKHET BOOKINGS AND EXTEND OUR STAY ONE DAY AT NAINITAL TO WICH HOTEL WAS OK , I HAVE THE CALL RECORDINGS AND WHATS APP COMMUICATION FOR THE SAME .HE DID NOT CANCEL RANIKHET BOOKING NOR DID HE CONFIRM OUR HOTEL IN NAINITAL FOR EXTENSION AND WE HAD TO PAY 13000RS EXTRA FOR NO REASON.WE HVE SENT A NOTICE REGARDING SAME TO FLYVIGO AND WOULD FILE A COMPLAINT IN CONSUMER COURT AS I HAVE ALL CALL RECORDINGS AND MY INSTRAUCTIONS TO CANCEL RANIKHET ON WHATS APP. HE DID NOT DO HIS JOB NOR DID HE COORDINATE PROPERLY LEADING TO US PAYING 13000/- RS WHICH IS SIZEABLE AMOUNT. SUGGEST DO NOT KEEP FLYVIGO ON YOUR PANEL.MR RAJAT IS EXTREMELY NON COOPERATIVE AND HAS SIDE DEALS WITH THE HOTELS SPECIFICALLY WITH NAINITAL HOTEL . MY WIFE HAS GON THROUGH MENTAL AGONY DUE TO THIS DURNG THE TRIP DUE TO MR RAJAT GOYAL AND WE ARE WRITING TO TOURISM MINISTRY AS WELL ON THIS TYPE OF FRAUD ACTIVITY BY FLYVIGO SPECIFICALLY RAJAT GOYAL. WILL WAIT FOR CONSUMER COURT TO DECIDE ON THE FATE OF MONER LOST AND MENTAL TRAUMA FACED.
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    Yes, people can enjoy boating and other activities in the lakes.

    Nainital Lake is 1.5 km or 5 mins from the Roadways Bus Stand, which can be reached by shared transports available from the bus stand. However, it is preferred that you walk to the lake instead of taking a vehicle to get you there.

    Besides the splendous view the lake offers, one can go for boating in the Nainital Lake. There is the Nainital Boat Club that offers yachting, kayaking, boating and paddling facilities at the lake.

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