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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.


DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Hyderabad to NainitalN/AN/A30.0 hoursN/AN/A
Bangalore to NainitalN/A3.0 hours34.0 hours34.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to NainitalN/A2.0 hours30.0 hours27.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to NainitalN/A1.0 hours7.0 hours6.0 hoursN/A
Kolkata to NainitalN/A2.0 hours26.0 hours21.0 hoursN/A
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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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