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Things to Do in Nainital

A city fenced with lush greenery, enchanting lakes, and picturesque views
Tourism in Nainital

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Things to Do in Nainital

Visiting a hill station during holidays is a top pick among avid travellers. Whether it is a family trip, honeymoon or a weekend getaway with friends, Nainital is the most desirable option. When you choose a destination, you look for certain activities that you can be a part of. Things to do in Nainital can range from a relaxing boating session at Nainital Lake to enjoying the sunset from the highest point. Sitting by the lakeside or rowing the boat is a favourable option for tourists, who are looking for peace of mind.

Nainital is a lake city, which does not fail to mesmerize the tourists with all its beauty and charm. It is an escape for tourists as they find tranquillity in the picturesque city. What are the best things to do in Nainital? If you are planning to visit Nainital, you might be finding of the exciting things to in Nainital. The Snow View point can be reached by taking a cable car. The view is spectacular and it will be etched in your mind forever. If you are an ardent lover of nature, the Himalayan view from this point shall captivate you.

The Tibetan market is the ideal place for the ladies to shop for interesting jewellery and fashionable clothing. The St. John's Church at Nainital has a marvellous architecture which you can capture in your camera forever. Don't forget to take a picture with the scary but harmless python. Wrap him around the neck and show it off to the world through your social media page. For the adventurous souls, one can visit the Cave Garden; it will give you a feeling of exploring the Temple Run jungle. Crawl inside the caves and experience a totally different activity. If you wish to experience adventure in Nainital, you must learn the art of rock climbing at Barah Pathar. You can be a part of the 7 days training course which allows you to learn the art of rock climbing, river crossing, and scrambling.

What to do in Nainital? The list is endless and you need an entire week to explore the beauty of the hill-station. Dining at the Chandani Chowk restaurant is the most pleasurable experience. Nainital has its very own Chandani Chowk restaurant which will remind you of the Red Fort in Delhi. You can enjoy Dilli ki chaat at the beautifully constructed restaurant. The Sonam Fast Food joint is a must-visit in Nainital. Hot steamed momos at the Sonam Fast Food corner is sinful and perfect on a wintry evening.

Are you interested in witnessing majestic architecture? You must visit the Buckingham Palace of India. The Governor's House in Nainital is extremely beautiful and you will be wowed by the architecture of the place. The Gothic-style architecture is praiseworthy.

If you are tired of rowing the boat at Nainital Lake, you can get a desi head massage from the locals of the city. You will find them skulking around the lake and waiting for you to hire them for a quick head massage. Pay them a small amount and they will treat you like a deity. The locals of the city are warm and they treat you with the utmost respect. Looking for a getaway this weekend? Nainital will not disappoint keen travellers.


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Boating in Nainital

Nainital, also known as “Lake Paradise” has an abundant quantity of beautiful lakes. The beautiful and breathtaking creations of nature form a major part of Nainital tourism. These wonderful lakes make boating in Nainital a worthwhile for the tourists as well as the locals. The lake being a prominent feature of this hill-st...

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Boating in Bhimtal

Nainital, or commonly known as the city of lakes is one of the best gifts that nature has given us. Scenic hills, snow capped mountains, chirping birds, rocky terrains, soothing climate are some of the clauses that would be sufficient to describe the aura of the destination. Among the top things to do after visiting Nainita...

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Trekking at Guano Hills in Nainital

It has been rightly said that if you have visited Nainital and not gone on a trekking at Guano hills, then your trip is incomplete. Located amidst the lap of nature, a plethora of scenic mountains and rocky snow capped hill tops are just some phrases, to sum up about Nainital. But the explicit beauty of nature can be truly ...

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      over all good experience.nice arrangements at all places. but jungle safari was not inside the corbett forest,slightly dispointed.
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      Services were just fine. Could have been better. Not worth the money. Experience was disappointing.
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      Delhi, 16 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, a month 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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    To travel from Mumbai to Nainital, you may board the ADI SJ Rajdhani train to the Kathgodam Station. And, book a vehicle to reach the centre of the Nainital hill station.

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

    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. 

     

     

    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.

     

     

     

     

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