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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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    Pratiksharma

    Pune

    Pratiksharma's 4 days trip to Nainital

    Krishna holidays arranged my tour to Nainital & Jim Corbett and it was brilliantly planned & executed. Hotel rooms, cab driver, food, sightseeing was perfect. Keep up the good work

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    Thepradeepkumar's 3 days trip to Nainital

    Overall tour was good. Hotel, cab and Agent behavior and coordination was excellent.

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    Chandreshkahar

    Vadodara

    Chandreshkahar's 6 days trip to Nainital

    Excellent service provide by tripzy hospitality. It's well managed & customized for us. Thank you for your services.

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    Meenakshi C

    Chennai

    Meenakshi's 4 days trip to Nainital

    Lack of communication between the travel agent, hotel and the cab driver, driver was not even informed about the hotel name, in the second hotel we stayed no preparations were made, and the hospitality we received was very poor, the payment from the travel agent to the hotel was not made until we finished the Jeep safari, even though it's a internal issue between hotel and agent but the hotelier wasn't treated us well wherein we have paid the full amount.

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    Priya Sengupta

    Bengaluru

    Priya's 7 days trip to Nainital

    Very rude driver. Bad attitude. Didn't take us to most of the places which were mentioned in the trip. Charged extra for each and everything. He was on call always irrespective of highways or hills.

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    Ajay N

    New delhi

    Ajay's 3 days trip to Nainital

    I had asked for innova,but got a different vehicle for the first day. The agent only calls and discuses for making payment, doesn't even bother to check even after complaining whether i got the right vehicle. Hotel room is not as shown in photo.geyser had some issues,it's a budget hotel don't go by the photos in net. May be the complete Lakeview room is good so don't opt for semi.i think the photos they have kept in site is of only full Lakeview.

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    Govind

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    Govind's 7 days trip to Nainital

    The trip was well planned and executed by Carlos travels..The CAB and the driver were amicable and good. The hotel in Nainital was Very Good in terms of Location, food, Room comfort and Quality etc., but the hotels provided in Corbett were void of basic amenities, not clean and no water in the wash rooms. The Hotel in Haridwar were also the same where I had to call to remind them about keeping the basic amenities in the wash rooms and rooms. The Hotel in mussoorie was good but since there was a festival, we had a tough time taking all the luggages and walking roughly half a KM to board the Hotel CAB. Would have planned it better. Overall, had mixed feelings and reaction of the trip. The Itinerary was cleanly followed and executed appropriately missing no places. The Coordinator of Travel Triangle was not reachable when needed and the same for Carlos Travels which they promised to be available. We faced a tough time without this coordination. Had to arrange the safari, hotel issues and other issues on trip myself....The coordination could have been better. Special thanks to Mr. raj from Carlos, who pitched in at the right time when we were stranded to help us out....

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    Prakash's 4 days trip to Nainital

    Overall good experience. Travel agent work is sluggish.

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    Delhi

    Parnika's 6 days trip to Nainital

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    Ajita's 6 days trip to Nainital

    Blissful was not specific with instructions,now i am doing follow up for refund. After specific request for convenience of travel time,it was not taken into consideration. Last moment,I had to cancel 2destinations as travel time was not taken into consideration. Himalaya view, Jim Corbett safari, High altitude zoo, Nainital.

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    FAQ's of Nainital

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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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