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Boating in Nainital

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Tourism in Nainital

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Mar - Jun

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2 - 3 Days


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About 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-station makes Nainital Lake boating a must for all the visitors to this paradise.

The eye shaped Naini Lake which is located at a height of about 1938 meters above the mean sea level is easily the main attraction of this place. The length of this lake is 1372 meters and width is 457 meters, while the depth is about 29 meters. The lake features Mall road on one side and Thandi Sarak on the other. Air bubbles can be observed coming out of different spots on the lake. This owes to the compressor house on the Thandi sarak side which pumps in oxygen essential for the aquatic lives of this lake.

Boating in Naini Lake in Nainital is one of the major tourist attractions of this place. Tourists can avail various boats starting from paddle boats to rowing boats. The boats can be made available for a duration of 45 minutes to an hour, though shorter duration boating is also available. For boating in Nainital, a family can avail one boat and adequate security measures are also taken care of in case of any accidents. Life jackets are also provided to the tourists for safety purposes and life guards are stationed by the side of the lake for emergency situations.

The ticket prices for boating in Nainital are fixed and tickets are available only at marked counters. Boating facility is made available besides the lake in many places around Mall road. There is also a local yacht club at Mallital known as the “Boat Club”. Despite yachting being made open to general public, there has been a limit on the number of yachts during the peak tourist season. Boating is strictly restricted during the night at the Naini lake.

Apart from boating in Naini Lake in Nainital, tourists might also love to dress up as kings, queens, princes, dacoits as well as several other fascinating characters and take pictures of themselves beside the lake. Tourists can also avail a horse or take the help of a local travel guide while visiting spots located at a height. Some other tourist locations include Cave garden, Himalaya Darshan point, Bara pathar, Lover’s Point, Lake View point and much more.

Boating in Naini Lake in Nainital can be a fascinating experience for the tourists especially if the tourists have guide with them to show them around the breath-taking scenes around the lake and especially the Naina Devi temple, which is a very important landmark in Nainital, while boating in Nainital from one end of the lake to the other. The tourists get an opportunity to showcase their photography skills and enjoy the natural surroundings and the cold chilly breeze that follows while boating in Nainital.

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    The average cost is INR 120 for a small boat for two people and INR 150 per boat carrying four people.

    One can enjoy boating in Naini Lake from 6 am to 6 pm.

    Boating in Naini Lake, Bhimtal, and Sattal is allowed.

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