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How to Reach for Boating in Nainital

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How to Reach for Boating in Nainital

Boating in Nainital generally implies getting immersed in the divine essence and the calmness of the Naini Lake. As Naini Lake is surrounded by green forested hills, there is no direct transport which will help the tourists to reach this beautiful lake. Therefore, the following information on how to reach for boating in Nainital suggests that a person needs to arrive at Nainital first and then take a private taxi or even walk to the lake depending upon the distance of the Naini Lake from the accommodation area. The detailed information on How to reach for boating in Nainital is given in the following paragraphs.

Being situated in hilly areas, there is no direct air connectivity to Nainital. The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar which is located at a distance of 65 kilometers from Nainital and is well connected with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc. Flights offered at Pantnagar airport mostly don’t include commercial flights and mostly private chartered flights are available to and from here. Private taxis can be hired at the airport which takes the tourists to their mentioned hotel or accommodation area.

Large numbers of bus services are available from important cities in North India to reach Nainital. Several tour operators provide daily bus service from New Delhi to Nainital, which includes options like air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned, sleeper, etc and people can choose to depend upon their budget and convenience. The most suitable way to head to Nainital is to board an overnight bus, although some buses offer services during the daytime also.

Kathgodham railway station at Kathgodham is the nearest railway station is situated at a distance of 34 kilometers from Nainital. Kathgodam railway station is well connected to popular cities such as Delhi, Lucknow, and Howrah, with daily trains running from and to New Delhi. Some of the commonly boarded trains that provide connectivity to Kathgodam station are Ranikhet Express, Uttar Sampark, Kranti Express, Bagh Express, Dehradun Kathgodam Express and Anvt Kgm Shatabdi Express. Outside the railway station, a shared cab or a private taxi can be hired which will take the tourists to the city.

After reaching Nainital by air, bus or rail transport, Naini Lake can be visited by taxi or even be reached by walking. The hotels situated near the Naini Lake are 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 the best places to stay for easy commuting to Naini Lake. Thus, you can enjoy boating in Nainital at anytime you wish by stay at these hotels.

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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    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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