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Nainital – Complete Travel Guide 2020

Whether to plan a small outing or a honeymoon, and travel with friends, Nainital’s name comes first in mind. Where the beauty of Nainital and the cool weather in summer attract tourists like it. in the winter, Nainital becomes a paradise for the snow and winter sports enthusiasts. It is said that at one time there were more than 60 lakes in Nainital district. Beauty is scattered all around here.

There are dozens of places for excursions, where tourists are enchanted. But due to lack of time and information on visiting Nainital, tourists are happy after seeing two to four beautiful views and keep their memories in their minds and keep praising Nainital for years. NH 87 connects Nainital with the whole country. There are no rail and air services in Nainital, but the nearest railway station here is at Kathgodam, just 34 km from here. State transport trains from Kathgodam to Nainital are available at all times of the day. Apart from this, share taxis are available outside the railway station here for Rs 100 per person and Rs 500 on booking. If you want to go to Nainital by air, then the nearest Pantnagar Airport is about 55 km away.

Distance to Nainital from some major places in the country

  • Delhi: 320 km
  • Almora: 68 km
  • Haldwani: 38 km
  • Jim Corbett Park: 68 km
  • Bareilly: 190 km
  • Lucknow: 445 km
  • Haridwar: 234 km
  • Meerut: 275 km

Nainital was discovered in 1841 by an English Chinese (sugar) merchant. Later, the British developed it as a place to take their rest and recovery. Nainital is situated at an altitude of 1938 meters above sea level amidst high mountains in the shadow of dense trees on three sides. the length of the pool here is about 1358 meters and the width is about 458 meters. The depth of the pool has been estimated from 15 to 156 meters, although no one is aware of it accurately. The water of the pool is very clear and the shadow of the mountains and trees on all three sides is clearly visible.

Nainital was discovered in 1841 by an English Chinese

The clouds in the sky can also be seen clearly in the pool water. The light of houses built on the mountains of Nainital at night also illuminates the rhythm, as if thousands of bulbs are burning inside the pool. flocks of ducks in the pool, colorful boats and the cool breeze flowing above offer a wonderful sight here. Pool water appears green in summer, muddy in rain and light blue in winter.

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The Religious Importance of Nainital

In the Manas section of Skanda Purana, it has been called ‘Tri-Rishi-Sarovar’. These three sages were Atri, Pulasthya and Pulaha Rishi. When they could not find any water in this area, they made a big pit here and filled the holy water of Mansarovar in it. The same lake is known today as Naini Tal. It is believed that the importance of taking a dip in Naini Tal is as sacred as taking a dip in Mansarovar.

Naina Devi nanital

Apart from this, Nainital is considered one of the 64 Shakti Peethas. It is believed that when Lord Shiva was wandering the entire universe with the body of Mother Sati, the eyes of Mother (Nain) fell here. Mother’s eyes fell here, so this place was named Naini Tal. The mother is worshiped here as Naina Devi.

Where to Stay in Nanital

Before going to Nainital, the most worrying thing is what should be the arrangement of stay. There are many government guests and rest houses here, by which you can plan travel in peace. The STD code of Nainital is 05942.


Before going to Nainital, make a hotel booking, otherwise, the tour agents will follow you as soon as you get off the bus stand, which causes a problem. If you are going in your car, then there is no car parking on Mall Road, for this, talk to the hotel where you have made the booking, there is a fixed time for the movement of the car on Mall Road. You cannot take a car on Mall Road all the time. Playing loudspeakers and wearing slippers in the car is also strictly prohibited. If you are going in summer, they also keep winter clothes with you because when the weather gets bad there can not be said.

Things To Do in Nainital

If you are going to Nainital then remember that it is strictly prohibited to drink and drive. Here FM or music is not allowed to play in the car. Here, challan can also be challenged while driving with slippers. It is very important to have a first aid box in the car and parking on the Mall road is prohibited. Not only this, if you want to take a train to Madrid, but you will also have to pay different taxes at different times of the day. If you are going to Nainital in summer then keep a pair of warm clothes. Even after receiving light rains here, the cold starts like January in the summer months. If you do not carry warm clothes, then you will definitely get a chance to spent money in the famous Bhotia market here.

Naina Peak

The 2611 meter high China Peak is the highest peak among the seven peaks of Nainital. The distance of China Peak is about 6 kilometers from Nainital. High peaks of the Himalayas are seen from this peak. Nainital lake and the city also have grand views from here. There is also a restaurant here.

nanital hills view

Kildare: is the second mountain peak at an altitude of 2528 meters and is called Kilwari. This is a great place to have a picnic. There is also a rest house in the Forest Department. Its reservation is D.F.O. Let’s do Nainital.

Ladiakanta: The height of this mountain range is 2481 meters and it is about five and a half kilometers from Nainital. Seeing the rhythm of Nainital from here is a unique experience in itself.

Devpata and Camel’s Back

Both these peaks named Devpata and Camel’s back are together. Devpata has a height of 2435 meters while the Chemicals back is 2333 meters high. This peak also shows the beautiful views of Nainital and its surroundings.

devpata and Camel's Back

Tiffin Top

An Englishman built his tomb on the top of this mountain in the memory of his wife, Derothy, and named it Derothiset. Since then it has been known as Derothysite. This is the peak at an altitude of 2290 meters, four kilometers from Nainital. The Tiffin Top shows the beautiful views of the Himalayas, from here the high mountain ranges of Nepal are also visible.

Tiffin Top  Nanital

Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo is about 1 km from the bus stand. It is named after the first Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and freedom fighter Govind Ballabh Pant. The zoo has animals ranging from a monkey to a black Himalayan bear, leopard, Siberian tiger, palm civet cat, wolf, bright scatter, pink-necked prickly bird, mountain fox, ghoul, deer, and sambar. The zoo is closed on every Monday, national holiday and Holi and Diwali.

Nainital Zoo

Nainital Ropeway

The ropeway can be enjoyed from Mallital to Snow view. Here, the tourists take a sky tour with two trolleys and enjoy the beautiful views of Nainital. The trolley takes about 152 seconds to travel one way. A trolley has a standing position of 1 operator in addition to 10 riders. It is ready for a ride from 10 am to 4 pm and the fare on both sides is Rs 150 for the elders and Rs 100 for the children. More information about ropeway can be obtained from phone number 235772.


Horse Riding: Horse riding is another attraction for tourists visiting Nainital. Here, tourists hire different peaks of Nainital by renting horses from Barapathar. Riding inside the city is now completely banned.

Raj Bhavan: The Raj Bhavan, built on the lines of Buckingham Palace in England, was built by the British to be the Governor of the North-Western region. Now here is the residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand and the guests of the state also stay here. The two-story building has 113 rooms. Places like the magnificent gardens, golf links, swimming pools, flagged Modi Heights, Munshi Heights is worth seeing here.

Eco Cave Gardens: This is a completely new feature for the tourists visiting Nainital and it is not too old. It is near the Kumaon University Campus in the Dryatal area, about one km from Mallital.

Hanuman Garhi: Hanuman Garhi is a religious place and it is at an altitude of 1951 meters above sea level, about 3.5 km from Nainital Bus Stand. This place has a beautiful view of the setting sun and is famous for it. Buses, taxis are available from Nainital for here, although people also reach here on foot. Around 1950 Neem Karoli Baba built these temples here. Among them are idols of Ram-Lakshman and Sita besides Bajrangbali Hanuman. On the other side of this mountain is the temple of Sheetla Mata and the ashram of Leela Shah Bapu.

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Science (ARIES)

The institute is located at Manora Peak, about 1 km from Hanuman Garhi. It is about 9 km from Nainital by road. This center is designed to monitor astronomical studies and artificial satellites. To see the stars and planets at night, some moonlit nights have been set here and if a tourist wants to look into the depths of the sky, then one can come here. In 1955, this observatory was established in Nainital and was established in 1961 at the existing site of Manora Peak.

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Science (ARIES):

Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal

The beauty of both the Bhimtal and Naukuchiya rhythms is tremendous. The lake of Bhimtal is bigger than the lake of Nainital. While the specialty of Naukuchiatal is its nine corners. While Bhimtal is at an altitude of 1380 meters above sea level, Naukuchiatal is at an altitude of 1220 meters. Bhimtal is just 22 km away from Nainital and 4 km from here is Naukuchiatal, a total of 26 km from Nainital. In Naukuchiatal you can see colorful birds. Apart from this, there is also the facility of rowing, paddling, and yachting. Tourists in Bhimtal enjoy boating. There is an island among the lake of Bhimtal, where there is a very beautiful aquarium and it is 91 meters from the shore. Apart from this, there is a 17th-century Bhimeshwar temple and a 40 ft high dam is also worth seeing.

Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal

Just 15 km away on the road from Nainital to Haldwani, a small colony is situated on the right side of the road, amidst thick pine trees. This settlement is called Patuva Dangar. Here is the largest vaccine institute in Uttarakhand. Nestled amidst dense forest, this settlement is very beautiful and if you are going to Nainital, then enjoy the natural beauty here too. During the summer, a large number of tourists come here. Apart from this, when the place of stay is not found in Nainital, then the tourists can stay here.

How To Reach Nainital

Due to the hilly terrain, there is no airport and railway station in Nainital. But this does not mean that you cannot come by Nainital flight and train. You can also use these two mediums to reach Nainital. People from Delhi and surrounding cities mostly come to Nainital by road. Here we are informing you of all the options to reach Nainital.

By Airway
See all comments Write your comments There is no airport in Nainital The nearest city of Nainital is Pantnagar Airport which is about 70 km away from the city. But here more and more chartered flights operate. Only direct flights from Delhi are available to Pantnagar. If you want to come from Mumbai to Nainital or from Kolkata to Nainital, then book a flight from Delhi, then you can catch a flight from here to Pantnagar or you can also complete the road from Delhi to Nainital by road, which takes about 8-9 hours. Looks like. You can book a cab from Delhi airport which will take around 5-6 thousand rupees. If you want a slightly cheaper option, then take a direct metro from Delhi airport to reach New Delhi railway station and catch a train to Kathgodam or you can take a bus from Delhi to Nainital. Can also travel through Apart from this, to reach Nainital from Bangalore or Nainital from Pune, you will also have to catch a flight to Delhi.

By Rail
There is no railway station in Nainital. Kathgodam railway station is the nearest to Nainital. The distance from Nainital to Kathgodam is 34 kilometers. There is a direct train from Dehradun to Kathgodam which takes off Kathgodam in about 7 hours whereas there is no direct train from Agra to Kathgodam.To go from Agra to Kathgodam you first have to go to Delhi from where there is a direct train. The best way to get from Delhi to Nainital is to catch the Ranikhet Express which runs at ten in the night and leaves Kathgodam at 5 in the morning. Apart from this, there is a direct train from Kathgodam to reach Nainital from Kolkata. From Kathgodam you can reach Nainital by cab or bus.

By Roadway
Nainital is well connected by road, the distance from Delhi to Nainital is around 320 km which takes 8-9 hours to complete. Nainital is connected to the entire country through National Highway 87. Apart from this, a direct bus service is also available for Delhi Nainital. You can also book a Volvo bus to reach Nainital from Delhi. It takes 8.30-9 hours to reach Nainital from Delhi. The bus from Delhi to Nainital leaves at 10 am, which leaves Nainital at 6.30 am. Apart from this, you can also go to Nainital by your car or by renting a cab and enjoying the beauty of the way, you can reach Nainital.

Best Time to Travel Nainital

The city of Nainital attracts tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Nainital is from March to June which is the summer/spring season in the country. Most people want to avoid the scorching heat in the country and prefer to come to Nainital. For snow lovers, a trip can be planned from late November to February which is the winter season.

Nainital in summer (March – June)
The summer season of Nainital is from March to September. This is the best time to visit the city as the weather remains pleasant and favorable throughout the day.
Temperature: 11 ° C – 28 ° C
While in this season tourists can observe the festival of Phool Dei, which is celebrated in March to bring good luck and prosperity by choosing the first flowers of the season and placing them at the entrance of every house.

Nainital in winter (October – February)
The winter season in Nainital starts in October and lasts till February.
Temperature: 6° C -15° C
October is the most preferred month for tourists in the weather as the climate remains calm and pleasant. The mercury falls in December and snowfall.

Nainital in monsoon (July – September)
July to September is the monsoon season which is not a good time to visit Nainital. The climate remains perfect throughout the city as the rainfall is in the right amount. The average annual rainfall of this region is about 1700 mm.
Temperature:15° C – 24° C