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Nainital : The Lake District

Nainital is mix of two words Naini and Tal naini means maa Naina which is one of the shaktipeeth and tal means pond. According to mythology, when body of Parvati was carried by Lord Shiva to Kailash then this is the place where Parvati’s eyes dropped. Nainital is in Uttarkhand district of India and one of the most beautiful and affordable hill station.

Naina Lake Nainital
Naini Lake

How to reach

By Air

Nainital has an airport which only handles domestic flights by the name of Pantnagar airport. It takes roughly about 2 hours to reach from this airport. Pantnagar airport is one of the least busiest airports in India and it handles only 6-8 scheduled flights in a week. This airport is serviced by Air India.

By road :

There are daily buses run from Delhi. Delhi is at a distance of 300 kilometers from Nainital and it takes about 7 hours to reach from Delhi. It is connected by the National highway 9. Public buses and private transfers are also available.

One can also drive till Nainital because it is well serviced by an extensive system of roads.

By train :

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is located at a distance of 35 kilometers away from Nainital. One can book a taxi to reach Nainital from the railway station. Most hotels will arrange for a pick up on prior request. You can also walk out of Kathgodam station and reach the bus station which is at a distance of 1.5 kilometers away, and take a bus to Nainital. This is an economical option.

How To Reach From Kathgodam?

Kathgodam Railway Station

Kathgodam is the nearest railway station and buses are available from here to Nainital, you can choose public bus or shared cab, if you are a family of more than 2 you can also choose personal taxi which will cost around 3000 Rs.

Best time to visit?

Naina Devi Temple Nainital

Nainital is the full year destination place. Actually, there is no ideal time to visit this place, it totally depends on what season you like and what you want to do here. You wanna experience snow or enjoy get chill vibes when its summers time or you want to cover everything on a really low budget.

Reasons to Visit

Nainital is a small yet beautiful place, it is easily accessible from capital city Delhi. It is one of those rare place where all gender budget and age people can enjoy. This place for everyone and once in your life you must go to this beautiful hill station.

Naini Peak, Nainital

Local Transport mode in Nainital?

Nainital Roads

Once reaching Nainital, you may need local transport to roam around and visit nearby places. One option is public transport like Auto Rickshaw or local buses or e Rickshaw, You can also book a private taxi within the town. The charges may vary depending on the type of taxi car. Another good option is to rent a bike or Activa or book a car. You will get many options here. The best and pocket-friendly way to explore is by walking. Nainital is a small town so you can visit by walk, Walking on your foot, clicking photographs, and enjoying the weather is the best thing you can do here.

Where to stay?

Hotel in Nainital

If you are planning a holiday in Nainital, it is advised to book your rooms in advance because this is one of the most popular hill stations, there may be chances of crowed and you will not get your preferred room. 

You can pre-book your accommodation online. In case you were not able to book your hotel in advance there are plenty of budget hotels with full amenities and in different price ranges. I will recommend to stay in Bhimtal to avoid rush and expensive hotels.

How Many Days In Nainital?

Nainital Lake

Day 1
Visit Naina Devi Temple, a revered Hindu temple located on the northern shore of Naini Lake. Seek blessings and admire the beautiful architecture.
Explore Mall Road, the bustling heart of Nainital. Take a relaxing boat ride on Naini Lake and soak in the scenic views of the surrounding hills and the shimmering lake

Day 2
Cave Garden
Naina peak trek

Day 3
Hanuman Garhi
Boating in Naini lake
Nainital Zoo
Raj Bhawan

Nearby Beautiful Hill Station Almora

Is It Safe To Travel Solo In Nainital

Naina Peak Nainital

Yes, This is a small town People here are very sweet and friendly. You can travel here solo or with friends, Its completely safe if you are a solo girl traveler.

How To Hire Scooty

There are so many places in Nainital where you can hire scooty or bike. You will get scooty in Rs. 600-700 per day basis and for bike you have to pay more than thousand. You should have driving license and one Id proof like adhar card. Helmet will be given by vehicle owner.

Sim In Nainital

Nainital is in Uttarakhand India so jio, airtel and all other Indian sims work here.
To Know More about Nainital Visit Official Website of Uttarakhand Tourism


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