Nainital : Land of Misty Lakes and Mountains

Nainital-The land of misty Lake and Mountains
Written by Banani Chakraborty

Nainital, Land of Misty Lakes and Mountains, is a gem of Uttarakhand. Nainital is a charming and scenic hill station. It is famous for its enchanting landscape and serene surroundings.

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Nainital: Land of Misty Lakes and Mountains:

To begin with, Nainital, which is in the foothills of Kumaon, is a very popular hill station in Uttarakhand district in India. Because it is the judicial capital of Uttarakhand, so Nainital houses the high court. Besides, it is also the headquarters of the Kumaon division. Furthermore, the Governor of Uttarakhand resides in the Raj Bhavan, here.

As a matter of fact, this alluring hill station at the green foothills of the Kumaon range. Therefore, it attracts tourists all over the world throughout the year. Indeed, its main attraction is the gorgeous Lake at the heart of the town. This place will come at the top of the list of the popular hill stations in India just after Manali.

Nainital Height:

Nainital Lake

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Indeed, it is 2084 meters or 6837 feet high from the sea level.

Places to Visit in and Around Nainital:

Generally, there are a number of things for tourist’s delight. The best of them are visiting and enjoying the lakes. If Nainital Lake is the prime attractions, then Bhimtal, Sattal,  Naukuchiatal etc are not lacking far behind.

We will at first visit all the lakes here.

1.Nainital Lake:

In the first place, this is amongst the most visited lake in India. This is the prime attractions here. At first, this natural fresh body, crescent or kidney-shaped lake offers a magnificent view. This spellbinding lake is so popular because of its magnificent scenic bounty. However, beauty increases during sunrise and sunset.

At first, this eye-shaped lake is around 2miles in circumference.  The lake is 1433 meters (4698 feet) long as well as 457 meters (1499 feet) wide. Besides, the lake is at an altitude of 1940 meters or 6350 feet. Furthermore, the deepest point is 30.3 meters (99feet.)

To tell the truth, there are 7high altitude mountains that surround the lake.

They are:

Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)). It is on the south side.

Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)). It is on the west side.

Hanibani (2,180 m (7,153 ft)).

Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)). It is the highest peak on the north side.

Alma (2,430 m (7,980 ft)).

Ladiya Kanta (2,482 m (8,144 ft)).

Sher ka Danda (2,398 m (7,869 ft).

We can see magnificent views of the snowy peaks as well as the valley from the top of the hills.  in fact, this lake consists of two different lakes. The northern part is Mallital. While the southern part is Tallital. If we watch the lake very carefully, then we can easily see the difference in colour as well as the nature of the lake.

Coniferous trees around the hills add to the charm of the lake. We will usually see oak, pine and deodar forests. Moreover, there are some medicinal flora and horticulture plants. Apart from these, there are several other trees.

To tell the truth, boating is the prime attraction of here. We can enjoy paddle boat here. Kayaking and yachting are also available. We can find a variety of several fishes in the lake water.

Apart from this, we can see seven beautiful lakes in and around Nainital.

They are

  • Bhimtal, (21.4 km and takes around 45 minutes)
  • Sattal, (22.5km, time requires around 50 minutes) (Bhimtal-Sattal is approximately 12.6 km and it takes about 30 minutes to reach)
  • Naukuchiatal,
  • Khurpatal,
  • Malwatal,
  • Harishtal
  • Lokhamtal.


Bhimtal is around 1375 meters94511 feet) above the sea level. It is famous for its astounding aesthetic beauty. Because of its natural scenic beauty, it is gaining popularity as an offbeat destination day by day. Now it is a must-visit place in Nainital. This is the biggest of the lakes surrounding Nainital.

Bhimtal is only 21.4 km away from Nainital. It will take around 45 minutes to reach there. Like Nainital, this place is also well connected with all over the country. Now, we can find a number of hotels of all types and ranges here. It will be very good if we can stay at least a night there and enjoy the fascinating beauty of this place. All in all, Bhimtal offers natural charming vistas.

At first, it is gaining fame for its picturesque Lake. Surrounded with the dense forest that consists of pine, oaks, shrubs and mixed deciduous forests. There is a small island in the centre along with a large and beautiful aquarium. The scenic beauty from here is really awe-inspiring.

People can enjoy paddle boating here. Fishing is also available. There is a peripheral road which is on the bank of it. We can clearly view the fishes from here. Besides bird watching and nature walk are simply heart-throbbing.


Tourists may see kalij pheasants, barking deer, migratory geese and ducks, white-capped laughing thrush, Koklass pheasants and etc.

Moreover, enthusiast tourists may visit some ancient temples. Another spot that we must visit in the scenic hill town is Bhimeshwar Temple

Added to this, is street shopping. Further, there are some camping and stargazing activities. If anyone wants, he can experience hiking and trekking. Adventure lovers may trek this verdant hills and dense forest.

3.Sattal: Seven Lakes:

In the first place, Sattal is 22.5km away from Nainital. Indeed, it takes around 50 minutes to reach there. Besides, it is only 12.6 km from Bhimtal. And, it will take about 30 minutes by car to reach there.

It is a captivating cluster of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes. All these are interconnected with each other. This place is perching at a height of about 1371m above sea level. The underground springs act as the water-source of these lakes.

 The name of the seven Tals are (Sukha Tal, Ram Tal, Purna Tal, Lakshman Tal, Panna Tal, Sita Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal)

All these names have a connection with Hindu mythology. Besides, lush greenery of oaks and pines covering the total area makes this place so alluring. The natural beauty of this place is fascinating. Additionally, the migratory birds increase the charm. This is a paradise for bird watchers as well as the photographers.

Fishing, boating or kayaking in charming lakes amidst its lush greenery is simply absorbing. All in all, it is very tranquil with its pristine beauty. However, this is the most beautiful among all the lakes here due to its picturesque exquisiteness. But people come here the least.

Here we will get poor availability of lodging and fooding.


Nankuchia Tal

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It is only 7km away from Bhimtal. It takes around 20 minutes to reach there. Naukuchiatal is also popular as the ‘lake of nine corners’. It is another magnificent attraction of this region. It is the deepest (175 feet) of all the lakes here. This place is at a height of 1220 meters above sea level.

This place is very fascinating for its paragliding, dirt biking, rowing, yachting, fishing as well as paddling facilities. Tourists come here to enjoy these.

We will find some very good hotels and resorts here. They are

  • Club Mahindra.
  • Latitude 29.
  • Country Inn.
  • Lake View Naukuchital.
  • Travelers Paradise and etc.


In the first place, emerald blue-green Khurpatal Lake is around 11.5 km from Nainital. Next, it takes only 26minute to reach. Furthermore, it is a small yet charming escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Added to this, it is very well-connected by roads with Nainital and other places in this area. Here we will enjoy the bounty of aesthetic scenic beauty along with the serenity and tranquillity. If possible, someone may visit an old gun foundry which is near this lake. Fishing and boating are the added attractions of this isolated hamlet. It is mango shaped which means it looks like a mango.


Sariyatal is a beautiful lake. It is only 9.7km from Nainital. It takes around 21 minutes to reach there. This lake looks like a heart.  Along the banks, we will find Himalayan Botanic Gardens with a library auditorium. Here, we get a lovely chance to get familiar with the diverse flora and fauna of this region. Added to this there is an amazing Butterfly Park and a herbarium.

We will find some good quality hotels like Vikram Vintage Inn, Dynasty Resort, and Rio Grand Hotel, here for the visitors. It is sure that one may lose his heart in this fortifying beauties.

Due to these lakes, this area is famous as ‘Lake District of Kumaon’

7.The Mall Road, Nainital:

Nainital Mall road

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At first, it is one of the top places to visit here. Moreover, it runs parallel to Naini Lake. As a matter of fact, it connects the two ends of Mallital and Tallital. Apart from this, it is the prime shopping hub of the city. Besides, the official name of this place is Govind Ballabh Pant Marg.

In fact, tourists will find numerous street shops and shopping centres here. Besides, there are hotels and banks. Further, they will get many a restaurant of various sizes and qualities. Added to this is street-side food stalls.

Tourists usually stroll here all day. If anyone wants, then he can stroll here for hours. There are a lot of foods available here. Tourists enjoy various foods while marketing or strolling. Indeed, you must try some local dishes.

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8.Naina Devi Temple, Nainital:

Naina devi temple

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Local people revered this temple as one of the Shakti Peeths. It is a holy temple on the northern bank of Naini Lake. We may view another temple of this type in Punyagiri on the way to Chaukori. This is a very holy place to the Hindus. Devotees from all over India flock here in huge numbers all through the year.

Here the deity is Maa Naina Devi or Mata Sati. The pilgrims had to climb the hill to reach the temple. Several shops with Prasad and other essential puja items are ready to sell the pilgrims according to their requirements. This pristine and sacred temple will fill our heart with a lot of motivation.

Apart from these lakes, there are many more places of tourist attractions. The major of them are Himalayan viewpoints

9.Snow viewpoint: In Winter

snow view point

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Perched at a height of 2270 meters, it is one of the topmost attractions for the visitors apart from the lakes.  It is about 3km from Tallital bus stand and 2km from the lake.

The place offers a dazzling panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. From here we can view three very beautiful and famous peaks in a frame. These three mighty peaks are Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul. It seems that they have covered them in a milky-white blanket of snow. The view from here is simply mind-blowing.

Moreover, there are two huge binoculars. They help to a closer view of these magical peaks. Further, there is a small temple that houses the images of Ram, Sita, Laxman, Hanuman along with Shiva and Durga.

Tourists may avail ropeway from Mall Road of Mallital.

The fare is INR 150 to and fro for adults and INR 75 for children. The view of the beautiful town that the tourists get from the cable car is spectacular. It is well connected by road.

Apart from mesmerizing Himalayan beauty, there is a scope of some fun activities. We will get a chance of gun shooting. Besides, there is a children park for their amusement.

Some refreshment facilities are also available.

Entry Fee: Nil.

Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Closed on Saturday

10.Naina Peak/China Peak:

The distance is 10 km from Tallital Bus Stand.  It is the highest peak that we can see from the lake. From here one can view Nanda Devi peak along with the mountains on the Tibet border. In the first place, the peak offers amazing views of the snowy peaks of the majestic Kumaon range of Himalayas. Further, the panoramic beauty of the town and the lake is stunning. From here we can get a breath-taking view of both the sunrise and sunset.

There is no shop.

Due to its height and lush greenery trekking trail, it is a trekkers paradise.

Trekkers can also enjoy the flora and fauna of this region. But covering a distance of 6km and returning within a day may be challenging. We must remember that Sandakphu and Phalut are also a trekkers paradise.

Besides, one can go by road or may take a horse ride. Pony or Horses are available either from Snow View Point or from Mallital.

11.Eco Cave Garden Nainital:

In fact, it is popular for rocky caves, hanging gardens and musical fountain. This is relatively a new addition to the tourist’s spots. Actually, it is a cluster of interconnected caves.  There are six caves here. They are caves of Tiger, Panther, Flying Fox, Squirrel, Bats and Apes. These caves are inter-connected with the tunnel. During the evening an exciting musical fountain show happens in the cave. Besides, there is a Hanging garden. Tourists can relax and relish the natural beauty.

Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) is maintaining the garden. There are well decorated with effigies of countrymen and women. Educational trip with kids is a must on a holiday to Nainital.

It is just 1km from the mall road. One can easily reach by walking. Otherwise, he may take a rickshaw.


09:30 AM to 05:30 PM.

Fee: Adult-Rs.20. Children-Rs.10. Camera-Rs. 25.

12.Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat):

At first, it is a famous picnic spot. It is also familiar as Dorothy’s Seat. This place is on the top of Ayarpatta hill. It offers a magnificent view of the town along with snow-white gigantic hills. From here, we get the amazing beauty of the majestic Shivalik Ranges of hills.

This serene area offers plenty of amusement for the photographers. It is a paradise for them. It is very hard to forget the spectacular beauty of this place. Views of both sunrise and sunset are splendid from here.

It is also familiar as Dorothy’s Seat. It is actually a stone bench. British army officer Col. J.P. Kellet made this to commemorate his wife Dorothy Kellet, an artist. She died in a plane crash.

Above all, it is a must-visit place. It is only 5km from Tallital bus stand.

Free entry.

Time: 8:00am-5.30pm

13.Nainital Zoo (Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo):

To begin with, the area of this zoo is 4.693 Hectares. Next, it is the home of several rare species.  Additionally, it is at a height of 2100 meters.  Finally, it hosts a lot of wildlife species. They are:

  • Himalayan Black Bear.
    Nainital zoo

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  • Steppe Eagle.
  • Barking Deer.
  • Leopard.
  • Goral.
  • Tibetan Wolf.
  • Himalayan martin.
  • Sambar.
  • Hill Partridge.
  • Japanese Macaque.
  • Khalij Phesant.
  • Bornean Fireback Phesant.
  • Himalayan civet.
  • Lady Amherst Phesant.
  • Rose Ringed Parakeets.
  • Silver Phesant.
  • Silver Golden Phesant.
  • White Pea Fowl.
  • Blossom Headed Parakeet.
  • Lineated Khalij Phesant.
  • Red Jungle Fowl and etc.
It is only 2km from Tallital bus stand.

Entry Fee: Adult Rs.50, Child (below 13) Rs 20, Camera Rs. 25, Video Camera Rs. 200.

Free entry for senior citizens and for the student on selected days.

Closed on Mondays, Diwali and Holi.

Entry Time: 9.30 am- 4.30 pm.

14.Hanuman Garhi:

Hanuman garihi temple

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Timings: 5:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Time Required: Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Perched at an elevation of 6400feet, Hanuman Garhi is a very popular temple of Lord Hanuman. The idol of Lord Hanuman is huge. The view of sunset and sunrise is amazing from here. Its serene beauty attracts the tourists apart from the pilgrims. This temple is very neat and clean as well as organized. It attracts the tourists’ attention.

It is only 3km from Nainital and is on the south side of Tallital. Neem Karoli Baba built this calm and peaceful temple in 1950. This is another must-visit place of here.

15.Raj Bhawan, Nainital:

Entry: 9.00 A.M -5.00 P.M.

Close: All Sundays and National Holidays.

Entry Fee: Rs 50/-

Raj Bhawan Golf Course: Rs 450/-

It is another attractive and must-visit place. At first, it covers a vast area of 205 acres. Besides, the Governor’s house is standing over 45 acres of land. Moreover, we can see many Gothic edifices of Victorian-era here. However, it looks like almost the Castle of Scotland. Further, there are many similarities with Birmingham Palace.

It is a two-storied building. It consists of 113 rooms. Added to this, there is a beautiful garden, a swimming pool. Of course, it is home to a vintage golf course. Oak and Deodar trees and lush greenery is sure to catch tourist’s eye. and It is the second of its kind in the state of Uttarakhand. The designer of it was F.W. Steven. Under his instructions, it was built in 1899. At present, the governor resides here.

People come here to see the wonderful British architecture. It is the only Raj Bhavan in India which is open for the tourists.

This place is around 3.5 km from Mall road.

16.Pangot, Nainital:

It is only 17 km away from Nainital and takes around 40 minutes to reach. At first, it is a tiny and charming hamlet. The height is 6,300 feet. Its popularity is due to its exotic and gorgeous birdlife. It is a paradise to the bird lovers.

The entire root from Nainital to Pangot is very fascinating. On the way, we will cross near the two most beautiful places of tourist attraction. One is Snow View Point and the other is Kilbury. We can watch myriad birds of different sizes and colours all through the way.

So far, as per record, we can see over 580 species of birds here. These also include the migratory birds. Some of the famous species of birds are

  • Red Fox.
  • Lammergeier.
  • Rufous-bellied Woodpecker.
  • Himalayan Goral.
  • Wild Boar.
  • Brown Wood Owls.
  • Blue-winged Minla.
  • Rufous-bellied Niltava.
  • Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail.
  • Leopard Cat.
  • Himalayan Griffon.
  • Serow.
  • White-Throated Laughing Thrushes.
  • Khalij pheasant.
  • Yellow-throated Himalayan Marten.
  • Sambhar.

Thick and lush green pine, oak, and Rhododendron are surrounding the total area. Moreover, the streams are passed by from a distance.  Birds, forests, spring all mingle together to enhance the natural aesthetic appeal of Pangot. The astounding beauty of this fascinating world will mesmerize all. It is undoubtedly an apt place to enjoy with our love and relation. It is also a honeymoon paradise.

This place is also a paradise for photography enthusiasts and bird watchers.

Apart from bird watching and photography, tourist may also enjoy indulging in camping and hiking.

Birdwatchers should wear jungle as well as natural colours. These may be olive green, khaki and beige. To enjoy this place totally it will be better if tourist can stay at least a night here.

This area is very similar to Kolakham and Rishop.

17.Kilbury Bird Sanctuary:

We will see this place when we will go to Pangot from Nainital. It will come only 3.5km before Pangot and will take around 10 minutes to reach. We will see almost the repeat of Pangot from here.

To enjoy totally both Kilbury and Pangot, tourists must bear a full day at least. It will be better if they can provide a night stay at Pangot.

Also, read 4 unique places from Kolkata.

18.Jeolikote, Nainital:

We will get it roughly at the midway when we go from Kathgodam to Nainital. This pristine hamlet is overflowing with butterflies and colours. It is also famous for its floriculture.

Brimming with stunning colours along with lush greenery, with the Himalayas in the backdrop Jeolikot is simply amazing. This is an ideal location for meditation and healing. Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekanand also choose this spot to meditate in its serenity. After the meditation, we will find a positive attitude. the environment of Jeolikote.

Bird Watching, floriculture, some meditation and trekking are the activities for here.

19.Lands End, Nainital:

Situated at a height of 2118 meters, it is in close proximity to Khurpataal. Literally this spot is the end of the land. From here, we can see only steep cliffs of snowy mountains. The views from here are exhilarating. This is also a very beautiful spot.

20.Himalayan View Point, Nainital

It is only 8 km from Tallital Bus Stand. Further, from here we can relish the heart-throbbing views of the snow-laded mighty Himalayan peaks. It is at an altitude of about 2100meters.

21.Gurney House:

The famous British tracker, hunter and nature lover, Jim Corbett lived here. Therefore, Gurney House is a heritage site. In a word, it is a museum of Jim Corbet. Moreover, we can see some beautiful 18 th century British architecture here.

Price: No Entry Fee

Enthusiasts may visit St. John Church or Bhutia Market or Astronomical Observatory. Trekkers can trek Binayak. Pilgrims and enthusiasts may visit Kainchi Dham. Further, the enthusiast tourist may visit Bhowli.

Forest lovers may visit Corbett National Park along with Corbett Falls and Ramgarh

Some Offbeat Places Around Nainital:

It will be a great experience if possible to visit the offbeat destinations like Mukteshwar, Peora, Shitlakhet or Binsar. But, all these places demand at least one-night stay everywhere.

To begin with, all these tourist’s places are a hidden jewel of Kumaon. They are serene as well as a tranquil hamlet. Tourists can view the snow cladded peaks, the Kumaon range of the Himalayas with its gorgeous glory from here. Moreover, there are lush green forests with its diverse flora and fauna. All of them are capable of attracting tourists. Already tourists are coming and staying in these places.

Both Binsar and Mukteshwar have already gained name and fame. As a result, people are coming in more numbers here. Most importantly, these are unspoilt hamlets.

Other Places from Nainital:

According to availability of time and money, tourists may visit Ranikhet, Kausani, Chaukori and of course Munsyari. In terms of natural beauty, it need not to mention that Munsyari is splendid. Most importantly, Panchachuli is the exponent. Like Nainital, Munsyari is also a must-visit place. When we plan to visit Munsyari, we must give two full days apart from coming and leaving.

What is Famous in Nainital:

All the above-mentioned tourist’s spots are famous in Nainital. All these spots are fascinating and marvellous.

As a matter of fact, all the tourist places of Nainital are accessible by car. Therefore, it will be better for the tourist to book a car and tour and enjoy. Also, take the enjoyment of a pony or horse ride. Of course, tourists should try to avail the ropeway or cable car.

Best Travel Plan for Nainital:

It varies from men to men. Therefore, the tourist will decide the best tour for them.

People also search for:

Nainital tour in two days:

Perhaps, it may be possible. But, the journey will be very hectic. One has to run practically from sunrise to sunset. It will be very hard to find time to eat or relish. Still, it will be impossible to touch all the places.

Nainital tour in three days:

It may make some sense. Usually, the tourist does not provide more than that. They choose some spot according to their preference.

Nainital tour in four days:

in fact, four days are very good to enjoy this misty land. We can see all the spots. Besides, we can participate and enjoy many actions like boating, yachting, kayaking, fishing and hiking.

Nainital tour in seven days:

If anyone gives seven days, then he will really enjoy all the activities and see all these places in Nainital.

Tourists can visit of their own. Otherwise, they can choose a tour operator. Now-a –days many known and unknown tour operators organise tours. We will get them everywhere in India. Therefore, it will be better to choose a tour operator from our locality.

To set up a tour plan at first, we need to have a goal. In fact, a lot of tourists are frequent travellers. Therefore, they have already made a tour list.

This goal will be to decide the days or expenditure and others. This is goal setting.

By the by, the frequent travellers have their tour fund. They regularly save for the fund. They may know or read the followings if think so:

However, they advertise through websites, local cables, newspapers, hoardings, banners, leaflets or pamphlets. Additionally, on facebook, we can see many organising groups and their advertisement.

Because of the successful completion of a tour, the tourists feel pride because they have achieved a goal of their life.  Consequently, their self-esteem goes up.

Distance from Nainital:

  1. Delhi=332km, 6h 40min.
  2. Visakhapatnam=1730km, 39h.
  3. Kolkata=1377km, 28h.
  4. Chennai=2278km, 42h.
  5. Agra=346km, 8h.27min.
  6. Lucknow=391km, 8h 36min.
  7. Murshidabad=1345km, 29h.
  8. Ghatshila=1264km, 27h.
  9. Mumbai=1552km, 31h

Nainital, Temperature (o C):

  1. January=9. 8-(-4); Cold; Snowfall.
  2. February=12-(-2); Cold.
  3. March=17.5-6.4; Pleasant, Best Season.
  4. April=21-10.1; Pleasant, Best Season.
  5. May=24-15; Pleasant, Best Season.
  6. June=26-17; Pleasant, Best Season.
  7. July=20.8-15; Cold.
  8. August=19.6-15.4; Cold.
  9. September=19.3-15; Cold.
  10. October=16-10; Pleasant, Best Season.
  11. November=15.4-6; Cold.
  12. December=11-(-1); Cold; Snowfall.

What is the best time to visit Nainital?

Generally, summer season or March to June is the best time to visit this mystic lake city. The climate is very enjoyable throughout the day at this time. Normally, temperature runs between 70C to 270C at this time.

Further, we will get almost the same weather in October and November.

Therefore, these two seasons are the best time to visit Nainital.

As a matter of fact, July to September is the rainy season. Therefore, at this time there will be rains at any time. Moreover, there will be mist, fog, cloud and heavy shower. The problem with the landslide arises frequently at this time. Due to these inconveniences, tourist generally avoids this time. Consequently, rates of hotels come down drastically.

Moreover, from December to February it is very cold. As a result, snowfalls in December and January. This time is best for sightseeing purpose because of the clear sky. But, snowfall sometime may cause a problem. Further, the tourists have to bear the heavy cold. Tourists normally avoid this time.

Snowfall in Nainital:

As a matter of fact, there is every possibility of snowfall at the end of December and throughout January.

Hotels in Nainital

  • The Naini Retreat
  • The Manu Maharani
  • Te Aroha Dhanachuli
  • Welcomeheritage Ashdale
  • Hotel Capri
  • Alka the lakeside hotel
  • Hotel Maharaja
  • The Palace Belvedere
  • Soulitude by the Riverside
  • Cloud 7
  • The Pavilion
  • Sterling Nainital
  • Ayar Jungle Camp
  • Ekam Lodge
  • Lake Pleasant Cottage
  • Hotel Jordan and Restaurant
  • Hotel dark Clouds
  • Cedar Lodge by Aahma
  • Fern Villas
  • Hotel Royal Rosette

Hotels near Nainital Mall Road

  • Willow Banks
  • Hotel Radisson Jass
  • Hotel Shiwalik Regency
  • Treebo Trend Maharaja Shimla
  • Hotel Shubham
  • Hotel Combermere
  • Apsara
  • Clarkes Hotel
  • Treebo Trend Varuna
  • The Oberoi Cecil Shimla
  • KapitalHotel
  • Hotel Springfields
  • Hotel Falcon Crest
  • Honeymoon Inn

Resorts in Nainital

  • Sea Hawk Resort
  • The fern hillside Resort
  • Casa Dream The Resort
  • The Swiss village Resort
  • Tag Resorts Lavanya Bhimtal
  • Soulitude by the Riverside
  • Shervani Hilltop Resort
  • Lake Pleasant Cottage
  • Corbett Sunrise Resort
  • Dynasty Resort
  • Cedar Lodge by Aahma
  • One Resort Soho Jim Corbett

Homestay in Nainital

  • Valley view 2BHK home in Bhowali
  • Elegant 2 BHK home in Bhowali
  • Singh 2 BHK Cottage in Bhowali
  • Spacious 1 BHK home in Bhowali
  • Lake view 2 BHK abode, Mall road Nainital
  • Hill-view 2 BHK home in Bhowali
  • Lake Pleasant Cottage
  • Dynasty Resort
  • Cedar Lodge by Aahma
  • Fern Villas
  • Peaceful 1 BR Stay in Bhimtal
  • One Resort Soho Jim Corbett
  • Kainchi Dham Hilly Homestay
  • The white peaks

Cheap hotels in Nainital below 1000

  • Valley View Inn
  • Hills Ascot
  • Shanti kutir
  • Goroomgo Sweet Home Sunset Resort
  • Hotel Prince guest house
  • Hotel Mini Paradise
  • The Gharonda
  • Hotel Rama Blue Point
  • Prim Rose
  • H K Legacy
  • Hotel Happy Home
  • Bhavya Heritage Inn

Best hotels near Naina Devi temple

  • Hotel Grover Regency
  •  New Taj Hotel
  • Hotel Arora
  • Holy City Paradise Inn
  • Hotel Green Valley
  • Hotel Paramount Residency
  • Temple view Inn
  • White City


1. At first, we should carry sufficient woollen garments according to our journey time.

2. Secondly, we should always drink bottled water.

3. Thirdly, we should bring medicines as per our necessities.

4. We will get fruits like apple and banana everywhere easily. So, we will try to intake them to save time. Moreover, they are good for our health.

5. Besides, we will use sunscreen to protect our skin from ultra-violate rays.

6. Added to this, we will follow some skincare routine at night.

7. Further, we will carry rose water with us. If we feel necessary, then we will use it in our way.

8. If we have any skin problem like acne, then we will ensure that they do not deteriorate while travelling.

9. Furthermore, we need sound and sufficient sleep as well as deep sleep. Otherwise, next day tour will not be very fruitful.

How to go to Nainital?

Indeed, Nainital is very well connected with all the countries.  If we go via Delhi, then it will be easy to reach Nainital. Delhi is very nicely connected either by air or by train along with road with all the corners of the country. Because it is the national capital.

Nainital from Delhi:
By Air:

At first, the nearest airport is Pantnagar. It is almost 70 km away and it takes around 2 hours. If we want to go by air, then we will first come to Delhi. Thereafter, from here, we will get direct flights for Pantnagar.

By Train:

As a matter of fact, the nearest railway station is Kathgodam. In fact, it is around 34 km away and takes roughly 1 hour. Furthermore, there are many trains from Delhi to Kathgodam. But the best may be Ranikhet Express as it is an overnight train.

In the first place, we should book a car in advance. Otherwise, we should book a car from the airport or railway station.

By Car:

Various bus services like a sleeper, A/C or non-A/C etc. are also available from Delhi to Nainital.

From Kolkata:

If we want to go from Kolkata, then the best and comfortable will be to go via Delhi. If we decide to go by air, then there is no alternative.

However, by Durgiana Express train we may go to Moradabad and from there take a car or taxi. We may avail either daily Bag Express or weekly Lalkuan Express on Friday.

Hotels in Nainital:

There are numerous hotels in Nainital of various types and categories as well as prices. Of which, the best will be hotels of Kumaon Mondal Vikash Nigam(KMVN).

As a matter of fact, we will get their hotels in every tourist’s places in this region. Moreover, we will get the KMVN office in all the states in India.

As we travel some beautiful places with our family, therefore we enjoy a few days with our children. Generally, it is an obvious part of our role of parents.

Indeed, we will be able to pass a few days without stress. During the tour, we are full of enjoyment and relaxation. As a result, it acts as part of our stress management techniques.

If we look back and memorize our previous tours, then we feel real happiness.

Then, we must show our gratitude to nature for such beautiful places.

Finally, we will try to tour as much as possible to have enjoyment and fun and relaxation.  However, these are extremely necessary for our success in life.


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