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Travel to Nainital

Nainital Tourism



Among the wilderness of the Kumaon Himalayas, Nainital is an idyllic hill station. If you are dying to find a getaway from the daily grinds, take time off to travel to Nainital. In the state of Uttarakhand, Nainital is a beautiful hill station.

Like many hill stations in India, Nainital also basks under the glory of the Raj era. When the Indian summer grew oppressive, the British officials sought refuge in the cooler retreats in the foothills of the Himalayas. That is how Nainital was discovered sometime in 19th century.

With its placid lakes and lofty hills, the calm quaint village did not take long to gain British favor. Since then Nainital has never ceased to bewitch the visitors who travel to Nainital. Till date, a huge number of people from across the country travel to Nainital in search of an idyllic vacation.

Travel to Nainital to see how the placid lake mirror the snow clad peaks that soar up to the sky, how the rolling mists ooze down the thickly wooded valleys. The tranquil surrounding would make you forget the worries and would put you on a refresh mode before you sit back to work.

Pay a visit to the Naina peak, ride a boat to pedal across the Naini Lake, do a bit of stargazing at the observatory or just watch the mountains as you travel to Nainital - live up the moments, pleasant times might have never come to you so easily.

How to Reach Nainital

On the Himalayan valley of Uttaranchal, Nainital glitters like a jewel. Like few other hill stations in India, Nainital is a British discovery sometime in 19th century.

Since then Nainital have not ceased to charm the travelers who come here in search of tranquil and breathtaking Himalayan beauty.

By Air

The nearest airport from Nainital is Pantnagar (70 km) with direct flights from Delhi. But Delhi and Lucknow are more convenient airports for reaching Nainital since none of these places are too far from Nainital and are well connected with the rest of India.

By Road

An extensive network of roads connect Nainital with prominent cities in Uttarakhand and other north Indian cities. You can reach Nainital by road from Delhi (310 km), Haldwani (40 km), Dehradun (300 km).

By Rail

It is quite convenient to reach Nainital by rail. Kathgodam (35 km) is the nearest railhead from Nainital. A well laid network of broad gauge railway links Nainital to Delhi, Kolkata and Dehradun.

Shopping in Nainital

Shopping in Nainital is a delightful experience. For a discerning shopper, it is impossible to return from a tour without shopping in Nainital.

Fabrics and woolen garments are the most popular items for shopping in Nainital. Most of such woolens are woven by the women of Almora. A variety of sweaters, cardigans, caps and shawls in exquisite designs and brilliant colors would arrest your eyes.

You can also pick up intricately carved cane sticks and multicolored candles in unique designs while shopping in Nainital. Like all hill stations, beautiful wood-carved utilities and objets d'art are also huge hits for shopping in Nainital.

In the fruit market in Nainital, you can buy fresh-from-the-orchard apples, peaches and cherries.

Hang out at the teeming shops at The mall for shopping in Nainital. The shops are replete with artifacts and souvenirs from various parts of Uttarakhand. Never mind if you need to bargain a little bit with the shopkeepers to get the reasonable prices.

Places to Visit in Nainital
  • Naini Lake
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Naina peak or China peak
  • The Mall Road
  • Dorothy's Seat
  • Snow View Point
  • The Governor's House (Raj Bhavan)
  • Nainital Zoo
  • St. John's Church


Last Updated on : 19/08/2013