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Nainital Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Nainital

Founded during the British Raj, the popular hill station of Nainital is famous for its deep lakes, enchanting lush greenery, attractions, and pleasant weather, drawing a crazy number of tourists every year.

  • Naini Lake in Nainital
Nainital At a Glance
  • Average Climate:3°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:Throughout the year
  • STD Code:05942

Nainital Tourism | Nainital Travel Guide

Nainital is a famous hill resort town in the Kumaon district and sits at the green foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the lovely hill stations in the country and attracts tourists who want to enjoy the thrill, peace, and romance. Tourists flock to this hill station because Nainital tourism offers matchless beauty. Hoards of accommodation options are available around Naini Lake - most of them boast clear views of distant Himalayan peaks.

From enjoying the mountain view while boating in Naini Lake to exploring the colonial structures, you will enjoy each moment here. However, you need more details before planning a Nainital tour. If you want to know more, check out this travel guide about Nainital that provides the essential information and helps you plan your vacation more efficiently.

Read this Nainital tourism guide and plan your vacation perfectly

Why is Nainital Worth Visiting?

Nainital has adventure activities, spiritual landmarks, indigenous markets, and many other things to lure tourists. The prime reason for traveling to Nainital is it is safe for solo female travelers. Tourism is the major push of Nainital's livelihood; that is why locals in Nainital are heartwarming and deliver first-class hospitality to whosoever visits their town. Every attraction in Nainital has an intriguing past or scenic appeal, mesmerizing tourists from around the world. Moreover, the hill station is the cornerstone of tropical weather and a special place for landscape lovers.

Here is everything in brief about Nainital your should know:

Things to do in Nainital

Nainital is known for its splendid viewpoints, where you can witness the soaring mountain peak of Nanda Devi. Apart from this, the number of activities to do in Nainital will uplift your mood. You can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, boating at Naini lake, ropeway, shopping, etc. For a memorable experience, you must try trekking, rock climbing, and bird watching.

Moreover, Uttarakhand's largest town and favorite hill resort host fairs and festivals: Phool Dei, Uttarayani, Nanda Devi Fair, etc. To know the culture and tradition of this hill station, attend these fairs and festivals of Nainital.

Best Time to Visit Nainital

The best time to visit Nainital is between March and June as the weather conditions are pleasant. It is the season when boating in Naini Lake (for which Nainital is famous) can be enjoyed best. However, snowfall lovers must plan their trip to Nainital between December and January. However, the monsoon season (July-September) makes sightseeing difficult due to landslides. But one can seize the discounted deals on hotels due to the shoulder tourist season. To know more about the best time, click here!

How to Reach Nainital

Road connectivity from northern India is the most convenient, quick, and affordable way to reach Nainital. Towns like Delhi, Gurgaon, and Chandigarh are well-connected with  Nainital by road. You can also look for railway options to reach Nainital and Kathgodam (nearest railhead) connected with metro towns. Anyone looking to reach a quick turnaround time must take a flight to Pantnagar Airport (the closest airport to Nainital).

How to get around Nainital

Shared taxis, private taxis, and local buses are the best ways to get around Nainital. Bus travel from Haldwani and Kathgodam is inexpensive. While private/shared taxis are worth booking for couples with kids. The travel distance between Haldwani to Nainital is 43 km (approx.) and 36 km (approx.) from Kathgodam.

Accommodation in Nainital

Nainital Tourism includes a vast number of accommodations for tourists of every kind. Being a famous hill station in Uttarakhand, you will get from budget to luxury hotels. Luxury hotels are set up surrounding the Naini Lake, while Airbnbs in and around Nainital will provide tourists with budget-friendly accommodations. But, of course, it entirely depends upon what sort of budget travelers have.

Where to Eat in Nainital

Nainital is not only about breathtaking beauty enveloped in lush greenery and surrounded by the Himalayas. In fact, it has the perfect blend of Kumaoni and Tibetan cuisine. Bal Mithai is arguably the best dish to eat in Nainital. It looks like brown chocolate and is coated with 'Khoya' (dry evaporated milk), coated with sugar balls and pure Uttarakhand ghee. So hop over to Mamu's Naini Sweets, Momos at Sonam Fast points for mouthwatering momos.

Shopping in Nainital

Nainital is a highly developed hill station in Uttarakhand where tourists can get almost everything required. The famous boating point in Nainital, Naini Lake, is dotted around several hotels. Stepping outside the hotel and just a walk away from Naini Lake, you can shop your hearts out at Mall Road, Bara Bazar, and Bhutia Bazar to shop for woolens and Tibetan souvenirs.

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