March 7, 2019

Nainital, Uttarakhand Summer Holiday Destination in India

Nainital, Uttarakhand Summer Holiday Destination in India

Fast Fact
Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Nainital Best Time to visit: October to June.
Attraction: Nainital Lake, Naini Peak,  Sat Tal, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Eco Cave Gardens, Bhimtal, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo

Nainital, Uttarakhand :

A small hill town in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by mountains on three sides. Nainital was discovered in 1841 by a Britisher called Lord Baron. The climate, the surrounding  & the mesmerising beauty of this area attracted the British administrator who turned this place into the summer capital of the United Province. Being a major tourist place Nainital is always bustling with visitors & it’s always better if accommodation and other facilities are prearranged.

Nainital Weather: Average highest temperature 18.1 degree Celsius. The average lowest temperature of 10.1-degree Celsius.

Why is Nainital Famous Hill Station in India?

Nainital is famous for Nainital Lake, the amazing view and the pleasant weather. Some of the other places of tourist interest are the Mall, presently known as the Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. You can find restaurants, offices and hotels all situated in the Mall. Nainital Zoo is a very important tourist spot where you can find rare species of snow steppe eagle, leopard and the Himalayan black bear. Nainital latest attraction is the Eco Cave Garden where your children can learn about ecosphere.

Nainital Image:

Nainital, Uttarakhand Summer Holiday Destination in India

Activities in Nainital:

There are various places that one can pay a visit to while holidaying in Nainital. In any case, if one has less time, one can surely go for a place which interests him/her the most. Since Nainital offers a various number of experiences which ranges from boating, trekking, sightseeing, picnic, shopping, Rope-way, a spiritual one and others through a various number of places which have these things to offer to the inquisitive and zealous traveller.
Boating: The majestic Nainital Lake is the centrepiece of Nainital & boating is one the most popular activity among tourists & honeymoon couples. Yachting is another form of boating that is picking up popularity in Nainital.
 Shopping: Tourists can find few local markets in Nainital like Tibetan market, Bara Bazar & Mall Road market from where one can shop for handicrafts, apparels, artefacts & souvenirs. The markets in Nainital are known for key chains, artificial jewellery scented candles & books.
Picnic Spots and Ropeway: Nainital has an aerial ropeway that connects the town with Snow View Point which offers a mesmerizing view of the lake as well as the surrounding places like Tiffin Top, China Peak and Snow Viewpoint.
Trekking / Hiking: There are some hiking trails in & around Nainital where adventure lovers can hike and explore nature. Nainital-Binayak Trek, Nainital-Betalghat Trek, Nainital-Kilbury Trek, Nainital-Kainchi Trek and Snow View Trek are popular hiking trails in Nainital.

Nainital  Sightseeing:

Sat Tal: 25 km away, is a complex of seven natural lakes with good angling prospects.

Bhimtal: 23 km away, larger than Nainital Lake which sports a beautiful island.

Naukuchiatal: 27 km away, is a vast nine-cornered lake, pristine and pleasant where migratory birds gather.

Naini Peak: Approx 6 km away, is the highest point within Nainital & commands a superb view of the Himalayas.

Nainital Lake: Nainital lake is said to be one of the emerald green eyes of Shiva's wife, Sati. At the point when Sati's father failed to invite Shiva to a family sacrifice, she burnt herself to death in protest. Shiva assembles the charred remains in his arms and proceeded to engage in a cosmic dance, which threatened to destroy the world. Vishnu hacked up the body into pieces, and the remains were scattered across India. The mordan Naina Devi Temple at the northern end of the lake is worked over the exact spot where the eye is accepted to have fallen.

Tiffin Top: Located at the Aryapatta Hill at an average height of 2292 meters above sea level, Tiffin top is a famous viewpoint that offers some of the most mesmerizing views of the Himalayas and Nainital. The spot is named after an English painter Dorothy Kellet who used to sit at this spot and paint. This spot is also called as Dorothy’s seat.

St. John in the Wilderness: St. John in the Wilderness refers to a church which was founded in 1844 and is located on the north end of the town. The church was named so after the Bishop of Kolkata was obliged to sleep in an unfinished house in the wilderness after falling ill. The church is situated in a hidden and serene located amidst the deodar forests and was built to commemorate the victims of the landslide of 1880.

Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo: Located at an average height of 2,100 meters above sea level, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo was built up in 1984 & was opened to the general public in 1995. The zoo contains several extraordinary and endangered species of animals and birds which are native to this region. Himalayan Bear, Snow Leopard, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.

Snow View: One of the best viewpoints in Nainital, the Snow View is situated at an average elevation of 2,270 above sea level is reachable by a cable car. It provides amazing and picturesque views of the snow-capped Himalayas with the major peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul & Nanda Kot.

Land’s End: Famous for being a spot that is usually reached by trekkers, Land’s End is a picturesque spot and the amazing views from this spot are like none other. The spot is located at an average height of 2,118 km above sea level provides views of the surrounding hills and is surrounded by some beautiful trees and pine forests.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary: One of some high altitude bird sanctuaries in India, the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters above sea level. The sanctuary is home to over 240 different species of Birds which are both migratory & resident hare. The sanctuary is situated at a picturesque forest village called Pangot.

Eco Cave Gardens: Eco Cave Gardens are an interconnected system of caves. Its attract huge tourists and are a treat for kids upon their visit. The park comprises of seven caves which are reached through a narrow and twisting road with amazing views during the commute. This is one of the best places one should visit with the family and is of special interest to kids with the musical fountain that is situated here.

How to Reach Nainital:

By Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar, 71 km away.

By Rail: Since the airport is not in use, the most convenient way to travel is by train. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam, located 36 km from Nainital & from Moradabad 114 km.

Nainital Train
Train No
Train Name
Bag Express
Howrah To Kathgodam
Doon Express
Howrah to Moradabad
(27 hr.)
Upasana Express
Howrah to Moradabad
12:55pm (23.55hr.)
HWH JSM Express
Howrah to Moradabad

By Road: The most preferred mode of travel to this hill destination is by road. It is connected to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh with fairly well maintained motorable roads.

Nainital Hotels :

Himalaya Hotel
Near Bus Stand, Tallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002
Phone: 070602 36677

Shervani Hilltop Nainital
Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 05942 233 800

Hotel Maharaja
Zoo Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 05942 235 281

The Pavillion Hotel
Near High Court, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 05942 236 178

The Manu Maharani
Grassmere Estate, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 05942 237 342

Hotel Krishna
Mall Rd, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 099279 44473

The Naini Retreat
Hari Bhawan, Ayarpatta, Slopes, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001
Phone: 095550 88000

Hotel Mount N Mist Nainital
Kilarny Compound, Near Sherwood College, Governor House Road, Ayarpatta Slopes, Nainital,
Uttarakhand 263001, Phone: 089099 61621

Treebo Trend Lakeside Inn - Hotel in Nainital Mall Road
The Mall, Mall Road, Near Municipal Library, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

Phone: 093228 00100