Nainital is situated at an altitude of 1938 mts above the sea level. The name has been derived from Nani Lake which is one of the prominent spot for tourists of Nainital. It is located in the region of Kumaon and is commonly known as Lake District of India. It is attracting numerous of tourists from different spheres of society from both foreign and domestic every year. It is shining as the glittering jewel in the mountains of Himalayan and is also surrounded via nature’s beauty and Lakes. Most important segment with respect to Nainital is tourisms. It is also having an All India Radio relay station mentioned as Akashvani Nainital.
How to reach Nainital?
Nainital is well known as glittering jewel of Himalayan necklace which is blessed with the scenic natural splendour and natural resources. It is the headquarter of the Nainital district and also known as the divisional headquarter of Kumaon division of the Uttarakhand state. Its mention could be found in numerous legends and myths from the ancient times.
- Via Air
Pant Nagar is the nearest Airport which is situated in Uttaranchal state and is nearest to Kathgodam and Nainital as well. It is just 72Km from Nainital and is well connected via motorable roads. Taxi for Nainital and Kathgodam are quite easily available.
- Via Train
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station for Nainital which is situated at the distance of 41Kms. It is well connected via all railway networks with major destinations of India like Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow. Trains are quite frequent to the Kathgodam which is considered as one of gateway to the Kumaon region. There are two trains which are running on daily basis from Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa.
- Via Bus/Car
It is well connected via motorable roads and is linked with major destinations of the Northern India. It is only 1 hours drive from Kathgodam .You could either take a bus or taxi from Kathgodam to reach Nainital. Most of the travellers who are commuting to Nainital commence from Delhi. The distance between Delhi to Nainital is 320 Kms which could be covered with 9hours drive and it is connected with NH87. Buses for Nainital are available from ISBT Anand Vihar.
Top 10 places to visit in Nainital
- Naina Devi Temple
- Naini Lake
- The Mall road
- The flats
- Arial ropeway
- Governor’s house
- Eco cave Garden
- China/ Naina peak
- Tiffin Top
- Land’s End
Where to stay and eat?
Nainital being the popular tourist destination is housing a flattering variety of cuisines from North Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian to Thai, Tibetan and local cuisine. Hence you are welcome to enjoy the cuisine from India. Some of the foods which you could enjoy are- Paneer dishes, Roti, Tandoori Roti, Dal Makhani etc. The local cuisine could be extremely mouth watering with preparations like Ras (a dish made with several dals), Bhatt ki Churkani, Baadi, Aloo ke Gutke etc. The area is fostering both the Kumani and Garhwali cuisine which are through somewhat similar in the elements but do differ in style. The food is generally prepared using pulses and lentils. The food is prepared on Charcoal and dishes are completed by the generous use of the use of the “Ghee”.
Nainital is offering a wide range of the resorts and hotels for the accommodation in the hill stations. There are low cost cheap hotels which are ranging from Rs 300 per day to the 5 star Luxury hotels. In Nainital you are having luxury for choosing the hotels as per their location i.e. is near the Mall road, close to city market etc. Some of the preferred locations are- Hotels in Mallital, Hotels on Zoo road etc.