About Nainital Trip

Nainital is a hill station in Uttarakhand, which is popularly known as the “Lake district of India”. Nainital is surrounded by hills and mountains from all the three sides. Nainital resides in the green foothills of Kumaon hills of Himalaya mountain ranges. Nainital is the perfect destination for the couples and families seeking respite from hot summers. It is an ideal destination for camping and trekking in India. Paragliding in Nainital is one of the things to experience.

Best time to visit Nainital

Nainital, is a beautiful town that attracts lots of tourists throughout the year. Tourists visit Nainital for a weekend gateway. Married couples travel to Nainital for honeymoon. Families travel to Nainital for 3-4 days trip.

However, best time to visit Nainital for a trip is from March to June when the temperatures are pleasant. For those who loves snow activities, November to February is the ideal time to visit Nainital. Nainital receives heavy downpour during the monsoon.

How to reach Nainital

Currently there is no direct connectivity to nainital, except by road. The nearest railway station is 35kms from Nainital at Kathgodam. The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is located 65 kms away from Nainital. Only private chartered flights operates to Pantnagar airport.

The best way to reach Nainital from any North Indian city is by car or an overnight bus.

How to reach Nainital by road

The only feasible way to reach Nainital is by road. There are regular bus services operated by Uttarakhand State and some private tour operators. These buses connects Nainital to rest of India. Shared radio cab and taxis are also available depending on your budget.

How to reach Nainital by Train

The nearest railway station is Kathgodam railway station which is located 35 kms from Nainital.Regular train runs between Nainital and cities like New Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Agra, Mathura and all other major cities. Express trains like Ranikhet Express, Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express, Bagh Express, Dehradun – Kathgodam Express, New Delhi- Kathgodam- Shatabdi Express will drop you to Kathgodam. If you are travelling by train to Nainital, you will have to get down at Kathgodam and go to Nainital by cab or a private car.

You can also take a bus to Nainital from Kathgodam railway station. The bus fare is Rs 34.

How to reach Nainital by Flight

There is no direct flights to Nainital. The airport is located at Pant nagar. Only chartered flights operates to this airport. The nearest International airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

Trip Overview
  • Trip profile
    5 nights 6 days
  • Trip Days
    7
  • Accomodation
    hotels & Lodge
  • Transportation
    Desire/Verito/Innova/Xylo/Tempo Travellor
  • Day 01: Delhi - Nainital (320kms – 7hrs)
    Nainital: is referred to as the lake of three sages, or the Tri Rishi Sarovar as mentioned in the Manas Khand chapter of the Skanda Purana. As recorded in history, the three sages, Atri, Pulastya, and Pulaha stopped over at Nainital on their pilgrimage, to quench their thirst. Finding no water, they dug a hole and transferred some water into it to from the sacred lake of Tibet, Mansarovar. Thus the famous lake of Nainital came into existence. Another legend has it that the left eye or Nain of Lord Shiva’s wife Sati fell in this center and formed an emerald eye shaped lake and thus emerged the city of Nainital. Recent history records reveal that Nainital was brought into limelight by P. Barron, a British sugar merchant, in 1839. The beauty of Nainital with the central lake cushioned among the forests attracted this person to build a house named Pilgrim’s Cottage and settle in Nainital the most beautiful hill station of Kumaon. On arrival at Nainital transfer to hotel, Check in to hotel and rest of the day free for leisure. Evening you will walk to Naini Lake and Mall road. Overnight stay at Hotel at Nainital.
  • Day 02: Nainital
    After breakfast, Full day is at leisure to explore the hill retreat of Nainital. It is blessed with scenic natural splendor and varied natural resources . Visit to lakes tour of Bhim Tal, Sat Tal, Naukuchia Tal , Snow point Mall road, Boating Club, Cable Car Ride & Thandi Sadak etc.Later back to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.Overnight stay at hotel at Nainital.
  • Day 03: Nainital - Ranikhet (70kms – 2hrs.)
    After breakfast, drive to Ranikhet. 'The Queens Field', Ranikhet: The salubrious atmosphere, tall conifer trees, green meadows and placid surroundings makes Ranikhet a unique hill station. The magnetism of each season in Ranikhet is always capable of luring tourists, making it an all season destination. The majestic Himalayas, lush green forests, sounds and smell of the flora and fauna leaves an unforgettable impact on the visitors. worth watching excursions, ancient temples, fascinating picnic spots and exciting treks. Ranikhet also headquarters one of the glorious regiment of Indian Army - Kumaon Regiment.Ranikhet literally means “Queen's Meadow”. It is believed that Queen Padmini of Kumaon was in love with this tiny hill paradise. Kind Sudhardev had to oblige her by building a palace here and named this place Ranikhet, the queen’s field. sss Arrive at ranikhet transfer to hotel, check in to hotel, rest of the day is for a leisurely walks of this gorgeous town of Ranikhet. Overnight stay at hotel at Ranikhet.
  • Day 04: Ranikhet – Almora (50kms. – 1.30hrs.)
    After breakfast, check out from hotel, then drive to Almora. Almora : is a scenic hill station in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Located on a five km long ridge which is shaped like a horse shoe, Almora is a quaint town in Kumaon Hills in the Himalayan range. It is at an average height of 1,651 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by greenery all around with beautiful thick forests of fir and pine trees covering the hills. Almora is a town of temples, with temple of Goddess Nanda Devi placed in the centre of the town.Almora is an agricultural base and a trade centre of dynamic activity. Silently placed in the lap of dutiful nature, Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) rivers flows by the side of this town and the town, monuments and palaces, is surrounded by dense forests of fur and pine trees. This place is culturally very rich and through out the year Almora celebrates many festivals and cultural events, main attractions of the tourists to experience the cultural heritage of the region. Arrive at Almora ,transfer to hotel,check in to hotel. Afternoon procced to explore the unspoiled flora & fauna of this beautiful hill station. Later back to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. overnight stay at hotel at Almora.
  • Day 05: Almora - Binsar Wildlife - Almora (35 kms. – 1hrs)
    After breakfast ,Full day excursion to Binsar Wildlife sanctuary. Binsar : is a small town in the state of Uttarakhand and is located amidst dense green forests. It is famous for the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon. The place is known for its greenery and is surrounded by virgin forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar all around.The main attraction of the town of Binsar is the wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary covers an area of 45.59 sq km and has a wide variety of flora and fauna residing in. It is believed that over 200 varieties of birds are found in Binsar along with animals like deer, leopards, Himalayan bears, monkeys, foxes, flying squirrels and many others, making it a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Day at the sanctuary. Later back to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure, overnight stay at hotel at Almora
  • Day 06: Almora - Kausani (55kms – 1.30hrs.)
    After breakfast, check out from hotel drive to Kausani. Kausani: nature own reserve and idle to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of nature with stunning view of the Himalayan ranges. Mahatma Gandhi, during his stay at Kausani, penned his memorable commentary on the 'Gita-Anashakti Yoga' inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. Mahatma Gandhi was so much impresses that he started calling it “Switzerland of India”. The guesthouse where Mahatma Gandhi stayed is now known as the Anashakti Ashram. Famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant was born at Kausani. Some of her early poems composed here have described the nature in its manifestations. Kausani is located 47kms north of Almora in Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Arrive at Kausani,transfer to hotel, check in to hotel.Afternoon picnic near the River Kosi and day to explore the beauty of nature.later back to hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. overnight stay at hotel at Kausani. Day 07: Kausani - Delhi (380 kms – 8.30hrs) After breakfast, check-out from hotel. And drive to Delhi for onward destination.

  • Meals (Two breakfast, Two Dinner)
  • All ground transport,
  • All accommodations
  • Sightseeing
  • All applicable permits and entrance fees
  • Road Journey meals or Transport, if any
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  • Any expense of personal nature