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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.