Nainital City Guide – Nainital Travel Attractions
Nainital is a beautiful town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is situated in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas at an altitude of 6,350 ft above sea level.
With numerous lakes, the district of Nainital has earned the name ‘Lake District of India’. Nainital is literally a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace. A pleasant weather prevails in the town throughout the year. The temperature dips down to ?3 °C during the winters, and the town has a maximum of 27 °C during the summers. There will be snow fall in the town during the winter season. An introduction to some of the interesting places in Nainital is given in the following sections.
Other places worth seeing in and around Nainital are as follows: The Aerial Ropeway, St. John’s Church, Bhim Taal, Kilburi, Bhowali, Ghorakhal, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Kainchi Dham, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Kausani, and many more.
Transport and Stay
The nearest airport is 70 km away from Nainital in Pantnagar. The airports in Delhi and Lucknow are also easily accessible. The nearest railway station is the one in Kathgodam. It is about 35 km away from Nainital. There are regular trains from Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Howarah, and many other cities around. The national highway No. 87 passes through Nainital making it easy to access the town from Delhi, Agra, Dehradun, Haridwar, Lucknow, Kanpur, and Bareilly. Special luxury coaches are available from Delhi to Nainital. Although buses are available, taxies and ponies are the most enjoyable means of local transport. The aerial ropeway is an exciting way of reaching snow view point from Nainital.
Some of the luxury hotels in Nainital are The Naini Retreat, Manu Maharani, Nainital Deluxe Hotels, Shervani Hilltop Inn, Hotel Alka, Arif Castles, and Elphinestone Hotel. The list of standard hotels in Nainital includes Hotel Krishna, Radha Continental, Balrampur House, The Hermitage Kailash, Dolmaar Resort, and Hotel Aroma. James Cook’s cabins and New Barath hotel are some of the hotels that offer economy class accommodation to the tourists.