Nanital, Uttarakhand, India- A Complete Travel Guide

Boating in Naina Lake

Nanital is a famous hill station in Uttarakhand. The town is located alongside the foothills of the Kumaon region of the outer Himalayas. Nanital, Uttarakhand is famous for its various natural attractions and due to its favorable climate all year round. Last year, on eve of our marriage anniversary, Though it was the 7th one, we planned for Nainital.

The reason we selected Nainital over other nearby hill stations are

  1. Since a long time, we had not visited this hill station (last I visited here when I was 10 years, so about 22 years before) and heard a lot about it.
  2. My son who was only 6 months old, so traveling to far off location was not possible and Nainital was within our range (304KM from Delhi)
  3. It was the month of February and we don’t want to go to a hill station with snow. Nanital was the best option.
    4 My daughter is more prone to vomiting while traveling to hills, so we opted for Nanital as hill area is about 42KM means about 90 minutes driving.

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About Nainital: Nainital is in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand State. Formerly a British hill station, it’s set around Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore. It is one of the cleanest hill station, where the use of polythene is strictly banned.

Best time to Visit Nainital: Nainital has favorable climate all year around. So you can visit this place any time of the year. January – December. But March to October is most rushy and crowdy here.

5 Best places to visit in Nainital: Nainital has many local tourist places which can be enjoyed. Here are few of them that are must visit, if you are going for first time to Nainital.

  1. Naina Lake: It is situated amidst the town and is the lifeline of Nainital. Naina Devi Temple which is adjacent to it is also one of the famous pilgrimages of Hindus. In Naina lake, boating facilities are available for the visitors and the market on another side of it has Tibetan market, which is also a nice capture. The Naina Lake is a place sluggish paced stroll around the lake will offer a tranquil relaxation like no other.

  2. Tiffin Top: Tiffin Top is a famous viewpoint that offers some of the most out of these worldviews of the Himalayas and Nainital. The place is named after an English painter Dorothy Kellet who used to sit at this very spot and paint. Tiffin Top which means “Packed food consumed during the daytime” so that visitors around would trek to Tiffin top with packed lunches and spend a quiet and tranquil picnic and other get-togethers.
    Tiffin top is a short trek of about 4 km from Nainital and provides the excellent view of the Himalayas and the Nainital town.

  3. The Mall Road: Though I hardly like shopping from The Mall Road Nainital Mall Road is bit different. it not only has all the reputed brands also local items which are no doubt are of superb quality. The place offers good food, reasonable stays and quality items to shop. It runs side by side of famous Naini Lake which make it a great place to enjoy. Also, there are few rules to be followed for entry into this The Mall Road. During rush days from May-October, it is closed for vehicles and has an entry fee. Also, it is strictly no parking zone, so be prepared to enjoy the walk and the surroundings.

  4. Eco Cave Garden: Eco Cave Gardens are a unified complex of caves and attract huge crowds of tourists and are an extravagance for kids upon their visit. The park comprises of seven caves which are reached from beginning to end via narrow and winding road with amazing views during the commute. This is one of the unsurpassed places one should visit with the family and is of extraordinary curiosity to kids with the musical fountain that is located here.

  5. Land’s End: Set across the Khurpa Tal and vast stretches of plains, the Land’s End 4 km off the main town is dotted with quaint little hamlets and lush greenery. You can take a pony, horse or taxi from the city. The view from Land’s End is surrounding hills and is surrounded by some beautiful trees and pine forests.

Best Route to Nainital from Delhi: Delhi – Moradabad – Rampur – Bilaspur – Rudrapur – Haldwani – Nainital
Nearest Railway Station/ Airport: Kathgodam

Must try in Nainital: Momos at Tibetan Market, Boating at Naina Lake, Pics at Eco Cave are must try in Nainital. It is a place which is fun to be with family, friends or as a couple.

Do tell how you like my post and what else should be added to a complete travel guidepost. Love to hear your experiences if you have visited there or your plannings if you want to visit there. In case of any help/suggestion do buzz me.

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