Delhi to Nainital| The perfect weekend getaway guide

Delhi to Nainital| The perfect weekend getaway guide

Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in Uttarakhand located at the foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. The beautiful town is located at about 1938 meters of elevation. The gorgeous Naini Lake is the epicenter of the town and Nainital has been named after this lake.

Nainital was founded by the Britishers during their rule in India. The town has a resemblance to the Cumbrian Lake District. There are several colonial structures that add to the beauty of this place. Nainital is popular as a weekend getaway destination especially for the Delhiites who visit this place in large numbers.

This town has a pleasant climate all around the year which makes it a perfect weekend getaway destination in the Himalayas. Nainital is also popular as a Honeymoon destination. The town has also been given the title of ‘City of Lakes’.

Nainital has a lot to offer when it comes to exploring the place. You can go boating on the beautiful Naini Lake or the other lakes in the area, enjoy the local food, go shopping at the Tibetan Market and the Mall Road, or you can even take the ropeway ride to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Himalayas from the Snow View Point. 

Top Places to See in Nainital:

  1. Eco Cave Gardens
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This place is famous for its rocky caves, hanging gardens and the musical fountain. This garden has six small caves in the shape of animals. During the evenings, you can come here to enjoy the musical fountain with various audio-video effects.

  1. Naini Lake
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Naini Lake is the center of attraction in this town. The town of Nainital surrounds the lake. You can even go boating in Naini Lake.

  1. Naina Devi Temple
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Shri Naina Devi Ji Temple is located on a hilltop in the Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an elevation of 1219 m above the sea level. It had been built by Raja Bir Chand in the 8th century.

  1. Mall Road, Nainital

The Mall Road in Nainital runs parallel to the Naini Lake. It connects both the ends of the town. This road has various shops where you can shop, eat and have fun. The mall road has all the major restaurants and cafes as well as shops where you can find good clothes.

  1. Naina Peak

Also known as the China Peak, it is located at an elevation of 2615 m which basically gives us a challenging trek. From the peak, the Tibet Border and the Nanda Devi Peak are visible.

  1. Land's End
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The Land's End is in the Khurpa Tal area. It is located 4 km away from the main town and gives a scenic view of greenery all around.

  1. High Altitude Zoo
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Established in 1984, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo or Nainital Zoo is situated on the Sher ka Danda hill in Tallital, Nainital. Perched at a height of 2100 meters and spread over an area of 4.6 hectares makes it the only one of its kind. The zoo is home to several endangered species and is a popular tourist spot

How to Reach Nainital from Delhi:

By Train: 

It will take approx 8 hrs from Delhi to Nainital by train. It will cost approximately Rs. 1177. 

By Bus:

It will take approx 10 hrs from Delhi to Nainital by bus and will cost around Rs. 700.

By Taxi:

It will take approx 6 hrs from Delhi to Nainital by Taxi and will cost around Rs. 6500.

By car:

It will take approx 6 hrs from Delhi to Nainital by car and will cost around Rs. 2800.

By Flight and then taxi: 

It will take approx 5 hrs from Delhi Airport (DEL) - Pantnagar Airport (PGH) by flight and will cost around Rs. 6560. You will have to take a taxi to Nainital from Pantnagar - Nainital that will cost Rs. 1500.

Best time to visit Nainital:

Nainital is a beautiful hill town that attracts tourists throughout the year. The best time to visit Nainital is between the months of March to June (summer/ spring season) when the majority of people just want to escape the heat and enjoy the pleasant climate of the hills. For those who love to play with snow must-visit Nainital from late November to February which is the winter season. Visiting here during the Monsoons is not recommended because of the heavy downpour it receives.

Also read:- Take a few days off from work to experience the beautiful hill station of Manali

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