Nainital is set in a valley containing a mango shaped lake located in the Kumaon region in the state of Uttarakhand. It shines like a glittering jewel in the Himalayan Mountains and is surrounded by lakes and nature's gift. The much-admired Naina Devi Temple is situated in Mallital on the lakeside. The view of adjoining hills from this place can actually melt the heart of the onlookers. The lofty China Peak is an aspiring trek for adventurists; the grueling trek upwards is rewarded by the surreal view of the mountains in China. A short distance away, Hanuman Garhi invites nature lovers as well the Hindu devotees to seek the blessing at the Hanuman Temple and then witness never before like view of the sunrise and sunset on the zenith.

How to reach

how to reach

Nainital does not have direct air connectivity. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, is the nearest commercial airport to Nainital. As every flight of all domestic and international airlines connect Delhi with rest of the world, travellers can board a flight till Delhi if they are travelling to Nainital. Private taxis from Delhi can be hired to reach Nainital.

Kathgodham Railway Station, located around 34 km away, is the nearest railhead to Nainital. Plenty of trains connect Nainital with Delhi and Dehradun. Passengers coming from Kolkata, Lucknow, Agra and Mathura, can even take a train till Kathgodam and then hire a private cab or shared taxi for Nainital.

Nainital enjoys excellent road connectivity with several cities and small towns of north India. Daily bus service to Nainital is available from Delhi and Kathgodam. Coaches like Volvo, AC and non AC are available in this route. Boarding an overnight bus from Delhi is the most convenient way to reach Nainital.