Delhi to Nainital Tourist Guide

Nainital is named after Naina mountains  which are the highest in the vicinity. Nainital is a valley in the foothills of Kumaon range of Himalayas located in the Uttrakhand State of India.  It is a very popular tourist  destination for its picturesque environment , Lakes and other flora and fauna found nearby. It is mostly frequented during Summer and mostly visited by couples for a romantic Getaway. Nainital’s average elevation is around 2500 meters above sea level. It is a fully established Holiday destination with all kinds of hotels available for stay.

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How to reach Nainital from Delhi?

Nainital is quite near to Delhi hence it is a nice spot for a weekend getaway from Delhi you can start you journey from Friday night and return back home for your daily schedule by Sunday late night. It is just 275 kilometers away from Delhi.[adrotate group=”1″]

  • By Air

Pantnagar is the nearest airport which is just 35 kilometers away from Nainital. Flights to Pantnagar from Delhi are not that frequent but they are cheap and make the quickest way to reach here.

  • By Bus

Several buses both state and private deluxe buses ply between the two cities and ticket costs around rupees 400 to 1000. Buses generally take around 7 to 8 hours to reach the destination.

  • By Cab/Private Vehicle

Private taxis would cost around 6000- 10000 rupees depending on Ac/Non-Ac taxis. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Nainital on a clear road in your own vehicle or taxi.

  • By Train

Kathodgam is the nearest rail head which is 35 kilometers away from here. Sampark Kranti and Ranikhet Express are two famous trains which ply between Delhi and Kathodgam. You can complete your journey in under 7 hours via train.

 Best Way to reach Nainital from Delhi:-

Depending on your budget I would suggest using the train or air route for your vacations in Nainital. Take the road route only when weather is clear and there are no warnings of rains. Your private vehicle could be useful for travelling around Nainital.

If you are looking for more  destinations near Delhi read Weekend Getaways and Hill Stations for more options .

What are some of the Best Tourist Attractions in Nainital ?

Nainital is mostly a place for sightseeing and relaxing in the natures lap. A visit to Nainital is a must for people who are looking for a soothing experience from the cruel life of Delhi.There are lakes , greenery and other flora and fauna that make the trip to Nainital an amazing experience .

  • Religious Tourist destinations 
  1. Naina Devi Temple
  2. Hanuman Garhi
  • Historical Tourist destinations 
  1. Governor’s House
  2. Gurney House
  • Other Destinations

Nainital also has a zoo which depicts a portion of wildlife found around Nainital’s Hills

  • Sightseeing Activities around Nainital

Nainital has a very big list of places which provide a very divine and amazing experience of Nature. There are several Vnainitaliew points here , which when visited during sunset or sunrise is a thing in itself. Here are a few must see view points , hills and lakes in Nainital.

    1. Lands End
    2. China Peak
    3. Guano Hill
    4. Astronomical Observatory
    5. Snow View
    6. Dorothy’s Seat
    7. Nainital Lake
    8. Khurpatal

What is the Best Time to visit Nainital ?

Nainital can be visited throughout the year , just avoid using the land route during monsoon. Also take a note of weather beforehand while you are visiting Nainital. Temperature goes below zero during winters and touches 25 degrees during summer.



  1. Chai a Cup of Life says:

    Loved Nainital! Awesome place to visit!

  2. which hotel should i prefer to stay in nainital?

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