Nainital is a hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, in India. The town is the judicial capital of the state. It is located in Kumaon. It was formerly a British hill station and was previously the capital of the United Provinces. This city sits on a valley that surrounds a centre lake – the Naini lake, shaped like an eye. This lake is one of the landmarks with which this city is well famed. The tranquil countryside of Nainital has been a favourite choice for weekend getaways with family and friends, and even for honeymooners.
How To Reach :
The nearest airport to the city is at the capital of India – New Delhi, it is the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Which is very well connected, as expected to the rest of the world. So, itinerants can board a flight to Delhi, and then take a cab to Nainital. You can also reach Nainital by road; there is an excellent network of trails from several surrounding cities, and the major cities of India. The nearest railway station to Nainital is the Kathgodham railway station, located just about 34 km away, and it is connected to Delhi and Dehradun. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket
Where To Stay :
Following are some popular Nainital hotels and resorts:
- Hopp Inn-Chandra: this hotel offers a garden, a restaurant, free wifi, free parking and 24-hour room service and front desk.
OYO 3223 Shiva Solace: This hotel is situated in Nainital. It offers you 24-hour room service and front desk, a restaurant, comfortable rooms, and free parking on site.
Treebo Tryst Lakeside Inn: This 3-hotel gives you comfy accommodation, well air-conditioned, with free wifi, free onsite parking, 24-hour room service, and front desk.
The Manu Maharani: This hotel gives a beautiful view of the Naini Lake, it offers you comfort and relaxation in its spa and sauna, and ensures your fitness by providing a gym. It also features a business centre, a bar, a restaurant, and 24-hour room service and front desk.
Maharaja Hotel: This hotel feature entreats you to delightful meals at its restaurant. It also features fully furnished air-conditioned rooms, with free wifi, it offers free parking space and room service. It is located close to Pantnagar airport.
The weather of Nainital is subtropical; the city is most visited between April and June when Nainital temperature is mild. The monsoon season comes up in July and extends through to August. The winter comes up between December and February, and it features a cold climate with a probability of snowfalls. Significant events in Nainital include: the Nandi Devi Fair which comes up either in August or September, the festival features a procession to honour the Hindu goddess; Sharadotsav also referred to as Durga Puja occurring in October, a celebration of dances and embellishments; and Dussehra, a festival to celebrate good over evil, which comes up in October.
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Nainital Famous Sweet : Bal Mithai
Places To Visit :
Naini Lake: The Naini lake is a beautiful, freshwater lake, shaped like an eye, and is one of the most famous in the Kumaon region. It is bounded on all sides by scenic beauties, the Naini peak on the northwest, the Tiffin point on the southwestern, snow-capped mountains on the north. Catch a fantastic view of the sunset from within the shores of this lake. The lake is a popular choice for weekend getaways and family picnics. You cannot afford to miss a boat ride through this lake.
Naini Devi Temple: The temple of Shri Naini Devi is located on the shores of the Naini lake up north, in the Uttarakhand Nainital district. It is renowned as a worship place for Hindus all over the country. It is dedicated to Devi Sati’s eyes; it is believed that the temple was built on the exact spot where the goddess’s eyes fell on earth after Lord Shiva carried her body from the fire of yagna her father Daksha made.
Eco Cave Gardens: This is an interconnection of caves, suspended gardens, and the musical fountain. The cave garden is located in the Mallital part of Nainital. The six caves interlinked together are all shaped as different animals.
Naina peak: Also known as China peak, the Naina peak is the highest peak of Nainital, it is elevated at about 2615 meters above sea level, the peak is snow-covered almost throughout the year, and the towering trees, all make the height rather very picturesque. Catch a view of the sunrise and sunset, take a hike through the mountains.
About Visa :
To get to Nainital, you will have to obtain a visa to India. The government of India has made provision for an e-Visa. You are required to apply for the visa at least four days before arrival. The permit is valid for 30 days, and it is not extendable. You can apply for the visa at most twice in a single calendar year.
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