Nainital is a famous hill station in the Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by the Kumaon Hills and is connected to NH 87. One of the attractions of Nainital is its beautiful peach-shaped lake. According to local folklore, the Naini Lake is one of the 64 places where the eyes of Parvati fell while Lord Shiva was transporting them. This is why this area is called ‘Nain-tal’ which means ‘lake of the eye.’
Places to Stay
Budget-friendly hotels can be found in the Nainital district. These include Hotel New Bharat (Rs. 850) and Hotel Anamika (Tariff – Rs. 869.)
The official language of Nainital is Hindi. Garhwali and Kumauni are also spoken.
Some of the major local festivals of Nainital include Basant Panchami (January-February), Phooldeyi (March), Bikhauti (April), Hariyala (July), Gheeya Sankranti (August), Maa Nanda Devi Mela (September) and Khatarua (mid-September.)
Places of Interest
The Naina Peak (6 km away), the Bhimtal Lake (22 km away), Sattal (23 km away), Mukteshwar (52 km away) and the Jim Corbett National Park (63 km away) are famous tourist spots that are situated near Nainital.
How to Get There
While the Pantnagar airport is 71 km away from Nainital, the Delhi International Airport is 280 km away.
The Kathgodam railway station (35 km away) is the nearest station to Nainital.
Nainital is well-connected to cities and towns such as Delhi, Almora, Ranikhet, Badrinath and Kausani. The Haldwani roadways bus stand is a major bus stand near Nainital. The Sukhatal bus stop is the closest. Kings Holiday Tours, JBG Travels, City Heart Travels and Delhi Tour & Travels are a few of the good bus operators that connect to Nainital at affordable bus tariffs. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.