Hill Station on your mind? Nainital it is! Known for the preserved old heritage of the city, the hill station in Northern Indian will leave you spellbound with the sheer character of the places to visit in Nainital. It is situated at an elevation of 1938 meters from sea level and therefore a sight to remember. Whether you are planning a trip with family, your romantic partner, a trip with friends or a trip with yourself, Nainital has the recipe for the best adventure trip in India. It falls in the Uttarakhand state and the region is Kumaon. The city still has the mark of British and that makes it unique from any other hill station in India. The building built by the British have next to no changes in them. They look untouched as though the locals want them that way. Apart from having so many attractions to visit in Nainital itself, there are places to visit near Nainital like Almora, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, and Sattal which people love to flock to when they visit to this hill station.
The best time to visit Nainital is both summer and winter. If you stay in a place that is quite hot and you want to escape that, visit Nainital during May to June. You will be in bliss. In case you love to witness snowfall and enjoy some adventure sports there, plan a trip with friends around December and January. The temperature there on an average is 24-degree Celsius. Ensure you carry something warm to cover yourself no matter which season you prefer visiting. You can also take part in the various adventure activities in Nainital when you visit this hill station.
Places To Visit In Nainital
1. Tibetan Market
If shopping is on your mind, Tibetan market just beside the boating site and the Naina Devi temple is what you can pay your visit. It has a good collection of seasonal apparels and accessories for you to buy.
Naini lake boating is one of the coolest things to do in Nainital. Surrounded by the breathtaking view of the lake, you won’t want to come out of that space. The lake falls on the left when you enter the Mall Road. Though not many consider this an adventure activity, but trust you us, it is one of the most favorite activities people love doing in Nainital.
When on an adventure trip to Nainital, you need excitement everywhere. How can you miss the very popular Nainital ropeway? It has an amazing view from the top and will only make you speechless.Typically, the cable car ride takes 3 minutes one way and takes you to the snowfall point.
4. Naina Devi Temple
Out of 64 shaktipeeths in India, this is one of them. Naina Devi Temple is located in the best part of the city. It is surrounded by the beautiful Naini Lake. Spend some time in the temple for some peace of mind.
5. Corbett National Park
Exactly located in Halwani which is approximately 100 kilometers away from Nainital, animal lovers love to visit this park. You see exquisite animals that are enjoying their open space and independence. It is an Adventure activity that one has to do irrespective whether they are on a trip with friends, family, or their loved one, the ride through the nature makes you forget everything and brings your closer to peace.
6. Naina Peak
Looking for a bird view of Nainital? Naina Peak is one of the must visit places in Nainital. It is situated at a height of 2615 meters and gives the best view to your eyes. Naina Peak remains covered in snow all 12 months of the year and offers breathtaking views of the Nainital city. Also known as the China Peak. This Peak should be on your list of places to visit in Nainital no matter what.
7. Himalayan Darshan
Situated at a height of almost 2300 meters, Himalayan Darshan is approximately five kilometers away from the city. It defines peace and tranquility. Another name for Himalayan Darshan is The Himalayan Viewpoint.
Nainital is the lake city and that tells you that the city has lakes to welcome you. There are seven Tals that you can visit including two of the famous ones Bhimtal and Sattal.
Although is a unique name, Tiffin Top or Dorothy’s Seat provides with the view of Nainital. It is second to provide that eagle’s eye view.
10. Lover’s Point
The name says it all. It is also known to be providing nothing less than the best view of the city. Your trip with friends will be a jaw dropping one after visiting this point.
11. Shopping at Mall Road
The first thing that you see when you enter Nainital is the grand and beautiful Mall Road. It is clean and the perfect ambiance to shop out of love.
Adventure at its Best
When in Nainital, you can’t miss out on the adventure. You can paraglide, camp, raft, go cannoning and hill climbing. Looking for an adventure trip with friends in India? Can’t be a better place than Nainital.
How to Reach Nainital
Being close to Delhi NCR, you can reach Nainital hiring a commercial taxi or your personal car. You can also travel by bus or train to save some money so you can save it for squandering it there in Nainital. Tourists from outside Delhi NCR can travel by train or plane. There isn’t a direct route in both the transport system, one needs to travel by a commercial cab for approximately 50 to 100 kilometers to reach Nainital. You can also plan a road trip with friends.
If you have a good budget, you can stay in a luxurious 3 to 4-star hotels there. You won’t get a five-star hotel but the accommodations you get will be pleasant. You should be willing to spend anywhere between Rs 2000 to Rs 7000 in Nainital for per night stay. Yes, you don’t have to spend a lot on your stay as it is quite budget-oriented. For visiting Nainital you don’t have to go through the tedious process of researching on how to plan trip with friends. Nainital is an easy to reach destination and ideal for both road and rail trip.
The month of December is around the corner. If you already have hill station on your bucket list, check it with Nainital. You will be happy to undertake a short trip to this lovely hill station.