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Nainital Hill Station Travel - Best Trekking Tours of India
River Ramganga originates from the Doodha Tauli ranges in district Pauri Garhwal. It enters into district Nainital, before re-entering into district Pauri Garhwal. The trekking trips along the side of river is full of meadows and hilli terrain.
Nainital Hill Station was discovered in 1841 by a Britisher called Lord Barron. The weather, the surrounding and the mesmerising beauty of this area attracted the British administrator who turned this place into the summer capital of the United Province. Being a major tourist place Nainital is always bustling with visitors and people travel to this places from all over India. It is always better if accommodation and other facilites are prearranged by proper travel agents.
Best Trekking Routes / Itineraries1. Nainital Betalghat Trek
2. Nainital Binayak Trek
3. Nainital Kainchi Trek
4. Nainital Kilbury Trek
5. Nainital Kunjkharak Trek
6. Snow View Trek
Fairs & FestivalsEach year in the month of September a fair is organised which is dedicated to Naina Devi. This festival is held in traditional flavour. This tiem whole Nainital is at its best. S The town is decorated like a bride. This festival is host to a number of traditional Dance and singing programmes.
In October / November the Uttrakhand tourism organises a Winter Festival which acts as window to the rich culture and tradition of the area. During this time many trips for Nainital travel are organized to participate in this fair. Other famous Fairs & Festivals
Adventure SportsHORSE RIDING :
Any visitor coming to Nainital cannot miss the joy of riding a horse on the Mall. Not only at the Mall but to reach the Snow view point, Tiffin top, Kilburi from the Mallital area one can hire ponies and horses.You can go around the town riding the horse. In fact one of the ways to experience the best of Nainital is on a horses back. The flora and fauna of the region can be closely watched from the horses back. You can go to the interiors of nearby area and get a first hand experience of the mountain life of Nainital. The municipal corporation has fixed the rates of horse riding and one should avoid paying more than the prescribed rates.
The corporation has also issued identity card to the best photographers who hang around the Tallital and Mallital region. Get yourself clicked on a horse to keep as a momento from Nainital Hills.
How To Get ThereTrevelling to Nainital is much easier and comfortable. The nearest railway station is that of Kathgodam which is connected by trains from Delhi and Howrah. The narrow gauge trains come from Lalkuan which is 55 kms from Nainital. From Lalkuan and Kathgodam regular taxi and bus services are available for Nainital. Hill Destination of Nainital is well connected by buses with other parts of the state. Inter state services are also better travel options for the trourist. The state transport corporation as well as the private operators have their buses on this route.
ClimateNainital is located in the Kumaon hills and the weather is very pleasant throughout the year except during winter months. The temperature is not very high at any time but in winters it becomes very cold. The climate of Nainital is regulated by the lake here which showers rain almost every afternoon. The best time visit the place and travel to this most famous hill destination is between April to June and then again in September October. The months of January to March are marked by the snowfall which is for a very short time. It is advisable that contact any local person before going to Nainital to watch snowfall.
General Information About Nainital Hill Station
PopulationAbout 36,000 People resides in this city.
LanguagesKumaoni, Garwali, Hindi and English
Scenic BeautySnow View
Useful Information About Nainital
Tourist Information CentresUttrakhand Tourism Information Center are located on Mall Road, Nainital, Uttrakhand, India.
Kumaon Mandal Vikash Nigam - The KMVN Information Center mountaineering Tours, Tallital, Nainital, Uttrakhand, India.
Where to ShopWith Nainital travel shop from the Mall - the main shopping center in Nainital which has some of the good shops where one can do some shopping. In Nainital the main items to be bought are the woollen garments, decorative pieces made from wood. The decorative colourful candles are one thing every traveller to the place takes back with himself. For the woollen garments the Bohtia Bazaar is the best place whereas the Mall road and the Mallital are places for good bargain of candles and wooden stuff.
Prime Attractions and Places to Visit in Nainital
Naina Devi TempleOn the northern side of the Naini lake is built a temple dedicated to Sati and is called the Naina Devi temple.
Naini LakeTravel to Naini Lake or Naini Taal, the picturesque blue green lake is located in the district of Nainital. It is from this lake that the city of Nainital, the beautiful settlement by the lake, derives its name.
Snow View TrekThe Snow view point is located at a height of 2270 meter above sea level. Ropeway tour are the best options to reach this point, other options are the pony ride at Mallital.
Travel Excursion Tours from Nainital
Bhim Tal Excursion Trips(23Km.)
Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. more..
Ranikhet Hill Tour(60Km.)
The hill station, idyllic in its charm, Ranikhet with its majestic pine trees, is 59.5 kilometres from Nainital. more..
Mukteshwar Trekking Tour(52Km.)
52 kms. from Nainital, Mukteshwar set atop a high ridge, is a beautiful Himalayan resort, surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest. Mukteshwar also offers some of the best trekking holidays in the foothills of Himalayas.
Nanda-Devi Temple Mela
Nanda Devi Mela is a fair of great religious and cultural significance. It is held at Nanda Devi Temple in September to commemorate the memory of goddesses, Nanda and Sunanda.
Naukuchia Tal Trekking Paradise
Situated at an altitude of 1,219 m, Naukuchiatal is picturesque lake. It has nine corners and hence the name. 26 km away from Nainital, Naukuchiatal attracts migratory birds, which makes it a ¿bird watchers¿ paradise¿.
Satyanshu Mohan is student St. Joseph’s Intermediate College at Allahabad and is studying in class four. Here he recounts his trip to Nainital with his family.
Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Himalayas. My father is very fond of Nainital. This year we went just after Deepawali to Nainital on a short trip. There is no direct suitable connection by train to Nainital from Allahabad so we first went to Rampur and then from there we took a train to Kathgodam.From Kathgodam we took a taxi and by road went to Nainital. It was a call for BANDH (a strike) in Uttarakhand, the new state people wanted to be carved out of Uttar Pradesh, so there were very few people on the roads and shops were closed.
We were stopped a kilometre short of Nainital by roadblocks and we had to cover this last kilometre of our journey on foot. When we reached our rest house, we saw monkeys were playing opposite our suite. There is a lake named Naini here. There were pedal boats and rowboats in it. Pedal boats were in three shapes – Duck-shaped, Fish-shaped and standard ones.
There are temples also at Nainital. Naina Devi temple is near the ‘Flats’ the large flat ground which is carved out of the lake itself due to landslides in olden times. It is near the Mallital area. Pashan Devi temple is on the ‘Thandi Sadak’ on the other bank of the lake. On this side of the lake lies the Mall road.
Hanumangarhi Temple by Nim-karori Baba is some three kilometres away from Nainital. We enjoyed the walk alongside the lake periphery covering four kilometres in one day. It was very interesting. We visited Hanumangarhi also and walked on return trip from temple. My papa and mom walked both ways while my sister, my grandmother and I took a taxi ride while going.
We had lunch at Shiva restaurant in Mallital. Our trip was a very short one – four days only, since my mom had to attend the marriage of my mama (uncle) at Kanpur.
There were two trollies. I purchased so many beautiful candles from Nainital. My sister and my grandma took Golu Dev and Lord Ganesha’s statue moulded wax. We came down on the fourth day to Kathgodam. The train was ready to go. We boarded the train immediately and next morning we came back to our residence at Allahabad.