Nainital Tour 2 days, 1 night

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Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
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Duration

2 days, 1 night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

100 people

Languages

English, Hindi

About this tour

Nainital, a jewel nestled in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India, is a captivating hill station that beckons travelers with its serene lakes, lush landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. This article delves into the myriad experiences that await visitors in Nainital, from boating on its tranquil lakes to exploring its vibrant markets and embracing the tranquility of the Himalayas.

A Lakeside Paradise

Nainital’s most iconic feature is its collection of beautiful lakes, each offering a unique charm and recreational opportunities. The centerpiece, Naini Lake, is surrounded by hills and dotted with colorful boats, creating a postcard-perfect setting. Visitors can enjoy boating amidst the tranquil waters, soaking in the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush greenery.

Exploring Naini Peak

For panoramic vistas of Nainital and the Himalayan ranges, a visit to Naini Peak is a must. Also known as China Peak, this vantage point offers breathtaking views of the town, the emerald Naini Lake, and snow-capped peaks in the distance. The trek to Naini Peak is refreshing, with pine forests and rhododendron trees lining the trail, making it a favorite among nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Cultural Delights

Nainital’s cultural tapestry is woven with colorful threads of history and tradition. The town is home to several temples, including the Naina Devi Temple situated on the northern shore of Naini Lake. Dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi, the temple holds religious significance and attracts devotees and tourists alike. The nearby Hanuman Garhi offers panoramic views and is a serene spot for meditation and introspection.

Mall Road and Tibetan Market

Mall Road is the heart of Nainital’s social and commercial hub, bustling with shops, eateries, and vibrant activity. Visitors can stroll along the promenade, shop for local handicrafts, souvenirs, and woollen garments, and indulge in delectable street food. The Tibetan Market, known for its handicrafts, Tibetan artifacts, and woollen items, is a treasure trove for those seeking unique gifts and keepsakes.

Adventure and Nature Escapes

Nainital is not just about scenic beauty; it also offers a range of adventure activities and nature escapes. Eco Cave Gardens, a series of interconnected caves and hanging gardens, provides an adventurous experience for families and thrill-seekers. For wildlife enthusiasts, a visit to the nearby Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary offers a chance to spot a variety of avian species in their natural habitat.

Heritage Trails

History buffs can explore Nainital’s colonial heritage through landmarks like the Governor’s House, also known as Raj Bhavan, a magnificent colonial-era mansion with sprawling gardens and panoramic views. St. John’s Church, built in the 19th century, is another architectural gem that reflects the town’s colonial past and offers a tranquil ambiance for reflection and prayer.

Culinary Delights

Nainital’s culinary scene is a delightful blend of local Kumaoni cuisine and international flavors. From steaming hot momos and thukpa in Tibetan eateries to traditional Kumaoni dishes like bhatt ki churkani (black bean curry) and aloo ke gutke (spicy potatoes), food enthusiasts will find a wide array of culinary delights to savor. Don’t forget to try the famous Bal Mithai and Singauri, traditional sweets that are a culinary hallmark of the region.

Included/Excluded

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Activities
  • Well experienced trekleader and support staff
  • Accomodation
  • Medical team
  • Permits & Registratio
  • personal expenses like tips, personal medicines, phone calls etc.
  • Any transport support during the trek apart from what is included above
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the Inclusions Accommodation in any other destination (not mentioned above) Cost arising due to unforeseen incidents like bad weather, medical evacuation, road blocks etc
  • Porter/mule charges to carry personal luggage can be arranged at an additional cost of as per local rate per day (1 soft bag per person < 12 kg)

Itinerary

You can choose to either arrive in Nainital a night before or embark on the journey on the day itself. The distance between New Delhi and Nainital is about 310 km and should take around 8 hours to cover. If you are travelling during the day, get some rest and have some food before ticking off at least of Nainital's must-visit attractions – Naini Lake.

  • Nainital is well-connected by motorable roads from all the major destinations in Uttarakhand. Buses also regularly run from ISBT Kashmere Gate, New Delhi, to Rishikesh, which is about 250 km from Nainital.
  • You can reach Kathgodam Railway Station by train and it is 23 km away from Nainital. Any Major city of India has trains to Kathgodam railway station. A popular Train called Ranikhet Express runs from New Delhi & Kathgodam. After reaching there you can take a bus to reach Nainital.
  • The nearest air hub to Nainital is Pantnagar Airport in Udham Singh Nagar (around 69 km away), which is connected to New Delhi by regular flights. You can avail buses, taxis and cabs from the air base to reach Nainital.

Places covered: Tiffin Top, Eco Cave Garden, Kainchi Dham From a science institute and a zoo to a revered pilgrimage centre – Nainital has something to offer every type of traveller. Explore Nainital's quaint charm in the hamlets of Kulbury and Pangot and get a bird's-eye view of the town and its eponymous lake from inside a cable car. For a more leisurely experience, you can try boating at Naukuchiatal. Do not miss Kainchi Dham that was visited by Steve Jobs (founder of Apple) and Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook). For thrill-seekers, Nainital offers a host of adventure activities too.

Durations

Multi day

Languages

English
Hindi

Tour's Location

Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

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