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Nainital Winter Carnival 2020

You can’t deny, Nainital is one of the prettiest hill stations in India. But don’t you hate it when the city becomes crowded during the peak summer season? The scarcity of hotels; long queues at the restaurants; and unavailability of parking space, ruin the vacation mood, big time!

However, the good news is, the city is offering a great opportunity to relish its winter beauty by hosting its Winter Carnival in December 2020 from Dec 26 – 30. Yay! Let’s find out what this amazing carnival has in store for you.

Nainital Winter Carnival Festival Dates:  26 Dec 2020 to 30 Dec 2020

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What to Expect?


Yes, you will have the chance to enjoy the winter sun in Nainital while you savor the rich Kumaoni culture and a number of tourist activities will keep you engaged all through. So far we could lay our hands on some brief information for you. Here’s what the much-anticipated winter carnival in Nainital has in store for you:

  • Birdwatching workshop in Pangot & Sattal
  • Cross country and paragliding competitions in Kotabagh Region
  • Kayaking, wall painting and boat races in Bhimtal
  • Food Festival
  • Paragliding
  • Hot-Air Balloon Ride
  • Paramotoring
  • MTB Rally
  • ATV Rally
  • Heritage Walk & Village Tour
  • Trekking
  • Zip Lining
  • Rock Climbing
  • Flower Show
  • Astro photography
  • Boat decorations
  • Half marathon
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And while you are in Nainital in December, you can also make most of your holiday by planning trips to nearby tourist destinations like:

  • Pangot
  • Bhimtal
  • Khurpatal
  • Sattal
  • Naukuchiatal
  • Mukteshwar
  • Corbett National Park
  • Almora
  • Ranikhet
  • Binsar
  • Kausani

Did this pique your interest? We’re so excited ourselves, hope you are too. So start your packing now, and yes, pack enough woolens because December will be cold, brrr!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.What is the weather like in the month of December in Nainital?

December is the winter month in Nainital when the temperature ranges between 0℃ and 15℃.

Q.Are heavy woollens required in December in Nainital?

Yes, heavy woollens are required in the month of December in Nainital. In fact, it is the time when one can also expect snowfall in the city.

Q. What is the best way to reach Nainital?

The best way to reach Nainital is by road. The nearest railway station to Nainital is situated in Kathgodam, which is 36 km away. From the railway stations, cabs are readily available for Nainital.

Q.How to plan your tour during Nainital Winter Carnival?

It is advised to book your hotel in advance to avoid the last minute rush. In the last week of December Nainital already sees a large number of tourists and with the winter carnival falling at the same time, the city is likely to see even larger footfalls. Therefore, in order to find the hotel of your choice, book it in advance.

Q.Is Covid-19 test or negative test report required to visit Nainital during the winter carnival?

No, Covid-19 test or negative test report is required to visit Nainital. One has to just register himself on

Published: 07 Dec, 2020

About the author

Nidhi Singh

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.