About Nainital Tourism

Nainital, a joy surrounded by Himalayan mountains. It is a place where you can find pristine paths of greenery to keep your heart in wonder at the enchanting beauty of nature. It is one of the best travel destinations to visit in India.

In Nainital, one can find quiet and heavenly destinations for self-introspection; cascading waterfalls; exotic wildlife to rejuvenate their toil- weary spirit. You might see people in the middle of the road surrounded by mountains, standing and passing their smile to the dancing clouds over the sky and taking selfies. Tourists always find a place in Nainital to take pleasure in. While planning your holidays you must consider Nainital once as your holiday destination. It surely will delight your mind.

Nainital has so many faces filled with joy and enthusiasm. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in North India. Let us show you the beauty of Nainital one by one-

Nainital - Boating Time!

The lifeline of Nainital is its Lake - Naina Lake. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nainital. This lake of serenity looks ethereal when in its placid waters, the flat bottomed and roof type boats float near the bank. Boating over its quiet waters is also an experience of a lifetime. The beauty of the surroundings will kiss your soul. Tourists from all around the world come to enjoy boating in its blissful waters, which makes it one of the best things to do in Nainital.

Best Time to Visit Nainital

Summer Season in Nainital

Summer Season in Nainital

The average temperature in Nainital during summers ranges from 11-28 degree Celsius. Tourists flock to Nainital to escape the humid hot weather of summer in other regions.

Monsoon Season in Nainital

Monsoon Season in Nainital

Monsoon season begins in July and extends till September. The region experiences rainfall during this season. The temperature during this season ranges between 10 and 18 degree Celsius.

Winter Season in Nainital

Winter Season in Nainital

The weather during this season is chilly and marked by heavy snowfall. The temperature falls between 0 and 15 degree Celsius. This is the best time to visit Nainital. The winter begins in October and extends till March. The climate of Nainital is pleasant for sightseeing in winter, especially for snow lovers and honeymooners.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Nainital

naini lake

Naini Lake

Naini Lake is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Nainital. Enjoy the natural surroundings, cool breeze, boating, yachting and paddling to make your Nainital Tour memorable.


Naina Devi Temple

On the banks of Naini Lake, take the divine blessings of Naina Devi and feel the divine aura of one of the most popular landmarks in Nainital.


Naina Peak

Explore the fascinating views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, mesmerizing sunsets, trekking and horse riding - all in one place. It is the best tourist attraction to visit in Nainital.


Gurney House

Revel in the colonial charm of Gurney House, the former residence of conservationist and writer Jim Corbett. It is one of the must visit places in Nainital.


Astronomical Observatory

See stars, moon and other celestial objects at night in Aryabhata Research Institute of Observational Studies.


Mall Road

It is one of the most popular places for shopping in Nainital. You can enjoy the best of street shopping and try the delicacies and fast food in Nainital from food stalls.


Eco Cave Garden

Eco cave Garden is one of the best places to visit with your family in Nainital. Plethora of adventure activities like cave exploration which are narrow and dark, zip line, bull ride etc. are some of the best things to do here.


Governor House

Gothic- style architecture, manicured gardens and colonial vibes is waiting for your presence at Governor’s house. It is the residence of the governor of Uttarakhand. You must visit this place to feel the royal vibe.


Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant zoo

Spot wild beasts like Siberian Tiger, Hill Fox, wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, Snow Leopard etc. at the hub of endangered and exotic wildlife species. Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant Zoo is a must visit place if you are in Nainital.


Lands’ End

Witness the mesmerizing views of the gorgeous Khurpa Tal and scenic village settlements and enchanting Pine forests from the Lands End. Its worth it.


Tiffin Top

It is one of the most popular picnic spots to enjoy with family in Nainital. Stunning views of the breathtaking Himalayan peaks will blow your heart away.


Hanuman Garhi

Take the divine blessings of Lord Hanuman from Hanuman Garhi Temple in the south of Tallital. The huge statue of lord hanuman is said to be the guardian/protector of the locals.


The Flatts

It is the cultural playground of Nainital. Most of the festivals in Nainital are organized here. It is also known for the statue of Govind Ballabh pant. One can visit the holy Naina Devi Temple, Gurudwara and Mosque situated on Flatts.

Top Things to Do in Nainital



Naina Devi Jungle Camp is one of the best things to do in Nainital. Enjoy a plethora of adventure activities like commando crawl, Tarzan swing, trekking, hiking etc.



Enrich your shopping experience in various markets like Tibetan Market, Bara Bazaar, Mall Road etc. to make your Nainital Tour the best.



The lofty China Peak, Binayak Peak are some of the most popular and amazing treks to enjoy in Nainital.



Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, get ready to become one with nature. Enjoy jeep safari and witness the wilderness of wild animals like Royal Bengal Tiger and pristine surroundings.

How to Reach Nainital ?

By Train

By Train

The nearest railhead from Nainital is Kathgodam Railway Station, located at a distance of 41 km.

By Air

By Air

The nearest airport from Nainital is the Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of 72 km from the hill town. Tourists can easily avail cab services from the airport to reach Nainital.

By Road

By Road

Uttarakhand has an extensive roadway network with National and State Highways making the destination readily accessible to the tourists. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation offers budget and luxury buses for easy travel for the travelers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the top 10 things to do in Nainital?

Top 10 things to do in Nainital are –

  • Boating
  • Trekking and Hiking
  • Wildlife Tour
  • Nainital Zoo
  • Horse Riding
  • Ropeway
  • Shopping
  • Camping
  • Paragliding
  • Visit to Naina Devi Temple

Q. If I want to enjoy snow, when should I visit Nainital?

If you want to enjoy snowfall, you should visit Nainital at the end of December or in January.

Q. What is the best time to visit in Nainital?

Every season in Nainital has a different charm. If you want to enjoy snowfall then winter is the best time to visit Nainital. If you want to escape from the hot weather of the cities then summer is the best season. Weather in the evening during summer season in Nainital is quite pleasant.

Q. What are some of the popular historical sites in Nainital?

Some popular historical sites to visit in Nainital are -

  • Gurney House
  • Raj Bhawan
  • Tiffin Top
  • Mall Road
  • Eco Cave Garden

Q. Is Nainital Safe for solo women traveler?

Yes, Nainital is safe for solo women traveler, but one always needs to stay alert when it comes to safety. Nainital is absolutely safe and incredibly beautiful place to visit for a solo women traveler.

Q. How many days are enough to explore the best of Nainital?

Nainital is one of the most beautiful destinations of North India. From shopping, food, historical sites, adventurous thrills, wildlife to magnificent temple visits, Nainital can be best explored if you have a week in Hand. However, all the popular sites in Nainital can be covered within two days but if its about doing adventures, wildlife sightseeing then more days are needed.

Q. What are the boating charges for Nainital Lake?

Boating in Nainital is a paid affair. Both the row boats and pedal boats charge Rs 120/- per hour. More attractive boats like Gondola boats are charging Rs 150/- per hour.

Q. WWhich is the nearest airport and railway station to Nainital?

The nearest airport to Nainital is Pantnagar Airport and the nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam Railway Station.

Q. How to reach Nainital from Delhi?

By Train – There are few trains that connects Delhi to the city of Kathgodam to reach Nainital. Kathgodam Shatabdi Express, UTR SAMPRKK EX and Ranikhet Exp are some trains that can take you to the beautiful lake city Nainital.

By Air – you can get direct flights to Pantnagar from New Delhi. Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is 72 kms from Nainital.

By Road- You get reach Nainital directly by taking Bus. Many tour operators provide bus services to the tourists. You have to book ticket in advance in order to avoid hassle of booking seats in last minutes. Overnight bus journey is the most comfortable way to reach Nainital from Delhi.

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Accommodation in Nainital

Nainital is one of the most popular choice of tourist when it comes to vacation in North India. Known for its stunning Naina Lake with the gorgeous background of mighty Himalayan Peaks all around is once in a lifetime opportunity.

For tourists there are numerous accommodation options available to cater the needs of tourists of all kinds. Not only you will find budget hotels that focuses on solo travelers and backpackers but also with its soul soothing hospitality, caters to the demands of Luxury travelers.

There are 5- star hotels, boutique hotels with the facilities and amenities equivalent to international standards. There is no dearth of hotels for honeymooners and couples which focuses on providing romantic experiences by making special arrangements like Candlelight Dinner and romantic date setting etc.

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Top Activities for Tourists in Nainital

You will never get bored of Nainital for sure. Tourists can engage in numerous thrilling and fun filled activities to make the best of their Nainital Tour. Some of the top-rated activities for tourists for best holiday experience in Nainital are Camping at Naina Devi Jungle. It is a place where you enjoy the experience of living in a jungle along with numerous fun- filled adventure activities like tarzan Swing, trekking, hiking etc.

Depending on your interest, if you like shopping, then the best shopping hubs like Mall Road, Tibetan Market, Bara Bazaar, Bhotia Bazaar etc. is waiting for you. You will get to know the lifestyle of locals and unique handicrafts, souvenir, clothes, Jutis, home décor products are available. Walk at the Mall Road will be a wonderful experience specially in the evening.

If you are a wildlife enthusiasts and nature lover, Jim Corbett National Park, Nainital Zoo and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary will take your breath away.

Adventure at Eco Cave Garden will give you the best experience of Zip line, bull ride and cave exploration. It is one of the best things to do in Nainital. Boating, yachting and paddling at Naina Lake will be the experience of a lifetime. You must not miss this amazing opportunity when you are at Nainital.

Must Visit Tourist Attractions in Nainital

Naina Devi Temple and stunning Naina Lake needs no introduction when it comes to the must visit tourist attraction in Nainital but apart from that one should also visit the most popular landmarks called Governor’s house where your heart will be blown away by the amazing gothic style architecture. Walk at its miniature gardens will rejuvenate your spirit.

Hanuman Garhi is strongly recommended and is one of the must visit destination in Nainital. It is believed that if you wish anything with pure heart, your wish will be granted. The presence of the divine makes the surrounding of Hanuman Garhi ethereal.

Other top places to visit in Nainital are Eco Cave Garden, Tiffin top, Naina Peak, Jim Corbett National Park, Pashan Mata Temple, Nainital Zoo etc. These places are must visit tourist places in Nainital.

Popular Excursions from Nainital

Like Nainital, the places nearby Nainital is a thing of beauty and joy forever. There are some of the most popular Excursions from Nainital to which will make your holidays the best one to remember.

Jim Corbett National Park- It offers enchanting and exotic species of flora and fauna, lush greenery and picturesque landscapes to sooth your eyes. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions near Nainital.

Mukteshwar - Don’t forget to take the holy blessings of Lord Shiva at 350 years old Mukteshwar Dham. The temple is surrounded by fruit orchards, dense forests and serenity all around. You can also go to Sonapani which is few km away from Mukteshwar to explore the rural Kumaon.

Sattal- It is one of the most beautiful spots where you will witness the charm of seven fresh water lakes. Panna Tal, Garud Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, Lakshman Tal, Sukh Tal, Nal- Damyanti Tal and Purna Tal.

Bhimtal- Named after one of the Pandav brothers Bhima. It is believed that Bhima of Mahabharata visited this place during their exile.

Nakuchiatal- This is one of the most beautiful lakes with 9 corners. It is the deepest lake of Nainital. It is believed that if you see all the nine corners of the lake at the same time, you will die within one year but it is an impossible task. Here, you can enjoy boating, kayaking, swimming etc.

Ranikhet-Exotic wildlife species, lofty Himalayan Peaks and lush greenery all around with amazing weather. Isn’t it a dream come true for a perfect hill station vacation?

Bhowali-Small yet beautiful Bhowali is a beautiful nature paradise to rejuvenate your soul. Before Independence it was known as health resort because of its cleanliness and refreshing surroundings. Its calm surrounds and lush greenery will cure your toil- weary soul.

Nainital Distance from Major Cities

  • From Delhi to Nainital – 290 kms
  • From Chandigarh to Nainital – 449 kms
  • From Jaipur to Nainital – 554kms
  • From Lucknow to Nainital – 378 km
  • From Dehradun to Nainital (via NH734) – 280 km

Nainital Travel Tips

  • If you are visiting Uttarakhand to enjoy your vacation at Nainital then you need to follow all the government covid guidelines for your safety.
  • Keep some warm clothes if you are going to Nainital, weather is quite unpredictable.
  • Book your hotel room in advance to avoid rush, if you are travelling at peak season.
  • The best time to visit is between April to October but if you are a snowfall lover then Dec and January is the best time. Plan your trip accordingly.
  • If you are planning to enjoy the wildlife safari at Jim Corbett then book your Jeep safari online in advance.
  • Boating in Naina Lake can only be enjoyed in March and June.