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About Nainital Lake

The enchanting hill station of Nainital in the state of Uttarakhand is one of the most visited tourist spots in India. The most famous attraction here is the Nainital Lake, which is situated in the lap of Kumaon Hills. The Nainital Lake is perfect for a leisurely evening stroll or boating while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. The nearest railway facility to Nainital Lake Nainital is at a distance of 35 kilometres at Kathgodham. Kathgodam railway station provides good connectivity to cities such as Delhi, Lucknow and Howrah. The nearest airport is in New Delhi around 290 kilometres from the town. You can either hire a taxi or take a train from Delhi to reach Nainital. Bus services are available on a daily basis. There is no dearth of hotels near Nainital Lake. The Naini Retreat, Hotel Classic The Mall, Seasons Hotel are some of the most preferred places to stay near Nainital lake Nainital.

Historical Context: It is said that one of the emerald green eyes of Devi Sati, Lord Shiva's wife, fell to earth after her act of self-immolation which formed Nani Lake.
Pro Tip: Nainital can be a classified as a year-round destination. The place enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year, summer being the most preferred time to travel. If you want to experience snow, you can visit in the coldest months of December and January.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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Hanuman Garhi

Hanuman Garhi

Religious

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Hanuman Garhi Nainital which is at a height of 6400 feet above se...
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Naina Peak

Naina Peak

View Point

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The highest peak in Nainital, Naina Peak pose a challenge to most...
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Raj Bhawan Governor House

Raj Bhawan Governor House

Landmark

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With a boulevard of Deodar trees and gardens spread over 22 acres...
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Camels Back

Camels Back

View Point

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Camels Back is a stupendous life-like mountain peak the shape of ...
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Chandni Chowk Restaurant

Chandni Chowk Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400

Chandni Chowk Restaurant recreates the magic of its namesake, whi...
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Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop

Sakley's Restaurant & Pastry Shop

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 500

Experience sugar rush as you delve into sugary delights at Sakley...
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Sher-e-Punjab

Sher e Punjab

Dhaba

Cost for Two - INR 500

If you are looking for a typical Punjabi Dhaba experience, then S...
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Cafe de Mall

Cafe de Mall

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 100

A cup of coffee is something that most people find hard to resist...
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Mall Road

Mall Road

Shopping Hub

Value for Money

A shopping hub right in the middle of the town of Nainital, Mall ...
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Ropeway Ride

Ropeway Ride

Sightseeing

Moderate Budget

Prepare yourself for an exhilarating Ropeway ride in Nainital. A ...
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Camping at Nainital

Camping at Nainital

Adventure

Value for Money

Located amidst lush green hills and forests, Nainital is an amazi...
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Trek to Tiffin Top

Trek to Tiffin Top

Adventure

Value for Money

Just 4 km away from the center of Nainital, Tiffin Top offers pic...
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Boating at Naini Lake

Boating at Naini Lake

Sightseeing

Economy

The eye-shaped Naini Lake rejuvenates your senses, surrounded by ...
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Viceroy

Viceroy

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Nainital has only a few bars, so if drinking is the kind of fun y...
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Boat House Club

Boat House Club

Pubs, Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 850

Unlike other cities, the nightlife of Nainital is more relaxed an...
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Zoom Land

Zoom Land

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 400

At Nainital, you can get some thrill alongside natural beauty. If...
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Snow View Bar

Snow View Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 500

The picturesque town of Nainital has so much to offer to both the...
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Holiday Packages In nainital

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    Rs.8,999
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Places to stay in nainital

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