Nainital Hotels

Nainital Hotels

Nainital, the city of multiple lakes. Nainital city is built around the Nainital or the Naini lake bordering the Nainital mall road. The name Naini lake is taken most probably from the neighboring Naina Devi temple. The temple is a famous one and revered by one and all in the area. Near the Naini, the temple is the famous Tibetan market of Nainital mall road, which has many neighboring Nainital hotels.

Nainital is famous for many more things apart from the Naini lake, like The famous mall road, The Boathouse club, The cable car ride, horse riding, Naini Temple and many other places which we will mention in the coming paragraphs.

There are a number of Nainital Hotels which are located near these attractions and then there are Nainital hotels which are located away from the hustle and bustle of the main city of Nainital. There are some very peaceful locations which offer a picturesque view and are very near to the main town of Nainital. Some of these locations are Pangot, Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchital, Ramgarh, etc.

These places are not very far from the mall road and hence give you a chance to have the best of both the worlds. Mornings and evenings you can spend at your somehow distant cottages and villas in a secluded part and during the day time, you can come to the Nainital mall road area for the day excursions. These off-beat places have a number of Nainital hotels which are not very expensive as compared to their counterparts on the crowded streets of Nainital Mall Road.

Pangot is an emerging destination and is being preferred by a large number of people to stay as compared to Nainital hotels situated near the Nainital mall road. Pangot is a small place located near the main town of Nainital. Pangot is known for its beautiful landscape and rich diversity of flora and fauna. Known as the birder's paradise Pangot is a peaceful destination. Pangot offers a host of reasons to stay here, one among the many is it's location, unlike Nainital hotels located near the Nainital mall road the hotels in Pangot are more spacious, beautifully done and the most important more pocket friendly than any of the hotels in Nainital, you will not have to spend a bomb to stay here at hotels in pangot.

The other locations are also charming enough to be on the list of places where you can stay away from Nainital mall road. Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchital as the name suggests also have lakes and one can do a lot of activities like boating and other adventure activities. People staying at these locations enjoy almost the same activities and faceless traffic jams during the season as compared to people staying at Nainital hotels.

Best time to visit Nainital

Now, this is a trick question as there is no bad time to visit Nainital, as every season has its own charm. One can visit Nainital during winters to experience snowfall and to take respite from the scorching heat of cities during summer. People sometimes hesitate to travel to the hills during monsoon but as Nainital has a very good network of roads and is very near to the plains of Jim Corbett National Park and is totally safe to travel during Monsoons. Other best part about traveling to Nainital during the offseason is the excellent deals provided by the Nainital Hotels, as the influx of tourists reduces the hotels give attractive deals in order to allure more and more clients.

How to reach Nainital

There are several ways to reach Nainital, time taken to reach Nainital depends on the mode of transportation you choose to travel. By Road, Nainital is around 350 km from Delhi, roughly a 7-hour drive. There is a strong road network between the two cities.

By Road
Delhi- Ghaziabad - Pilakhuwa - Hapur - Garh Mukteshwar - Amroha -Moradabad- Rampur Bazpur - Nainital

By Train
From Delhi, if you wish to travel by train to Nainital then you will have to take a train to Kathgodam, as the nearest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam, from there one can take a bus or cab for Nainital Mall road. The buses plying from Delhi to Nainital are-

1) The first train to start from Delhi in the morning for Kathgodam is Anand Vihar TRM Kathgodam Shatabdi, train number 12040. The train starts from Anand Vihar at 6.15 am and reaches kathgodam at 11.50 am. The total time taken by this train to reach Kathgodam is 5 hours and 35 minutes.

2) The second train from Delhi to Kathgodam is Uttar Sampark Kranti, train number 15035. It departs from Delhi at 4 pm and reaches Kathgodam at 10.40 pm, taking an approximate time of 6 hours and 40 minutes.

3) Ranikhet express, train number 15013, which originates from Jaisalmer station reaches Old Delhi railway station at 10.40 pm and takes about 6 hours and 25 minutes to reach Kathgodam station i.e. at 5.05 am. The train covers some important stations like Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Moradabad, etc.

**Train Tip- Always try boarding ranikhet Express from old Delhi railway station, it saves your two and a half hours of waiting if you board it from Delhi cantt at 7.50 pm or Sarai Rohilla station at 8.20 there will be an unnecessary wait and you will be still in Delhi only, so in order to save your time board the Ranikhet Express from Old Delhi station.

Given Below is a table for easy Reference-

Train Name

Train Number

Starting Station

Starting Time

Arrival Station

Arrival Time

Journey Time

Anand Vihar Trm Kathgodam Shatabdi 12040 Anand Vihar 06:15 AM Kathgodam  11:50 AM 05h 35m
Utr Samprk K Express 15035 Delhi 04:00 PM Kathgodam 10:40 PM 06h 40m
Ranikhet Express 15013 Old Delhi  10:40 PM Kathgodam 05:05 AM 06h 25m

By Air
The nearest domestic airport to Nainital is Pantnagar Airport. The airport is around one hour driving distance from Nainital mall road. Pant nagar has flights from New Delhi and Mumbai too, The nearest international airport is in Delhi, the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Delhi airport by road is around 7 hours away from Nainital.

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