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(District Uttaranchal , India)



  • Delhi to Nainital : 325 Kms
  • Ranikhet to Nainital : 60 Kms
  • Kathgodam (Nearest Railway Station) to Nainital : 35 Kms
  • Corbett to Nainital : 118 Kms
  • Delhi to Corbett : 295 Kms
  • Almora-Nainital via Ranikhet : 106
  • Almora-Nainital via Khairna : 67 Kms
  • Dehradoon Nainital : 360 Kms


  • Area : 11.7 Sq. km.
  • Population : 30,951 (1991 census)
  • Altitude : 1938 meters above sea level.
  • Season : March , June, mid September, October
  • Clothing: Summer - Light Woolens; Winters - Heavy Woolens
  • Language : Hindi, English & Kumaoni.
  • Local Transport : Rickshaws, Dandies, Ropeway, Ponies, Taxis.
  • STD Code : 05942

Nainital is also known as `Lake Paradise '. In its beautiful `lakes ', option of boating through yachts, paddle boats and traditional rowing boats are available. The Nainital Boat House Club exclusively holds the management of Yachting in Nainital. In Nainital district, Sat Tal, Bhim Tal and Naukuchiyatal also have water sport and boating facilities.

Nainital is famous for its candles, woolens, woodcrafts and handicrafts.

Fishing : Permits for Nainital Lake from Executive Officer, Nagar Palika

For other lakes : Fisheries Officer, Bhimtal.

Boating : Boats are available on hire near Boat House Club, Mallital and Tallital.

Yachting : Hire yacht from Yacht Club, Mallital.

Mountaineering & Trekking : Equipment can be hired from the Nainital Mountaineering Club and Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam.


Snow View : Situated at 2270 meters this popular vantage point is accessible by rope way. It offers an excellent view of the northern Himalayan ranges.

Naina Peak : At 2611 meters this is the highest peak bordering the lake. A popular picnic spot which offers a panoramic view of the resort.

Dorothy 's Seat : Named in memory of an English woman who was killed in an air crash. This pleasant spot offers a partial view of Nainital.

Land 's End : Situated at 2881 meters on the southern border of the lake, this hill affords a view of another lake, Khurpa Tal.

Hanuman Garhi : A place of religious interest, also good for viewing the setting sun.

State Observatory : Located on the top of a ridge, the observatory is open to the public in the evening.

The Mall : Nainital 's popular promenade offers a variety of entertainment


Kilbury : 10 km. Accessible by road, it is part of a forest reserve and rich in flora and bird life.

Khurpa Tal : 10 km. A small lake along the Nainital-Kaladhungi-Ramnagar Road, popular with picnickers and anglers.

Bhowali : 11 km. Situated at an altitude of 1706 meter on the main Haldwani-Almora Road, it is a popular health resort.

Jeolikote : 18 km. A noted bee-keeping Center.

Sat Tal : 21 km. One of the most picturesque resorts of Kumaon, it has seven interconnected lakes. KMVN provides accommodation facilities.

Bhim Tal : 22 km. Fast developing into an independent tourist center, this lake resort offers a quite vacation and facilities for water sports. KMVN has a Tourist Bungalow here.

Naukuchiya Tal : 26 km. A nine-cornered lake situated in an enchanting valley, this is a popular haunt of anglers and naturalists.

Ramgarh : 26 km. A picturesque hamlet set in the midst of fruit orchards. This fruit belt of Kumaon is famous for its juicy fruits all over India.

Kaladhungi : 35 km. Situated in the Terai, and surrounded by thick forests of Sal, this was the winter home of noted hunter and naturalist, Jim Corbett. His house has been turned into a museum.

Ram Nagar : 50 km.

Mukteshwar : 51 km. from Nainital, Mukteshwar set atop a high ridge, is one of Kumaon 's beautiful resorts. It abounds in fruit orchards and dense coniferous forests. It also offers a fine view of the majestic Himalayas, as well as of Almora. The famous Indian Veterinary Research Institute is located in Mukteshwar.

Ghorakhal : 37 km. Famous for the temple of Gollu Devta, a demi god highly revered by the Kumaoni. The famous Sainik School of India is also located here.


|| BY TRAIN ||
Nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, 35 km, which is connected to Delhi by broad guage track.

|| BY ROAD ||
Nainital is connected by road to major centers of northern India, click here for distances

Delhi to Nainital Non AC Buses are running by the Govt.

|| BY AIR ||
Nearest Airport is Pantnagar, 71 Kms, but flights are not operational at present.


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