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Nainital

Country
India
State
Uttaranchal
City
Almora
Type of Location
Hill Station
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

BY BUS

The U.P.S.R.T. Corporation (U.P. Govt. Roadways) provides direct buses to Nainital from Delhi, Lucknow and major cities of the state.

There are many Private Tour Operators who provide good and luxrious coach buses to Nainital from New Delhi. Besides these Haryana roadways, Rajasthan- Roadways & the DTC (Delhi transport corp.) also operate direct buses to Nainital. It takes around 8 hrs to reach Nainital from New Delhi.

BY TRAIN

KATHGODAM, "The Gateway of Kumaon Hills" which is just 34 km away from Nainital is the nearest railway terminus of the North Eastern Railway which in turn is connected with New Delhi, Calcutta (now Kolkata) & Lucknow by train services. Lalkuan is 60 Kms from Nainital which is connected to Bareilly, Agra & Lucknow by narrow gauge.

Kathgodam is the last terminus of broad gauze line of North East Railways connecting Nainital with Delhi & Howarah.

Ranikhet express (Train Number 5013) departs from Old Delhi Railway Station at 11 PM daily, it reaches Kathgodam at 6 AM.

Key places to visit
Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Kainchi Dham, Corbett National Park, Kausani, Ranikhet, Binsar, Almora, Jageshwar Dham, Mukteshwar, Corbett Waterfalls, Pangoot, Kunjkarak, Sariatal, Ramgarh, Ghorakhal, Corbett Musem, Kilbury


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Places to Visit

Bhimtal is one of the largest lake around Nainital named after Bhima of Mahabharata. It has a island in the center approached only by a boat and at present it has an Aquarium there. A gaggle of ducks has made the lake their home and give company to the lake visitor. Bhimtal is much less crowded than Nainital and the lake, Bhimtal is much cleaner than it's better known counterpart Nainital. Bhimtal can be reached directly from Delhi in 6-7 hours.

Sattal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, a town of the Nainital lake district in Uttarakhand, India. During the British Raj, the area had a tea plantation, one of four in the Kumaon area at that time. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 metres, below lush orchards in the Mehragaon valley. Set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds. It is home to a few camps being operated mostly by local people catering to tourists looking for outdoor vacations. 

NAKUCHIATAL :- (1218 MT) Just 24 km from Nainital and about 4 kms from BhimTal - lies the mystique lake with 9 corners or or the 'nine-cornered lake'. Surrounded by dense forested hills on all sides it provides solace from the maddening rush of the plains.

Naukuchiatal is nourished by an underwater spring, which keeps its water levels high. It is the deepest lake in the Lake District of India (Nainital) and lost in acres of oak forest in the lesser Himalayas.

Naukuchiatal is perhaps the most picturesque lake in Uttarakhand, surrounded by green slopes and oak forests. Naukuchiatal is fed by an underwater spring.

KHUPRATAL :-At an altitude of 5500 ft (1635 MT) there lies just another beautiful spot at a distance of 12 km from Nainital popularly known as Khurpatal. It is considered to be anglers paradise having clear water and a good harvest of fishes.

The route to Khurpatal is lined with tall trees. Many of them growing by the sheer drop by the road seem to be standing there by luck! On the Bajpur Road - Kaladgungi Road.

SHRI KAINCHI DHAM MANDIR : On the Nainital - Almora Road , 9 Km from Bhowali and 17 Kms from Nainital is a modern pilgrim centre. This place has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Neem Karoli Maharaj.

Kaichi is a term used for two sharp hairpin bends of the motor road in local dialect hence the name. It has no relation with scissors.

Founded by the famous Maharaj Neem Karoli Baba and is very well maintained and kept neat and clean.

The concept of this place came into existence in 1942 when Maharaj Neem Karoli along with Shri Poornanand of the Kainchi Village proposed building an Ashram here dedicated to Sombari Maharaj and Sadhu Premi Baba who used to perform yagnas in this very place. Later in 1962, their dream materialised and the forest from this area was cleared and a rectangular platform was constructed. After due permission from the Forest Conservator, Maharaj Ji acquired the lease of this land and constructed a Temple devoted to Lord Hanuman over that rectangular platform and adjacent to it is the Kainchi Temple and an Ashram built for devotees.

There is also a cave beside the temple where Baba Neem Karoli used to spend his time praying and is considered a sacred area.

Corbett Water Falls : Corbett Fall is situated 25 kilometres from Ramnagar. Thick teak wood jungles and a narrow winding road 1.7 kilometers inside is an out of the world experience. The best thing all along has been the chirpings of birds in the background and sound of flowing water.

4 kms from Kaladhungi, on the Kaladhungi - Ramnagar highway, falls at leisure. Corbett Water Falls. Surrounded by dense forests, pin drop silence, this 20 mts. high fall is simply a sight to behold! Famous as the ideal camping hide out, this spot now has become a major tourist attraction.

Trekking in the forests, bird watching at peace or nature walks at leisure are the only routine and time pass at Corbett Falls. The forest department has taken all necessary steps to provide all amenities and facilities to promote Corbett Falls as a picnic spot with the difference. Regular public and private transport services makes this spot the convenient perch for nature enthusiasts and peace seekers.

You Can Visit This Place By Taxi Or By Tours & Travel Packages.

Corbett Museum : Located at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is in a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. This magnificent museum brings to the forefront of memory the life and activities of the spectacular and distinguished personality. Corbett National Park visits gets its full value only with the museum visit.

Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi where you will see the belonging and life history of Mr. Jim Corbett still intact at the museum with some of the animals at corbett national park.


Sariyatal is about 5 kms away from Nainital on the way to Kaladhungi, nestled this small Lake and a beautiful tourist spot. It is a very good place to pass some time in solitude enjoying the beauty of nature.
 

Right Time to Visit

April - June
September - October

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