Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Being one of the most sought after destinations it attracts a large number of tourists. Home to the “Nainital Lake” it is set in a valley containing this pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south.
There are quite a few hotels in Nainital. 5 star hotels include Hotel Arif Castles and The Manu Maharani. These 5 star hotels in Nainital are fuished with wooden flooring and air-conditioning; the inviting rooms are fitted with heating facilities, flat-screen cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The suite bathrooms include hot shower amenities and a hairdryer. Guests can delight themselves at the spa and sauna or enjoy a workout at the fitness centre. A 24-hour front desk can assist with room service and travel arrangements. Other facilities include a business centre and shuttle services at a surcharge.
There are numerous 4 star hotels in Nainital as well. Amenities in the 4 star hotels in Nainital include AC, Wi-fi, Spa, conference room, bar, coffee shop, swimming pool, laundry service, games, restaurant, gym, Jacuzzi, room service and doctor on call. The Nainital lake is really stunning and a must see. Nainital is known for it’s fine educational institutions and birth or education of famous personalities. There are quite a few libraries in the Nainital area. Among them are the DurgaLal Shah Municipal Public Library, on the Mall, founded in 1934. There are a number of 4 star hotels in Nainital with all facilities available. 4 star hotels include Aamari Resort, Country Inn Bhimtal and Shervani Hill Top.
There is no dearth of 3 star hotels in Nainital. The scenic magnificence and rarefied air of this beautiful hill station is absolutely special. So make a plan and go relax. It’s one of the best places to revitalize your body and mind, and recharge your batteries. Places of interest are Nainital Lake, Naina Peak, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Eco Cave Gardens, Snow View, Land’s End and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. The 3 star hotels in Nainital are very comfortable to stay in. They provide spacious and stylishly designed rooms. They are exclusively decorated and fuished with air conditioner, LCD television with Tata Sky connection, intercom facility, brewing station and a mini bar. They have private balcony and magnificent view of lawns. Private bathrooms have a separate bathtub with a handheld showerhead and supply of hot and cold water. These rooms ensure exceptional comfort and privacy at home. 3 star hotels include Aamod Bhimtal, Abbotsford Prasada Bhawan and Ashokas Naini Chalet Resort. This hill station is at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level.
This list is a delineation of the must-visit spots in Nainital, to explore more of this quaint yet buzzing hill station, pack your bags and visit.
The nearest airport is situated 72 kms away from the city, at Pantnagar. Buses ply to Nainital at regular intervals along with the private taxi services.
Those who love adventurous rides on hilly terrains can also experiment with the roads. Those hiring the private carriages from the plains, should check whether the driver is trained to drive on the hilly roads or not.
Nainital is not directly connected with rail routes. However, one can reach the hill station from two nearest railway stations, Haldwani and Kathgodam. The state government and several private carriages ferry between the stations and Nainital.
March to June: This is the best period to visit the hill station. The rush in the town increases between May and June, as many people decide to move to the hills to get a respite from the heat of the plains. The cool temperature and the picturesque view of the lakes and open fields, soothes yours body and mind. September to October: The time marks the onset of Autumn in the region. During October, the city readies itself to welcome tourists from all the corners of the world, who come to participate in the Autumn Festival.