Delhi to Nainital
To travel from Delhi to Nainital, use rail or road.
By Bus: To travel from Delhi to Nainital, buses are available. The distance Delhi to Nainital is 300 km by road. It would take around 9 hours. Buses are the popular mode of transport between the two places and the ride is also very scenic. Buses ply regularly between the two places and there are also private buses that can be taken.
By Train: Delhi to Nainital trains are available. You can take a train to Kathgodam which will take 7hours and then drive for another 45 min to reach Nainital. There are no direct trains between the two towns as is no station in Nainital.
By Flight: Delhi to Nainital flights are not available. There is no airport at Nainital. However, helicopter rides are possible to the town.
By Cab/Car: Delhi to Nainital by car is a fun if you have a reliable driver. The drive will take about 7 hours and covers about 300 km. The car ride too, is very scenic and worthwhile. Cabs are available throughout the day and rates vary depending on the travel agency you employ. The distance between Delhi and Nainital is 299 kilometers at the most.
Nainital – ATranquil Escape
Nainital is abundant with a lot of lakes and visiting some of them are a must if one likes the peace and quiet serenity of a hill station.
Things to Do
Apart from the Nainital Lake and the Naina Devi temple, there are many more sites to visit in Nainital. Tiffin top is a viewing point. There is a high altitude Zoo with rare animals like the snow leopard. Snow end is another view point. Reachable by cable car, this place offers breathtaking views of the snow covered Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi. If you are up for an adventure, the Nainital mountaineering Club can guide you regarding trekking options all around. They also organise treks which one can join. A horse ride to the snow view point is a wonderful experience where one can soak in beautiful views all along. These trekking adventures take one through some jagged and curving mountain tops and are held by some qualified and well-trained trekkers.
If you are travelling during the winter months, there are some amazing hilltop views, such as the Snow View and Sattal. These give a unique, almost panoramic view of the beautiful town and a lot of work for your cameras. The scope for sightseeing in Nainital is endless.
Nainital has hotels in Nainital fitting all kinds of budgets. There is a comfortable youth hostel to cater to the needs of youngsters with limited money. There are many homestay options as well. Most of the hotels have great facilities such as 24-hour running hot water and laundry as well as dry cleaning. There are major hotel chains that offer the best of facilities as well as some nice and quiet homestays that one can go to if they are travelling on a budget.