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The City

Nainital

 

Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendour and varied natural resources. Dotted with Lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India. The most prominent of the lakes is the Naini lake ringed by hills. Some of the other important sites in the district of Nainital include Haldwani, Kaladhungi, Ramnagar, Bhowali, Ramgarh, Mukteshwar, Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal.

 

Nainital’s unending expanse of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature.

 

HOW TO REACH
Nainital is well connected and is easy to reach from any part of the country.

 

By Road:
Nainital is connected to National Highway No. 87.
There is also daily bus service from Delhi, Agra, Dehradun, Haridwar, Lucknow, Kanpur & Bareilly.

 

By Train:
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, 35 km away. Taxis charge Rs 250-300 to Nainital. . Most hotels will arrange for a pick up on prior request, Rs 600-900.


Here are some useful trains to get to Nainital

- 5013 – Ranikhet Express
- 5035- Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express
- 3019- Bagh Express
- 4120- Dehradun-Kathgodam Express
Also see: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/inet_trn_num.html

 

By Air:
Contrary to popular belief, flying into Nainital is the fastest way to reach the hill station. Nainital is served by the PantNagar Airport, located about 2 hours away. It is served only by Jagson airlines. It is one of the least busy airports in the country, handling only 6 scheduled flights a week.
- JA 101 – Dep. Delhi 1315 Arr. PantNagar 1415 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
- JA 102 – Dep. Delhi 1445 Arr. PantNagar 1545 (Mon, Wed, Fri)
- FARE – Rs 2250/$ 90 for adults, Rs 1400/$ 55 for children.

 

Taxi fare is around Rs. 1100-1200


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