Looking for weekend getaways closest to NCR? Nainital is a classic holiday destination, ideal for families, groups and couples alike. Known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Nainital is just a few hours' drive from NCR.
With its picturesque viewpoints, colonial-era charm, dainty cafes, and beautiful lakes, Nainital is truly one of the best places to visit in Uttarakhand. This enthralling town is famous for the wonderful 180-degree view of the captivating snow-capped mountain ranges, beautiful orchards, dense forests and old colonial bungalows.
How to get there
Nainital is well connected via motorable roads. It is about a 7-hour drive from NCR, and well-connected via buses from Delhi and other important cities. Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport from Nainital, and Kathgodam Railway Station, the nearest railhead, is about 35 km away.
Best Places To Visit In Nainital
The experience of travelling on an aerial ropeway is definitely unique and exciting. Nainital Aerial Ropeway, also known as the Nainital Cable Car, is one of the major tourist attractions in Nainital. The ropeway passes through some of the most beautiful views of the hill station.
Nainital Lake, or the Nani Lake, is one of the major tourist attractions in Nainital. The crescent-shaped lake is surrounded by beautiful peaks all around and offers scintillating sunrise and sunset views.
Eco Cave Gardens
If you want to go shopping, or enjoy some delicious food, Mall Road is the perfect place to go to. Shop for local woolens, beautiful souvenirs, and other knick knacks from this market - a favourite among locals and a must visit tourist place in Nainital.
Snow View Point
The Snow View Point, at an altitude of 2270 meters, offers scintillating views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. You can reach Snow View Point from Nainital via a cable car or by road. One can view the Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot peaks together from this point.
Another popular viewpoint in Nainital, Tiffin Top offers picturesque mountain views, especially during sunrise and sunset. It is an ideal place for picnics, and is also famous for rappelling, hiking and other adventure activities in Nainital.
Where To Stay
The best way to experience Nainital is to stay amidst the misty hills, in a home that is reminiscent of the bygone colonial times. Bara Bungalow, Gethia, our getaway in Nainital, is a century-old house that has now been renovated into a retreat for tourists and travellers. Live the dream of four poster beds on wooden floor rooms, and enjoy high-tea amidst colourful gardens when you stay at our stunning bungalow in Nainital.