Things to do
Paragliding-short - A shorter version of the paragliding experience in Bhimtal, do this if you have limited time but still want that adrenaline-rush like none other as you soar through the landscape on wings. Paragliding tops the list of adventure activities around the Bhimtal region. Offering unparalleled views of the mountains and valleys below, paragliding at Bhimtal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience like none other.
Sunset at Hanumangarhi Temple - Located a mere 3.5 kilometres from Nainital, this is one of the best viewpoints for truly spectacular sunsets. Here, at 1951 metres above msl, is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. We take a short drive from your hotel to the temple where you can spend some time in silent prayer or meditation.
Boatride at Naini Lake - Legend has it that the beautiful Naini Lake is one of Sati's (Lord Shiva's wife) eyes, and a boat ride here doesn't quite take away the mysticism behind these emerald green waters. The eye-shaped lake at 1938 metres above msl now has a colourful flotilla of boats, huddled together as they adorn the banks around Mall Road.
Best time to visit October to March
Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.
Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.
How to reach
The closest airport is situated at Pantnagar which is 68 kilometre from Nainital (**limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled). Pantnagar is a small town in Udham Singh Nagar District, Uttarakhand. Pantnagar airport is directly connected to Delhi via Air India Regional. You can take cab from Pantnagar for Nainital. It takes roughly two hour to reach Nainital.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Nainital. Kathgodam is situated near Nainital. It is 34 kilometre away from Nainital. Kathgodam railway station is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata. You can find frequent trains connecting kathgodam as it serves as gateway of Kumaon region. From Kathogdam you can take a cab or bus heading towards Nainital.
Nainital has a well-established road network. You can find cabs from Delhi and Kathgodam to Nainital. Busses are also available from ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi for Kathgodam and Nainital. If you are looking for more adventure wanna be an un[traveller], you can opt for self-drive and take NH9 from Delhi taking you through the mesmerizing beauty of Uttarakhand state.
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