Nainital Travel Information

Set around Naini Lake, at an altitude of 1938 m in the Central Himalayas of the Kumaon region lies picturesque Nainital.It was discovered by P. Barrow, a sugar merchant from Saharanpur in 1841. He was so moved by the scenic splendour of the place & the lake that he had his boat carried up there & this hill station became the fashionable focus of the elite. In due course it becamethe summer capital of then United Province dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epither of ' Lake District ' of India.Naini Lake. Legend of Shiva & Sati associates this place as where Sati eyes (Naina) fell &i. Hence named after the Goddess Naini.

Its snow capped peaks, verdant valleys, rolling meadows, abundance of flora & fauna, crystal lakes have beckoned lovers of nature since ages.

Due to the HMT watch factory on its outskirts, the place is famous as the Crystal City. In the foothills is the world fame Corbett National Park. Ranikhet is there encircled by snow peaks. A beauteous landscape of Kausani attracts the tourist. The historical sites & sanctified spots of the region are so which very few hill stations can equal.

The main road The Mall lies between the lakes, Tallital at its south and lake's head Maliital to the northwest.

How to Reach There

Air :
Nearest airport is at Pantnagar (Dist. Udam Singh Nagar), 71km. At the time of writing flights are not operational.

Rail :
Connected by broadgauge with Delhi & Kolkatta, Kathgodam is the nearest railhead 35km away. From Lalkaun(60km), trains are available for Agra & Lucknow. Resevation can be made at Nainital from Reservation Office, Tallital. A special Shatabdi Express operates from Delhi to Kathgodam every Friday & Sunday in summer from April to July.

Road :
Nainital is connected by good roads to all the major National & State Highways. There is a regular half an hour service to Kathgodam. The deluxe & ordinary services connect Delhi at regular intervals.

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