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Best Sightseeing Tours in Nainital

Uttarakhand’s Himalayan resort town has a charm of its own. Situated in the Kumaon region, it’s 2000 metres above the sea level. Nainital has always been a centre for tourists who flock in here every year for a view of the Nainital Lake and to roam the streets of this beautiful hill station.

 

But Nainital has more to it than just the Nainital Lake, the Naina Devi Hindu Temple and the beautiful scenery around it. Nainital has many activities that you can be a part of during your stay here. For example, you can get yourself a guide at Pangot for local sightseeing and bird watching. You can stay at The Corbett View Resort for a memorable time, and go for the Kunjakharak trek from Corbett to Kunjakharak.

 

The best way to enjoy your stay at Nainital is to book a stay with a good hotel or resort such as the Mountain Trail Resort, the Le Roi Resort etc. Nainital is a place you go to relax and enjoy your time. Staying at a resort ensures that you do. A guided trip in Jim Corbett and Nainital-Binsar-Corbett tour should be up your list too for a memorable time here. If you haven’t been to Bhimtal, you can go see it too, the town is situated at a distance of 22 kilometres from Nainital.

 

If you are particularly fond of short treks and bird watching, you can take a short trip to Sattal. It’s best to hire a professional guide for the trip for the best of the experience on your trip. You can also tour Jim Corbett in a car, but please ensure you have an English-speaking, professional guide with you for the trip. Visiting Nainital is like taking a complete tour of nature and wildlife, come here for the best experience of the Himalayan region.

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    Rent a Guide at Pangot in Nainital For Bird Watching & Local Sightseeing
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    About the Activity:Hire a professional English speaking guide and experience true beauty of the Himalayam region Pangot in Nainital like never before at your own pace.Pangot is located about 13 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station and Kilbury, which are birding spots.The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area.One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, woodpecker and many more.The guide will also take you to multiple bird watching spots in the wide variety of bird species in the region.The licensed guide is fluent in English and the local language for a better communication between the locals and the tourists.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    1999


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    Sightseeing of Nainital in a Car
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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Nainital is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, and surrounded by mountains.By renting a car along with a driver as a guide you can visit some of the major attractions and scenic spots in the vicinity.The car with driver can be hired for 8 hours and you will be picked up from your hotel in Nainital at your convenience.The quality and the services of the car will never be compromised, keeping you comfortable through out the trip.You can rent different kind of cars like Alto, Wagon R, Sedan and Innova.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2245


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    Rent a Guide in Nainital
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    About the Activity:Hire a professional English speaking guide and experience true beauty of the Himalayam region in Nainital like never before at your own pace.Nainital is a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region and formerly a British hill station.This town has many famous attractions like Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore.Popular sightseeing spots are Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, Kilbury, Snow view point, Eco cave garden, Naina peak and many more. This licensed guide is fluent in English and local language for a better communication between the locals and tourists.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1800


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    Rent a Bike in Nainital
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    About the Activity:Hire a motorcycle and experience true beauty of the Himalayam region in Nainital like never before at your own pace.Nainital is a Himalayan resort town in the Kumaon region and formerly a British hill station.This town has many famous attractions like Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore.Popular sightseeing spots are Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, Kilbury, Snow view point, Eco cave garden, Naina peak and many more. You can choose the Royal Enfield 350 for your bike trip.You can rent the motorcycle from the outlet between 9 AM to 9 PM throughout the year.End your rental before 12 hours by returning the bike at the outlet.

    h12 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1150


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    Adventurous Stay at The Corbett View Resort
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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Located on the southern periphery of Corbett National Park, Corbett View Resort provides you a stay in wilderness close to protected areas and nature reserves. Grasp the dense varieties of wild trees placed haphazardly all over. Enjoy the mountain range of Corbett. Not just this, you can see deep teak and Sal jungle on one side and a seasonal pebbled river bed flowing on the other side of your room. Come and stay at Corbett View Resort to have a memorable, insightful experience to upgrade your knowledge and love for nature. Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy Activities: Swimming Pool, Table Tennis, Cricket, Badminton, Cricket, Massage Room Difficulty Level: Easy

    d3 Days n2 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    4840


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    Corbett to Kunjkharak Trek in Uttarakhand
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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Start your 3 day 2 night trek by getting picked up in Near Jim Corbett and take a drive to Kunjkharak.This trek starts from the Akashkanda on the foothills of the Himalayas and winds up through dense low altitude jungles and Deodar forests. The remoteness of these places still instills the thrill and adventure of trekking along trails with stunning views.Most of the setting is along the Kosi river which forms the border between India and Nepal.This trek will take you through Akashkanda, Domas village and many more stunning trails passing by rivers and streams.End your trip at Ramnagar station and catch you over night train to Delhi, this trek operates throughout the year.

    d3 Days n2 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    7500


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    Nainital

    The Mountain Trail Resort, Mukteshwar situated at 8000 feet is an idyllic, perfect spot for your relaxing holidays as well as adventure activities set in the lap of nature and lush greenery makes this resort a perfect place to spend your weekends.Located on a gentle hill slope, facing the serene beauty of Himalayas, deep valleys and the sunrise, pleasant days and nights during summer and monsoon’s dense greenery, makes the surroundings a visual delight. Autumn brings splashes of rust and vermillion hues to the trees while winter covers the sleepy little hamlet in a blanket of snow.Resort also boasts of lush green with over a 100 fruit trees with over 70 varieties of flowers.The only classified resort in Mukteshwar (by Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of India), though does not boast of Luxury, however assures of all basic amenities, comfort, hygiene, delicious home food and courteous services and staff.People looking for adventure and activities don’t get disappointed here as the place offers myriad of things to do such as yoga and meditation, nature walks and treks,  forest camping, photography tours and much more.  Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian-Breakfast and DinnerAccommodation Types: Double OccupancyActivities: Nature walks, Soft Trekking, Jungle Walks with guides, Village Walks, Picnics / Day-Outs to Beautiful Spots, Cascading Hill Streams, Waterfalls, Bird Watching, Sightseeing tours to neighboring lakes, Temples and Towns, Forest and Village Camping, Evening bonfires with a guitarist, Folk dance and Song Performances, Rock climbing, Rappelling, Zip Line, Archery, Ladder Climbing, Village Home Stays,Yoga and Meditation Programs for groups.

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    6589


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    Nainital

    About the Activity: Le-Roi Resort is set amidst scenic beauty and charm of the serene surroundings of Jim Corbett, and is sure to create a lingering experience for the guests. The resort offers a perfect getaway for nature lovers with its exciting adventure activities such as jeep safari to the National Park, excursions to tourist spots, nature walk, canter safari etc. Each room is designed to amplify the beauty of the resort with the touch of wooden flooring, French windows and with your own outside space to sit and relax. Take a bite of delicious barbeque and cuisines at the Luncheonette or enjoy a light supper at the pool side to fulfill your gluttony. Le-Roi resort is also a great place to host Corporate Events, be it small private functions or large gatherings along with foreign exchange services. Le-Roi Resort is easily accessible to The Jim Corbett National Park, which is most famous for the fallacious Bengal Tiger and Corbett Safaris but also has magnanimous presence of deer, wild boar, and elephants amongst various others animals and birds. Along with this the Park aims to protect mundane species such as the tiger, the Asian Elephant, and the Great One Horned Rhinoceros. Rates are not valid for Long weekends Child upto the age of 05 years can accommodate on same bed free of cost .Extra Bed will cost 30% of above quoted rates  Excursion and activities on site·  Swimming Pool·  Pool Table·  Table Tennis·  Home Theater·  Restaurant·  Indoor Games - Carrom, Chess, Cards etc. Places of Interest1.   Corbett Museum2.   Corbett Water Fall3.   Garjia Temple4.   Kosi River5.   Dam6.   Sitamani7.   Corbett National Park Excursion and activities offsite River CrossingRapplingRock ClimbingFlying FoxBridge FallMonkey CrawlingBird WatchingRafing (During Monsoon)At our Resort we offer the following to their Guest to make their stay a comfortable,Courteous staff to serve with the smileAmerican breakfast buffetBuffet Lunch and a la carte orders are also welcome (excluding the package)Buffet Dinner and a la carte orders are also welcome (excluding the package)LCD in the roomsRooms are equipped with Tea Coffee maker machineFree wi fi / broadband connectivityGood sized bedFree Conference Hall facility for the GroupDirect dial from the roomElectronic key cards to ensure the maximum safetyAttached spacious bathroom with shower / tubRunning hot and cold waterUninterrupted power supplyTravel DeskForeign ExchangeSame day Laundry serviceRoom ServiceOn Site Parking

    d2 Days n1 Night
    Very Good 4
    1 review

    Starting from

    3300


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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Gear up for this one of a kind amazing tour of 6 days 5 nights Nainital-Binsar-Corbett Tour and make your vacation a special one.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport and transferred to Nainital. Once there check into the hotel and freshen up.Visit some of the places like Sattal, Bhimtal, Nakuchiyatal and Hanumangarh and explore the beauty of this places.Proceed to Binsar and on your way visit some of the sites of Almora like Chitai Golu Devta Temple, Martola, Bright end corner.Continue your trip to Kausani and continue sightseeing at Kausani Tea Estate,  Sumitranandan Pant Museum and Lakshmi Ashram.You can also head out for an exciting trek to Pinnath. Drive to Corbett the next day after a delicious morning breakfast.Continue sightseeing at Ranikhet while on your way to Corbett, visit Chaubatia Gardens, Haidakhan Temple and Jhula Devi Temple.Visit the famous Corbett National Park and get a chance to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with the glorified flora and fauna.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    16500


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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park has been a retreat for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time.Striped tigers majestically roam the vast expanse of the park, while the elephants, gharial crocodiles bask on the banks and hundreds of birds dwell in the evergreen forest.The park can be toured by hiring a local guide who has an in-depth knowledge of the vicinity and can help you find the right place to spot wild animals.You will be picked up by the guide near the park and you can take one of the two nature trails mainly for bird watching.This bird watching guided trip will ensure you to spot bird species like Cinereous Vulture, Pallas's Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl and many more.You can avail the assistance of the guide for up to 6 hours, if exceeded the guide will charge you extra on per hour basis.The service of the guide can be availed through out the year along with a half day mountain biking near Jim Corbett.

    h6 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    999


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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Its time for some extra treat and exploring the colourful nature with vivid wildlife. Make your vacation special with this exciting trip along with your loved ones.Get picked up fro the airport and drive to Nainital. Once there check into the hotel and freshen up.Visit Hanumangarh, a famous religious centre and a beautiful picnic spot and then proceed for an exciting lake tour of three beautiful lakes Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Sattal.Next day drive to Corbett and there check into the hotel. Explore the nearby places with and then retire for the night.Following day get set for the exciting wildlife safari and explore the exotic flora and fauna of this region.Proceed your tour to Mussoorie and visit some of the best sites in this region.Visit the Kempty Falls and the famous Mall road. In the evening return back to your hotel.Conclude your tour next day once you get dropped back at the airport.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    15000


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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Bhimtal is a town in Nainital district situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital. A famous hill station and tourists destination of India providing various activities and scenic spots for you to enjoy.Boating in the lake, horse riding, mountain biking, hang gliding are some of the activities which you can par take at your own expense.By renting a car along with a diver as a guide you can visit some of the major attractions and scenic spots in the vicinity in 8 hours.You will be picked up from your hotel in Bhimtal at your convenience.The quality and the services of the car will never be compromised, keeping you comfortable through out the trip.You can rent different kind of cars depending on the number of people like Alto, Wagon R, Sedan and Innova.

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2245


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    Nainital

    About the Activity:Choose this package of 3 day trekking and sightseeing in Nainital, the picturesque city in the state of Uttarakhand if you are looking for a perfect getaway from the humdrum of your routine.You will get ample time to cover the entire Nainital on this tour including the famous attractions of the city.Visit Naina Devi, trek to the Tiffin Tip or China Peak, go for shopping, enjoy a rope-way etc are the highlights of the trip.The package includes food, accommodation, pick-up and drop off and transportation during sightseeing.

    d3 Days n2 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    15000


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    Mussoorie

    About the Activity:Make your vacation a special one with this 8 days 7 nights tour from Mussoorie to Nainital and get a chance to witness the beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport and check into the hotel at Mussoorie.Visit the Kempty falls, Gun hill. Lal Tibba, and Camel road and marvel at the amazing sights.Don't miss a chance to explore Mall Road which is very famous here. Proceed your sightseeing at Rishikesh and visit some of the places like Haridwar and halt at Har-ki-Pauri and the mesmerising Ghats.Reach Corbett and make yourself ready for your upcoming day morning wildlife safari.Get a chance to explore the exotic wildlife of this region with the flora and fauna through the dense jungle of Corbett.Proceed to Kausani for your night stay and sightsee in the Chaubatia Gardens, Haidakhan Temple and Jhula Devi Temple.Continue your trip to Nainital and admire some of the best places in this region.Visit the Naina Devi Temple, Sattal Bhimtal, Nakuchiyatal, Hanumangarhi and the Tibetian mall.Conclude your tour after your sightseeing and get dropped back to the airport for your return journey.

    d8 Days n7 Nights
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    29000


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    Nainital

    Adout the Activity:The Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand and is the oldest national park in India.It is one of the renowned Wildlife Sanctuary in India and is popular for the Royal Bengal tiger present in the sanctuary.By renting a car along with a diver as a guide you can visit some of the major attractions and spot wild animals in the vicinity.The rent is for 8 hours and you will be picked up from specific points in or around Jim Corbett.You can rent different kinds of car like Alto, Wagon R, Sedan and Innova, depending on the number of people.The is open from morning 05:45 AM to 09:15 AM  and in evenings 03:00 PM to 06:15 PM .

    h8 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2245


Attractions

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Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital

The much endangered species found in the Himalayas are being protected carefully over Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo located in Nainital. Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Wolves, Sambar, Leopard Cat and Himalayan Bear are a few of the important ones one can spot in the zoo. Along with them there are different species of high altitude birds live happily. Sher ka Danda hill is the preserver of this zoo, perched on an altitude of 2100 meters and over 4.6 acres of serene forest. Built in 1984 and opened to public in 1995, the zoo is located just 2 KM away from Tallital Bus Station in Nainital, between Shivalik and middle Himalayan Ranges. The zoo is one of the prime attractions in Uttarakhand now.
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The Ridge of Shimla

The Ridge of Shimla is known for organizing several government functions and fairs. It is the key venue for all the major events as well as celebrations that take place here in Shimla. Summer Festival that is the most famous festival is held here at the Ridge.

Location: The Ridge of Shimla is an extremely famous tourist attraction that is set in the heart of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road that is the famous shopping center of Shimla.

Highlights: The Ridge of Shimla is the hub of all the cultural activities of Shimla. Some of the prominent place of Shimla such as the Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc is in close proximity to the Ridge.

Best time: Open all round the year but since the Summer Festival is held during the months of April or May, one can plan a visit during these months.
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Bhimtal Lake

It is a famous lake located in the town of Bhimtal. The reason why it is so famous is because of the masonry dam built in the year 1883 which enabled a good storage facility. It has a catchment area of around 17.12 sq km which is quite large.

Location: The lake is located in Bhimtal, which is a famous town in Nainital. It is more than 22 km away from Nainital. If you want to reach a railway station from here, the nearest one is Kathgodam which is at a distance of 20 km from the lake.

Highlights: The Bhimtal lake is the largest lake in the region of Kumaon, which is popularly known as the lake district of India owing to the density of lakes present here. This lake helps in providing drinking water as well as makes sure that the different species of fishes are habitable here.
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Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is one of the best natural freshwater bodies in the state of Uttarakhand. Being a lake in midst of a bustling township, it receives huge tourist attraction. It is a crescent shaped lake with Naina Devi Temple at one end.

Location: It is located in the city of Nainital which lies in Uttarakhand. The Sukhatal and Tallital bustands are nearby and thus you can choose to opt for roadways while travelling to the place in public transport.

Highlights: There is a famous Nainital Boat Club which offers yachting facilities at the lake. You can enjoy boating through the lake with the calm and serene atmosphere.

Price: The Nainital Boat club charges Rs. 350 for boating you around the lake. If you want to pedal the boat yourselves, you will get them for Rs. 150 per hour. Other boatmens will boat you for Rs. 210 in the Nainital Lake.
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Nainital

If lush green plains and misty clouds allure you to nestle in a hammock and read a good book, far away from the city life then you need to head to Nainital, a stellar getaway place near Delhi for trekkers and nature lovers alike! Situated in the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayan ranges, Nainital is also known as the 'Lake District' of India.

 It has also been termed as a pious place for Hindus and is one of the most popular hill stations near Delhi due to its fascinating hills, picturesque plains, enjoyable climate and stunning lakes.  Adventurers engage in trekking activities and hike to the top of the beautiful hills just to witness the beautiful view and the wispy sky.

Distance from Delhi: 278km

Best time to visit: March to June and October to February.

Attractions: Nainital Lake, Governor's House, Eco Cave Gardens, Naini Peak and Snow View Point

Activities: Lake Visits, Village and Wildlife tours, Cable Car Rides, Rock Climbing and Trekking

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High Altitude Zoo

The High Altitude zoo is a place every animal lover must visit. It has some of the most endangered as well as reserved animals which you can't see elsewhere. It was opened in the year 1995 and receives around 125,000 annual visitors.

Location: It is located at a distance of just 2 KM from the Tallital bus stand but many visitors chose to climb up the hill without any transportation.

Highlights: You will see there are many endangered animals from the Himalayas. Some of the famous animals include the Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan wolf, sambar, leopard cat and Himalayan bear. It was also home to India's only Siberian tiger but he died in the year 2011.


Best time to visit: The zoo is open from Tuesday to Sunday and the timings are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Plan your trip accordingly so that you can visit the place while it stays open.

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Eco Cave Gardens

It is one of the most popular gardens in Nainital which tourists often visit and apart from the visitors, even the residents come here often because of its nice atmosphere. The natural park is maintained and taken care by the local administration.

Location: It is located at the Sukhatal region of Nainital and falls on the Kaladungi road. Reaching here is not a hassle as most of the transportation facilities are nearby.

Highlights: There are many interconnected rocky caves as well as hanging gardens. The garden makes the most out of the hilly regions in which it is located. Even for children, it is a lot of fun due to the presence of a lot of activities on offer.

Price: The price for adults is Rs. 20 and that for children is Rs. 10. If you want to carry a camera along, you have to pay a fee of Rs. 25 for the same.
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Khurpatal Lake

As the region of Nainital is famous for its lakes and various water bodies, Khurpatal lake is one such body which plays an essential role in supplying water to the town. These lakes make sure that residents can drink safe water and never fall short of it. There are hills and tall trees surrounding the lake which makes the location look more beautiful.

Location: It is located in the Khurpatal town of Nainital. The place is just at a distance of 10 km from Nainital.

Highlights: You can spot a lot of fishes here because it provides a natural habitat for many fish species. Even fishing activities are carried out here which suffices the need of fish eating habits in the region. If you notice, the lake resembles the color of an emerald. This is quite interesting for the tourists and they love to take pictures of this beautiful natural lake.

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Traveller Tales from Nainital

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Sayan Chakraborty

04 January 2017

Explore Corbett in a hassle-free manner by booking your stay at Le Roi Corbett Resort. The resort features modern facilities and ensure an excellent time. For more information visit: http://www.leroihotels.com/leroi-corbett