35 Things to Do in Nainital 2021 (Starting from ₹400 Only)

When it comes to Nainital, there are a lot of things to do. Nainital is not just a name of a place but a wish, your novaturient wish to find yourself in the places you would love to explore, the scents you would love to inhale and to meet the people whose words and energies would stimulate your thoughts.

A glittering jewel in the mountains of Himalaya, Nainital is an indelible impression of an endearing beauty that has been catching eyes of the travelers since the first European house found space on it after trekking down thousands of kilometers of the sinuous Himalayas. A land juxtaposed to none, Nainital is a hill station that has surfaced up radiantly, nestling in the arms of Kumaon hills where the night holds the moon in the glistening water of a magnificent pear-shaped ancient lake and the misty clouds in the blue sky cradles the baking sun to calmness.

The land separated by a lake and surrounded by mountains holds majestic views in the vast plains to the south, and in the mass of tangled ridges bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas in the north. The temples and the exotic scenery around, makes this land a perfect honeymoon paradise and an amazing retreat for the ones looking to escape the unendurable summers of North India.

This 'Lake District of India', is a gushing lake-beauty that breathes a new life, beaming in sheer joy when the blue rain drops, swirling in quiet circles, falls magically on its murk-settled surface. Nainital in monsoons, is a ‘refusing to die’ memory of a nesting place of love where nature entrances in you with a lake’s emerald eyes and in what you find the droplets dripping of the green leaves over the wings of a colorful bird. Offering a list of best things to do in Nainital, this place is a must-visit if you are looking to spend some good time with your loved ones. Nainital is a nature destination, an experience of a new beginning, utterly exceptional in every way!

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04 December 2020
Minakshi Mukhopadhyay Bara Bungalow Gethia, Nainital
Excellent
It was our first visit to Nainital. We have chosen this place to celebrate my mother's birthday with a family trip. Booked it through Thrillophilia, the deal was pocket friendly with great offers and no hassle in check in and check out at the property. Our stay was of 2 days and we have chosen the Oak room which has a very cool theme and we loved the property. I and my brother have also booked a romantic dinner for our parents to let them spend quality time and they enjoyed it. The staff was cooperative and very friendly. Everyone wished my mother including the manager. Taking back a lot of remembering, Thank you so much the resort staff and Thrillophilia
01 February 2020
Excellent
The location of the resort is so amazing you can see the beautiful nature from there, a perfect place for an amazing and relaxing weekend. The greenery everywhere was so refreshing, I totally enjoyed the bird watching and have played all the indoor outdoor games with my friends. It was a nice experience there. Thanks to Thrillophilia, Will surely make bookings and travel with you again!
18 December 2019
Excellent
I went to Nainital with my family on a weekend and we booked Manu Maharani from Thrillophilia as they provide stays with activities. It was easy to book online through this site. The hotel was so beautiful, the entire property was well maintained, the garden area was so beautiful, The staff was so friendly and cooperative. The Spa session was very calming. The food was tasty. Thanks for the wonderful stay experience.
19 December 2019
Excellent
This is one of the best stay in Nainital. The amazing view from the room is outstanding and rooms were well maintained & the food was really good. The Lake facing rooms are super cool. We enjoyed a lot there and I highly recommend this resort to stay in Nainital.
15 January 2020
Excellent
I booked Seasons Hotels By Xperience and it was an amazing stay, our room was well equipped with all the basic amenities. The staff members were very helpful they have greeted us very politely each time and have sorted all our problems. We have also visited the Naina Devi temple and the Naini Lake which is close to the hotel. The hotel was an excellent stay and recommended for family holidays. All thanks to Thrillophilia for providing us the discounted stays with activities.
22 March 2021
Excellent
We would like to thank Thrillophilia for the amazing photos. The photographer was very professional and suggested various poses. Thanks for making our trip memorable!
09 January 2021
Excellent
An amazing trip to the Lakes of and around Nainital. Support received was amazing and the operator was friendly, safe and informative. The car was clean and sanitized and gave a comfortable experience.
11 January 2020
Excellent
Had a great time at the resort with guided nature walk which was complimentary with this package. We had a lot of fun at this property. Very satisfied with overall experience, from booking to check out.
21 November 2019
Excellent
We arrived the resort around 11 am but the rooms were available at 2 PM and we do not wanted to waste our time so have kept our luggage and went for sightseeing. The lake was around 2 km from the resort. It was a picturesque view with greenery everywhere enough to take our tiredness away. Back to the resort for relaxing. The heritage room had a good view of the hills and has a large open space in the children's park. Thanks to Thrillophilia for great deals with discounted offers with hassle free check-in and check out.
17 November 2019
Excellent
This is the best property you'll come across in Nainital. It suits every kind of travel perfectly. Whether it is solo, couple or family. The best part about the property is the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. Bonfire with evening snacks has made our evening. A must-visit resort. Will highly recommended.

People Also Ask About Nainital Things To Do

  1. What are some of the best things to do in Nainital?

    So much to grasp! And so much to imbibe! And more importantly, a glimpse of the nurturing nature speaking of rare existences, flickering a ray of hope in the politeness of the humane, Nainital is a reminiscence of your joyous journey when the life was thrilled with so much to do amidst the range of Himalayas, blocking all nagging thoughts and getting your adrenaline-high doing something amazing.
    Nainital offers you an outstanding and exhilarating experience with some enthralling activities like boating, sailing and trekking

    • View the Himalayan Mountain Range from Tiffin top
    • Shop at Tibetan Market
    • Experience Sunset at Hanuman Garhi
    • Enjoy Ropeway of Nainital
    • Collect Candles from Mall Road
    • Visit Naina Devi
    • Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
    • Visit to Raj Bhawan
    • Corbett National Park
    • Eat at Chandani Chowk: Savour the Taste of Delhi on Nainital Budget
    • Himalaya View from Snow View: Awe at Gleaming Himalayan Mountain Range
    • Visit the Nainital Zoo: Respond to the Original Nature’s Call
    • Cave Garden: Give Adventure a Way
    • Learn Rock Climbing:
    • Governor’s House: Witness the Buckingham Palace in India
    • Trek to China Peak
    • Capture the Beauty of St. John’s Church
    • Attend Sharadutsav
    • A special tour to Gurney House or the house of wildlife conservationist Jim Corbett is a must if you are in Nainital
    • Kilbury, Pangoot & Kunjakharak
    • Bhim taal
    • Saat Taal
    • Naukuchiya Taal
    • Khurpa Taal
    • Observatory
    • Kainchi Dhaam
    • Jim Corbett National Park
    • Mukteshwar
    • Ramgarh
  2. What are some adventure activities to do in Nainital?

    An endless risk, disregarded as thought, Nainital keeps you going, exploiting the lovely landscapes, holding the views of a cloudy day, of a dark drizzling night guarded with snow-capped mountains, an inseparable embrace, and a sense of a wonderful world carrying glorious adventures ahead.
    Reach the peak of contentment after a satisfying arduous adventure from the wild wind and unknown breeze with the borrowed wings from the affectionate Nainital:
    • Enjoy Zorbing at Bhimtal and water zorbing near Nainital Zoo
    • Experience Bungee Jumping
    • Try your hands at Boating at Naini Lake
    • Hop on the horses at Barapathar or Near Nainital Mountaineering
    • Rock climbing or artificial wall climbing at Barapathar
    • Rock scrambling or caving at Barapathar
    • Rock climbing at Sattal, near Bhimtal
    • Paragliding at Naukuchia Tal and Bhimtal
    • Overnight camping at Ayar Jungle Camp and at Pangot
    • Explore Corbett’s Wild Life
    • Enjoy the Jeep Safari at Corbett
    • Trek to Naina Peak Trek
    • River/Valley crossing
    • Take Ropeway at Mallital
    • Experience the thrill of activities like flying fox, commando net, go adventure, zip line, high jumping and more at Nainital Adventure Park.

  3. Which are some of the best treks in and around Nainital?

    The city of lakes awaits for you to explore the jungles, trek through the greens and walk along the nature trails extending a life of grand adventure with the opportunities to have your body floating over river canal, swimming in the river pools, rock climbing or rappelling down a waterfall. Luxuriate in the magnificence of nature and experience freshness and quietness all around with the trails brimming with woodpeckers, birds, thrushes, and songbirds.

    • Barapathar, an astounding trekking spot 4 kilometers far from the primary city.
    • Kilbury, 12 kilometers away, ideal for some peace and isolation in the midst of green woods and the superb perspectives of the Himalayas.
    • Cheena Peak (Now Naina Peak) Trek
    • Snow View Trek
    • Tiffin Top Trek
    • Nainital Betalghat Trek
    • Nainital Pangot Trek
    • Nainital Ratighaat Trek
    • Nainital Binayak Trek
    • Nainital Kainchi Trek
    • Nainital Kilbury Trek
    • Nainital Kunjkharak Trek
    • Trekking at Guano hill

  4. Which are best places for camping in Nainital?

    The times we crave for when you hold your breaths to count the stars stuck in the constellations and reading the way they behave in the times of clouds and sun. Nainital holds the stunning views on a moonlit night gazing at the night sky. Various camps where you can experience this:
    • Naina Devi Jungle Camp
    • Camping in Mukteshwar
    • Camping at Saattal
    • Camping at Pangot

  5. Where can I go for paragliding in Nainital? How much is the cost of paragliding?

    Paragliding in Nainital is an awesome experience of gliding through the sky with a spectacular view of amazing landscapes. There are many famous service providers at various places that offers a reasonable price and an alluring view of the mountains in Nainital. Few of the places for paragliding are at:
    • Naukuchia Taal.
    • Near Bhimtal
    For people planning to enjoy paragliding in this hill town, it is advisable to pre-book a package with a renowned activity operator. Booking such packages in advance not only helps them get the best price for the adventure, but also ensures that they do not have to return disappointed due to shortage of time or unavailability of an operator.
    Look for various offers before you opt for one. The price usually is between Rs. 1300-1500.

  6. How far is Jim Corbett National Park from Nainital? What is the best time for tiger safari in Corbett?


    Ramnagar is a small city, near the Corbett National Park which can be easily accessed through road and rail network from all the major cities of India such as Delhi, Nainital, Moradabad and Bareilly. You can reach the National Park in only half an hour as it is situated at a distance of 15 km from Ramnagar railway station.
    • Delhi - Ramnagar (260 Km)
    • Nainital- Ramnagar (62 Km)

    Best time to Visit:
    Corbett is one of the oldest natural habitat mainly maintained to keep the endangering species of white Tiger aka Bengal Tiger. This natural park is a house of exotic wildlife, beautiful colorful birds, deer and various other breeds of animals that could be found taking sunbath in winters and enjoying a walk on a summer’s eve.
    October - February
    Though the temperature does not go to extremes, but still Corbett looks beautiful when in the winters, animals come out to get the warmth of the sun or when the temperature is in and around 22-28 degrees Celsius, when the forests in the evenings looks a little dark green and the birds inhabit here filling the air with their melodies and the views with their colors.

    March – June
    To find the solace in between the nature as at this time the temperature rises, the tourists are less comparatively to the rest of the year. Come during this season here and enjoy river rafting and have an unforgettable meet with endangered animals and bird species closely.

    July – September
    The monsoon and the beauty will be at its peak with exotic greenery and amazing vegetation around. In this season, mostly the crowd gets declined. So, we must say that it is an ideal season to have amazing trekking experience. At that time, the overall weather has an appealing aura as the temperature drops. It is said that in rainy season, the animals enjoy their mating time. So, tourists can get experience of this moment as well.

  7. Which are some famous lakes in Nainital for boating?


    Visiting Nainital will be incomplete if you don’t get into a boat and float across the lake with capturing some beautiful views sprinkled over your laughs of lite emotions.
    Popular locations for boating in and around Nainital:
    • Naini Lake
    • Bhimtal Lake
    • Sattal
    • Sariyatal
    • Naukuchiatal
    • Khurpatal Lake

  8. Which are best places for shopping in Nainital?


    Elegance of Nainital lies in the cheerful murmur of the markets which speaks of the humane story of the people in some of the exclusive arts of their traditions and of the dwelling modernization in their souls. Stuff your soul with Nainital art and craft from:
    • Mall Road
    • Tibetan Market
    • Bara Bazaar
    • Bhotia Bazaar

  9. Is it worth going for ropeway tour in Nainital? What is the cost?


    “Amazing” – the adjective to Ropeway. This ride will give you the best of the views of the Nainital, the Naini lake and the snow-capped mountains around.
    The ride for about 10 minutes would cost Rs150 for an adult and 100Rs for a child but it is totally worth it if you wish to capture all the unforgettable memories of a place that is surrounded by mountains and divided by a lake.

  10. Where can I go for bird watching in Nainital?


    “I have seen the world talking of wonder in the sounds of the birds and the colors of their feathers, a story of hope being told in winters for the joyous journey of this life”.
    From the heights of the highest Himalayas to the greatest mangrove forest delta in the Corbett National Park, the land is unique, making Nainital District a home for some of the most sought after wild birds in the world.
    Experience the colors of nature flying in the wings of a bird in Nainital at:
    • Sat tal Birding Lodge
    • Kilbury Bird Watching Spot
    • Pangot Bird Sanctuary

  11. Where can I go for rock climbing in Nainital?



    Rock Climbing inculcates a sense of adventurism, develops the morale character of an individual, helps in honing the risk taking abilities of a person.
    • Piteria behind Bara Pathar Nainital
    • Nainital Mountaineering Club
    • Rock Climbing at Sattal
    • Level i rock climbing, ayarpatta hills

  12. Which are must visit places in Nainital during sightseeing tour?


    Ever dreamt of a house where the window opens up to an organic vegetable garden? Head Nainital to experience the richness of flora and fauna while you make yourself feel comfortable in a tent-house or a hut-house. This distinct piece of land is a hideaway haven nurturing in the arms of nature and extending a life of grand adventure with the opportunities to have your body floating over river canal, swimming in the river pools, rock climbing or rappelling down a waterfall. Explore the jungles, trek through the greens, nature trails and relish some of the flavorsome delights while you make memories at Nainital.

    • Take a Lake Tour
    • Eat at Chandani Chowk: Savour the Taste of Delhi on Nainital Budget
    • Himalaya View from Snow View: Awe at Gleaming Himalayan Mountain Range
    • Visit the Nainital Zoo: Respond to the Original Nature’s Call
    • Cave Garden: Give Adventure a Way
    • Cave Garden at Barah Patthar
    • Shop at Tibetan Market
    • Governor’s House: Witness the Buckingham Palace in India
    • Trek to China Peak
    • Capture the Beauty of St. John’s Church
    • Watch Sun Disappear at Hanuman Garhi
    • Kilbury and Pangot
    • Attend Sharadutsav
    • Gurney House
    • Corbett National Park
    • Sit by the Lakeside

    Nainital will infect your dreams painting them in colors of its little cottages, gifting you a pleasant getaway packed lots of thrilling activities like trekking, paragliding and bird watching.