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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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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
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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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.
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
• Khurpatal Lake
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
“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.
“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
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
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.
Traveller Tales From Nainital
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
06 March 2016
Nainital is one of the most stunning hill stations in India. One has to go there to experience the beauty and its natural splendor. The Lake Resort gives you a luxurious experience while you indulge in different kinds of adventure sports. We did paragliding and witnessed the amazing view of this enchanting hill station. Since this resort is located very close to the lake you can go for activities like kayaking as well. Horse riding in this hilly area was also a great experience. The rooms in the resorts are spacious with all the modern amenities. We had a very comfortable stay. The resort itself has such a huge area that you can go and relax in any corner. Due to its ideal location you can go for a day outing to the Jim Corbett National Park or Butterfly Museum. Or if you just want to stay indoors and relax then you can engage in some indoor games like table tennis, chess or snooker. Overall it was a great experience.
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