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  • Being the most frequently visited hill station there are many Resorts in Nainital that offer a pleasant and relaxing stay. Going on a vacation with family these resorts will supply for varieties of food and facilities like swimming pool, spa, club, gym and many more including free wi-fi. 

    Highlighting the benefits of booking a resort, the top being the comfortable stay with best in class services and not to forget the scenic beauty amidst which the resort is located. Such resorts are like icing to your visit and a full value for money. There are number of options to consider like the Dynasty Resort, Aamari resort and the Naini retreat among the top rated.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Nainital:

  • 01The Naini Retreat - Nainital Heritage Hotel

    The Naini Retreat - Nainital Heritage Hotel
    The Naini Retreat is one of the finest hotels you will find to stay in Nainital. Everything from the location, the views, the facilities and the services makes your stay here worthwhile.

    Location: It is located in the Ayarpetta slopes in the district of Nainital. Location of the hotel is quite good because of its close proximity from the famous high altitude zoo. If you are here on a tour purpose, staying at this hotel makes total sense.

    Highlights: The major highlight about this restaurant is that it overlooks the beautiful and famous Nainital lake. This is one of the most heritage hotels in the town of Nainital and visitors choose this for the extraordinary facilities they get at an affordable price.



    Price: The price of the hotel for per night is around Rs. 8000 which is fine considering the wide range of amenities that you get in the hotel.
  • 02Shervani Hilltop

    Shervani Hilltop
    Shervani hilltop is a four star hotel in Nainital with all the facilities and amenities you could wish for. The hotel has got some great reviews by people who have already stayed there so you can trust it.

    Location: Shervani hilltop is located at the Mallital place of Nainital. You can easily find various means of public transportation from the nearby place.

    Highlights: It is quite close to most of the major attractions in the city such as the Nainital lake and the cave garden. For tourists, it becomes really convenient to be at a place which has all the sites of visiting at close proximity.

    Price: Considering that it is a four star hotel, the prices for per night is around Rs. 10,000 and above as you go for luxury options. However, for those who have comfort as their top most priority, this is a great place to stay.
  • 03Balrampur House Nainital

    Balrampur House Nainital
    It is one of the oldest hotels in the city which is established since 1890. Balrampur House Nainital is a 3 star hotel owing to its top class service and facilities.

    Location: It is located in the Sherwani area of Nainital and is at close proximity from major tourist attractions like the Cave garden and Naini peak. The garden is at a few minutes walking distance which is very convenient.

    Highlights: The hotel is surrounded by mountains and forests, this touch with nature is what most of the customers love. It also has a terrace where people often go to relax and a beautiful garden that makes the experience so much better.



    Price: Even though it is a three star hotel, the prices are really affordable and at par with other similar hotels. At Rs. 6000-7000 per night, you get to stay among the most oldest hotel in the town with all the amenities.
  • 04Seasons Hotel and Resorts

    Seasons Hotel and Resorts
    Seasons hotel and resorts is termed as among the best places to stay during your holidays in Nainital. A lot of factors contribute to it and the hotel certainly makes sure that both your time and money is well spent.

    Location: It is very close to Mall road which is quite popular in the city, the hotel is located in the Mallital area.

    Highlights: There is a mall nearby the hotel and you can walk upto it. It is quite convenient for tourists who constantly are in need of some or the other thing. The service of the hotel is just excellent and the staff are quite friendly in nature.



    Price: The price is also a huge factor why people choose this place to stay. For per night, the charges are just around Rs. 5000 and it keeps on increasing as you opt luxurious rooms. Given the facilities, the price is just perfect.
  • 05View Point Resort

    View point resort in Nainital is one of the most affordable places to stay if you are on a visit to the place. The food as well as the service is great considering the affordable prices they charge for the stay.

    Location: The hotel is located in the Mallital region of Nainital where you can find various tourist spots to visit. When your hotel room is near such places, it is easy for you to travel without much hassles.
      
    Highlights: The rooms are well furnished and promise you a comfortable stay. There are luxurious options available if you want to live in a place with all the top class services as well as facilities.

    Price: The price is in the median range of Rs. 4000-5000 which is the ordinary price of all the hotels around Nainital. It is suitable for a family who is in the city for visiting the place.
  • 06The Hermitage, Kailash

    The Hermitage, Kailash
    The Hermitage is a mountain top villa resort that is quite different from the other hotels in Nainital. The reason is the beautiful location as well as the design of the resort which makes it feel something unique. The place is filled with greenery and you will just love the atmosphere.

    Location: It is located in the Gethia village in Uttarakhand. The location is calm and serene which is an added advantage to the hotel.

    Highlights: The view from the hotel is just breathtaking. It is one of the major reasons why people choose this hotel over others. It is unlike the traditional hotel rooms and is more of a cottage or a villa which makes the experience of staying here even better.

    Price: The price for per night stay starts just from Rs. 4000 for the basic rooms and amenities. This is truly cheaper than the other options there are in the same vicinity.
  • 07Alpine Club

    Alpine Club
    The Alpine club is one of its kind boutique hotel in Nainital. It is built in a Swiss style chalet and has a complete forest setting. The architecture of the hotel is something you will fall in love with.

    Location: The hotel is very close to some of the most famous places in Nainital like the Naina Devi temple, which is just at a distance of 1.6 KM. The Nainital lake is 2.1 KM away which shall take only 15-20 means through a taxi.

    Highlights: The design and the look of the hotel is the major highlight. As it is quite close to the famous tourist attractions, travelling is a huge convenience.



    Price: The price of the hotel is just set perfect at around Rs. 4500 per night. With so many facilities as well as services at offer, the price point of this hotel can't get any better.
  • 08Bhawanipur Greens

    Bhawanipur Greens
    Bhawanipur Greens is a plush hotel located in the Bhawanipur region of Nainital. The hospitality and the service offered at the hotel will surely make your visit to Nainital memorable.

    Location: The nearest railway station from the place are Kathkodam, Haldwani and Lalkuwan. If you are flying into the town, the nearest airport from the hotel is Pant Nagar. There are numerous options for road transportation and you can easily find a bus or a taxi nearby the place.

    Highlights: The hotel has a stunning view of the misty hills on the backside. The natural scenery that you get to see from the balcony is something which you will truly love about the place.

    Price: The price starts from Rs. 6000 for the basic rooms and goes up to Rs. 10000 for the luxurious suites. Overall, the price is quite competitive of the other hotels nearby and the amenities offered just make the deal worth it.
  • 09Dynasty Resort

    Dynasty Resort
    Dynasty resort is a European style villa which is located at Kaladungi. It is one of the best hotels for staying in Nainital owing to its good services, staff and rooms. With the affordable prices, it becomes even more convenient.

    Location: The hotel is located in the Kaladungi region of the city which makes it equidistant from both Nainital Lake and Nainadevi temple. Both these famous places are just at a distance of 10 KM from the hotel.

    Highlights: The architecture of the hotel is made in an European style which customers have praised. The lobby of the hotel has a spacious sitting area and makes you feel welcome. Moreover, the view from the hotel is stunning which overlooks Khurpatal lake.

    Price: Pricing of the hotel is extremely cheap with rooms per night starting from just Rs. 2000. You also get complimentary breakfast and parking facilities included in this price.
  • 10Krishna Orchard Resort

    Krishna Orchard Resort
    If you are planning a trip to Nainital soon, you can book a room online at Krishna Orchard Resort. No more hassles of searching places to stay when you reach there, you can do it beforehand through the hotel's website.

    Location: The hotel is located at a height of around 7550 feets from the sea level. The town Mukteshwar is just at a distance of 5 KM from the place.

    Highlights: You can gaze at the majestic Himalayas right from the hotel balcony. All the top class amenities are in the hotel including badminton, volleyball, soft cricket and much more. Space for bus and car parking are available right within the hotel premises.

    Price: The price for staying at the hotel is quite economical. Even if you are with your family for a trip to Nainital, it is affordable at this hotel. You can get a room from Rs. 3000 per night at the Krishna Orchard Resort.
  • 11Ashokas Naini Chalet Resort

    Ashokas Naini Chalet Resort
    Ashokas Naini Chalet Resort is a three star hotel located in the Pangot village of Nainital district. Even though the hospitality and amenities are three star, the price is not as high as you would expect of a hotel like this.

    Location: It is located in the Kilbury forest and is just 14 KM away from the high altitude zoo so animal lovers will be delighted to stay at the place. It is also just 16 KM from the Nainital lake so the hotel is quite convenient for tourists.

    Highlights: There are various hiking trails near the hotel so if you want an adrenaline rush and wish to get a little adventurous, this is the place for you.



    Price: The prices are quite affordable considering the advantages and the services of the hotel. Per night charges start from around Rs. 6000 and goes up to Rs. 10,000 as you choose better room options.
  • 12Dolmaar Resort

    Dolmaar Resort
    If you are looking for a hotel which will offer you much more than just a stay and food, Dolmaar Resort is your best bet. It offers many types of games and activities to keep you engaged throughout the time you stay here.

    Location: The hotel is located at the Nainital Kathgodam highway and you can reach the place easily.

    Highlights: You will notice greenery, trees and a true essence of nature all the time around the hotel. Dolmaar Resort also offers many kinds of adventurous activities like archery, river crossing, team building games and much more. So if you want to have fun while you are at your hotel too, it is the best hotel for you in Nainital.

    Price: With all the adventurous activities, excellent hospitality and food, the price for per night is just around Rs. 5000. It is highly affordable and considering the added services that you get, it can't get any better.
  • 13V Resorts Sattal

    For someone who loves to be in natural surroundings, V Resorts provides the best stay. You will find the complete hotel surrounded by Pine trees which makes the whole locale look more beautiful.

    Location: It lies in the Bhimtal region of Nainital and is located at just 1.1 KM away from the Sattal Lake and 18KM from the NH87 which means transportation is not a hassle too.

    Highlights: The resort is quite close to the lower Himalayan range which promises great scenery to look at. The rooms are themed with a particular theme that carries throughout the hotel. You will find tea and coffee making facilities within your room so you can make it as per your own taste. The resort also offers additional activities like bird watching and kayaking among others.

    Price: The price of the hotel is quite cheap too, starting with only Rs. 5000 per night.
  • 14Club Mahindra

    Club Mahindra
    Club Mahindra is one of the most reputed hotel brands in the country and overseas too. In Nainital, it is spread across a hectare of lush grounds. With top notch facilities like well furnished rooms, room service and an indoor play ground, it is a great choice to stay at.

    Location: It is located in the Naukuchiatal region of Nainital and has all the major tourist spots in close proximity. It is just 1.4 KM from the lake access point, 7 KM from the famous Butterfly museum and 8 KM from the Bhimeshwar temple.

    Highlights: Through the balcony and the hotel side, you can have a view of the famous Naukuchiatal lake. It is also very close to various tourist attractions around the place so for tourists, the hotel is very convenient.

    Price: Just like most of the Club Mahindra hotels, it is moderately priced. You can easily get a room for Rs. 3000 per night.
  • 15V Resorts Ramgarh

    V Resorts Ramgarh
    V Resorts is a three star hotel chain with its presence across the country. You can find other branches of the same hotel in and around Nainital. This one at Ramgarh provides all the standard facilities that the hotel is known for. If you want a comfortable stay during your trip to Nainital, choose V Resorts.

    Location: It is located in Ramgarh area of Nainital.

    Highlights: From the resort, you can have a stunning view of the Himalayas. More than that, the hotel has polished timber floors, airy rooms and nice balconies. Along with the stay, you can also have fun with the extra activities that the hotel has including trekking, fishing, cycling and much more.

    Price: Even though it is a three star hotel and provides a lot of facilities and activities, the charges are quite decent. For one night, you can get a room for just Rs. 5000 which is very affordable.
  • 16Janardan Resort Pangot

    Janardan Resort Pangot
    The Janardan Resort in Pangot is unlike the other hotels with luxurious rooms and facilities. It is a place specially made for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers. But you do get basic facilities like Wi-Fi, a pool, breakfast and banquet.

    Location: It is located in the Pangot region of Nainital. The hotel is situated 13 KM away from the main city of Nainital so some people might find it difficult to travel the long distance.

    Highlights: One thing that you will not find in any other hotel is the birds that are in the region. For bird lovers, it is the best hotel that you can choose. Another major highlight is the price point of the hotel which is one of the cheapest options in the city.

    Price: For a single night, the hotel charges just Rs. 1000-2000 depending upon the type of room you select. The price can't get any cheaper and this is the best option you can avail.

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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Mukteshwar Temple

It is a 350 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. There are many such temples throughout various states in India.

Location: It is situated in the Kumaon Hills and is 51 KM from Nainital. Usually tourists prefer road vehicles to get to the place. However, if you prefer airways, the nearest airport is at Pantnagar and the nearest railway station is at 65 KM from the town.

Highlights: From the temple, you will get a beautiful view of the Himalayas. People tend to enjoy the nice atmosphere and the stunning view from over the mountain top.

Best time to visit: The summers are warm with moderate heat and a little rainfall sometimes. The place receives heavy rainfall during the rainy seasons. Winters usually have freezing temperatures. So, you can decide the best time for you to visit the place as per your preferences.
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Kainchi Dham

It is one of the most famous ashrams in our country. There are many followers of Kaninchi Maharaj who believe in his teachings. If you want to go through a spiritual journey, this place is a must visit.

Location: It is at a distance of 9 KM from Bhowali and 17 KM from the town of Nainital.

Highlights: The place was visited by tech legend Steve Jobs in his earlier days. He also advised Mark Zuckerberg to have a visit here. It is believed that the place enhances spiritual enlightenment of oneself and thus most of the people visit for the same reason. In the annual Bhandara held on June 15, more than 1 lakh people are fed at the place.

Best time to visit: You can visit the place during anytime of the year however, if you want to stay inside Kanchi Maharaj-ji's ashram, you have to personally write a letter to the manager.
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Snow View Point

If we check out the most visited tourist spots in Nainital, Snow view point is surely the most visited and loved spot by people all over. The mountain also has a temple to which residents worship. While you move in the cable rope, you can have a great view of the Nainital lake.

Location: The point is around 3 Km from the town of Nainital and you can travel there through either cable rope or your car. If you are comfortable, you can also visit Snow view point by walking there or book a taxi if you prefer it.

Highlights: From the top of the mountain, you can have a full view of the city which looks just marvelous. If you notice, there will be a place which says The highest mountain in the British empire. Before Sikkim became a part of India, Naina Devi was India's highest peak.
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Astronomical Observatory

This observatory known as the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences is a place for doing astronomical studies. It was built in the year 1955 to enhance the study in this field. This institute is funded by Department of Science and Technology.

Location: The observatory is at a 4.5 KM distance from Nainital which you can easily reach through any means of transportation.

Highlights: If you are interested in astrophysics and related domains, this place is something you must surely visit. With proper permission, you can have a look at the various celestial bodies through the telescope in the observatory.

Best time to visit: The observatory is only open from 7 to 9 in the evening. If you want to visit the place, make sure that you visit it in the given times. You must plan your trip accordingly so that you don't miss out on this amazing place.
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Sariyatal

This is one of the most beautiful lakes in the city of Nainital. Residents and tourists both just love the place for the tranquil ambience it provides. It also has a Himalayan Botanical garden nearby which you can visit if you are interested in different varieties of flowers. It is a great place for the study of botany and science.

Location: The place is 5 KM from the main town of Nainital. It falls on the way to Kaladhungi.

Highlights: Although this lake is a bit small compared to other big lakes, it is quite beautiful and one of the places tourists love to visit. It is calm, serene and makes you feel better. The lake is surrounded by nature in the form of trees which makes the experience even better.

Price: The entry ticket is just Rs. 20 but it is totally worth it and for tourists, it is a must visit place.
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Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Kilbury bird sanctuary is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves watching birds. Due to this reason, it is also called as the bird watcher's paradise. Most of the people who visit the place are frequent visitors who take time out of their lives to watch birds and fulfil their desires. This sanctuary is placed in midst of the reserved forest of Nainital.

Location: Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is at a distance of 12 KM from Nainital. You can choose to reach here through any convenient public transport or your private vehicle. Many affordable options like taxis are available from Nainital to bring you here.

Highlights: The bird sanctuary has more than 580 different species of birds which is a delight for all the bird lovers. Some of the most famous birds which are a part of this sanctuary include Brown wood owls, white throated laughing thrushes, forktails and many other birds.
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Naina Peak

Want a stunning view of the snow capped Himalayas from Nainital? Naina peak is the place you must head to. The road which gets you there is through a pleasant forest of deodar, cypresses and rhododendrons. It is quite a beautiful experience both reaching there as well as on top of the mountain.

Location: The peak is at a distance of 6 KM from Mallital where you can get a bus or some other public transportation facilities to take you to the top.

Highlights: What people love most about the place is the view of snow capped Himalayas from Naina peak. It is something which makes the whole experience worthwhile. Naina peak is also the highest peak of Nainital through which you get a bird's eye view of the whole city, the Himalayas and the Kumaon hills. The atmosphere there is calm and serene which makes the experience even better.