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COVID-19 : NAINITAL is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 29 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to NAINITAL?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Wearing of masks is mandatory while out in public places
  • Registration on official website is mandatory when travelling from other state
  • People travelling from another state must also their negative test reports on the state government’ s official web portal.
  • Prior booking of hotels and tours is mandatory
  • Registration on the Smart City web portal is mandatory with uploading required documents on the same for entry.
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • A screening process will be done on entry to the state.
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open
  • It is advised to carry own sleeping bag, cutlery and water bottles if travellers are planning a trek.
  • All passengers travelling to Naintal need to register on state website
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers alighting at the nearest airports and railway stations.
  • Mandatory for traveller from high-load COVID-19 infected cities to follow 7 days of institutional and 7 days of home quarantine. The list of high-load infected cities can be found on the state government website.
  • Pregnant ladies, senior citizens (Age>65 years), seriously ill passengers and people accompanied by children below 10 years of age are exempted from institutional quarantine but must follow home quarantine for the given time period.
  • Travellers from non-high load Covid-19 infected cities must follow home quarantine for 14 days.
  • All travellers with negative RT-PCR report from ICMR authorized lab, done not more than 72 hours prior to travel, shall be exempted from quarantine. They must upload the report on state website

Flights are functional to Patnanagar airport from Delhi and Dehradun.


Special trains are running to Kathgodam Railway Station from Dehradun.

Local Transport

Local modes of transport like buses, taxis and autorickshaws are allowed to function with proper steps of sanitization.

The government of Uttarakhand has taken major steps of sanitizations to ensure the safety of travelers to Nainital. Thrillophilia recommends additional precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hand regularly for your safety.

Registration on the Smart City Web Portal is Mandatory For Entry Updated: 29 Sep 2020

All travellers visiting Nainital from other states will have to register on the Smart City Web Portal and upload the required documents for entry.

Mandatory Screening To Take Place At Borders Updated: 22 Sep 2020

A screening process will take place on entry at the borders of the state- be it by road, railway or air.

Unrestricted Inter-District and Intra-District Travel Allowed in Naintal Updated: 05 Sep 2020

In reference to the fresh guideline updates from the state government, people travelling to Nainital, internally or from other districts can enter the state without an e-pass. However, registration on the official Uttarakhand website is mandatory. Read more.

Resorts, Hotels, Homestays in Nainital Open to Accommodate Travellers Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Stay and hospitality services, except the ones that fall under containment zones, have been allowed to re-open in Uttarakhand with all the precautionary measures. Read more.

Leisure Hotels Group in Naintal offers a unique ‘Ghar Se Ghar Tak’ Vacation Package Updated: 05 Sep 2020

The boutique leisure hospitality chain, Leisure Hotels Group, has revealed their new travel package – ‘Ghar se ghar tak’, offering end-to-end travel assistance to vacationers who want spend holidays at their resorts in Naintal or other cities. They are also facilitating home-testing for COVID-19. Read more.

Place of worship in Nainital now Accessible to Devotees Updated: 05 Sep 2020

All religious places and place of worship in Uttarakhand have been allowed to re-open, keeping the points of social distancing and reduced capacity in mind.

Things to Do in Nainital

Every category of traveller can find their taste of things to do in Nainital. From leisure tourists to the nature-loving or adventure enthusiast, this destination has everything for everyone. Activities like Bird watching, nature exploration, and adventure sports are very popular among the tourists visiting here. People also shop for hand knitted woollens from the natives here as souvenirs for their trip.

Some of the popular
activities in Nainital that capture the attention of the travellers at this place are Boating, paragliding, trekking, camping and others. People who love to trek may find this place as paradise. With tons of trekking spots like Tiffin’s Top, Naini peak and others, this tourist destination satisfies the adventure lust in each traveller.

For the kids too, activities like boating, water Zorbing, rock climbing and others help them feel the thrill of adventure with utmost safety. With homely food, adventure sports, bonfire, fun games and sleeping under the star lit sky, visit Nainital for an exceptional experience.

Here is the list of things to do in Nainital:

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Aamod Resort Bhimtal | Book Online @ Flat 33% off
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Set against lush greenery all around, Aamod Resort at Bhimtal is a delight in the calm environs of the stunning hill-station of Nainital.

The property has luxurious and spacious rooms with attached washrooms and all modern amenities to give you utmost comfort for a memorable stay. The entire place is frequently sanitized following all protocols to ensure maximum safety of all guests.

You can pick from an array of activities available here including a fun-packed nature walk in the surrounding forest full of thickets, boating experience enriched with distant chirpings of the birds as you paddle your way through this placid land. For adventure junkies, there's rock climbing and rappelling through the surrounding peaks.

You can also opt for trekking in the open atmosphere where every turn opens the door to a completely new and beautiful scenery. 
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Adventure Activities at The Lake Resort, Nainital Flat 17% Off
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₹16,190 ₹13,390

The Lake Resort, Nainital is located in calm hills of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. Spread over 70 acres of serene oak forest; this resort is situated at 4320 feet above sea level. One can experience nature and its beauty in full bloom as wanders the trail by the lake. One can find orchids and ferns in abundance. There are many quiet spots for keen anglers as well. Explore the nine corners of the Naukuchiyatal. Folklore has it that if anyone finds a place that has a view of all nine corners of the lake, they'll attain nirvana.

Home to more than 135 species of Birds, making it a bird watcher's paradise. This area falls in the buffer zone between the Palearctic and the Indo-Malayan climates. It has a Flora and fauna from both sides making it a picturesque setting with its large variety of multitude trees, flowers, shrubs and plants.

Located in three different blocks, the thirty tastefully furnished spacious bedrooms and Swiss Tents; offer a panoramic view of the lake from their large haven windows and veranda's.

The Orchid Cafe offers Indian, Western and Chinese Gastronomies and caters to individual taste and preference. Mainly organically grown food and herbs ensure healthy meals prepared under strict standards of hygiene and quality.

Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian-Breakfast

Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

Activities: Table Tennis, Pool and Snooker Tables, Gym, Badminton, Chess, Board Games, Carom Board etc.

Wildlife Experience: Angling, Horse Safari, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, Butterfly Museum (Bhimtal), Corbett National Park visit (on request).

Soft adventure activities: Burma Bridge, Monkey crawl, Tarzan swing, Flying fox

Adventure Activities: Paragliding and Kayaking

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Camp Kyari at Syat, Nainital
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Come and experience Camp Kyari, Siyat, Nanital which is located in an organic farm on the hill slopes above Kotabag. American Safari Tents along with mats and sleeping bags ensure a comfortable stay on the meadows. 

For maintaining the natural jungle environment, no electricity is used at the camp rather kerosene/solar lanterns are used to light the camp adequately during the night. Here you can harvest fresh vegetables for your next meal, go swimming in river pools or rock climbing and rappelling over a waterfall. 

You can trek through densely forested hills or explore the river valley dotted with villages and farmlands on mountain bikes. The more adventurous can pitch the tents deeper into the forest to co-exist with varied Wildlife and live a life 'out there'. So, are you ready for this wild experience?

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₹11,000 ₹7,800

Check-in Time: 02:00 PM
Check-out Time: 12:00 PM

Deal Highlights of Shervani Hilltop Resort, Nainital:
- Stay in a luxe property overlooking picturesque mountains of Uttarakhand
- Savour local Kumaoni cuisine and live barbeque at the in-house restaurant
- Go for a guided nature walk
- Avail a flat 10% off on F&B services
- Enjoy complimentary local transfers, including pick-up & drop facility
- Indulge in numerous indoor and outdoor activities here

About Shervani Hilltop Resort, Nainital:
Surrounded by hills and lush green beauty of Nanital, this property is spread across acres, blending in nature with its elite facilities. The stay offers scenic views wherever your eyes go all amidst nature's generosity that will refresh your mind, body and soul.

Challenge your loved ones to a game of table tennis, air hockey, carrom, chess, or foosball. Go for birdwatching and soak in the beauty here and enjoy a guided nature walk that explores the beautiful terrains here.

Enjoy scrumptious meals at the in-house restaurant. Clink glasses and unwind in style at the Courtyard Bar. And soak in spectacular views while relishing amazing snacks at the Live Bar-be-que while here.

The Room:
The property offers spacious rooms that offer breathtaking views of the surroundings. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, plush furniture, sitting area, writing desk, and all the basic amenities like air conditioning, tea/coffee maker, wardrobe, etc., and can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast that is a part of the package. You can order lunch and dinner at an additional cost. Do not miss out the local cuisine and the live barbeque offered here.

Activities at Shervani Hilltop Resort, Nainital:
- Enjoy birdwatching while here
- Go for a guided nature walk and explore the terrain here
- Indulge in numerous indoor and outdoor activities here like carrom, foosball, table tennis, basketball, volleyball, etc.
- Sightsee various scenic spots in and around Nainital
- You can also go for a hike to the Naina Peak here

How to reach Shervani Hilltop Resort, Nainital:
The property is around 72 KM from the Pantnagar Airport and around 4 KM from the Nainital Bus Stand. One can easily reach the property using any public or private transportation.

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Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot
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Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a fairytale.This birdwatchers' paradise has more than 250 species of birds in and around as recorded by Jungle Lore Birding Lodge. The forests of Pangot and surrounding areas are dominated by thick Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. One can see a variety of bird species along the way to Pangot such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij pheasant are to name a few. The pleasant and spell bounding weather in summers and snow clad mountain peaks in winters attract visitors from all over the world. Pangot is an ideal destination for people searching for calm and peace.

Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy

Activities: Birding, Trekking

Difficult Level: Easy

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Visit Jim Corbett

Visit Jim Corbett

Named after the British Hunter in India, Jim Corbett is an active area of wildlife, granted the national park status in the year 1936. The oldest National Park of India, Corbett is known to have the highest density of Royal Bengal Tigers. Located inside the bounds of the lake city, visiting the Jim Corbett National Park for a tiger safari is surely one of the best things to do in Nainital.

Apart from this, there is also the Ramganga Reservoir inside the reserve where a number of Elephants, Leopards, and hundreds of birds that flock to this place.

Location: Nainital District, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715

Timings: Everyday, 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Charges/Fees: INR 200 for Indians, INR 900 for foreigners.

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Enjoy Boating at Naini Lake

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Enjoy Boating at Naini Lake

In the entire district of Nainital, the Naini Lake is the one that is the most famous, owing to its location and ease of access. Surrounded by beauty on all sides, the lake is a great place to have some mesmerizing memories of the city. As you sit on a boat that slowly glides on the waters, indulge in what is one of best activities to do in Nainital. 

Take a boating trip of the lake and marvel at the beauty that surrounds you in this amazing location, from where you can see the serene snow-capped peaks, the Cheena Peak, and the Tiffin Top. Take pictures of the amazing valley or record a video of the pleasant weather.

Location: Naini Lake, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Timings: Everyday, 6 AM to 6 PM

Charges/Fees: Starts from INR 150 and goes on to INR 500 (per person)

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Trekking at Cheena Peak

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Trekking at Cheena Peak

Also known as the Naina Peak, Cheena Peak is the highest point in Nainital. Covered in forests of Rhododendrons, Deodars, and Cypresses, the trek to the top of Cheena Peak is as rewarding as the view from the top. After just a small and relaxing hike up the hill, you will get to see the beautiful range of the Himalayas all covered in snow.

Also, the city of Nainital looks even more beautiful from the peak. The trekking to the top, and taking in the views from there, can together be called the best things to do in Nainital.

Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand

Charges/Fees: None

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Enjoy Himalayan View from Tiffin Top

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Enjoy Himalayan View from Tiffin Top

Also known as Dorothy’s seat, the Tiffin Top is a locals’ favorite picnic spot in Nainital. Located on the Ayarpatta Hill, Tiffin top sits in a location where you can see the city of Nainital on one side, and the majestically beautiful Kumaon hills on the other side. A photographer’s paradise, the place got its name because Dorothy’s Seat was popular for picnics. 

If you are looking for activities to do in Nainital, then a hike up to Tiffin Top to capture the beauty of Himalayas, is surely a thing you should go for.

Location: Ayarpatta Hill, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Timings: Everyday, 8 AM to 5:30 PM

Charges/Fees: Free Entry

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Visit the Nainital Zoo

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Visit the Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo, or the Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo, is a high altitude home for wildlife, first of its kind in North India, and the 3rd in the country. Located at a height of about 2,100 m above sea level, the zoo is one of the best places to visit in Nainital. 

Housing animals like Royal Bengal tiger, Tibetan wolves, sambar, leopard cat, and Himalayan bear, the zoo also has many bird species like Kalij pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, rose-ringed parakeet, golden pheasant, and red junglefowl. A visit here is surely one of the best things to do in Nainital.

Location: Tallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

Timings: Friday to Wednesday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Charges/Fees: INR 50 for adults (above 13 years), INR 20 for children.

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Go for Camping

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Go for Camping

Nainital is not just hills and lakes, rather, the place has its fair share of meadows and ridges to enjoy the best of camping in Kumaon. With weather that remains pleasant for almost all throughout the year, the experience of camping in Nainital is nothing short of a getaway from the bustling life of the city.

 Fill your mornings with sunrise views, catch up on some trekking and birdwatching through the day, get warm with a bonfire as you sing and dance around it, and sleep under the billions of stars in the clear sky. Find a place to pitch your tent and you will find all of the above easily.

Location: Nainital, Uttarakhand

Charges/Fees: Depends on the campsite and required permits and entry charges.

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Learn Rock Climbing

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Learn Rock Climbing
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More than a place blessed with beauty, Nainital is an adventure destination as well. A roster of adventure sports waiting for you to explore is present in the lake town, but the most amazing of all things to do in Nainital has to be the rock climbing. With a few schools that will teach the basics and necessities of rock climbing, you can easily become an enthusiast of the sport.

And with plenty of opportunities to practice in the city, there is a lot of fun that is yet to be had, and rock climbing is one of those unexplored and untapped adventures. You can learn with Nainital Mountaineering Club.

Location: CRST Inter College, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001

Timings: Everyday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Charges/Fees: Starts from INR 600

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Shop at Tibetan Market

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Shop at Tibetan Market

Right along the banks of the Naini Lake, the famous Tibetan Market of Nainital runs. Offering authentic Tibetan winterwear, souvenirs, and much more, the market is one of the most famous, affordable, and beautiful setup to shop in the city, and is run by the natives of Tibet. 

Skillful at their work, Tibetans have shops and shacks on the side of the road selling Tibetan bags, scarves, ethnic dresses, designer shawls, woolen mufflers, junk accessories, and stylish watches, all of which are available at affordable prices and can be bargained for.

Location: Nanda Devi Path, Ayarpatta, Nainital, 263002, Uttarakhand

Timings: Everyday, 9:30 AM to 9 PM

Charges/Fees: None

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Experience Sunset at Hanuman Garhi

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Experience Sunset at Hanuman Garhi

Dedicated to Hindu God and loyal follower of Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Garhi is a temple that enjoys an amazing location on the top of a hill in Nainital. Built in the year 1950 by a local saint, the best part about this temple is the amazing sunset view of the place, where people can watch the sun slowly gliding down and set behind the hills. 

Tourists from all over the country come to witness this marvel, and the best part is that it does not require a strenuous walk to reach the temple. Take the blessings of the lord and take in the beauty of the scene as it unfolds in front of you.

Location: Hanuman Garhi, Haldwani Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Timings: Sunset Time

Charges/Fees: None

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Enjoy Ropeway of Nainital

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Enjoy Ropeway of Nainital

The main attractions of Nainital include the amazing name of the Ropeway of Nainital. Connecting the city to the snow view point, the ropeway takes one to a height of about 2,250 m above sea level. While the destination is undoubtedly beautiful, the ride to the top is itself very serene, making it one of the best things to do in Nainital.

There are 2 trolleys that run between the two terminals and take time of about 2 and a half minutes to complete the journey on one side. Another great thing about this is that the ropeway was built by the Swiss pioneers, making it the safest ropeway in the region.

Location: Ropeway RdMallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001

Timings: everyday 10 AM to 4 PM

Charges/Fees: INR 150 for adults, and INR 100 for children, both way.

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Stroll through Mall Road and Buy Fancy Candles

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Stroll through Mall Road and Buy Fancy Candles

The Mall, or the Mall Road, is a popular tourist attraction in Nainital. Built by the Britishers when they planned the city, the road runs by the side of the lake, it runs by the heart of Nainital connecting two major points of the city, Mallital, and Tallital. With the best time to arrive here being in the evening, one can easily find a horde of tourists and locals flocking here for the views or to shop.

Mostly, the Mall Road is home to a number of hotels, restaurants, banks, travel agencies, and shops, you will find that it is closed for vehicles during peak time to ensure safe passage for the tourists.

Location: The Mall Road, Nainital.

Timings: Everyday, 9 AM to 10 PM

Charges/Fees: None

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Visit Naina Devi

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Visit Naina Devi

A Shakti Peeth (seat of power) in the Hindu Belief, the Naina Devi temple is perched on the northern bank of the Naini Lake in the city of Nainital. A famous attraction and a spiritual hotspot, the Naina Devi Goddess resides inside the temple and is depicted by her two eyes. Pilgrims from everywhere flock to the temple to take blessings of the mother goddess.

Despite being destroyed in a landslide in the year 1880, the Naina Devi Temple was rebuilt and has since then attracted thousands of visitors every year.

Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

Timings: Everyday 6 AM to 10 PM

Charges/Fees: None

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Visit Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

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Visit Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

A small village in the boundaries of Nainital goes by the name of Pangot and is home to a small creek known to be the watering hole of several wild animals like Leopard, Civet, Goral, and Deer. In a large portion of this place is a jungle-like area especially famous for the bird species that reside here.

Home to almost 580 species of avifauna, the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a haven for bird lovers. One can spot Brown Wood Owls, White-Throated Laughing Thrushes, Collared Grosbeaks and Forktails, amongst many endangered, endemic and rare species of indigenous and migratory bird.

Location: Village Pangot, Budhlakoti, Via Kilbury Road, Uttarakhand 263001

Timings: Everyday, from sunrise to sunset

Charges/Fees: None

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Eat at Chandni Chowk

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Eat at Chandni Chowk
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Named after a popular street of the same name in Delhi, the Chandni Chowk Restaurant tries to create the same taste like its namesake. Carefully decorated to resemble Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, even the food takes after the same taste. Eat and enjoy the delicacies of various regions of North India, incorporating the real taste of everything, including the sweets of north India.

This includes Gol Gappas, cuisines in Paneer and rice, various types of rice, hot Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Lassi, Masala Milk, and Buttermilk.

Location: The Mall Road, Tallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002

Timings: Everyday, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Cost for 2: INR 400

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Visit Cave Garden

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Visit Cave Garden

A rather new addition to the crown of exciting tourist attractions of Nainital, the Eco Cave Gardens are a series of several interconnected caves. Educating its visitors, especially small kids about the wildlife that resides in the Himalayas. Rising in fame in the recent years, the gardens have caves named like Tiger Cave, Panther Cave, Bat Cave, etc based on the name of the animal the cave is about.

There are also hanging gardens, as well as a musical fountain in the place, making it an even better place. A tour of the entire is recommended for the best experience, as it can be called the best of all activities to do in Nainital.

Location: Sukhatal, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001

Timings: Everyday, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Charges/Fees: INR 20 for adults, INR 10 for children.

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04 December 2020
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
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
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
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
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.
08 December 2019
At first i would like to appreciate Thrillophilia for their discounted deals for every tour I make. I love to book from this platform it saves a lot of money and time. Our stay was well defined with luxury and close to the nature. Enjoyed bird watching activity with my family.
17 January 2020
Loved everything about this resort. Staff was very helpful and available for any request you have with smiling faces. The food was delicious. Trekking was fun and we enjoyed a lot at our trek. Thanks Thrillophilia Easy booking with hassle-free check in at the resort
11 January 2020
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
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
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.

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  1. What are the best things to do in Nainital at night?

    1. Visit the Naina Devi Temple: Considered a major Hindu temple, the Naina Devi temple is located to the north of the Naini Lake and is a popular pilgrimage spot. You can visit this temple at night, as it is open till 10 PM.

    2. Eat at Chandni Chowk: This is a popular vegetarian restaurant where you can enjoy some quality North Indian food. This is a good place to enjoy dinner with your family. Here you can enjoy North Indian delicacies like lassi, buttermilk, jalebi, masala milk, paneer, and gol gappas.

    3. Shopping and Mall Road: At the mall road, you can enjoy a quiet stroll by the lakeside and visit all the shops selling a wide variety of souvenirs and gift items. In peak season, there are no vehicles on this road.

    4. Shopping at the Tibetan Market: This is an affordable shopping spot you can visit with our family and loved ones at night. Here you can get Tibetan items like mufflers, scarves, ethnic-wear, shawls, bags, watches, and junk accessories.
  2. What are the famous things to do in Nainital for couples?

    1. Camp Kyari at Syat: If you love camping, then you would love the Camp Kyari experience with safari tents and sleeping bags in a jungle environment. Here you can participate in activities like rappelling, rock climbing, swimming, and harvesting vegetables.

    2. Adventure activities at The Lake Resort: You can participate in various activities with your partner at The Lake Resort in Nainital. This is a popular spot for bird-watching. You can also take part in angling, and horse safari.  

    3. Boating at Naini Lake: The Naini Lake is the most famous among all the lakes in Nainital, and it is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges. Boating at Naini Lake is a great way for you and your partner so create some lasting memories.  

    4. Rock Climbing: If you and your partner are adventure enthusiasts, you can take part in the rock climbing activities at Nainital. There are instructors that will teach you the basics of the activity.
  3. What are the best adventure activities to do in Nainital?

    With a bunch of adventure things to do in Nainital, this destination offers a whirlwind of experiences to the travellers. Browse through the below mentioned itinerary that is perfect for all the adventure seeking people for an exceptional experience in this pristine destination.

    1. Camping: Out of the many activities in Nainital, this one has always been a perfect escape for the adventure souls who seek for a refuge amidst the lap of nature. Sleeping under the star lit sky, practising thrilling sports, bonfire, enjoying with your friends and others sums up for this activity.

    2. Paragliding: The famous spot for this activity in Nainital is Nakuchiatal. Catch a bird’s eye views of this gorgeous location through this great adventure sport that is practised under the guidance of an expert.

    3. Trekking: Walk your way down on the trails laid in the thick forests and landscapes of Nainital. Be it the beginners or experts, one can always find a trek as per their fitness level in Nainital. With tranquillity and natural beauty spread all over, this activity soothes the mind and soul.

    4. Water Zorbing: This unique adventure sport will truly thrill you to the veins. Stroll over the water as you get seated inside a floating plastic ball called Zorb that enhances the body equalisation. The expert guides will help you perform this activity in the right way.

    5. River Crossing: One of the many activities, this sport is also one of the many famous things in Nainital. Crossing the rustling freshwater lakes with the help of ropes and other safety gears, this sport requires strong daring power and mental health.

    6. Boating: With popular and scenic spots like Naini Lake, Bhimatal Lake, Sattal and others, one has to definitely try it while visiting this destination. Various lakes offer this activity in Nainital that are set amidst the picturesque landscapes worth capturing.
  4. What are the best treks in Nainital?

    1. Snow View Peak: This spot is the most popular among the travellers to catch the sights of lofts Himalayan ranges. It includes a distance of 3 kilometres to be covered. It is an easy to cover trek that offers pristine views of the himalayan peaks from its end destination.

    2. Guano Hills: Get rid of the hustle and bustle of the city as you go on the moderate level trek in the tranquillity of the Guano hills. The enchanting forest with rich flora, fauna and birdwatching will add on to your experience of trek here.

    3. Naini Peak-Pangot Trek: Extended up to two days, this trek commences from Mallital in Nainital and ends at Naini peak with 14 kilometres of trekking distance. This trek demands good fitness.

    4. KunjKharak Trek: This jungle trek that commences from Pangot. The trekkers have to cover this trek amidst the deodar and oak forest whose tranquillity only will get you Goosebumps. It is a moderate level trek passing amidst the lush green forest.

    5. Tiffin’s Top: Also known by the name of Dorothy’s peak, this 4 kilometre easy trek will take you to the peak through lush green surroundings and spectacular views of the valley.
  5. What are the best places for camping in Nainital?

    One of the popular activities in Nainital among the adventure souls visiting is camping. Explore the below mentioned popular places to choose from before you gear up for your camping expedition.

    1. Ayar Jungle Camp: Travellers seeking for an adrenaline rush should definitely visit this camp. With natural beauty all around the calmness and thrilling activities will give you an ultimate experience on your trips.

    2. Nainital River Camp: With a bunch of adventurous activities like wildlife sighting, river crossing, rapelling and others. Their homely food an ideal setting in the location will soothe your senses.

    3. YMCA Campsite: Encouraging the youth travellers into new and thrilling adventure at this unique camping site is an ultimate experience. They aim at fitness of the youth and is also known to trains many Indian athletes for the Olympics.

    4. Camp Mehi Nature Resort: With camps set up amidst the sky high trees and thick forests of oak pine, it would be a worthy experience for nature and wildlife lovers. They offer activities like trekking, Burma Bridge, Rapelling, Tarzan Swing and others.

    5. Camp Dhanuli: Experience guided adventure sports like rock climbing, valley crossing, paragliding, night hiking and others at this Nainital adventure camp.
  6. What are the best places for boating in Nainital?

    Boating is one of the many popular things to do in Nainital that lures every tourist at this place. Check out the list of popular locations for a worth experience.

    1. Naini Lake: This is the best spot for a boating experience in Nainital. Get to know about the astonishing facts about the Naini Lake from your boat driver as you take a drive over the waters.

    2. Bhimtal Lake: Another popular boating spot, Bhimtal Lake is named after the Mahabharat legend, Bhima. Apart from boating, one can also visit the aquarium seated in the middle of the lake.

    3. Sattal Lake: Bragging its lush green aura, this destination is really extravagant for a boating experience in its emerald green waters.

    4. Nakuchiatal: Another famous location popular for boating in the colourful boats here, this lake nestles in a serene landscape. It is open for boating everyday and charges a nominal cost.

    5. Khurpatal: Seated in the serene landscapes of Nainital, this location also welcomes boating enthusiasts at its place amidst the gorgeous views of mountains and old cedar trees.
  7. What is the best time to visit Nainital?

    The best time to visit Nainital is during the summer season which extends from March to June. The pleasant temperature of this location makes this place an ideal getaway from the scorching heat of the other parts. With an array of things to do in Nainital, this destination is a great vacation sport for every kind of traveller.
  8. Is Nainital safe?

    Absolutely! Nainital is completely safe to visit. Do stick to rules and regulations of the place to save yourself from getting into any trouble. If self-driving to the destination, keep a check on the speed limits and take all precautions on the route. This way you would be able to complete your trip safe and sound.
  9. What is Nainital famous for?

    There are many famous things in Nainital that are worth experiencing on your trip to this pristine destination. Boating in the Naini lake, shopping of woollen clothes, Trekking at Cheena peak, Sighting Himalayan view from tiffin top are some of the great activities and places popular in Nainital.

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