How to Reach Nainital


Planning a Trip to Nainital? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Nainital. The hill station of Nainital is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is covered by lush grassy mountainsides and faces a large pear-shaped lake making it one of the most scenic hill stations in the region.

Tourism in Nainital has remained of great value to its earnings and this means Nainital is the ideal tourist destination, including efficient transport, good accommodation, organised markets and other smooth sailing facilities. Here is a detailed look into the many ways through which you can reach Nainital.

By Air

Uttarakhand has two airports; the one nearby to Nainital is the Pantnagar Domestic Airport. The terminal is about 70 km away from the main town of Nainital. The Pantnagar Airport transfers and receives flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and almost all major cities; Tourists can avail taxi services from the airport to travel for the rest of the way.

By Rail

Kathgodam Railway station is the end stop of the railway line that plunges into the Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Transportation Board has set up a website where you can hire the desired bus service to your destination. The site is about 30 km away from Nainital and it should take a maximum of one hour to cover the distance if all conditions are favourable.

By Road

This is conceivably the most fun way to explore. Several buses deluxe, semi-deluxe and common ones start from Delhi and take about 9 hours if the circumstances are good to reach Nainital. There are buses from other cities in Uttarakhand like Dehradun and Almora too.

The most comfortable way to commute is by the local taxis or renting a vehicle of your own. Hitchhiking is not a bad option either.

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