Nainital: A Bird’s Eye View
One of the most preferred hill stations of India, Nainital is a place that has a rich bounty to offer to every kind of traveler. Whether you are a photographer, adventure sports lover or an amateur mountaineer or a honeymooner or a religious/ spiritual seeker or simply looking forward to take a break from your hectic work schedule, Nainital is the perfect holiday destination that can fulfill all your desires of an adventurous trip. As the city is a high altitude hill station, it does not have direct air connectivity but the nearest airport to it is in New Delhi which is approximately 290 kilometers away. You can hire a private taxi from the New Delhi airport and head towards lake city. Also, It has an excellent bus connectivity operated by several tour operators from New Delhi to Nainital in all options like air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned, sleeper or Volvo buses. You can board on any of these according to your convenience and head on to Nainital.
The nearest railway station to Nainital is located at a distance of 34 kilometers at Kathgodham which lies at the foothills of the Kumaon hills. Kathgodham railway station provides a good connectivity to major places like New Delhi, Lucknow and Howrah. It is very well connected to all nearby places by a network of well-constructed roads, including National Highway 87, which links it to Rudrapur and Rampur from New Delhi. With 6 to 7 hours drive Naini tal can easily be accessed by road. There are numerous tour operators who offer regular taxi services for to and fro to Nainital from New- Delhi and other major nearby cities besides Nainital holiday packages, honeymoon packages or family tours to Nainital.
There are lovely scenic points in lake city like Tiffin top, lands’ end, and snow view point, Kilbury etc. while high altitude zoo, aerial ropeway, eco cave garden, the beautiful Rose Garden and the Naini lake in the city where boating can be enjoyed are few great family recreational spots which kids will love. Places like Gurney House, Raj Bhavan, and Aurobindo Ashram will interest lovers of history and culture while spiritual seekers can visit Naina Devi Temple, Hanuman Garhi etc. provided by us. There are lovely excursions that one can plan from Nainital like Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal and Khurpatal and these places abound in un-spoilt virgin beauty. While Nainital is a buzzing and happening place with its super busy Mall Road (shopping hub) where you can shop for beautiful candles of all sorts as well as for handmade chocolates and hand- crafted articles, it is rather difficult staying inside busy town. The parking problem, lack of space and civic mismanagement that is a common part of all major Indian towns has the potential of dampening your holiday experience. It’s rather disappointing to spend your holiday navigating through thick crowds and being confronted with the usual city din that you have been trying so hard to escape.
At the other end of the spectrum, most tourists would also prefer to stay in a place which is not too cut off and basic amenities like grocery shops, restaurants and medical facilities can be accessed. What one looks for in the perfect holiday destination accommodation option is therefore a combination of serenity and convenience. The perfect answer here would be to stay in one of the numerous lovely scenic spots that lie just beyond Nainital town. There are all sorts of options in city from luxurious suites to budget hotels and few of them are Nainital-Bhawanipur Greens and Aamod resort in Bhimtal. But for a comfortable stay with great accommodation facilities in beautiful town, the best option is to stay in Naini cottages which offer you luxurious villas as well as cottages in Nainital and other major cities of tourist visit in Uttarakhand state. These cottages are nestled in lovely natural enclaves at a little distance from the main town and every desirable modern amenity and luxury are provided along with facilities like transportation, tour guides, medical emergency services etc.
Next time when you do plan a trip to the ethereal lake city ensure yourself the best holiday experience by choosing to stay in a property owned by Nainital cottages.