Nainital District

Nainital District | PLACES to SEE | Nainital District | TOURISM
Nainital District | TOURISM
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Uttarakhand Guide

Nainital is a place that you must not miss to visit at least once in your lifetime. The must see places in Nainital are- Naini Devi Temple with two eyes, church St. John in the wilderness established in 1844, Governer’s house- Raj Bhavan designed in Victorian Gothic and built in 1899, Snow view situated in Sher-ka-danda ridge at the height of 2270 mts., Naini peak at the height of 2615 mts., Tiffin top at the height of 2292 mts., High court of Uttarakhand building, Pt. G.B. Pant high altitude zoo opened in 1994 and Gurney house on Ayarpatta hill- the former residence of Jim Corbett. Other major places to visit in Nainital are- Nanak sagar dam, lalkuan, haldwani, sarda forest, nandpur, ramnagar and garjiya.

The four districts in East, North, West and South of Nainital are Champawat, Almora, Pauri Garhwal and Udham Singh Nagar respectively. District headquarter is Nainital. Towns in Nainital district are- Ransali, Jaulasal, Chorgallia, Lalkua, Sitapur, Jam, Lawar, Halrakhan, Jitpur, Kathgodam, Kula, Kamlesh, Josyura, Bhirapani, Naukuchiya tal, Bhimtal, Taikota, Dhanchuli, Kasiyalekh, Bhowali, Mukteshwar, Ramgarh, Kaladhungi, Mangoli, Parao, Bel, Pawalgarh, Kotabagh, Daniyankhan, Garampani, Ramnagar, Sita Bani, Ledhara, Bijrani, Garjiya, Sultan and Mohan.


Himalayas in Nainital District

Nainital is not the district of lakes alone but also the district of Himalayan ranges. Dauli range, gola range- south gola range & north gola range, kisan range, barain range, smanora range, bhowali range, chhakata range, barhani range, fatepur range, kala dhungi range, naina range, kota range and mailani range glorify the beauty of Nainital making a major tourist destination for internal and external adventurers. A huge river Kosi flows in Nainital. Kosi arises from koshimool near Kausani. In Nainital, there are other smaller rivers namely Gola, Bhakra, Dabka and Baur decorating the mesmerizing Nainital to become jewel of the himalayas.

Nainital District | How to Reach?

You can reach Nainital by all three means of transportation- air, train and road- available in India. Udham Singh Nagar, in the south of Nainital is attached to the border of Nepal. If you are in Nepal, you can come by bus through Banbasa, Indian boarder near Mahendranagar of Nepal or direct from Kathmandu International Airport to Inidra Gandhi International Airport-New Delhi and you can either fly or use train or the roadways from there. This is how you can reach Nainital when you are in India


  • By Air: Pant Nagar Airport is the nearest airport to Kathgodam of Nainital district. 72km away from the district headquarter Nainital, the airport is well connected by motorable roads and taxis are available to Nainital and Kathgodam.
  • By Train: 41kms away from Nainital, the nearest railway station is Kathgodam which has railway networks with Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata and other major destinations of India. Two trains daily run between Delhi and Kathgodam and vice-versa. You can easily get to Nainital from Kathgodam railway station through buses and taxis.
  • By Road: Buses and taxis are available from all major destinations of Garhwal and Kumaon region to Nainital as it is the most visited tourist spot of India. Kathgodam is well connected to major cities of India with well developed road network. Kathgodam is only one hour drive from Nainital.
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