People from across India and even abroad can easily reach Nainital to admire the majestic beauty of the place. The public transport infrastructure of the country is advanced to such an extent that people can choose any mode of transport to reach hilly places like Nainital conveniently. For your help, an overview of how to reach Nainital via trains is given below.
Railways can be a preferred mode of transport because the nearest railway station to Nainital i.e. Kathgodam is only 35kms from the Nainital town. It is the part of the North Eastern Railways network and is the last terminal of the broad gauge line of the network. Other stations on the line are Delhi, Dehradun, Howarah, Haldwani, and Lalkuwani. They cover a large portion of areas thereby encouraging more people to visit Nainital.
If you are planning to take a train on the Delhi-Nainital route, then you need to book a seat in the:
Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Expressthat is running between Kathgodam and Delhi. It leaves Kathgodam at 8:50 AM and reaches New Delhi at 3:20 PM. With minimum stoppage time, it again leaves Delhi at 4:00 PM and reaches Kathgodam at 10:45 PM the same day.
Kathgodam Anand Vihar AC Expressthat starts from Anand Vihar railway station, Delhi at 06:00 AM and reaches Kathgodam at 11:55 AM.
On the Howrah-Nainital route, the trains are:
Bagh Expressthat reaches Kathgodam from Howarah. It has Lucknow and Lalkua Junction on its route.
Kumaun Expressconnects Lalkua with Mathura via Bareilly. Therefore, all the places lying on the Mathura, Bareilly, Lucknow, and Howrah route gets interconnected.
Other trains are:
Kathgodam Dehradun Expressthat is a direct train from Kathgodam to Dehradun. It runs daily and has Moradabad as one of its main stoppages.
For people from Jammu and adjoining areas, Garib Rathdeparts every week from Jammu Tawi to Kathgodam.
After getting down from the train, people can take cabs, tempo travellers or buses from Kathgodam or Haldwani. Cabs are available on both private and shared seat basis. People can take a bus from the Haldwani roadways bus stand.
For the convenience of the tourists, a computerized railway reservation counter is situated near the Nainital bus stand and at the Kathgodam, Haldwani, and Lalkuwan railway stations.
Apart from railways, Nainital is also well connected to other destinations through roadways. It has a number of roadway buses and luxury coaches from places like Delhi, Hairdwar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, and Dehradun. The place is also connected by roads to the Pant Nagar Airport that is nearest to Nainital.