How to Reach Nainital

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:

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How to Reach Nainital Ranikhet Expressthat leaves daily from Old Delhi railway station at 10:45 PM at night reaches Kathgodam at 6:05 AM the next day.

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.

Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national parks in India. It is named after the legendary hunter, Jim Corbett, who was known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards. Later on, he became a wildlife conservationist. The national park was established in 1936 and was originally known as Hailey National Park. After 20 years, its name was changed to Ramganga National Park before getting its final name in the 1920s.

The national park extends up to an area of more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan ranges in the state of Uttaranchal. It is a wildlife reserve providing home to a large number of animals and birds. Tigers and leopards are its greatest attraction that has made it a hot tourist spot. Other animals in the reserve are elephant, sambar, King Cobra, wild boar, fox, gharial, Indian Pangolin, chital, hedgehog, and more. It provides shelter to more than 500 species of birds that migrate to and from the reserve.

Corbett National Park It is a must-visit for people who want to experience the life of a jungle and closeness with the beauty of flora and fauna as created by the Nature. It also becomes a life-time excursion for people who get the opportunity to come face-to-face with the most ferocious animals and the most beautiful birds in the world. Its surroundings are equally exotic.

With the Ramganga river within the heart of the park and the Kosi river running near the Park, one gets a complete mesmerizing feeling of being within the arms of the Nature. Both these rivers are lifeline of the national park. Wild animals use the river waters to quench their thirst and take a dip during hot summers. The entire park is divided into four zones: Dhikala Zone, Bijrani Zone, Jhirna Zone, and Sonanadi Zone. All the zones have gates and a watch tower to safeguard the animals.

If you want to visit the place, then you can contact tour operators who organize trips to the national park. They have a range of packages to choose from. You can opt for the one that suits your requirement in terms of the number of days, sightseeing options, and the price. However, morning walks in the reserve and wildlife safaris are never-to-miss opportunities. The place also has a range of comfortable hotels and resorts. Bonfire parties at nights are a fun to participate. You can also visit Garjia Temple and Corbett Wildlife Museum within the park.

Nainital Tourism

Nainital is a popular hill station in the state of Uttaranchal. It is situated at an altitude of 1900 kilometers above sea level. It is located at 29 degree 24’ north latitude and 79 degree 28’ east longitude. The best time to visit the place is during summers and the spring season. Initially, Nainital was nothing but a thick, dense forest and was home to the tribes of Kumaoni race. It was discovered and converted into a hill station by the British in 1839.

Today, it is a summer resort for tourist mainly from the neighboring places like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Haryana. However, it also has an influx of foreign tourists due to the historical significance of the place. The place is well-connected with all the four zones of the country. Nainital is around 300 kilometers from Delhi and 388 kilometers from Lucknow. One can reach the place taking any mode of transport.

Nainital Tourism Nainital harbors five lakes in its lap: Nainital Lake, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal. Amongst all, Nainital Lake is the most prominent one as it surrounded by seven hills in the shape of a necklace.

The hill station provides a picturesque view of many snow-clad peaks of the Himalayan ranges from different points like the Cheena Point and the Snow View Point. It is a place that brings a common man close to the mystical beauty of the Mother Nature. Boating and yachting in the waters of the Naini Lake is the unique feature of this place. One can also visit the famous Naina Devi Temple which is one of the Shakti Peeths of Goddess Parvati.

It is a well-developed hill station with all the basic amenities, goods, and busy marketplaces. One can also find a wide variety of imported stuff at reasonable rates in the Tibetan market. One can enjoy horse and pony riding on the Mall. The best part is that during peak season vehicles are not allowed to ply on the Mall thereby making it traffic-free and pollution-free.

The place is also a popular honeymoon retreat for new couples. Besides, the serenity of the place and a large number of recreational activities enables everyone to spend their time nicely. All over India, most of the tour operators organize a tour to Nainital. They provide a day-by-day schedule of the tour in advance. Many of them also take tourists to the nearby destinations like Almora and Ranikhet.