During summers, the British shifted to hill stations to escape from the scorching heat of the plains in India. Nainital was one of the sought-after hill stations during the British rule. As a result, it had a well-developed network of roads, basic infrastructure, and cleanliness. Today also, the government has taken all the measures to maintain the place thereby making it a hot tourist attraction for both national and international tourists.
Nani Lake is the heart of the place. Most of the hotels are situated around the lake to provide a view of the placid water to its visitors. There are hotels suiting different pockets. However, all the hotels provide hot bathing water, room heaters, and blankets around the year. They also have a kitchen to serve meals on request. Budget or economic hotels provide these basic amenities and a decent living environment to people. Most of them also have a cloak room where one-day visitors from nearby places can keep their luggage for a meager rent. They are not required to unnecessarily pay for a room.
Luxury hotels provide extra services like massages, spas, gym, etc. to provide an enriching experience of living lavishly in the hills. They also organize bonfires and arrange folk dances for their guests. They provide buffet meals that are generally a part of their package. The hotels situated away from the mall have cabs that ferry guests at beck-and-call.
Hotels also have their own guide to take people around the place. The rooms are normally of four categories: economy, semi-deluxe, deluxe, and suites. One can opt according to ones budget and choice. Most of these hotels have their own website that provides comprehensive information on their location, facilities, services, contact details, and stay packages. Some of them have uploaded sample pictures of their hotel rooms to give an insight into their premises.
Information technology has made it possible for people to make online bookings in advance. They simply have to send an e-mail and make a call to coordinate their stay with the hotel manager. This saves people, especially with families, from going through the hassle of finding the place to stay after reaching the hill station.
During honeymoon season, the hotels provide honeymoon packages for interested couple to make their stay memorable. They also have tie-ups with tour operators to ensure occupancy throughout the year. Nainital has many resorts that provide a homely stay to its guests.