Nainital Tourism - Do's & Don't's
Nainital Hill Station of lakes is one of the most famous place for tourist seeking nature, adventure, night life, shopping, religious temples and monuments. Find the details of Nainital Tourism - Do's and Don't's, what to do in Nainital, Top 29 Things to do in nainital and 13 Best in Places to visit in Nainital.
Prepare a pervasive itienary so that you do not miss any of the fun spots in Nainital-give maximum time for your activities, also avoid carrying too much cash,
nainital has many ATMs.
- Driving in the hills needs some expertise because of sharp turns and rocky edges , make sure you brush up your driving skills.
Majority of hotels in Nainital offers a temporary parking facilities for their guests, if you are staying in some place else, you can park your vehicle in authorised
parking in the mall road in low wages.
Mall Road in Nainital is the centre of renowned restaurants, food chains,
commercial offices, hotels and gaming parlours, famous Nainital Library, Boat House Club where one can enjoy the scenic view of lake while dining .Strolling acoss the Mall Road in evening and night is a must to do activity.
Your booking should be well confirmed in advance before two days of arrival, call your hotel before you get there to make sure all the arrangements are done there flawlessly.
- Nainital city has some of its rules so be a responsible traveller and don't break any of rules and make sure that you are not destroying the raw beauty of Nainital.
- Nainital Mall Road is closed for the vehicles between 6-9 PM all days.
- The Sightseeing attractions like -Nainital Zoo, Rajbhawan, Kilbury are located on a very steep terrain so drive your vehicles only if you are accoustmed of driving in
hilly roads else hire a local cabs.
Mall road is a strict no parking zone during the summer seasons so if you are staying in Mall Road Hotel , make sure to park your vehicles in Parking Spaces in
Flats ( Ground ) only else vehicle gets tow away by Traffic Police frequently.
Mall Road attracts a Entry fees for all vehicles of INR 50 & INR 100 after 4Pm on per entry basis
Wear life jackets during boat ride in Nainital Lake. Never try to swim in Naini Lake as it is prohibited and extremly risky.
Mall Road hotels though offering lake view yet become extremly expensive during summers in respect of facilities they offer.
For suitable accomodations at reasonable rates look to stay in nearby areas of Bhowali, Bhimtal , Sattal, Naukuchiatal. These places are equally beautiful yet offers
good accomodations at reasonable rates.
- Trip to visit Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo at an altitude of 2100mts above sea level is located at a distance of 2km from the Nainital bus station. The zoo inhouses rare high altitude species-like Siberian Tiger, Himalayan Black Bear, barking deer, bird & plant species. The zoo is closed on Mondays
- Do not forget to visit the Ghorakhal Temple & Kainchi Ashram. Both are tranquil places for the peace lovers.
Visit Governor's House-the official guest house for the governor of Uttarakhand. Constructed in colonial architecture with a golf course is must watch tourist attraction of Nainital.Entrance Fees of INR 80 per person and remain closed during the VVIP visits so kindly check before planing a visit
Trip to Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat )situated on Ayarpatta hills at an altitude of 8,579 ft. It is accessible via treks across steep terrain.It offers magnificient view of Nainital from the top. Elders or children should take a horse ride for this terrain of approx 5 kms & shall carry food packets as there are limited places to eat.
Visiting China peak or Naini peak with an altitude of 8,599 ft provides sights of snow clad mighty Himalayas in additon to
uninterrupted beauty of Nainital town and is the tallest peak in Nainital. A popular picnic spot, Naina Peak is a bliss for people who love walking.Do Not forget to take your own picnic basket as there is no places to eat here.You Can Visit this Place via Trek Or Horse Riding
Must Visit place- Naina Devi Temple : icon of religious importance, is located right on the shore of Naini lake
offers majestic view of the Nainital.located on northside of the shore of naini lake, is dedicated to Goddess Sati and renowned among 64 shakti peethas devoted to her.Every year in September Nanda Devi Fest is celebrated which attracts lakhs of devotees.
Visit to Snow View Popular cable car rides origination from Mall Road, Nainital finishes at Snow View situated at altitude of 7,450 ft, offering
snowbound Himalayas.One can take Cable Car ride @INR 300 per person or can trek for 8 Kms to reach here. There is a large Binocular to se the glimpses of Himalayas and Nainital and plenty of places to eat.
Excursion to Sariyatal
is small beautiful heart shaped lake of clear shinning blue water located at the distance of 5kms from Nainital. Sariyatal is best for spending time or a picnic spot.Adjacent to lake there is a famous himalayan botanical garden, butterfly park and a auditorium. Kids coming to Sariyatal can enjoy in the small park, get acquainted with the rich flora of this region.
Must See Hanuman Garhi
This famous temple is dedicated to the mighty Lord Hanuman ji, located at out skirts of the town.It has a beautiful sunrise and sunset point, you will love to witness, with mesmerizing views.It is stationed 4kms from the Nainital town.Beware of monkey menance
Thandi Sarak running parallel to Mall Road adjacent to Nainital Lake and is the walkers paradise.Full of flora faunais a must visit Nainital attraction for rediscovering yourself.Morning walk in this road is mind and soul refreshing.Ideal place for doing yoga and meditation on the shores of Naini Lake
Everyone Favorite Spot Mall Road:
The main highlights of this city is referred to its prestigious vibrant, mall road which was built during the time of britishers, and lies on the center of town. There are numerous number of shops for shopping, entertainments, hotels, restaurants, cafes etc. Without a stroll on Mall Road in morning and evening your tour to Nainital is just incomplete. Mall Road remains closed in evening 6 pm -9 pm and one has to pay double entrance fees after 4 pm
Visting Pashan devi Temple:
This stoned carved temple is located in Thandi Sarak near Naina Devi Temple.It is one of the oldest & most worshipped temple for the locals so dignity has to be mainted while visiting this place
Visit to Gurney House
This house is located at the top of the Aryapatta hills, it was the home of famous author of last centuries, the most skilled hunter, and a real jungle hero- the legendry Jim Corbett, he lived in this house with her sister Maggie Corbett.Now the house is converted into museum. The museum displays the life of Jim Corbett.A treat for nature lovers and kids
Situated in the sleepy hamlet of pangot, these hills are known for thier fun making amazing walking and trekking part. The hills are surrounded by dense forest. The landscape is very natural and beautiful for the adventure lovers. There are some rare birds species you don’t want to miss any chance to capture them in your camera, in this place which is paradise of birdwatchers. This place is hidden from the cacophony of city life and provides a wonderful opportunity to unwind in the lap of nature.Drive carefully on the road to Pangot as it is narrow with extreme slopes and often remains slippery
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctury:
Its and undisturbed wildlife heaven, stucked between corbett and rajaji naitional parks, it was established in 9th january 1987 to protect natural habitat & species between these important wildlife destinations, its the main dweller of animals like king cobra, leopard, bear,chetal and many other wildlife gods. This region has a tiger population, thats why it is made the part of corbett national park.Safari reservations to be made in advance while visiting this place
Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctury
Pangot is a small but very scenic tourist place in nainital habitat of -animals like leopard, deer, goral and many more.The main reason behind this place being popular is the avian species to its avifauna, which has a large part of its teritarry known as kilbury sanctuary-with more than 580 avian species including migratory and endemic birds, brown owl and forktails are some of the birds can been seen here.While Pangot is a beautiful place to be explored by trekking, Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a wonderful destination for bird-watching. Drive carefully on the road to Pangot as it is narrow with extreme slopes and often remains slippery
- Do carry light woolens during your trip to Nainital as weather changes very quickly and a liitle rainfall make the temperature to freezing.
- After Kathgodam
Road to Nainital is hilly terrain, while driving never overtake on the hilly curves.
- Do not drive at night as in case of any breakdown it is hard to get any assistance nearby.
- During Winters do not drive before sunrise as due to frost the roads becomes extremly slippery not suitable to drive.
- Always hire the cab with the Yellow No Plate ( Taxi No ) as there are repeated cases of muggings with tourists done by the non-regsiered vehicles drivers
- Last and the most important tip for any traveller, tourist is to enjoy as much as you can explore, discover the beauty of nainital till the hilt.
So grab a traveller”s bag, and set out to both explore the "RAW NAINITAL"
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