Camping in Nanital

One of the most popular hill stations situated at an altitude of 2084 meters, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake Naini which is roughly 2 miles in circumference. Widely known for it's awe-inspiring scenic beauty, Nainital is fondly known as the Lake City of India. Swarmed by hordes of travelers from across the country and the world, Nainital is also known as one of the busiest spots for tourism. The place is also known to be a Trekker's paradise.

When To Visit?

Nainital is a year-round destination and will never fail to amaze you. Though the months between March and June are the most popular among tourists looking to escape the summer heat, monsoons and winters also promise a good experience. Budget travellers usually prefer monsoons as prices drop. Winters tend to get a bit chilly so be sure to carry your woollens and enjoy the misty climate.

How Do I Get There?

By Air: Nainital does not have any direct connectivity via air travel. As such, one will have to fly down to Delhi Intl. Airport (the closest commercial airport in the region, 300km from Nainital), from where they will have to either hire a cab, hop on a bus or rent their own vehicle and reach Nainital.

By Road: A popular road trip, if you are on an exploratory weekend with friends and family, Nainital is a scenic - and sometimes overnight - drive from some major cities in the region, such as Delhi (7 hours), Lucknow (8 hours) and Chandigarh (9 hours).

By Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station is the focal point for any trip northside; with connectivity to India's major stations - Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Chandigarh and so on. Kathgodam is about 34km from Nainital, so once you disembark, you would have to hire a cab, rent a car or hop onto a prepaid bus that will take you straight into town.