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How to Reach Nainital

How to Reach Nainital by Air

The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, 72 kms from Nainital. There are connecting bus services and private taxis plying to Nainital everyday at regular intervals.

How to Reach Nainital by Rail

The closest railhead for Nainital is at Kathgodam, 40 kms south. Trains connect Kathgodam with Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow and Delhi. A convenient train to take from Delhi would be the overnight Ranikhet Express which gets to kathgodam early in the morning. From Kathgodam you can take a hired taxi or bus to Nainital.

How to Reach Nainital by Bus

Two main highways come in to Nainital, one to the south at Tallital and the other to the head of the lake at Mallital. Traffic coming in from the plains in the south arrive at Tallital, while those coming from Ramnagar and Corbett National Park arrive at Mallital.

The journey from Delhi to Nainital takes about 8 hours and is pleasant drive. You can also hire a taxi, share a cab, drive up or avail the city bus services to Nainital from Delhi.

Getting Around Nainital

You can take your car onto the Mall after paying a small, except during the peak tourist season from May till June when all cars are banned on the Mall. For travel along the Mall cycle rickshaws and dandies (local palanquin) are available. Private taxis can be hired or you can rent a chauffeur driven car; self-driven cars are not available for hire. Ponies can be hired for short distance trips to Snow View, Naina Peak or other sites in the vicinity. The ropeway from Mallital takes visitors to Snow View for a small fee.

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