Best Things to do in Nainital for Thrilling Trip
Things to do in Nainital

Best Things to do in Nainital for Thrilling Trip

Nainital has one of the most beautiful hill stations in-country and popularly famous among newly married couples. There are many adventurous activities in Nainital such as trek, elephant safari, sightseeing and ropeway rides. The place is visited by people in summer to beat the heat. The best thing to do in Nainital is Boating at famous Naini lake which is surrounded by lush green mountains.

Exciting Activities at Hub of Adventures – Nainital

1. Mountain Camping

Camping at Nainital Mountains
Camping at Nainital Mountains

Camping on the bank of the lake in lush green hills is exciting. You must trek to find your perfect spot for camping and one of the finest things you can do is set up a bonfire and spend the night with your friends or close ones. The morning in mountains fills campers with charm because you will wake up with a sunrise view and birds chirping. A night under stars and dance around bonfire can be enjoyed if you find a good spot for tent setup.               

Location: Nainital

Charges: Depends on the individual requirements

Ideal Duration: Around 1 day

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2. Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing
Rock Climbing

Climbing is an adventurous activity in which you are tied with a cable so that you can climb the rock without fear of falling. There are many places that can teach you rock climbing, even if you are new to the sport, it is easy to learn after a few practices. The activity is open all days and it will cost you around INR600 per person.  

Location: CRST Inter College, Mallital, Nainital 

Timings: 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Ideal Duration: Around 2 hours

3. Boating at Naini Lake

Naini Lake
Naini Lake

Naini lake or Nainital lake is the most famous lake and surrounded by scenic beauty. One of the best ways to explore the lake is by boating, people who visit the lake are mostly couples who enjoy this romantic ride in beautiful mountains. The cost of boating in Nainital lake can range between INR 150 and INR 500 for a person. To make the boat ride a memory you can record the whole adventure.              

Location: Naini Lake, Nainital 

Timings: 7:00AM – 6:00PM

Ideal Duration: around 1-2 Hours

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4. Paragliding 


Everyone wants to fly high in the sky and there is only one way to do so that is paragliding. The paragliding allows to have an aerial view of the beautiful city Nainital and you do not need any experience to fly. If you have dared to fly, you can opt for the activity and for the safety a trained guide will be there with you. There are different packages available that you can choose from, the flight duration varies from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and charges are according to the package you choose.         

Location: Bhimtal lake towards Nakuchiatal on Jungaliya Gaon Rd. 

Timings: 7:00PM – 5:30PM

Ideal Duration: Around 1 hour

5. Cheena Peak Trekking

Trekking at Cheena Peak
Trekking at Cheena Peak

Trekking to the Cheena peak is fun as this is one of the highest peaks in Nainital and the forests are covered with beautiful trees. People hike to the top of the mountain can see a beautiful view of the whole city. The trek is almost free unless you choose to hire a guide and buy or rent equipment. It is advised to wear comfortable clothes and trekking shoes to avoid any type of pain.           

Timings: Free*

Location: Nainital

Ideal Duration: Around 3-4 hours

6. Ropeway Ride in Nainital

Ropeway Ride in Nainital
Ropeway Ride in Nainital

This ropeway ride was built by Swiss engineers and it is safe to take a ride in Ropeway. The ropeway is at height of 2250 m and the view from the height gives a panoramic view of the snow-covered city. There are 2 terminals and in between them, the ride takes around 3 minutes for one side.   

Timings: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location: Mallital Rd, Nainital 

Trip Duration: Around 15 minutes

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7. Shopping at Mall Road

Shopping at Mall Road
Shopping at Mall Road

Mall road is the most famous market in Nainital and has various restaurants, hotels, and shops of many handicraft items. For shopping, you should take a walk around the market because in peak season the entry of vehicles is closed here for the safety of tourists. The market is built by the Britishers on the side of a beautiful lake.    

Location: Mall Road, Nainital 

Ideal Duration: Around 1-2 hours

Timings: 9:00AM – 9:00PM 

8. Satisfy hunger at Chandni Chowk

Satisfy hunger at Chandni Chowk
Satisfy hunger at Chandni Chowk

Don’t be confused by the name Chandni Chowk, the name of the restaurant is inspired after the famous street of Delhi. The restaurant has dishes as same as of Delhi and taste is also the same. Gol Gappa, hot jalebi, gulab jamun, lassi and many more famous food in Delhi are served here and the cost of one person can be around 200 per person.    

Location: Mall Road, Tallital, Nainital  

Timings: 9:00PM – 10:00PM

Charges: Around 200 per person

9. Eco-Cave Gardens

Eco cave gardens nainital
Eco cave gardens Nainital

There are many caves within the garden that educate people about the Himalayan wildlife. Caves here are named after animals that live in the cave such as Bat cave, Tiger cave, Panther cave and many more. The place is open all days and the cost of entry is around INR 20, in the cave garden you can also enjoy musical fountains.   

Location: Sukhatal, Mallital, Nainital 

Charges: INR 20 per person

Timings: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

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10. A visit to Nainital Zoo

Nainital Zoo
Nainital Zoo

Nainital zoo is a major attraction among tourists and it is situated on a high altitude and is home to many animals like Wolves, leopard cat, bear. Bird watchers come here to see many migratory birds such as red junglefowl, golden pheasant and many more. The zoo is also known as Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude zoo and the zoo is one of its kind in the country.           

Charges: INR 50 per person

Duration: Around 2-3 hours 

Opening hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

11. A visit to Jim Corbett

A visit to Jim Corbett
A visit to Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett national park is the oldest park in India and was declared a national park in 1936 the park was named after British Hunter. The best thing you can do here is jeep safari to watch wildlife animals from close and the park is famous for Royal Bengal Tigers. The park is situated alongside a river which is known as the Ramganga reservoir where animals come to drink water. You can watch lots of migratory birds here.

Location: Nainital District, Ramnagar

Timings: Everyday, 6:00AM – 5:00PM 

Ideal Duration: Around 2-3 Hours

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. How to reach Nainital?

A. By Air = Nearest airport is Pantnagar and located around 23Km away from the Nainital. Pantnagar Airport is connected with almost every major cities of India like Delhi and Mumbai.
By Road = If you traveling by road then there are regular buses are available from Delhi
By Train = If you want to travel by train then you can select this option and the nearest railway station is Khatgodam which is located around 25Km away from this station.

Q. Best time to visit Nainital?

A. Nainital is basically famous for the Hill station and you can visit here all the time in a year except monsoon because in monsoon Uttarakhand receives heavy rainfall.

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Roshan Panjiyara

Roshan Panjiyara is a Travel blogger & adviser. The aim of this website provides information about Travel planning, how you can choose the best travel destination, hotels, transfers & flights in budget price for your memorable trips.