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City of Lakes Tour Package - Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet - Package Overview

City of Lakes Tour Package - Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet

City of Lakes Tour Package: Overview

In this 4N/ 5D tour you are going to be exploring the beauty of Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet attraction which lies in snow capped surroundings that are the most visited tourist spots. Here the scenic views of enchanting Lakes, hills, waterfalls, mountains and its cool atmosphere provides a perfect heaven for visitors by the hot Indian summers. Bhimtal covers larger area than Nainital and millions of tourists visit every year to enjoy the serene and pristine beauty of this place. Bhimtal is the favorite excursion of the travelers who visit Nainital & Ranikhet.

This Special tour package focus on visiting most beautiful Uttarakhand and we offers all 4 Nights stay in Bhimtal with the finest and comfortable accommodation, hospitalities and amenities in best prices.


What is unique in City of Lakes Tour Package?

The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. Tourist enjoys here boating in lake. The famous Bhimtal Lake, along with the Riverine Island, has been a major tourist attraction of the district having a beautiful Iceland Connectivity of this Iceland is only by boat. Nainital is a peaceful and quite place which adds charm to the tourist’s life famous for Naini Lake. It provides ample water sport opportunities for amateurs with paddling and boating facilities. Ranikhet are scenic and filled with panoramic views across the land of Upat Golf Course.

 Visiting here both Domestic & International tourist wishes to come in lush greenery located at cold Himalayan region with proper guideline and well accommodation with delicious food & shopping. All these things are made this package is so unique from others introduced by Holiday travel India.

Package Highlights

  • Sightseeings of Bheemtal, Ranikhet, Mukteshwar & Nainital

  • Visit Bhimtal Lake, Naukuchiatal, Hidimba Parvat

  • Excursion of Nal Damyanti, Sattal

  • Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island and Folk Culture Museum

  • Mukteshwar temple, Bhalu Dam, Upat Golf Course, Chaubatia Gardens

  • Visit Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Mall Road

  • Explore Sariyatal, Khurpatal Lake and Eco Cave Garden

  • Natures walk of picturesque surrounding area

  • Take photography of majestic Uttarakhand

City of Lakes Tour Package - Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet - Package Inclusion

Package Inclusion

  • Pick and Drop facility from Delhi Airport/Railway Station

  • Assistance on Arrival & Departure

  • Daily breakfast + Dinner as per plane

  • 4 Nights stay in Bhimtal with site seeing in & around

  • Well Ac Car for Five days for Transfers & Sightseeing

  • Good service and well furnished hotels

  • All taxes are included

Package Exclusions

  • GST Taxes

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages

  • Airfare/Train fare to Delhi (will be arranged on request)

  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Other activities not listed in inclusions

City of Lakes Tour Package - Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet - Package Itinerary

Upon arrival at Pantnagar airport or Kathgodam railway station, meet with our representative and drive to Bhimtal. Check into your hotel and have rest. After lunch you are free at your leisure and evening will be free for stroll in local markets or shopping, nature walk of picturesque surrounding area and take photography of majestic Uttarakhand.

Overnight stay at Bhimtal Hotel  

After breakfast we start the day by visiting the famous places of Bhimtal attractions like Bhimtal Lake, Naukuchiatal, Hidimba Parvat. After lunch from nearby restaurant, continue to the other sightseeing like Nal Damyanti, Sattal, Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island and Folk Culture Museum. In the evening back to your hotel and have rest.

Overnight stay with at Bhimtal hotel

Lunch: may have lunch at Variety Restaurant (TA rating- 4.5/5) which Serves Indian Asian Chinese Vegetarian Friendly Vegan Options.

Today After breakfast we proceed for nearby places excursion of Bhimtal which includes Ranikhet excursion, after lunch we continue to our sightseeing’s of Mukteshwar that are Karkotaka hill, Hanuman Garhi , Victoria Dam and Garg Parvat. In evening return to hotel

Overnight stay at Bhimtal hotel

Lunch: may have lunch at Nirvana Organic Kitchen (TA rating- 4.0/5) which serves Indian, Chinese, Continental, Thai food in Mukuteshwar


After breakfast we proceed for Nainital excursion which includes Naini Lake, Naina Peak, Mall Road, Snow View Point after lunch we continue to our sightseeing’s of Nainital that are Sariyatal, Khurpatal Lake and Eco Cave Garden. In evening return to hotel 

Overnight stay at Bhimtal hotel

Lunch: may have lunch at Machan Restaurant (TA rating- 4.0/5) which serves Indian Asian Chinese International Vegetarian Friendly Vegetarian in Nainital


After breakfast checkout from hotel and you will be dropped to Pantnagar airport or Kathgodam railway station for onwards journey. Tour get ends with lots of memories.

Choice of Hotels: Royal Court & Mapple

City of Lakes Tour Package - Bhimtal along Nainital & Ranikhet - Package Other Details

More about Bhimtal

Bhimtal is located in the northern part of the state of Uttarakhand, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills. There is an island amid lake a restaurant is located atop it. Bhimtal Lake is a small island in the middle adding charm to its picturesque surroundings. It is bounded with dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs along with beautiful lakes and salubrious weather.  This place seems to be under the most beautiful magical spell of nature. The origin of this small town is obscure. Bhimtal got its name from Bhim, one of the legendary personalities and central characters mentioned in the Indian epic of Mahabharata.

The lake is at a scenic spot with a small island at its centre on which there is a beautiful large aquarium which was previously a restaurant. Bhimtal affords splendid views and visual vistas of nature’s beauty. Bhimtal is older than the Nainital city as it was once the part of the ancient silk route. The island amidst Bhim Tal is 91mts from the shore of the Bhim Tal.

Bhimtal is also known for its lovely dappled paths, ravines festooned with dog rose and wild raspberry. Farmhouses are set among terraced fields and citrus trees laden with fruits. Bhimtal, has a quiet verdant environs, which attracts the traveler to it. This tree-fringed lake is good for boating.

How to Reach Bhimtal

By Air: The nearest Airport to Bhimtal is Pant Nagar Airport situated 58kms from Bhimtal and it is well connected by motorable roads. Taxis are available to Bhimtal from Pantnagar. Taxis to Bhim Tal and Haldwani are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport. The distance from Pant Nagar Airport to Bhim Tal can be easily covered within two hours of time.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station to Bhimtal is Kathgodam situated 276kms from Delhi and 30kms from Bhimtal. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are available from Kathgodam and Haldwani to Bhimtal.

By Road: Bhim Tal is well connected with motorable roads connecting major cities and towns of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Kathgodam and Nainital are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Taxis to Bhim Tal are easily available from major destinations of Kumaon region in Uttarakhand state. Buses and taxis are available from Almora, Nainital, Kathdodam to Bhim Tal.

Places to visit in Bhimtal

Bhimtal Lake

The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake, which has an island at its centre. The Bhimtal Lake in the Bhimtal town of Uttarakhand was built in 118 with a masonry dam for the storage facility. The lake provides the city with drinking water supply and supports aquaculture, consisting of varieties of fish species. The island, developed in the center of the lake for tourist attraction, has an aquarium. It is a 'C' shaped lake with an area of 47.8 hectares at an elevation of 4,511 feet. The lake water which is usually clear turns brown during some months due to infused animalcule.

Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple

Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple Situated on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake, dedicated to Lord Shiva. With spectacular backdrop and peaceful surroundings, this place is a must visit place ever. Believed to be already in existence during the visit of Pandavas while on exile, today it is often flooded with visitors.

Hidimba Parvat

Near the Sattal Lake a Hill known as Hidimba Parvat about 5 km from Bhimtal which is very enchanting. It gets its name from demon Hidimba of Mahabharata. Vankhandi Maharaj, a monk and environmentalist lives on the hill now, and has created a sanctuary for the wild animals around the hill. The area is known as Vankhandi Ashram.

Nal Damyanti

Nal Damyanti is a small natural lake near Bhimtal Lake considered to be a very sacred place by the inhabitant of the area. Situated almost 2 km from Bhimtal Lake, it is believed that famous king Nala's palace drowned in this water body. It is a very sacred place for the dwellers of the region.

Karkotaka hill

Karkotaka Temple is located on the top of the hill by the same name and is flocked by devotes throughout the year. The hill is famous for its Nag temple in the region and on every Rishi Panchami thousands of people visit the temple and worship the Nag Karkotaka Maharaj. This is one of the famous nag temples situated in Uttarakhand region. The hill of Karkotaka is supposed to be named after Karkotaka, a mythical cobra. The myth behind this temple is that the serpent god protects the villagers from the snakes.

Sayad Baba ki mazar

It is an example of unity in diversity as people from different religions Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian visit this place, apart from this the centre of attraction of this mazar is its location. Sayad Baba ki mazar is a place where people come from different part of Bhimtal and near around places for worship on every Thursday. You can see the whole lake, dam and the island from there.

Garg Parvat

Near the Bhimeshwar temple is one of the source of river Gargi known as Gola Nadi in the region and originates from Garg Parvat or village Gagar in Nainital District.

Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island

A boat ride in Bhimtal Lake to the island in the middle of it is quite a ride. But lays ahead is even more awe-inspiring. Once a place for a restaurant, today this island houses an aquarium created by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. Fishes from countries like Mexico, South Africa and China can be seen here with charming background.

Victoria Dam

Victoria Dam, one of the most breathtaking sights in Bhimtal is located on the bank of Bhimtal Lake. The most attractive thing about this dam is the flower gardens on its either side that makes the place look quite entrancing. This 40 ft high dam attracts tourists in large number and one can also go for a stroll in the forest that bounds the lake.

Hanuman Garhi

The name suggests this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman situated at the height of 6401 ft. This temple offers an incredible sight of sunset over the Himalayas. The most fascinating feature of this complex is statue of Lord Hanuman almost 4 m high.

Folk Culture Museum

It is an amazing place to explore the traditions, culture and past of the Uttarakhand state known as the Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya. There is a fascinating collection of rock art and photographs are showcased here. It is this place displays interesting artifacts, information on traditional customs and rituals and stone implements and other items of archeological importance.

Best places to stay in Bhimtal

The Fern Hillside Resort        (5* hotel)

TA rating - 4.5- certified in excellence

Address: 69, June Estate, Bhowali Range, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136

Seven Heaven Homes     (4* hotel)

TA rating - 4.5- certified in excellence

Address: Khutani, Nainital District, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136

The Tal Paradise Bhimtal              (3* hotel)

TA rating - 4.5- certified in excellence

Address: T.R.C. Road, June Estate, Bhimtal Distt. Nainital, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136

Hotel Lake Inn Bhimtal - Lake Facing Hotel           (2* hotel)

TA rating - 4.0- certified in excellence

Address: Near K.M.V.N. Guest House, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136  

Bhimtal Climate

All four seasons come into their own in Kumaon, including red-gold autumn, a bitterly cold winter and a monsoon which often brings landslides in its wake.

Winter (October to December): The minimum temperature at the place is recorded at -3°C and the maximum temperature remains around 15 degree C. Winters in Bhimtal are cold and starts in the month of October. Till the month of November the weather of the place remains pleasing but after that the weather changes and the chilly weather is easily felt by the month of December.

Summer (March to May): The maximum temperature reaches 27 degree C. In this appropriate weather the atmosphere of the place is cool and visitors enjoy the weather while exploring the beauty of the lake. The beauty of the place aided by its sublime tranquility is quite superlative and wins the heart of travelers.

Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season at the place is also very pleasing and brings a completely different atmosphere to the place which is quite enjoyed by the tourists. However, the hills can become very slippery during the rains and it is advisable to carry adequate gear.

Places to visit near Bhimtal


Sattalis is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude situated in the Lower Himalayan Range and is the result of tectonic activities and the uplifting of sediments between the Tibetan plain and the Indo-Gangetic plains.  It has 500 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. Sattal has many different varieties of fish like Labeo rohita, Cirrhinus mrigala, Schizothorax richardsonii and Catla catla are some of the other fish found in the lakes. Mahseers are found here in large numbers.


Naukuchiatal is blesses with scenic splendors of nature offering panoramic vistas. The salubrious climate and placid beauty of Naukuchiatal made it a popular unique destination. Every month thousands of tourists visit this place for revitalizing and rejuvenating of mind and soul. The ambiance at the bank of this pristine lake is beguiling.


Nainital District is also called Land Greens and Blues because of lush green forests- valleys and clear blue sky is one of the most iconic hill stations in India. The most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake .Nainital Lake forms the nub of the beauty of Nainital. Nainital Lake is within a perimeter of nearly 2 miles. Girdled by lofty hills studded with attractive villas and cottages, it is the most frequented tourist visitation of the hill station.

Corbett National park

Asia's first national park established in 1936.Corbett National Park offers you opportunities to spot birds, tigers, leopards and other mammals along with adventure activities like fishing and angling. Wildlife safaris in jeep, elephant and canter are the facilities provided by authority to make your tour easy and complete.


Ranikhet is located 60 km from the city center of Nainital. It is a very beautiful hill station. According to mythology, Ranikhet had won the heart of Rani Padmini, who was the Queen of Raja Sudhardev. Since the Queen chose Ranikhet as her place for her abode, this place came to be known Ranikhet ever since. Ranikhet, in Hindi means 'Queen's Field'.


Kausani is a famous destination for Himalayan tourists. It is located 120 Km from Nainital, 53 km North of Almora. This place offers a350 km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. The view is so clear that one gets a feeling of the snow being within touching distance. There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor.


Mukteshwar is a lovely hamlet snuggled cozily amidst the giant hills of Kumaon. It is about 40 km away from Naukuchiatal ahead of Ramgarh. At an average elevation of 7500 ft above sea level, Mukteshwar offers behold the magnificent vistas. Mukteshwar was a quiet mountain hamlet till the turn of last century. Mukteshwar temple is at an altitude of 2,315 m and can be approached by stone stairs. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and has a lingam made of white marbles. The idols of Brahma, Vishnu, Parvati, Ganesha, and Nandi & Hanuman surround the lingam.


Ramgarh is a small hill station located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is sited at an altitude of 1,789 meters, around the Himalayan foothills. This beautiful hill station is located at such a strategic point that it provides an unobstructed view of the beautiful snow-covered ranges of the great Himalayas. Ramgarh is meant for those who enjoy a rendezvous with nature and love being amidst beautiful, yet serene surroundings.


Bhowali is a gateway to many places in the Kumaon division like Almora and Bageshwar for people coming from the Haldwani route. It is also close is the popular shrine, Golu Devta temple at Ghorakhal, which stand on a hill above an Army school, the Sainik School Ghorakhal, established in 1966 in the Ghorakhal Estate of the Nawab of Rampur.

Things to do in Bhimtal

Boating & fishing in the lakes

The Bhimtal region is home to 3 beautiful lakes – Bhimtal, Sat Tal, and Naukuchiatal. These lakes are perfect for boating and fishing. A boat ride to the Bhimtal Island in the middle of the lake is a wonderful experience. And then there is an aquarium on the island that is all the more inspiring.

Bhimtal Lake is of 1701 meter length, 451 meter width and depth of 18 meters. It is spread across 63.25 hectares of area. Boating facility is available here just 22 km from Bhimtal. Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. It is a popular activity. This lake is the only natural one to have an island at its centre. One can enjoy the serene experience of boating at Bhimtal.

Sightseeing tour

The sightseeing tour of the tourist attractions of Bhimtal includes visits to the famous temples, lakes, and other natural wonders of the region. These include Bhimtal Lake & Island, Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Hanuman Garhi temple, Nag Temple, and Folk Culture Museum.

Helicopter trip

Nainital lake tour heli taxi service has been started. One can now enjoy Heli service in Bhimtal which is operated by Uttarakhand government. They also provide charter service to All the Dhams by Helicopter from Bhimtal and Nainital as well.

Camping and stargazing

The pleasant weather & the salubrious environment here make camping in the open one of the fun activities in Bhimtal. And while camping at night, travelers can also gaze at the star-studded sky.

Sun set point

A panoramic view of sunset can be enjoyed from Bhimtal. The beauty of this place can be experienced in the morning, by listening melodious chirping of the birds and enjoying the fresh cool breeze. The height offers a great feeling of standing amidst clouds and the serene surroundings of resort are an invitation to nature lovers and best venues for mediators.

Shopping at Mall Road

Street shopping is one of the best things to do around Bhimtal. The city streets of Bhimtal and the Mall Road in Nainital located 22 km from Bhimtal are lined with small shops that sell statutes, carpets, jewelries, Garhwali paintings, handmade candles, and organic products. These products serve as excellent souvenirs to take back home.

Picnic spot at lakeshores

The lake shores of Naukuchiatal and Sat Tal are often flanked by locals & tourists on a vacation or in the evenings. Heading to these lake shores for a picnic with family, friends, or your beloved is one of the best things to do in Bhimtal for a laid-back day.

Famous food to eat in Nainital

Nainital is a pleasure gate way to fulfill your dreams by visiting their lush green views. Nainital is not only famous for its famous and aromatic places but it is also famous for its unique cuisine, every state has its own spatiality that’s why himachal also have great culinary cuisines in Nainital which are as given below

Ras: It is a semi-liquid preparation made from different varieties of dals. It is normally eaten with steamed rice and bhang ki chutney It is a delicious recipe having a high nutritive value.

Baadi: The dish is frequently prepared by the local inhabitants of Kumaon region. Like Ras, it is also prepared from a mixture of toor, moong, and channa dal in the right proportion.

Bhatt ki Churkani: It is a delicacy prepared on special occasions. Rice paste and black bhatt are its main ingredients. For a variety in taste, it can also be prepared with plain flour.

Aloo Ke Gutke: It is a spicy dish prepared with boiled potatoes, coriander leaves, and whole red chilies. It forms a part of the snacks menu

Gulgula: It is also a sweet dish prepared from wheat flour and jaggery

Black and White Roti: It is a type of stuffed roti prepared with wheat flour and mandua flour. Both the flours are combined in a given ratio to prepare the dough. The roti is normally taken with dollops of ghee or butter

Things to do in Nainital

Nainital is a special and most visited part of Himachal Pradesh and it attracts tourist by their lush green view and romantic places. There are most of the things to do in Nainital which are given below

Shopping in Nainital: Take a Lake Tour and Enjoy Boating: Nainital is to go around and take a tour of the scenic lakes. You can also enjoy a peaceful time boating in them. Boats are available for 30 min. to 1 hour for one family.

View of Himalayan Mountain:  Catch a glimpse from Tiffin Top, a peak in Nainital and witness the most awe-inspiring sight. The place is only about 4 km from the heart of Nainital and makes for a wonderful trek.

Ropeway of Nainital:  The ropeway takes you to small peaks in Nainital and also gives you a bird’s eye view of the hill station

Naina Devi:  The Naina Devi Temple is dedicated to goddess Naina Devi, who is believed to govern the Naini Lake. It is believed to be one of the 64 Shakti peeth’s in India.

Corbett National Park:  Corbett National Park visit and enjoy wildlife and explore your views

Nainital famous sightseeing

Mall Road

One of the main highlights of Nainital, the vibrant Mall Road, was built during the British rule in India and is the centre of all activities in town. There are a number of shops, restaurants, hotels and cafés at the Mall Road and no trip to Nainital is complete without Visit to the Mall Road.

Naini Lake

Nainital is named after the Naini Lake, which is a beautiful water body in the heart of the city, is surrounded by seven majestic mountains and is a popular tourist attraction. You can enjoy row boating as well as paddle boating at Naini Lake.

Naina Peak

 Situated at an altitude of about 2610 meters, it prides in being the highest pinnacle in the entire town. It is a famous trekking haunt and viewpoint too. From here, you can capture panorama of Himalaya's snow-laden peaks like Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch, Api and Nari.

Sattal Tour

Sattal is another excellent tourist and picnic spot with seven lakes, each in a different hue of green and blue. Bhimtal, 23 kilometers away, is a large lake with an island restaurant in the middle that’s accessible by boat. While visiting Sattal you should also visit Naukutchiatal. Sattal Christian Ashram is a peaceful holiday retreat tucked away in isolation, amidst Sattal's dense forests. Since its inception, this Vanaprastha ashram has been a centre of Christian learning and disciplinary studies through group living.

Tiffin Top Tour

 Located at elevation of about 2,290 meters in the Ayarpatta Hills, It is a famous vantage point in the scenic hill station of Nainital. This picnic spot is fondly known as Dorothy's Seat, in the loving memory of the eminent painter Kellet Dorothy.

Snow View Point

Situated at an altitude of 2,270 meters, Snow View Point offers spectacular views of the snow-clad Himalayas. Located about 3 km away from the main township of Nainital, this spot can be reached by an adventurous hilly trek or a comfortable taxi drive.

Hanuman Garhi

 A famous temple dedicated to the mighty Lord Hanuman, which lies in the outskirts of Nainital, Hanuman Garhi also has a sunrise and sunset point from where you can see one of the most spectacular views of sunrise and sunset.

Guano Hills

 Located in the sleepy hamlet of Pangot, the Guano Hills are known for their amazing walking and trekking trails. The hills are surrounded by dense forests of oak, bamboo, and deodar trees. The whole landscape is very scenic.


Sariyatal is a small but very alluring lake located at a distance of just 5 kilometers from Nainital. This almost heart-shaped lake is quite appealing what with its blue shimmering waters and serene environment. You can spend some time in solitude here basking in the absolute beauty of nature.

Bhimtal Excursion

Famous for its absolutely stunning Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal is a small town and Nagar Panchayat in Nainital. Bhimtal is located 22 kilometers away from Nainital and 11 kilometers from Bhowali. Tourists from all over India come to Nainital to spend some time at the Bhimtal Lake.

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary

Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary is an undisturbed wildlife haven, covering a geographical territory of 301.76 sq km; the sanctuary is dotted with forests of Saltucked between the Corbett and Rajaji national parks. It was established on 9th January, 1987 to protect the biodiversity-rich region between these important wildlife conservation destinations.

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

 Pangot is a small and scenic hamlet, which falls under the district administration of Nainital. The region consists of several creeks, where animals like Leopard, Civet, Goral and Deer reside.

Khurpatal Lake

Khurpatal Lake is one of the several inland water bodies that adorn the landscape of Nainital. Situated in its namesake hamlet, this lake serves as the source for several natural springs that provide fresh groundwater for consumption by residents.


The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (aries) is a state observatory, situated amidst tranquil environs atop a hill. Earlier known as UPSO and State Observatory (SO), the observatory finally started functioning as aries on 22nd March 2004.ARIES has latest equipment like powerful optical telescopes.

Eco Cave Garden

Eco Cave Garden is a cluster of interconnected caves and hanging gardens, which are one of the popular tourist attractions of the hill station. There are six underground caves in this garden, connected through tunnels. Named after various wild animals that they resemble, some of these caves are so narrow.

High Altitude Zoo

 It is the only wildlife establishment of its kind in the state of Uttarakhand. Nestled in the Sher ka Danda Hills, perched at an altitude of 2100 metros above the sea level, it covers a total geographical area of 4.693 hectares.

Climate in Nainital

Winter (October to February): Winters are extremely cool here with the temperature diving down to 0°C and winters are marked with heavy snowfalls. The place looks just ethereal in the month of November after being freshly washed with the waters from the heaven.

Summer (March to May): The temperature ranges between a comfortable 14°C - 30°C in these months and relaxing cool breeze lifts up the spirits in the evenings.  This is the time when the tourists flock the place in large numbers.

Monsoon (June to till September): The rains bring freshness and rejuvenating greenery to the place.

Best time to go to Nainital

The best time to visit Nainital is between the months of March to June. The climate remains pleasant and favorable during these months offering tourists the best holiday experience.

Nearest airport to Nainital India

Nainital does not have direct air connectivity. The nearest airport is located at Pantnagar (Approx 65.0 kilometers from Nainital)

There are no commercial flights operational from here so the most of the air traffic to Pantnagar airport includes private chartered flights.

The second nearest airport is in New Delhi (approx 290.0 kilometers from Nainital)

You can hire private taxis from the Delhi airport to Nainital and for an economical option then you can board a train from the Delhi railway station. Delhi airport is well-connected to different cities across the globe.

Ranikhet from Delhi

The road distance between New Delhi to Ranikhet - 341 kilometer

The aerial distance between New Delhi to Ranikhet - 244 kilometer

There are no direct flights, trains or buses between New Delhi to Ranikhet. The convenient way to reach from New Delhi to Ranikhet is to take Indica / Cab from New Delhi to Ranikhet.

Fastest way:  The fastest way to reach Ranikhet from New Delhi is to take Air India from New Delhi to Pantnagar then take a taxi from Pantnagar to Ranikhet.

Cheapest way: The cheapest way to reach Ranikhet from New Delhi is to take Ranikhet Exp from New Delhi to Kathgodam then take State Transport Bus from Kathgodam to Ranikhet.

Places to visit in Ranikhet

Bhalu Dam

 Bhalu Dam which is located about 3.1 km. below the Chaubatia Orchard. It is 1 km trek from Ranikhet. The Bhalu Dam is an artificial lake by preserved forest area.

Mankameshwar Temple

Mankameshwar Temple is a Hindu religion shrine adjacent to Narsingh Maidan at Ranikhet town of Uttarakhand. This temple was built in 1978 by the Kumaon Regiment.


Majkhali is a small hemlet which is well known for its natural beauty. This beautiful temple is located at 12 km. from Ranikhet town on Almora road and Majkhali is also famous for Goddess Durga. 

Tarikhet Village

 Tarikhet is a solitary village located near the sister village of Ranikhet which literally suggests ‘Queen’s Meadow’. This quaint village is located 8 km. from Ranikhet.

Upat Golf Course

The famous Upat Golf Course is also known as “Ranikhet Golf Course” which is situated only 6.0 km. away from Ranikhet. It is one of the highest golf courses in Asia.

Jhula Devi Temple

Jhula Devi temple is an ancient 8th century temple and it is considered to be 700 years old which is located at a distance of 7 km from Ranikhet near Chaubatia. The present temple complex however was constructed in 1935 and is dedicated to a form of the Goddess Durga. The live stock roams freely in the area despite of the area being a home to Tigers and Leopards who do not attack due to the Goddess’ influence.

Chaubatia Gardens

Chaubatia Gardens is a very beautiful garden which is located about 10.0 km. south of Ranikhet in Almora district of Uttarakhand. The garden provides some of the clearest views of the surrounding hills and landscapes and it is a home to the Government Fruit research center that is known for its various types of apples.

Distance Nainital to ranikhet

Distance between Nainital to Ranikhet by Road - 56 kilometer

Aerial distance between Nainital to Ranikhet - 29 kilometer

There are no direct flights, trains or buses between Nainital to Ranikhet. The convenient, fastest and cheapest way to reach from Nainital to Ranikhet is to take a taxi from Nainital to Ranikhet.

Mukteshwar: Mukteshwar is situated at kumaon hills as with most of the other places of Uttarakhand, Mukteshwar provides a beautiful view with the Himalayan ranges surrounding it. From here, one can view the second highest peak of India, Nanda Devi. A renewable park which is developed by The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) is also a prime attraction of Mukteshwar. This park uses solar energy for its electricity needs.

Things to do in Nainital

Nainital is generally known as Hill Station there is lots of places to visit and enjoy your holiday. Some mention places where you can go to view a wonderful moment. Some places are as follows:

Watch Sun Disappear at Hanuman Garhi

Most of the hill stations offer a spectacular view of the sunset, where the sun slowly descent towards the hills and then simply hides behind the massive mountain the sun here doesn’t hide behind the mountains it simply DISAPPEARS, it does! At Hanumangarhi, which is 3kms from Nainital City, you can watch the sunset on the horizon and believe me it is one of the most enchanting views that one can apparently catch in Nainital.

Trek to China Peak

Naina Peak or Cheena Peak, this is the highest point of Nainital and that is why it has always been the major tourist attraction. Today, many people trek to China Peak in order to avail themselves an extra dose of adventure. The trek is easy one, where you will pass through thick Deodar, Cypress and Pine forest. f you are in Nainital you must trek to Naina Peak for some adrenalin rush.

Boating in Nainital Lake

 Boating is definitely a must thing to do in Nainital. boating in Nainital is one of the best experiences that one gets in this gorgeous city. You can choose rowing boats or the paddle boats here and sail for at least an hour amidst serene beauty.

Shop at Tibetan Market

 The Tibetan Market in Nainital The market is situated at the far end of the Flatts forming an L-shape shopping paradise. Men do not be disheartened, although the collection is limited for men wear, one might end up buying some good t-shirts and jackets.

Visit Nainitals zoo

Govind Ballabh Pant high altitude zoo is situated around 2km from the bus station. The zoo is set at an elevation of 2100mts above sea level providing high altitude animals a sufficient and habitat like environment. The Zoo consists of animals like Leopard , Hill Fox, Siberian Tiger (snow tiger), Palm civet cat, Wolf, Silver Pheasants, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Monkeys, Rose ringed Prakeet, Himalayan black bear, Ghoral, White Peacock. The zoo is closed on Mondays and the entry ticket is of Rs. 10. Feeding animals is strictly prohibited in the zoo and eatables are also not allowed (you can take liquid diets).