Nainital is a popular tourist destination for both people visiting Delhi and for Delhi-ites. A short weekend trip from Delhi to Nainital gives the much deserved break from the hectic life of Delhi.
Altitude: 2,084 meters (6,837 ft) above sea level Population: 954,605 (2011 census) Main Languages: Kumauni, Garhwali, Hindi, English Distance from Delhi: 323.2 km Best time to visit: February – October
How to reach Nainital from Delhi
By Air: The nearest airport to Nainital is Pantnagar and is well connected to Delhi airport by daily flights. The airfare from Delhi to Nainital is around 2500-Rs.3000 (approx).
By Rail: Nainital do not have its own airport and the nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is around 32 kms from Nainital. Getting down at Kathgodam, one can either board a bus or hire a cab. Trains to Kathgodam station depart from 1 station in Delhi, viz. New Delhi (NDLS).
Train schedule from Delhi to Kathgodam (Nainital)-
Train: Utr Samprk K Ex Train No.: 15035 Departure: 04:00 PM (Delhi) Arrival: 10:40 PM (Kathgodam) Duration: 6h 40m Running Days: All Days
Ranikhet Exp Train No.: 15013 Departure: 10:40 PM (Delhi Arrival: 05:05 AM (Kathgodam) Duration: 6h 25m Running Days: All Days
By Road: One can get regular bus services from Delhi (ISBT) to Nainital. A/C Volvo and Deluxe buses regularly ply from Delhi to Nainital. You can also hire a taxi from Delhi