How to reach Nainital from Delhi?
Ans. Nainital is best connected by road and rail to Delhi. But reaching here by air is also possible. Find below all the convenient ways to reach Nainital from Delhi:

By Air: The nearest airport to Nainital is in Pantnagar, which is situated 75 km away. There are few flights from Delhi to Pantnagar.

By Rail: The nearest railway stations to Nainital are in Kathgodam (35 km) and Haldwani (42 km). Regular trains like Shatabdi are available from Delhi to these two destinations.

By Road: NH 9 connects Nainital to Delhi by road. There are private and state-run buses plying from ISBT Anand Vihar for Delhi on a regular basis.

How far is Nainital from Delhi by train?
Ans. The nearest railway stations to Nainital are in Kathgodam (35 km) and Haldwani (42 km). Kathgodam is located at a distance of 282 km and Haldwani is situated 275 km from Delhi. It takes around 6 hours by trains like Shatabdi to reach Haldwani and Kathgodam from Delhi. Nainital is another an hour and a half journey from the two destinations.

How many days are enough for Nainital?
Ans. A minimum of two days are required to see all the major tourist attractions in and around Nainital. If someone is willing to explore other destinations like Corbett National Park and Mukteshwar around Nainital, then 4-5 days are required.

Is it safe to travel from Delhi to Nainital at night?
Ans. Yes, it is quite safe to travel at night from Delhi to Nainital. 

Which is better: Nainital or Mussoorie?
Ans. Both Nainital and Mussoorie have their own attractions and charm for the tourists. The two destinations in fact are similar in so many ways – both are popular family and honeymoon destinations; both receive snowfall in the winter season; both have Mall Road; and both have panoramic views of the Himalayas to offer. Thus, it is unfair to call one destination better than the other.

What is the best time to visit Nainital?
Ans. Nainital being a hill station is an obvious choice to visit in the summer season (May-June), which is also called its peak season. Winter season (October-February) is also the best time to visit Nainital. In October and November, it starts to get cold and what one can enjoy during this season is the autumn season – the turning of tree leaves orange and falling off. In the peak winter months, those who like to see snowfall can visit Nainital.

How far is Corbett National Park from Nainital?
Ans. Corbett is situated some 65 km from Nainital and can be reached in 2–2.5 hours.

Which is best to visit Nainital or Mussoorie?
Ans. Nainital and Mussoorie have a lot of similar attractions. Both have once been the summer retreats for the British and are thus replete with colonial era buildings. Both the destinations enjoy pleasant weather in the summer season. In winter, it snows at both the places. Both are also at almost an equal distance from Delhi. However, if you want to enjoy boating or yachting for that matter, Nainital is a better option to visit.

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Does it snow in Nainital?
Ans. Yes, in the winter season (December-February), Nainital receives frequent snowfall.

Which is colder: Shimla or Nainital?
Ans. On an average, Shimla is colder than Nainital. However, both the places receive heavy snowfall in the winter season. In the summer season, both the destinations get almost equally warm.

Which is better: Nainital or Manali?
Ans. We can’t really call one destination better than the other. It basically depends on your interest. Manali is known for its many avenues for adventure, which Nainital lacks. Nainital is more about a relaxed family holiday or a romantic getaway. However, the two destinations are ideal to be visited by youngsters and in groups. Nainital also enjoys close proximity to Delhi which means you can reach here within 6-7 hours. In the case of Manali, it takes around 14-16 hours to reach from Delhi.

Which is better: Bhimtal or Nainital?
Ans. Bhimtal is a recently developed tourist destination, whereas Nainital has even served as a summer retreat to the British. Bhimtal, like Nainital has a large lake in the centre, the only difference is, this lake has now become a hub of water activities like kayaking. Nainital, on the other hand is famed for its Mall Road strolls and shopping, boating, zoo, trekking to China Peak, natural caves and what not. The two places have their own charm and attractions, and it depends on the interest of the tourists what they prefer.

How far is Nainital from Dehradun?
Ans. Nainital is situated at a distance of about 282 km from Dehradun. The two destinations are well-connected via Nimbuchaur – Haridwar Rd. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Dehradun from Nainital. There are state-run buses that directly connect the two destinations by road.