Adventure Sports in Nainital

Nainital, the popular hill station, is the best place for most of the adventure sports. Tourists from entire world travel to this place to fulfill their lust for the adventure sports. The major adventure sports that are supported in Nainital and nearby hill stations are swimming, fishing, mountaineering, horse riding, boating, rock climbing, zoo sighting, camping, trekking, strolling, angling, etc. The famous clubs that promote these adventure sports in the Nainital area are Nainital Yatch Club and Nainital Mountaineering Club. There are several competitions that are organized in the city to promote these adventure sports and attract sports lovers. Canoeing and Kyaking competition are the most popular events that are organized in the famous Naini Lake of Nainital. Other sports include hot air ballooning and the camps that are organized at Sukha tal to promote these adventures. Below are the adventure sports that are most popular in the area of Nainital and among the tourists visiting the city.

Boating and Yachting in Nainital


Nainital Adventure Sports

Nainital and the nearby areas are known as the city of lakes. Because of the large number of lakes located in the area, it is among the best places for boating. Boating can be experienced at almost every lake of Nainital and there are several different varieties of boats to add an additional charm to this adventure sport. Peddle boats, row boats and and small yachts are different types of boats available at every lakes. There are several competition that undergo during special time period, national and zonal boat races are held every year. Parasailing is promoted in Naukuchital that can be experienced with the professionals who will facilitate and assist in the journey. Kumaon hills, Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake along with Naukuchiyatal Lake promote the boating and yachting at this hill station. The boating also provide the experience of having the clear view of the surrounding areas of Naina Peak, Tiffin Top and Snow View.

Horse Riding Nainital


Horse riding in Nainital is now gaining importance and missing the same will surely reduce the charm of the visit to this beautiful place. The horses are available for travel at Bara Pathar and can be used to travel from one hill station to another. The horses also operate as a means to carry luggages of the tourists. The Mall Road is the best place opted for the horse riding and is also the best option for traveling to Snow View Point, Kilburi, Tiffin Top, etc from the heart of the Nainital city. The beauty of the city and fauna and flora of the Nainital and nearby locations can be best experienced by horse riding. This adds double joy to the travel and sightseeing of this natural place. The prices of the horse riding are fixed, thus avoids any extra charges from the tourists.

Strolling and Camping in Nainital


Nainital Camping

Strolling and camping are the best adventure sports that are loved by every visitor to this city. Strolling is mostly preferred in the area of Mall Road and on Thandi Sadak where there are several shops and natural beauty scenes that make it a best place for strolling. Traffic is controlled for certain time period in this area to promote the strolling in the area throughout the year. Along with this, the areas of forest and Dorothy's Seat spot are another strolling areas that is situated on Tiffin Top. Camping on the other hand is another adventure where entire family and group of friends can spend their time at a lonely place and in the heart of the nature. The camps are located around 20 km away from the Nainital city and are situated in the dense forest areas of Nainital. FRH is one of the popular camp in Nainital that was built by Britishers. The area of camping starts deep in the forest that is approx 3 km inside from Bhowali Ramgarh road. The camping requires the permission of forest departments. Camping is also conducted for several occasions, as at the time of high migration of birds to the forest of Nainital, special seasons, etc.

Trekking in Nainital


As a hill station, Nainital is the best promoters of trekking activities. The most popular areas that facilitate trekking are Nainital Vinayak Trek, Nainital Betalghat Trek, Nainital Kainchi Trek, Nainital Kunjkharak Trek, Nainital Kilbury Trek and Snow View Trek. Naina Peak is also among the best location for trekking. These are the most popular areas that are mostly preferred by the adventure lovers visiting the Nainital and nearby locations.

Rock Climbing in Nainital


Nainital is best suitable for activity of rock climbing due to the abundance of hills in the area. This activity leads to building health, morale and the ability to take risk in ones life. This sport is growing at a steep rate in Nainital, because of the skills and stamina that is required in this activity it is loved by young generation and professionals who wants a new zeal in the life. The popular and preferred area for rock climbing is Piteria which is behind Bara Pathar and some are located about 15 km away from the city. Nainital Mountaineering Club provides the training for such activities in Nainital. This adventure sport can be experienced at the time of March to June and also in the month of September till December.

Angling & Fishing in Nainital


Angling and Fishing are loved by almost everyone visiting Nainital during their holidays. This sport does not require much expertise and can be practiced by everyone. There are several lakes in Nainital area that provides convenient place to these adventure sports due to the clear and fresh waters of the lake. The famous lake that support fishing and angling sports are:

  • Khurpatal is one of the most adventures and loved are in Nainital. It is situated about 10 km away from the city. It known as the small hamlet that is blessed with beautiful lake that support these sports in their crystal clear water and pleasant atmosphere. Swimming is also practiced in this lake.
  • Bhimtal is very popular among tourists and these above natural game lovers. This lake is the perfect place for swimming, boating, etc. The water is crystal clear that adds an additional charm to the sports and enjoyment
  • Naukuchia Tal: This lake is located at a distance of about 26 km away from the Nainital hill station and attracts the tourists towards the special design of the lake with nine corners and has enchanting beautiful location that is flushed with natural beauty. It is a place where thousands of birds migrate from other place to this beautiful area for few months. It is the perfect area and a lake that supports the swimmers and fishing.
  • Sattal: It is the unforgettable lake that is specially designed by nature for the adventure sports. swimming and fishing is largely loved by the visitors. It is a residential area for migratory birds that leads to sightseeing adventure in this place. The shores of the lake also support camping in the area because of the naturally blesses and adorable atmosphere.

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    Vivek from Gurgaon 1258 Days ago

    nainital is best place for adventure sports. i came here last year with my friends and enjoy trekking, horse riding and rock climbing. nice article and thanks for sharing it.

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