Nainital DarshanAre you planning for a day-long trip of Nainital and want to enjoy the hills and lakes of this beautiful city? The best way for Nainital Darshan is to avail a package. You will find many buses and other road transport operated by various government and private service providers. You can be assured of a comfortable trip.
Places to Visit in Nainital Darshan
Here is a list of all the places that you must visit while on Nainital Darshan.
It took three years to make this majestic palace after the first brick was laid in 1897. It is very similar to the Buckingham Palace in London and is spread over 220 acres of land. It has lush green gardens all over the place and is used by high dignitary and VIP guests of Nainital. It has 113 double rooms and along with it, it also encompasses a golf course, swimming pool, Jhandidar Modi Height, Munshi Heights and a marvellous garden. The place is open on all days except Sunday and national holidays. The entry is priced at a nominal 20 rupees per person.
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It is one of the places one must visit on his trip to Nainital. The milky water making its way through the rocks into a bed of water looks enchanting. On the way to Kaldungi Road, the waterfalls are located at 5 km from Nainital. It is just below Sariyataal at a height of 2100 mts.
Bara Pathar is on the must-see wish list of every visitor of Nainital. People can enjoy a small ride on the back of a horse and it is something that attracts everyone here. The High Court has banned horse riding anywhere in Nainital and Bara Pathar is the only place for a horse ride. One can hire the horses from the bus stop. Also, there is a rock climbing spot just behind Bara Patar. The sport is very demanding and will test your physical fitness to extreme levels.
It is the only Zoo in the state of Uttaranchal and is named after Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant. Located at a height of 2100 m it can easily be reached via bus or taxi and is at a short distance of 2 km from the Tallital bus station. Beautiful animals such as the Siberian tiger, snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear will make you realise the vastness of the world we live in and that too at a nominal fee of 30 rupees for adults. Make sure to not miss out on these rare animals but keep in mind that the zoo is shut on all Mondays and national holidays.
Kilbury is at a distance of 12 km from the chaos of Nainital. It is an ideal picnic spot and famous for its scenic beauty. It is suitable for a family trip and you get the view of Himalaya on the background while gulping on some food. At 2528 mts above sea level this place can be easily reached via bus, sumo or any other road service. Watch out for the oak trees, rhododendrons and pine forests you will pass through on the road
Nakuldhara Cave Garden
The Eco Cave Garden is actually a natural park under the local administration of Nainital. It is located on the sidelines of the Kaldungi Road in Mallital and after climbing a few steps towards the gate you will enter the cave which is a collection of rocky caves and around it are many hanging gardens. It is the epitome of the wild jungle and hills of Nainital. It has a total of six caves namely squirrel cave, bat cave, panther cave, ape cave, tiger cave and flying fox cave. The musical fountain is a mesmerising spectacle which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Meant mainly for children this place is a wonderful labyrinth and you will be amazed at the extent to which one can get lost in the depth of this cave. Once tired, you can take some rest and relax in the garden.
Famous for the view of its sun set, this place is at a small distance of 4 km from the bus stop. People come here, at the height of 6400 feet from sea level, to look at the magnanimous statute of Lord Hanuman, standing below a golden umbrella. Constructed by Baba Neem Karoli in 1950 this temple is highly appreciated for its architectural beauty. One can also see an image of Lord Hanuman ripping open his chest to show Lord Ram and Sita seated in it. The temple is easily accessible and the entry here is free of cost. Read More on Hanuman Garhi Temple in Nainital
On top of one of the many hills adjacent to the eye-shaped Naini Lake is the Lover's Point. A small walk through the rocky road and one will see the railing that is meant to guard the people coming over here. Many couples have come here with the sole motive to commit suicide; hence this place is also called suicide point. The view is still breath taking from here.
Lake View Point
At an astounding height of 2300 mts is the Lake View Point in Nainital. Located in the beautiful place called Kilbury, from this spot you get a panoramic view of the Nainital valleys and on the other side lay the Majestic Himalayan range. One can enjoy some moment of solitude which is at a small distance of 5 kilometres from Nainital.
Tour Operators for Nainital Darshan
You will find many travel agencies providing you with one day, two day or two day one night trips. Being the most sought after tour packages you must make prior bookings.
They have many options available for your Nainital trip. A maximum of 4 people can come in a car or a sumo can be opted for in case of nine people.
Covers: You will be taken through the Zoo, Cave Garden, Barapather, Sukha Tal, Lovers Point, Suicide Point, Waterfall, Sariya Tal, Raj Bhawan.
Duration: One day, 5 to 6 hours
Tour cost: A car will cost you rupees 1300 and a sumo for nine people will cost you 1800 rupees.
Formed in 1988 they were earlier known as Bahndari Bus Service. They have the largest bus fleet in Nainital. They offer sumo, qualis and a van for a day of Nainital trip.
Covers: You will be taken through the Raj Bhawan, Hanumangari, Zoo, Waterfall, Cave Garden, Himalaya Darshan, Bara Pathar, Lake View Point, Lover's Point, Nakuldhar
Duration: One day
Tour cost: A van trip will cost you rupees 1200, a sumo will charge you 1800 rupees and it will be 2000 rupees for a qualis.
Darshan Travels Address: Mall Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand -263002
Ph: 05942 - 235035, 235346
Fax: 05942 – 237491
The travel agency mostly deals in Tempo, cars and sumos. They come under Delhi tours and Travels.
Covers: The journey will involve visits to Hanumangarhi, Raj Bhavan, Cave Garden, Zoo, Lovers Point, Waterfall, Bara Pathar, Himalaya Darshan, Lake View Point, and Nakuldhar.
Duration: One day.
Tour cost: A trip in alto will be 2500 rupees; a sumo will charge you 3500 rupees and a tempo traveller will cost you 6000 rupees. All the charges involve the toll taxes and entrance fees.
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