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Transport in Nainital

Nainital is the most popular and a very small hill station and known as the tourist place in India. Owing to its immense locations and natural beauty it attracts people from all over the world.

In-order to facilitate the transport facilities for the local people along with the tourists, there are several government as well as privately-run vehicles that form the part of transportation of Nainital. These transport vehicles are cheap and charge reasonably along with providing ease and comfortability to travelers of this place. Like other tourist places of India, Nainital is also facilitated with various transport vehicle options to move from one place to another such as rickshaws, horses, boats, taxis, walking, cable car and tourists taxis.

Nainital Transport

Public Transport in Nainital

There are several type of public transport that are available for convenient travel within the city. Below are the various type of transport facilities available within Nainital and even to the nearby locations.

Cycle Rickshaws in Nainital

The cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaws are the best and cheapest mode of transport in Nainital. They are easily available at every important corner of the roads in this hill station. These rickshaws can be shared along with individual hiring them for certain journey. The prices are not fixed and can be bargained. There are several prepaid auto rickshaw stands which facilitate the auto rickshaws to the people and the charges are fixed depending on the distance traveled. The main rickshaw stands are vantage points of Mallital and Tallital in Nainital. There are eco-friendly rickshaws that form the part of this transportation within the city. There are around 85 eco-friendly rickshaws in Nainital and they charge Rs 10 per km.

Horse Rides in Nainital

Nainital Public Transport

Horse is another best and convenient medium of transport along with an adventure. The horses are available in the city at Bara Pathar that can be hired to visit various peaks and lakes of Nainital. These horses are prohibited within the city.

Taxi and Car in Nainital

In the heart of the city, there are taxis and cars which are available to travel long distances within Nainital and the nearby tourist destinations. These taxis and cars are run by private travel agents in the city and also make arrangements for special travel packages to the tourists for visiting the nearby locations. The fair of these vehicles also include the toll charges of Rs 50 and Rs 100 depending on the timing of travel.

Cable Car in Nainital

This type of transport is available to provide adventure travel to the tourist and are meant to visit the places where there are specific view of snow, lakes, etc. This travel starts from Mallital and goes through the snow-view point. Cable cars are not available in abundance and currently there are only two trolleys available to carry passengers from one point to another.

Water Transport in Nainital

This is among the most adventurous and entertaining means of transport, where people can travel from one lake to another and to different sides of the lake with the help of boats. The different boats available in Naini lake are as rowing boats, paddle boats and yachts.

Air Transport in Nainital

This city do not have any airport, however, the air services are provided by the nearest airport situated in Pantnagar Uttarakhand. This airport is about 65 km away from Nainital. Tourists can travel from major cities of India to Pantnagar airport and from there they can hire private taxis to visit Nainital.

Transport Facilities from Nainital

There are several inter-state buses which run from Nainital to other major nearby locations within the state. These buses provide transport facilities from Nainital to other major tourists places such as Kausani, Ranikhet, Corbett park, etc. Below is the areas covered and the fair charges for special tour and places. It provide special package bus and taxis which provide travel from Nainital to the destiny and then back to the city. They are such as:


This covers areas such as Golflink Ranikhet, Kainchi Temple, Bhowali, Kausani, Kalika Temple, Almora and Herakhan Temple and then return to Nainital. The charges are Rs 800 per person by bus and in taxis Rs 4000.


This covers areas of Ranikhet, Kainchi Temple, Bhowali, Golflink Ranikhet, Kalika Temple and Herakhan Temple. Charges are Rs 500 by bus and Rs 2500 by taxi.

Lake Tour

This covers the area of Bhimtal, Sattal, Bhowali, Hanuman Gari Temple and Naukuchiyatal. Charges are Rs 250 per person by bus and Rs 2000 by taxi.

Corbett Park Tour

It provides travel to Jim Corbett Park, Corbett Museum, Corbett Fall and Safari. Charges by bus are Rs 1000 and by taxi Rs 2500.

Himalaya Darshan

The bus runs from Nakuldhar Cave Garden, Land's End Bend, Tanki Bend, Bara Pathar, Kilbury, Lake View Point and Lover's Point. Charges by taxi Rs 1000.

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Munshyari Tour

In this travel package the places covered are Jageshwar Temple, Berinag, Nainital to Almora, Munshyari, Patal Bhuwneshwar, Pithoragarh and Chaukori. Charges are Rs 6000 by taxi.

Apart from the above-mentioned transportation in Nainital, walking is the best means to travel from one place to another. This place is filled with natural beauty, hence walking is the best means by which the beauty can be felt.

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