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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital June 10th 2016

3 Idiots from Delhi to Nanital It was a great experience by train for me because I boarded into a train and went to Nainital by train, at 10:40 pm. Train started from Old Delhi Railway Station and I took my seat. Compartment was really clean and warm at night. I was fully satisfied with Railway management. Then I slept there for the whole night and early morning I reached Kathgodam. We have started the trip from Kathgodam Railway Station. After reached Nainital through shared bus which charged Rs 50 Per Person, we checked-in Hotel (Rs. 1000 for 3 People) , after some rest we went to Ropeway office which situated next to our hotel we got the Ticket for Ropeway which was Rs 150 Per Person where waiting time was 1 Hour to board. We ... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital November 8th 2012

Into the land of Mountains It’s impossible if you are living in India and you won’t dream about the mountains. We all know that India is one of the richest countries when it comes to awe-inspiring mountain and serene landscapes. So I thought to fulfill my dream along with my mother to visit one of the splendid sites of India, Nainital which is believed to be the jewel in the Himalayan necklace. So we picked up a date in the month of November which is said to be the best time for visiting Nainital. This is one of the prominent hill stations nearby Delhi which can be toured within the span of 2-3 and can be reached within 7-8 Hours by bus or car if cleared from the traffic or any other unpredictable obstacles. Else, other ... read more
Sattal Lake at Bhimtal
Far sight of Aquarium in the middle of Sattal Lake

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital April 29th 2012

Havde endnu en fantastisk tur i Indien i selskab med min kollega Nicky. Denne gang på Mountainbike i den "lave del af Himalaya" i det Nordlige Indien nær den vestlige grænse til Nepal. Nærmere bestemt i Nainital: url=,11.228027&sspn=5.279633,14.238281&vpsrc=1&num=10&abstate=A:actbar-saveto,11.228027&sspn=5.279633,14.238281&vpsrc=1&num=10&abstate=A:actbar-saveto Området og befolkningen Nordi... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital April 28th 2012

Having freshly arrived in India from Switzerland we sought refuge from the busy touristy places high up in the Himalayas. When we realized that Nainital can be as busy as any other tourist hotspot during the Easter holiday, we decided to undertake a two-day trek away from the crowds and noise of the city.... read more
Chris and our trekking guide Deepak
View over Nainital
A Hindu temple on our trekking way

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital April 21st 2012

Nainital was our first stop in India. After driving for more than 8 hours in the scorching heat of Uttar Pradesh state, we arrived in the cool Himalayan climate of Nainital. At almost 2000 m above see level, Nainital is a favorite hill station for many Indian tourists. We thought Easter would be a peaceful off-season time to visit India. Yet, we were wrong! Hundreds of Indian families had come to Nainital to relax over the Easter holiday. When the holiday was over, streets were empty and prices were 50% off. ... read more
The lake
Lake view
Indian breakfast

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital December 22nd 2011

22-12-2011 Second day in Nainital, first thing we noticed is it's so much more relaxed here than anywhere else we've been. I don't know if it's our attitude which has changed or not but people have suddenly started to take no for an answer and we find we get less hassle from the salesmen on the street. It's all good. Here's gotta be my favourite place yet, the town's set in a naturally beautiful location around a green lake and surrounded by mountains and more importantly it's actually even cheaper!! The couple who checked in with us happened to be staying right next to us in the hotel. I bumped into the guy outside in the morning and it turned out they live in the States as well... Anyway then we bumped into them again halfway ... read more

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital July 1st 2011

i got bored with my daily office life so i planned to go the nearest hill station.shimla manali mussoorie chamba....lots of options were thr but Nainital was my first choice. 29 june monsoon arrived in delhi and we planed our journey in 1 of july. The beauty of each and every season is different in mountains.Monsoon in Nainital from July to August sees an abode of clouds that nearly touches your feet creating a poetic atmosphere and makes you feel that you are floating over the clouds. In the same season there is no problem of hotels and accommodation in nainital. we got a gud budget hotel thr. I love exploring mountains and found some awesome flowers thr.The places arround nainital are more beautiful flowers on the edge of the road touching clouds makes perfect ... read more
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Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital December 17th 2010

the drive from Delhi was arduous and it took longer because of the traffic snarl at midnight on the highway. it was eerie caught in between series of trucks in the middle of the night. we drove past Corbett and on u'r way up to Nainital one can look over the forests of Corbett. the hair pin bends are steep and nauseous for those who are prone to such things. we reached Nainital at about 9 am having driven the entire night from Delhi in a Scorpio. we rushed to Sherwood, all of it as pretty as a picture, the beautiful lake and its whirlwinds and the mountains cradling it. we could see the mist come in in the evening from our hill top hotel overlooking the lake. indeed most of the hotels overlook the lake. ... read more

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital June 16th 2010

The road to Nainital (via Delhi) was hot... hotter... hottest. With 2 days to cover the distance we decided to get an early start, but, the roads were not in favour of this... the road from Bera to Pali was a combination of SH 16 and NH14 - both equally good (or bad). The road was bad after a while and did not improve till we reached Kishangarh (near Ajmer). The 100kms from Kishangarh to Jaipur was the best on that day. After Jaipur the 6-laning work was in progress and it greatly reduced speeds due to the deep excavations. Between that and the traffic as we neared Manesar & Gurgaon we made it to Delhi exhausted after 14 hours on the road. But the rasam and curd rice waiting at my cousin Sharmila's place kept ... read more
Blow hot - Blow cold

Asia » India » Uttarakhand » Nainital May 26th 2010

I was fortunate enough to have been invited to a kind gentlemans house, named Rauhl. Tyagi and I ventured up in Nikhill's car, being a painful 11 hour journey, for a music festival held in the foothills of the mountains in a small town where you can still see the past presence of the British colonisation. The music festival was a mix of everything and extremely laid back, a perfect way to end the first day of our adventure here. The next day we lounged around, went for a short walk, had a BBQ and generally just 'chilled'. This pretty much set the pattern for the following two days as well. I feel completely rejuvenated! I'm coming across opportunities here that I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams would have come along. Instead of hanging ... read more
Walking through the forest.
The view walking through the forest surrounding Rauhl's home
Monkeys at the side of the road on the way to Nainital

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