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The gleaming city of Nainital, which is also popularly known as ‘Lake District of India,’ is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Every year, this beautiful town attracts thousands of visitors from India and overseas, thanks to the city's various natural attractions and pleasant climate all year around.  

From heritage buildings to old cottages and a web of strolling streets, there is scenic beauty all around. All these make Nainital a beloved getaway destination. If you are planning to visit Nainital, you must be careful about the timing of your trip. So, here is a complete guide on the best time to visit Nainital. The guide also gives you valuable information about – 

  • Visiting Nainital in Summer (March to June)
  • Visiting Nainital in Monsoon (July to September)
  • Visiting Nainital in Winter (October to February)    
  • Best Places to visit Nainital
  • Things to do in Nainital
  • Resorts in Nainital

Visiting Nainital in Summer (March to June) 

The summers in Nainital last for about four months. It is the peak tourism season. If you want to escape the scorching heat of your city and spend a blissful family holiday amidst nature, March to June would be the best months to visit Nainital as the weather remains pleasant throughout the day.   

The temperature hovers around 11-25 degrees Celsius, and the sunlight feels like a warm hug, allowing you to comfortably explore the various attractions in the city and enjoy to the fullest. If you are visiting Nainital in summer, you can also witness the beautify festival of Phool Dei, which is celebrated in March. It has a beautiful tradition associated with it, where the locals pick the first flower of the season and place it on the entrance of their home to bring prosperity and good luck.  

Visiting Nainital in Monsoon (July to September) 

Unlike the summers in Nainital, the monsoon season in the region is quite infamous. The region receives incessant showers and the climate remains wet throughout. The hilly terrains of Nainital are also susceptible to roadblocks, and landslides, which make it unsafe for the tourists.  

However, if you are a natural lover, and love offbeat travelling, monsoon would be the best season to visit Nainital as the rains paint the town in lush green and the rivers are filled to the brim. Also, the fewer tourists allows you to have fun exploring the places, and indulging in various adventure activities comfortably and at discounted rates.  

The monsoon season is also the right time to visit the city to see the festival Khatarua and Nanda Devi Fair. 

Visiting Nainital in Winter (October to February) 

If you always wanted to enjoy snowfall and experience the cool weather that Uttarakhand is known for, winter is the best season to visit Nainital. During winter, the temperature ranges between 4 -10 degrees Celsius; sometimes the mercury levels drop to 0 degrees and you can see snowfall. The cool weather and the misty haze make it an excellent place to go for a honeymoon.

Best Places to Visit in Nainital 

Being a popular tourist destination, there are beautiful attractions in and around Nainital that you can visit with your friends and family. Some of the most popular places to visit in Nainital and there are lesser-known attractions, which are equally fascinating.  

  •     Naini Lake and Naini Peak
  •     Snow View Point
  •     Mall Road
  •     Raj Bhawan
  •     Eco Cave Garden
  •     Gurney House
  •     Jim Corbett National Park
  •     Astronomical Observatory
  •     Jama Masjid
  •     Pashan Devi Temple

Things to do in Nainital 

Depending on what time of the year you are visiting Nainital there are plenty of activities you can indulge in the town and have a fun time. From boating to trekking, the options are endless. But here are a few things to do in Nainital that are sure to give a memorable holiday experience.  

  •     Enjoy boating at Naini Lake
  •     Go trekking to Tiffin Tip and enjoy the beautiful sunset or sunrise from the top
  •     Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful valley as you ride the Nainital Ropeway
  •     Indulge in some shopping at the famous Mall Road
  •     Offer your prayers at Naina Devi Temple
  •     Visit the Corbett National Park and go on a jeep safari to witness the exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. If you are lucky, you may spot the Royal Bengal Tiger, and Leopards. 
  •     Explore the cave gardens and marvel at nature’s mystery 

Resorts in Nainital 

A picturesque holiday destination in India, Nainital has many beautiful places to stay that accommodates the plethora of guests who come here to explore the town. Amongst the wide range of hotels and resorts, there are three premium resorts in Nainital hosted by Club Mahindra - Club Mahindra Corbett, Club Mahindra Binsar Valley, and Club Mahindra Binsar Villa. These resorts not only off the most premium amenities but also are a perfect family holiday abode that make your stay comfortable and memorable. 

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