3 Ways To Reach From Chandigarh To Nainital

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About Nainital

Nainital, a beautiful hill station situated in the Kumaon region of India’s Uttarakhand state is very famous among tourists for its lakes and weather. It is located close to Nainital Lake, where visitors like to go boating. Mountains can be easily enjoyed while boating. Many come from nearby states and UTs including Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. In this blog, we will address the question of how to get to Nainital from Chandigarh. We’ll go through every possible way there is to take to get from Chandigarh to Nainital.

First, we will talk about how far is Nainital From Chandigarh. The distance from Chandigarh to Nainital is around 450 km.

3 Ways to Reach Nainital From Chandigarh

1) Chandigarh to Nainital by Train

There is no direct train from Chandigarh to Nainital. And also there is no railway station in Nainital. The closest railway station to Nainital is Kathgodam. You must therefore travel to Kathgodam via train.

Your Options: 

1) Chandigarh to Ambala, Ambala to Kathgodam

2) Chandigarh to Delhi, Delhi to Kathgodam

3) Chandigarh to Moradabad, Moradabad to Kathgodam

4) Chandigarh to Haridwar, Haridwar to Kathgodam

2) Chandigarh to Nainital by Flight

Since no airport in Nainital exists, one must fly to Pantnagar Airport, which is closer. This airport is at a distance of 70 km from Nainital. There is also a direct flight from Delhi to Pantnagar.

3) Chandigarh to Nainital by Bus

The best bus route from Chandigarh to Nainital is via Delhi. Chandigarh to Delhi and then Delhi to Nainital.

The best method to get to Nainital, in our opinion, is via train. But in order to avoid any inconvenience, kindly reserve your tickets a few days in advance.

Distance from Kathgodam to Nainital is around 35 km and it took around 1 hr 30 min to reach Nainital. But, in a taxi, it took less time.

Note:  1) After reaching Kathgodam, one can quickly get a taxi, bus or shared cab to Nainital. 2) The fare for a bus from Kathgodam to Nainital is 85 rupees and for a taxi is 200 per person. 3) The fare may vary from season to season. 4) Nainital Lake and Mall Road are within walking distance from Nainital Bus Stand.

Tourist Places Near Nainital

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There are many beautiful places near Nainital which one must cover. And to visit those places there are many ways like Taxi, Bus, Rental Bikes or Scooters.

Tourist Places:

  1. Maa Naina Devi Temple
  2. Nainital Zoo
  3. Kainchi Dham
  4. Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple
  5. Sattal Lake
  6. Bhim Tal Lake
  7. Snow View
  8. Tiffin Top
  9. Eco Cave Park
  10. Jim Corbett National Park
  11. Hanuman Garhi Mandir
  12. Naina Peak West
  13. Aerial Ropeway Nainital
  14. The Mall Road, Nainital
  15. Raj Bhavan
  16. Tibetan Market
  17. Ranikhet
  18. Gurney House
  19. Astronomical Observatory
  20. Himalayan Centre of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  21. Jama Masjid