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Cheap flights to Nainital, India

Nainital is served by Mumbai Airport (Mumbai, India)

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Nainital (manurawat, Sep 2009)

Arriving at Nainital

If you are hoping to get cheap flights to Nainital, start looking for them well in advance. Nainital is served by the Pantnagar Airport, which is 65 kilometres away from the hill station. Considering the hilly terrain, it takes about two hours to travel from the airport to Nainital via bus, taxi or car rental; be sure to bring a book along! The Pantnagar Airport is one of the least busy airports in the country and not many airline carriers offer international flights to this destination. If you can't find cheap tickets to Nainital, you can land at the New Delhi Airport and take a cheap flight to Nainital from here. Several domestic airlines offer Nainital flights and airfares tend to be cheaper during the off season.

Getting Around

Nainital is a small town nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills. Owing to its location, it has narrow, steep and winding roads. The hill station lacks a proper public transport system in the form of a network of local buses; however, there are many auto-rickshaws and manually driven rickshaws available along the Mall Road which is the busiest area of Nainital. Additionally, you can also hire a private taxi from one of the many travel agencies. The latter is a better option for people planning to travel to neighbouring hill stations like Ranikhet, Almora and Kasauni. Having said that, walking on foot is perhaps the best way to explore Nainital. The entire town has excellent pavements and some parts are closed to vehicles during the evening in order to make them more pedestrian friendly.

Main Attractions

Also known as the Lake District, Nainital flights will bring you to a land home to several pristine lakes, the most famous of them being the Naini Lake. Situated in the heart of the hill station, the lake offers a picturesque view formed by the reflection of snow-covered peaks in the water. Besides admiring the breathtaking views, you can also go round the lake in a boat or a yacht. Other lakes like Bhimtal, Saatta and Kamaltal are also worth visiting. A trip to Nainital is incomplete without visiting one of the many temples dedicated to different Indian gods and goddesses. The Naina Devi Temple occupies a crucial role in Indian mythology and is dedicated to the Indian goddess, Shakti, while the Hanumangarhi Temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. While in Nainital, you can also visit Dorothy’s Seat, which is a popular picnic destination offering great views of the lakes; the Nainital Zoo (Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital), which features rare native species like the Himalayan Black Bear; and the Eco Cave Gardens, which is a natural park for children.

Shopping, Dining and Night Life

Cheap flights to Nainital bring viewers to a destination full of amazing shopping options. The Mall Road is lined with shops selling locally produced woolen garments like shawls, scarves and cardigans. It is a good idea to buy some traditional wooden handicrafts as souvenirs for your friends back home. Alternatively, the market is also known for its beautifully crafted candles. At the Mall Road, you will also find several small shops selling jams, juices and marmalade made of local, fresh produce. The other prominent shopping areas are Barra Bazaar and Tibetan Market.

In terms of dining opportunities, Nainital has dozens of small restaurants, most of which serve Indian or Chinese cuisine. If you are looking for a more elaborate experience, you can head over to the the Embassy Restaurant, the Wood Restaurant or the Boat House Club, which also has a bar and a billiards room.

Several popular airlines fly into Mumbai Airport, including
  • IndiGo Airlines 80% recommend
  • Jet Airways 56% recommend

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Flight stats for Nainital, India - did you know?
  • Nainital is 1,327 km from Mumbai Airport (Mumbai, India).
  • Mumbai Airport (Mumbai, India)
    • Right now, 64 airlines operate out of Mumbai Airport.
    • Mumbai Airport offers nonstop flights to 83 cities.
    • Every week, at least 3,542 domestic flights and 1,295 international flights depart from Mumbai Airport.
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