'Sir, this is my contact number, call me for sight seeing. I will cover everything in one day only'. These were the first few words of the cab driver, who gave us his business card as soon as we boarded the cab from Haldwani to Nainital. Though, I didn’t show much interest in the proposal, it was a good opportunity for us to know more about Nainital and nearby places from him. Sitting at the front seat in the cab, I was enjoying the natural mocktail of early morning chills along with warmth of orange shades of sunrise. I continued my discussion with him while soaking the scenic beauty on the way and he almost gave us a virtual tour from Nainital to Mukhteshwar.
Nainital is situated in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand at an altitude of 6500 feet. It is approx 40 kms from Haldwani and takes almost 90 minutes to reach Nainital by road.
Cab fare from Haldwani to Nanital: 800 INR
Warning: Though Nainital has a reputation of an evergreen place which can be visited all year long, I would still suggest to stay away during summer vacations.