Head to NANITAL without planning!!!

Tripoto
12th Mar 2016

We decided the destination at evening 5pm of march 11, and booked tickets via redbus. Since it was same day we could not get a volvo bus, but we were able to get an AC bus which was 60% comfortable and costed us Rs550 per ticket. Though the bus departed at 11:30pm, we reached nanital at 7:30am of march 12. As i am from Karnataka and deprived of lofty mountains, when i looked at hill station and the lake, trust me! i wanted (still want) to stay there forever. Nainital's winter was still on in march and it was 10'c when we reached. Now, we were looking for stay which is cheap and decent. Many local persons will approach you to show hotel rooms. We got a room which was rs500/night with lake view, clean and decent and its name was hotel lake view (it was more of guest house), amenities like hot water, restaurant facility, sight seeing with extra taxi charges was available. We had paranthans, actually good ones than delhi. We enquired for sight seeing, via hotel and the charges were Rs1000. There were 6 to 7 places like tiffin top, suicide point, eco cave gardens, naina devi temple and so on. You can also go for adventure activities but you have to book early, activities listed in this link https://allseasonsz.com/uttarakhand/nainital_tourism/nainital-adventure-attractions.asp . Hiring a taxi outside hotel will cost upto Rs700 after bargaining. so go out and find one, dont be lazy like us :P It was around 6pm when we reached mall road, we is last destination in the sight seeing list. A good quality sweater costed me Rs600 after bargaining, its so warm, at 6 degree c it kept me warm. we had dinner in the mall road, it was good. we went to naina devi mandir and gurudwara which is side by side in mall road.

2nd day we went for boating in nani lake, and some shopping in local market (not the mall road one). We spent the day walking by lakeside, eating and shopping. I remember the momos which was yum! we brought some apricot. We were lucky to witness rain at evening ,hailstorm at around 7pm and it was beautiful. We had a bus at 9:30pm to Delhi. While coming back to Delhi we got state govt Volvo bus and it costed us Rs1500/person.

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