So, it was time to engage the gears and we started off our journey early in the morning.
It was 5 am and with full vigor we kicked off towards our destination. We took a halt at around 7:30 in the morning at MOGA punjabi Dhaba in Gajraula. It was a perfect place to take a short break and relish some Desi parathas along with kadak Chai.
We were charged up and switching the gears higher to match up our excitement levels for our destination.
There are two routes to Nainital from Delhi - via Haldwani and via Kaladhungi. We had chosen the latter. The Kaladhungi road is an ideal catalyst to savor the nature while you drive.
Our first day was planned for Ayar Jungle Camp which is approximately 2 kms above nainital. We hit our destination at around 11:30 AM. The location is amidst the mighty jungles of the region and a perfect getaway from city crowds.
Ayar jungle camp offers a variety of options to stay right from the tents to cottages which is though priced on a higher side but it is worth the location.
After taking a short nap at our cottage we went on leisure walk towards the Naini Lake. The cave garden, hight court and mall road fell enroute.
We had some local pahari soup, momos and noodles to satiate our taste buds.
We took the blessings of diety Naina devi which is right there by the side of Naini Lake.
The picturesque Lake in the lap of mammoth Hills of the region was mind blowing.
We headed back to our cottage after that. It started raining like cats and dogs forcing us to get inside our cottage.