is a city within the state of Uttarakhand. This popular hill station is the headquarters of Nainital
district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. It is set in a valley which contains a pear-shaped lake. The city is famous for its nine lakes and also hosts the Kumaon Regiment.
Regular bus services operate between Delhi
. The State Highway
37 originating at Bareilly
can be taken by those travelling from Uttar Pradesh. Though the city does not have its own railway station, one can get off at Kathgodam
and reach Nainital
within an hours drive or so. Car rentals and taxis are easily accessible which play a key role in boosting the connectivity. One can also avail state buses plying through the city which link it to the neighbouring areas.
There are fewer apartment clusters in the city with more of scenic villas which make the city even more picturesque and serene. The real estate market in Nainital
may have taken off very recently but property in this city was always sought-after, chiefly due to its beautiful landscape and peaceful lifestyle. Property is mostly owned by the Garhwal population although some apartment complexes are springing up here which are attracting buyers. The property prices are much lower here, as compared to those in big cities. Several NCR builders in recent times have exhibited a keen interest in Nainital
as a realty destination, due to which a number of luxury projects are coming up here. These offer a host of amenities besides presenting striking views of the mountains and lakes surrounding the city.
Being a quaint hill station, the lifestyle in Nainital
is slow, simple and tranquil. It is devoid of the pressures and hustle-bustle of larger cities. The educational institutions include All Saints College Sherwood College, Birla Vidya Mandir, St. Josephs College and St. Marys Convent, amongst a few others. There are also a number of libraries all over the city. There are also quite a few government hospitals here, along with few private clinics to cater to the healthcare needs of the residents. Shopping zones are mostly confined to Mall Road and are frequented by locals and tourists alike.