Best Time to VisitDecember to January - one can witness peak snowfall!
Activities & Things to do in NainitalNainital Winter Carnival organised in the month of December
Cable car ride to the Snow View Point - panoramic view of the peaks Trishul, Nanda Kot, and Nanda Devi
The Naini Lake
Hiking up to the Naini Peak and Tiffin Top
The Gurney House resort
The Eco Cave Gardens of Nainital
Naina Devi temple
Precautions to take while in the snowWhile snowfall is truly a glorious thing to experience, snow can also be extremely treacherous, particularly on roads and during treks. There are a few things one must be wary of before going on a journey to a place known to have snowfall. For Nainital, the following protection measures can be taken:
- Frostbite is a common occurrence in places that experience snowfall. In order to avoid the same, one is advised to carry thick gloves, scarves, and hats, so as to minimize the amount of skin being exposed.
- On occasion, the Naini Lake tends to freeze if it gets extremely cold. However, it is dangerous to venture out into the ice since only the thin upper layer of water is frozen.
- In case you decide to rent a car, it is wise to carry a shovel to remove snow from the road, and plenty of sand to ensure friction for the tyres in case the road is icy.
- Trekking /sports shoes are a must if one wants to trek up the hill or walk alongside the shores of the lake in the winter.