Nainital Trip – a perfect blend of Leisure, Luxury and Beauty

Nainital Trip – a perfect blend of Leisure, Luxury and Beauty

Snow capped Himalayan Peaks
Snow-capped Himalayan Peaks


 After back to back trip to the UP, Gujrat, Rajasthan and MP, a trip to hills was on cards for quite some time, but somehow, the destination was not getting finalised as some people were for touristy destinations, while others were for some offbeat places. Finally, instead of offbeat destinations, the scales tilted in favour of touristy places and the destinations finalised were Nainital and Ranikhet. We are were to meet at Delhi and the drive down to Nainital just after Lunch. This proved to be a wrong decision because Delhi NCR traffic took its toll and we were delayed a lot. We had informed the hotel about our delayed arrival.

Finally, we reached The Seasons Resort at 11.30 pm. We were feeling guilty of having kept the staff waiting, but we were welcomed with broad smiles. The smiles and lit up faces of the staff bore the promise of a wonderful stay. The welcome drinks were served and the check in was super smooth. The staff who escorted me to my room was very courteous and showed me to the lake view room. The Seasons Resort is a luxury boutique hotel with lake and hill view rooms that offer beautiful vistas. Mine was Lake view and the reflections of lights playing on the beautifully. The rooms were Luxurious and well appointed.

Reception at Seasons resort Nainital
Reception at Seasons resort Nainital


Rooms at Seasons Resort Nainital
Luxurious rooms at Seasons Resort Nainital

Restaurant at Seasons Resort
The restaurant at Seasons Resort


After freshening up we came to the restaurant for dinner. The dinner was delicious, but what was important was that even at this godforsaken hour, the entire staff was serving with love and smile and the food had been prepared fresh.

Night view of Nainital
Night view of Nainital

It had been raining throughout the night and when I got up the next morning, it was still drizzling. Every room in the resort had a small balcony. Sitting in balcony sipping coffee and staring at the calmness of the lake and the surroundings, was a refreshing and calming experience. After coffee, as everybody was still in their beds, I borrowed an umbrella from hotel staff and went out to explore the surroundings on foot. It was beautiful to watch the raindrops cause ripples on the calm lake waters and the morning chores, kids going to school, roadside Tea stalls serving tea helping people fight cold. The location of our hotel was also one of the biggest plus points. It was about 200 meter uphill from the starting of the most famous Mall road of Nainital, which runs alongside Naini Lake. As there are traffic restrictions on Mall road, but the road to hotel branches off at the starting of the Mall Road, so gets respite from those restrictions. Also being slightly uphill offered better views and was much quieter.
A sit out
A sit out outside the room offering amazing views of the lake and city
A room with a view
A room with a view


A rainy morning at Naini Lake
A rainy morning at Naini Lake



Pakoras on the rainy morning
Pakoras on a rainy morning
A cup of hot tea
Along with a cup of hot tea are a deadly combination


After freshening up, we had a buffet breakfast. The breakfast was tasty and the spread was good. Post breakfast, it was time to hit the road and explore Naini Taal. The rain had stopped, but it was still cloudy and misty all around, adding a very beautiful feeling of romanticism to the beautiful environment. We drove up to Himalaya viewpoint and beyond. Due to clouds, the Majestic Himalayan views eluded us. A small drive beyond that took us to the place with road and surroundings covered with a thin layer of snow. We had a nice time there, playing with little bit of snow.


Misty roads
Misty roads


Next stop was tiffin top. We had to park our car and trek for nearly 3-4 kilometre. It is an easy trek and when we reached the top, the views were great. It offered a bird's eye view of the entire city. There were a few eateries at the top. The hike had made everybody hungry so it was time for Maggie and Bun Maska. Both were good. After enjoying the beautiful vistas for some time, we headed back and the sun was also about to set. We came back to the hotel for evening tea.

View from Tiffin Top
View from Tiffin Top


Post-tea it was time for a stroll on the mall road and enjoying the lake. By the time we had finished the stroll on the Mall road, it was time for an early dinner. The Chef of the hotel needs a special mention and applaud here as he took feedback about the food from every guest after every meal even at 12.30 in the night. During breakfast he had asked for any special request, then I asked him if he can give us some taste of Kumaoni food. During dinner, though the buffet was set up with a good spread, he had prepared two Kumaoni dishes and Mandwa ki Roti. This was such a sweet gesture. The staff of the hotel were so courteous and were leaving no stone unturned to get the customers to visit them again.

Boats at Naini Lake
Boats at Naini Lake

Next day we were to move to Ranikhet and the comfy bed along with central heating ensured a very comfortable sleep and I got up very refreshed. A parting coffee at the balcony and then a hearty breakfast, we were ready for our next destination with a thought in mind to come again to enjoy Nainital as well as the resort again.



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