Sports and Adventure Activities in Nainital

Nainital Lake Boating in front of Naini Temple

Boating in Naini Lake in front of Naini Temple

Nainital provides numerous opportunities to visitors who are adventure and sports lovers. Nainital, apart being a magnificent hill station, is the best destination to explore many sports activities on the hilly trails of Kumaon. One can enjoy sports like boating, trekking, mountaineering and adventurous ride of arial ropeway which also offers awesome views of the majestic Himalayan range.

Boating in Nainital

Nearly about all of the Nainital tourists enjoys boating in the Naini Lake. Also the visitors who is afraid of water takes a boat ride or do yachting or paddling after looking the charming Naini lake. Paddle boats, Yatchs can be hired from the Nainital Boat Club on hourly basis. Even Kayaking and Sailing boats are also available in season time in Naini Lake. Boating costs as per the number of persons. Boat for two person costs Rs 120 per hour and for four person Rs 150 per hour. Boating can be done from 6 am to 6 pm in all days of week.


Nainital hilly settlement favours mountaineering and there is no better place than Nainital Mountaineering Institute to learn and enjoy Mountaineering. This institute takes mountaineering classes to teach amateurs the art of climbing onto the mountains.


Nainital is blessed with some of the most charming and hilly excursions which favours to reach them through trekking. Trekking to the nearby places of Nainital is the best way to explore different places. Trekking also provides a memorable experience in short treks offering magnificent views of the mountains of the Himalayan range. Some the best easy trekking destination near Nainital are Naina Peak, Khurpatal, Land’s End, Cave Garden.

Aerial Ropeway

One of the major attraction and activity to do in Nainital is Aerial Ropeway. It links Mallital with Snow view point located at an elevation of 2275mts above sea level. Aerial Ropeway also offers top picturesque view of Naini lake and snow capped mountains of majestic Himalayan range at the same time. Cable Car Aerial Ropeway comprises two trolleys take about two and a half minutes of time to reach up or down between The Flatts and Snow View Point. At a time 11 persons or maximum 800 kgs of weight can be accommodate in a trolley. Aerial Ropeway runs from 10am to 5pm in all days of week. Cost of ticket in Aerial Ropeway is Rs. 100 for adult and Rs. 60 for child.

In adventure sports Hot balooning is another attraction at Nainital.
– Hot balooning camps
Parasailing at Naukuchiatal are organized at Sukhatal.
Golf Tournaments held every year in Golf Course of Raj Bhavan.
Hockey, Football, Cricket, Boxing tournaments take place in Nainital annualy in their respective seasons at Flatts.
Nainital Hot balooning mountaineering club at Nainital is pioneer in the area of mountaineering & rockclimbing training .
Rock Climbing training takes place at BaraPathhar & Camels back .

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