Adventure Activities in Nainital

Situated in the heart of the state of Uttarakhand, Nainital district is the biggest and one of the most popular tourist destinations of the state. Famous for its scenic beauty, this district contains some very beautiful lakes. This place is flocked by tourists because of its natural beauty and the historical places. Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Sattal are three big lakes in Nainital. Nainital is also famous for its adventurous sports and some of these adventurous sports are played in these lakes.


Yachting in Naintial

Naini Lake is considered a paradise for the adventurous tourists of the country and for the foreigners. Nainital Yacht Club has been famous amongst the adventurous sports lovers of the country. This club holds a tradition and heritage of its own. Established a long time back this club has been the most sought after club amongst people and tourists of Nainital. Naini Lake provides an excellent environment for yachting. Most of the yachting competitions of the country are held in this lake.

Nainital Yacht Club promotes yachting activities and has been a leading institution promoting yatching in the region. The club has also organized a number of competitions of local, state and national level. Swimming competitions are also held in the Naini Lake. The competitions are organized in summer months when the city occupies maximum number of tourists.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking are also famous in Naini Lake and competitions are organized on regular basis. Professional trainers are always there to help the beginners learn these adventurous sports. These adventurous sports are very famous amongst foreigners. However, these adventurous sports have to be played under expert guidance. These sports are played in clear weather and have to be played under perfect conditions.

Hot air Ballooning

Hot Air ballooning

Hot ballooning is another adventurous sport which is very famous amongst the tourists as well as the local population. Nainital provides perfect hot ballooning location. The area near lake provides ample space for hot ballooning. Facilities have also improved over a period of time. This has become a big attraction in the city of Nainital. Hot ballooning camps are also organized at Sukhatal, which is another major lake in the region.


Nainital Golf Course

Golf tournaments have also been gaining popularity for quite some time now. These golf tournaments are organized in the Golf Course of Raj Bhavan. Top golfers of India take part in these tournaments. Sports such as football and boxing which have not been very popular are also gaining popularity. Tournaments of respective sports are organized in favorable seasons.


Mountaineering in Nainital

Nainital situated on some of the most beautiful mountains, also offers excellent mountaineering opportunities. Nainital Mountaineering Club has been the pioneer club in the field of mountaineering and rock-climbing. Camel’s back and Bara Pathar are two major destinations if tourists want to get trained in rock-climbing.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding in Nainital

Horse riding is another major adventurous sport being offered by the city of lakes. Visitors coming to Nainital cannot afford to miss this joyride. Snow view point of Kilburi is the peak, which is easily accessible with the help of horses. Horse riding rates have been fixed by the municipal corporation. The corporation also tries to regulate various other affairs so as to make the visit to Nainital a pleasure one.

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