7 Holiday Homes in Nainital For the Perfect Vacation

by Dharm Patel
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Built around the eponymous eye lake, Nainital is one of the finest hill stations in the north. Located in the ‘lake district’ of India, Nainital is at the Kumaon foothills of the Himalayas and sits at a height of 2 kilometers above sea level, which means it has mostly pleasant weather all year round! Surrounded by Naina peak and others, this 180-year-old town offers sceneries everywhere you look. To get the best views, check out Tiffin Top, Nainital Ropeway or Cheena Peak, the choice is yours!

Apart from the views, the best thing about Nainital is of course, the lake. You can enjoy a stroll by the lake or even go boating. Nearby, you can visit Naina Devi, a temple by the lake, or Hanuman Garhi, another temple in the area. If nature and wildlife interest you, check out Nainital Zoo, Corbett National Park or Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Other gems include the royal palace of Raj Bhawan, the Tibetan market and Cave Garden. If you’re keen on visiting these places, we’re sure that you’re looking for holiday homes in Nainital already! Below is our super seven list, so you can enjoy the emerald lake and sapphire skies at Nainital!

Karinya Villa
If enchanting colonial architecture is your thing, Karinya Villa is your place! Soaring hilltop scenery and superior comfort await you at this charming, contemporary villa amidst the gorgeous valleys of Nainital. It is tucked into a grove of serenity with stately evergreens. Complete with spacious interiors and picturesque views, this holiday villa is perfect for friends, family and furry buddies. Apart from complimentary breakfast, there is a barbecue grill available at the property if you’d like to treat your friends to a scrumptious BBQ while taking in the hill views.

Villa in the Mist
Villa in the Mist is literally what the name suggests it to be. To begin with, the adorable terrace garden here will keep you amused with its charming aesthetics and peaceful aura. Carry a peaceful read indoors or sink in the lush greenery outdoors. Bonfire, barbecue, open-dining are just a few experiences to name. While the indoors are so cosy and hard to leave, outdoors are equally inviting! An appetising complimentary  breakfast awaits in the morning, while the French windows let the pine forest indoors!

Garbyang Homestay
A quaint yet modern home tucked away in the city with an eye-shaped lake, Garbyang Homestay is amongst the finest in Nainital. From a spacious balcony to enjoy the pleasant weather, to a glasshouse to enjoy the views and even a gazebo to unwind at, this villa has everything you need for a cosy stay. Especially with the heater, bonfire and fireplace, we weren’t kidding when we mentioned cosy. Games night with barbecue pretty much seals the seal.

Fagunia Estate
Nestled in a quiet little hamlet about 15 km from Nainital, and accessed by a beautiful but adventurous drive through an enchanting forest filled with birds, and over old British era arched bridges across seasonal waterfalls, Fagunia Estate is a special place to experience for the traveller who is looking for something off the beaten path, literally. Uniquely built across three levels, the villa has two independent suites and two independent bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms along with a common kitchen and an al fresco dining area that overlooks the adjacent pine forest. The rooms, each of which is themed around one of the beautiful birds spotted around the villa, are spacious with seating that is ideal for your group to hang out and chat or play games. The garden, particularly, is a lovely spot to savour the mountain views from. As for the outdoors – you can go on long walks in the surrounding sun-dappled and pine-scented forests in search of colourful birds and butterflies. Observe the unhurried pace of village life. Write your next great book. Come up with a life-changing idea. Or just find a quiet corner, put up your feet, stare at the beautiful vista, relax and slowly let go of all your worries.

Sara’s Chalet
You can trust us when we say this – a stay at Sara’s Chalet is the closest you can get to the feel of a vacation in Switzerland, while still being here in India. The interiors are tidy and offer all modern comforts to guests, including heaters. The attic adds charm and provides extra space for guests to sleep, or for children to play, while the adults have their own space in the living room. The incredible views are sure to lure you outside, where you can enjoy a bonfire on chilly evenings. There are four identical chalets in the premises, some or all of which can be booked together to accommodate a larger group. Sara’s Chalet is perfect for a cozy stay with your near and dear ones!

Lakeside Chalet
Dive right into this luxurious space possessing an old-world rustic charm that will instantly make you feel at home. Enjoy this tastefully designed holiday villa featuring breathtaking mountain views, a beautiful lakefront location and complete access to leisure amenities for everyone to enjoy, including your furry friends. Don’t worry about keeping yourself busy during your stay at Lakeside Chalet, because an elaborate setup of games, bonfire and barbecue on a sprawling lawn, are just the right companions for a perfect getaway. Oh, there’s also complimentary breakfast!

Vayu Retreat
We know city life can often be exhausting, and this is why we bring to you the best mountain getaway experience at Vayu Retreat. Start your day with a delicious home-cooked breakfast brimming with pahadi flavours and step outside your private balcony to take in the gorgeous views. Enjoy the evening chills in front of the fireplace, as we prepare for you a bonfire outdoors. Embellished with modern aesthetics, this mountain home is nothing short of comfort and cosy corners.

Make sure you check out the room listings for the properties above, in case you’re looking to travel in smaller groups. Nainital offers something for everyone, which is why it’s great for families, couples, and even solo travellers. With presence in cities like Nainital, Bhimtal, Mussoorie, Dalhousie, etc. Vista has a variety of superb holiday homes in Uttarakhand. For current COVID advisories, please check the official tourism website before visiting.

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