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COVID-19 : NAINITAL is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 22 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to NAINITAL?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Wearing of masks is mandatory while out in public places
  • Registration on official website is mandatory when travelling from other state
  • People travelling from another state must also their negative test reports on the state government’ s official web portal.
  • Prior booking of hotels and tours is mandatory
  • Registration on the Smart City web portal is mandatory with uploading required documents on the same for entry.
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • A screening process will be done on entry to the state.
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open
  • It is advised to carry own sleeping bag, cutlery and water bottles if travellers are planning a trek.
  • All passengers travelling to Naintal need to register on state website
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers alighting at the nearest airports and railway stations.
  • Mandatory for traveller from high-load COVID-19 infected cities to follow 7 days of institutional and 7 days of home quarantine. The list of high-load infected cities can be found on the state government website.
  • Pregnant ladies, senior citizens (Age>65 years), seriously ill passengers and people accompanied by children below 10 years of age are exempted from institutional quarantine but must follow home quarantine for the given time period.
  • Travellers from non-high load Covid-19 infected cities must follow home quarantine for 14 days.
  • All travellers with negative RT-PCR report from ICMR authorized lab, done not more than 72 hours prior to travel, shall be exempted from quarantine. They must upload the report on state website

Flights are functional to Patnanagar airport from Delhi and Dehradun.


Special trains are running to Kathgodam Railway Station from Dehradun.

Local Transport

Local modes of transport like buses, taxis and autorickshaws are allowed to function with proper steps of sanitization.

The government of Uttarakhand has taken major steps of sanitizations to ensure the safety of travelers to Nainital. Thrillophilia recommends additional precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hand regularly for your safety.

Mandatory Screening To Take Place At Borders Updated: 22 Sep 2020

A screening process will take place on entry at the borders of the state- be it by road, railway or air.

Registration on the Smart City Web Portal is Mandatory For Entry Updated: 22 Sep 2020

All travellers visiting Dehradun from other states will have to register on the Smart City Web Portal and upload the required documents for entry.

Unrestricted Inter-District and Intra-District Travel Allowed in Naintal Updated: 05 Sep 2020

In reference to the fresh guideline updates from the state government, people travelling to Nainital, internally or from other districts can enter the state without an e-pass. However, registration on the official Uttarakhand website is mandatory. Read more.

Resorts, Hotels, Homestays in Nainital Open to Accommodate Travellers Updated: 05 Sep 2020

Stay and hospitality services, except the ones that fall under containment zones, have been allowed to re-open in Uttarakhand with all the precautionary measures. Read more.

Leisure Hotels Group in Naintal offers a unique ‘Ghar Se Ghar Tak’ Vacation Package Updated: 05 Sep 2020

The boutique leisure hospitality chain, Leisure Hotels Group, has revealed their new travel package – ‘Ghar se ghar tak’, offering end-to-end travel assistance to vacationers who want spend holidays at their resorts in Naintal or other cities. They are also facilitating home-testing for COVID-19. Read more.

Place of worship in Nainital now Accessible to Devotees Updated: 05 Sep 2020

All religious places and place of worship in Uttarakhand have been allowed to re-open, keeping the points of social distancing and reduced capacity in mind.

Cottages in Nainital

Swiss Cottage, Colonel's Cottage, Holiday Cottages, Naini Cottage, Hutton Cottage, The HIVE Cottage, New Pavilion Cottage, and more.

If bliss is watching the snow draped Himalayan peaks and reveling in the beauty of the verdant valley around as you sip your favorite cup of coffee,
cottages in Nainital promise you that blissful experience!

Nainital is dotted with several cottages from pompous and pricey ones to the humble and affordable ones. These
Nainital cottages are spread all through the city - some of which are located  in the bustling areas of Mallital, Mall Road, and Ayarpatta overlooking the Nainital Lake, while a few others are set amidst dense woods in remote areas like Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Pangoot, and Khurpatal.

The Luxury Cottages in Nainital like The HIVE Cottage, Muskotia, and Seclude Art House redefine opulence with their extravaganza in cottage rooms, cozy tea corners that overlook the Himalayan ranges and Nainital lake, urban facilities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and a plethora of outdoor activities like horse riding, trekking, and nature walks. Modest ones like JJ's Village by OpenSky and New Pavillion outwin other cottages with their attractive tariffs and homey feel.

Here is a list of cottages in Nainital:

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Beautiful Nature Cottage Stay in Nanital, Flat 13% Off
  • 2D/1N
  • Nainital
  • 2D/1N
  • Nainital
₹2,360 ₹2,050
About Nainital:
Nainital is one of the most favorite holiday destinations in the country owing to its unmatched beauty. This stay experience in a luxurious resort will become the epitome of stays in the lake city of Uttarakhand for you.

About the Property:
Betwixt the heaven touching Himalayan heights and lands of pure picturesque step fields, this home welcomes you with its arms wide open to experience a magic of sinless stainless natural fascination. To reach to the place, you have to take a short trek of around 300 meters. 

About the Stay:
Check in: 12.30 PM
Check out: 10.30 AM

The stay encompasses 6 independent cottages with wooden architecture that can accommodate on double/triple sharing basis. The independent and cozy cottages exemplify the true essence of a pastoral life away from the coal-dusty cities, with ensuite bathrooms, private sit outs to absorb the serenity of the atmosphere.

About the Activities:
As you arrive at the holiday home, you are pretty much free to do what you like and explore on your own. The property has a number of great things to do and has a breathtaking view to enjoy. You can avail additional activities available near the holiday home like Nature or Village Trail, Paragliding, Kayaking, and ATV Ride. There are also additional facilities to avail like picnic setup and bonfire.

How to reach?

The property is settled in the nearby village of Nainital around 45 km from Nanital and can be reached by private or shared vehicle. Walk for 300 meters to reach the site. You will be given the exact location right after the confirmed booking.

Min number of people required to book: 2

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The Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Pangot | Book Now @ 41% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Pangot
  • 2D/1N
  • Pangot
₹6,800 ₹4,000

Location: Village Pangot, Nainital

Check-in time: 12:00 PM
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

The Jungle Lore Birding Lodge

Set amidst beautiful pine, oak and rhododendron forest this beautiful Wildlife Cottage in Nainital is a cosy mountain hideaway ideal for those who love nature. The lodge is located 15 kilometres from the hill station Nainital, ideally situated away from the main tourist hub where guests can enjoy a few days of mountain serenity and peace. It is indeed a jungle lodge meant to optimise your birding experience. 

There are 4 Cottages including a dining room at the property. The rooms are elegantly designed with wooden floors, comfortable beds, wide glass windows facing the forests, private sit-outs. There is a reading room full of interesting books to keep you occupied.

You can take a lovely nature walks into the forests, go birdwatching with our naturalist to sight hundreds of different species. Pack a Picnic Basket and enjoy time in lovely spots around streams and uphill or visit a local village. A perfect place to detox and relax.

Highlights of The Jungle Lore Birding Lodge:
1. Accommodation in valley facing room with all meals included
2. Welcome drink on Arrival (Non Alcoholic).
3. Complimentary guided walk to nearby village 
4. Flat 10% Off F&B Services

How to reach The Jungle Lore Birding Lodge?
The resort is 15.3 km away from Nainital City Center. It can be easily accessed by both public and private transportation.
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Colonel's Cottage

Colonel's Cottage
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Located in the bustling Mall Road, Colonel's Cottage is one of the picturesque cottages in Nainital with a garden and amazing mountain and lake views. The garden at the front of the cottage looks inviting with blooms in a riot of colors and the rooms are spacious and modest.

The rooms feature Hardwood or parquet floors and have a cozy seating area with refreshing views of the garden. The terrace is accessible with prior permission. The cottage’s proximity to the Mallital neighborhood makes it one of the most booked Nainital cottages.

Location: Melville Hall, Mall Rd, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001.

Price: Starts from 2,500 to INR 4,000 per room.

-Free toiletries
-Bath or Shower
-Seating Area
-Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
-Wardrobe or closet.

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Naini Cottage Nainital

Naini Cottage Nainital
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One of the very few cottages with a home-like comfy feel, Naini Cottage in Ayarpatta welcomes its guests with alluring exteriors and a warm and cozy mood inside. The rooms are designed with wooden furniture for sofas, dining tables, cots, side tables, and cupboards.

The rooms are spacious to enjoy a relaxed day just basking in the warmth of the place. The cottage is situated in the charming neighborhood of Mallital that looks spectacular with colonial buildings and the area has the happening  Bara Bazar market which is good for tourists to go on souvenir shopping.

Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.

Price: Starts INR 5,764 per night per room.

-Air Conditioning
-Flat-screen TV
-Tour desk
-Reception 24 Hrs
-Medical assistance
-Cable satellite tv
-Complimentary toiletries


The HIVE Cottage

The HIVE Cottage
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The HIVE Cottage is one of the heritage cottages in Nainital that was built during British rule in the 1860s and brims with royalty even today. The cottage has a royal feel and the rooms are lavishly huge and all urban amenities like kitchenette, mini-refrigerator, dining table, sofa unit, fruit basket, and many such others.

Surrounded by lush tall trees of the Ayarpatta Hills in a serene environment, this 3-star property undeniably is the poshest Nainital cottage stay. Guests can avail services like local tours, babysitting, and massage at an additional cost.

Location: Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.

Price: Starts INR 4,439 per night per room.

-Travel desk
-Doctor on call
-Laundry service
-Internet facility
-Car rental service
-Parking facility
-Services of professional guides.


New Pavilion Cottage

New Pavilion Cottage
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This newly renovated cottage is set amidst landscaped lawns with mind blowing views of the hills and Naini lake. The cottage has undergone a recent renovation and the rooms now look fresh, and urban chic. The property has a huge outside space to spend a relaxed day enjoying the scenery around.

The wooden flooring in the light-hued rooms adds a rustic charm to the rooms and the balcony attached to the room is a perfect corner to witness the beauty of Nainital. The cottage is located near the base camp of the famous Naini Peak-Pankgot trek and so, this is one of the most sought-after cottages in Nainital amongst trekkers and backpackers.

Location: Near High Court, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001.

Price: Starts INR 2,110 per night per person.

-Children’s Park
-Activity Room
-Balcony Terrace
-Sun Deck.

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JJ's Village by OpenSky

JJ's Village by OpenSky
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JJ's Village by OpenSky is one of the top-rated cottages in Nainital that is located in the Khurpatal area of Nainital amidst verdant terraced farms. The accommodation here is categorized as Bamboo Hut and Chipwood Cottage and both these cottages let you live as close as possible to Mother Nature.

The natural aura engulfing this place is mesmerizing and the crisp mountain air here is something that you will not get in any other neighborhoods of Nainital. There is even a museum within the premises where guests can get insight into the rich culture and tradition of Kumaon. The restaurant here serves Indian and Kumaoni dishes that are cooked with farm-grown, organic vegetables, and the dishes are indeed finger-licking good.

Location: Khurpatal, Uttarakhand 263001.

Price: Bamboo Hut: Rs 3000/-(for a couple); Chipwood Cottage: Rs 4000/-(for a couple).

-Organic Farming
-Animal Husbandry
-Bird Watching
-Solar Water Heater
-Pool cum Pond.


Nainital Willows

Nainital Willows
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Featuring humble Deluxe rooms that are affordable and luxurious Super Deluxe rooms that come with a balcony or terrace, Nainital Willows is best known for its cleanliness, hospitality, home-like food, and unobstructed views of the Naini Lake.

The Super Deluxe rooms are big enough to accommodate a family of two adults and two children. The cottage has a concierge desk and helps its guests plan a tailor-made Nainital sightseeing itinerary.

Location: Nainital willows, MayVilla Compound, Birla School Road, Near Post office, Tallital Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Price: Starts INR 9,950 per night per room.

-Tea and Coffee Maker
-24 hours hot and cold water
-Doctor on call
-LED Television
-Vehicle Parking
-Local sightseeing
-Transfers to and from Delhi.


Lake Pleasant Cottage

Lake Pleasant Cottage
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Located at a stone's throw away distance from the Naukuchiatal Lake, Lake Pleasant Cottage is a self-catering accommodation that has made its way into the list of astounding cottages in Nainital.

The cottage is built at a little elevation above the road and the rooms are tidy and compact and come with a minibar and a seating area. The rooms also have a cozy balcony which promises unhindered views of the surrounding mist-clad mountains and the sparkling waters of the Naukuchiatal Lake.

Location: Near Templeton School -3 km Hanuman Temple Naukuchiatal District, Nainital.

Price: Starts INR 3,600 per night per room.

-Outdoor Activities like horse riding
-Children’s Playground
-Restaurant/Coffee Shop
-Shared Kitchen.

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Considered as one of the most prestigious cottages in Nainital, Muskotia truly lives by its claim - “Exclusive Full-Service Vacation Homes for the discerning few”. The retreat is located on the outskirts of Nainital at about 17 km from the city centre and is secluded from the tourist crowds.

The cottage features a bedroom, a kitchen with a stovetop and a toaster, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and 1 bathroom fitted with a bath. The restaurant here serves delectable al-a-carte Himalayan breakfast that is cooked from the choicest organic vegetables.

 Gugukham, 2kms ahead Pangoot, Muskotia Road, Baggad, Village, Pangoot, Uttarakhand 263002.

Price: Starts INR 4000 per night per room.

-Free breakfast
-Free parking
-Child friendly
-Hot tub
-Indoor Games.


Seclude Art House

Seclude Art House
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Justifying its name, this exquisite cottage in Nainital features bright, colorful, and artistic rooms that  are well-equipped. The exteriors look majestic and the interiors are no less than a piece of art. The terrace of the cottage has amazing views of the mountains and the engulfing greenery.

The plethora of activities and unrivaled luxury available at the cottage makes it one of the most preferred cottages in Nainital among the elite class.

Location: Tehsil, Bhowali - Ramgarh Rd, Village Bohrakot, Ramgarh, Uttarakhand 263137.

Price: Starts INR 7,100 per night per room.

-Free Wi-Fi
-Free toiletries
-Soundproofed rooms
-Airport Shuttle
-Pet friendly.


Magpie Mountain Village

Magpie Mountain Village
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Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by dense Rhododendron, oak, and bayberry trees, Magpie Mountain Village wins the list of luxury cottages in Nainital hands down. The cottage offers the best views of the Himalayan mountains and the floor to ceiling windows in the rooms give you unobstructed views of the snow and scenery outside.

The hospitality here is warm and the cottage helps you with a plethora of outdoor activity options.

Location: Dhari - Bhatelia Rd, PO, Pokrad, Uttarakhand 263136.

Price: Starts INR 2,000 per night per room.

-Vegetarian Breakfast
-Free Wi-Fi
-Safety Deposit Box
-Outdoor Sitting Area
-Free Toiletries
-Shower in bathrooms
-Mountain and garden views.


Swiss Cottage

Swiss Cottage is set amidst lush green landscapes and the rooms are bright, airy, and clean. The rooms have attached bathrooms that are loaded with all urban amenities with hot water and enclosed shower area.

The al-fresco sitting area in front of the building is a great place to enjoy a brisk morning coffee or hangout over late-night conversations. The breakfast is served in the English Tearoom and with so many delightful amenities, Swiss Cottage tops the list of best Nainital cottages.

Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001.

Price: Starts INR 4,450 per night per room.

-Garden Terrace
-Flat-screen TV
-Tea/ Coffee Making Facility
-Full-service laundry
-Air conditioning at extra cost


Holiday Cottages Nainital

This lake view cottage has well-furnished rooms with an attached bath. The ambiance of the cottage is inviting and the hospitality of the owner is warm and friendly. Being located in the prime area of Nainital, most of the tourist attractions of Nainital are within a few minutes' reach from the cottage.

Location: Near Sherwood College, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.

-Lakeview rooms
-24 hours Front Desk


Hutton Cottage Nainital

Perched cozily amidst thick oak woods, Hutton Cottage is a respite for those looking for a silent retreat away from the hustles and bustles of the city. The property has a huge lawn around where you could enjoy leisurely morning walks listening to the chirping of birds.

Soaking in the morning sun over a cup of piping hot coffee or even enjoy a bonfire in the evening with your loved ones. The rooms are fully furnished and Hutton Cottage near Mall Road is undeniably one of the best luxury cottages in Nainital.

Location: Ayarpatta, Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263002.

Price: Starts INR 7,200 per night per room.

-Internet Access
-Private Garden
-Satellite / Cable TV
-Tea/Coffee Maker
-Bottled drinking water.

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04 December 2020
It was our first visit to Nainital. We have chosen this place to celebrate my mother's birthday with a family trip. Booked it through Thrillophilia, the deal was pocket friendly with great offers and no hassle in check in and check out at the property. Our stay was of 2 days and we have chosen the Oak room which has a very cool theme and we loved the property. I and my brother have also booked a romantic dinner for our parents to let them spend quality time and they enjoyed it. The staff was cooperative and very friendly. Everyone wished my mother including the manager. Taking back a lot of remembering, Thank you so much the resort staff and Thrillophilia
01 February 2020
The location of the resort is so amazing you can see the beautiful nature from there, a perfect place for an amazing and relaxing weekend. The greenery everywhere was so refreshing, I totally enjoyed the bird watching and have played all the indoor outdoor games with my friends. It was a nice experience there. Thanks to Thrillophilia, Will surely make bookings and travel with you again!
18 December 2019
I went to Nainital with my family on a weekend and we booked Manu Maharani from Thrillophilia as they provide stays with activities. It was easy to book online through this site. The hotel was so beautiful, the entire property was well maintained, the garden area was so beautiful, The staff was so friendly and cooperative. The Spa session was very calming. The food was tasty. Thanks for the wonderful stay experience.
19 December 2019
This is one of the best stay in Nainital. The amazing view from the room is outstanding and rooms were well maintained & the food was really good. The Lake facing rooms are super cool. We enjoyed a lot there and I highly recommend this resort to stay in Nainital.
15 January 2020
I booked Seasons Hotels By Xperience and it was an amazing stay, our room was well equipped with all the basic amenities. The staff members were very helpful they have greeted us very politely each time and have sorted all our problems. We have also visited the Naina Devi temple and the Naini Lake which is close to the hotel. The hotel was an excellent stay and recommended for family holidays. All thanks to Thrillophilia for providing us the discounted stays with activities.
08 December 2019
At first i would like to appreciate Thrillophilia for their discounted deals for every tour I make. I love to book from this platform it saves a lot of money and time. Our stay was well defined with luxury and close to the nature. Enjoyed bird watching activity with my family.
17 January 2020
Loved everything about this resort. Staff was very helpful and available for any request you have with smiling faces. The food was delicious. Trekking was fun and we enjoyed a lot at our trek. Thanks Thrillophilia Easy booking with hassle-free check in at the resort
11 January 2020
Had a great time at the resort with guided nature walk which was complimentary with this package. We had a lot of fun at this property. Very satisfied with overall experience, from booking to check out.
21 November 2019
We arrived the resort around 11 am but the rooms were available at 2 PM and we do not wanted to waste our time so have kept our luggage and went for sightseeing. The lake was around 2 km from the resort. It was a picturesque view with greenery everywhere enough to take our tiredness away. Back to the resort for relaxing. The heritage room had a good view of the hills and has a large open space in the children's park. Thanks to Thrillophilia for great deals with discounted offers with hassle free check-in and check out.
17 November 2019
This is the best property you'll come across in Nainital. It suits every kind of travel perfectly. Whether it is solo, couple or family. The best part about the property is the hospitality and friendliness of the staff. Bonfire with evening snacks has made our evening. A must-visit resort. Will highly recommended.

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  1. What are the best Cottages in Nainital to visit with family?

    1. The HIVE Cottage: Spacious rooms to comfortably fit in a family, freshly cooked home food, outdoor space, and a lavish lawn area makes the Hive Cottage the most ideal choice of accommodation for families. The cottage also has a kitchenette in case you want to cook your own food.

    2. Hutton Cottage Nainital: Set amidst sprawling meadows, Hutton Cottage Nainital is a great place to stay, particularly if you are traveling with kids. The huge open space will be cherished by the city-dwelling kids to enjoy their favorite outdoor sport. This cottage also lets the guests carry their pets here.

    3. Swiss Cottage: One of the reputed cottages in Nainital, this cottage is run by Mr. Sakley, a Swiss gentleman. The cottage features six luxurious rooms with attached bathrooms and the rooms have mind blowing views of the hills and woods.

    4. Lal Cottage: Located within the city limits of Nainital, Lal Cottages is the ideal choice for those seeking affordable luxury. The cottage features 5 modest rooms and is located a little elevated from the road level. The rooms are well kept and families will find everything that they need here!
  2. Which are the best luxury Cottages in Nainital?

    1. The Nest Cottages: Located in the mesmerizing Pangot neighborhood of Nainital, this Nainital cottage stay accentuates your Nainital trip with its lavish rooms, spacious balconies that have stunning views of the Himalayas, fireplaces, and attics.

    2. Ann’s Cottage By Stellar: Overlooking the Nainital lake, this accommodation is one of the finest luxury cottages in Nainital and lures travelers with its opulent cottage rooms and suites and a multi-cuisine restaurant.

    3. Emily Lodge Luxury Cottage: This heritage cottage is one of the oldest in Nainital and the British architecture of the cottage still stands magnificent. The cottage features 5 spacious rooms along with a drawing room and dining area.

    4. The Hammock Bhimtal: Located In Bhimtal away from the hustles of Nainital city center, this luxury cottage has more than everything that is needed for a convenient stay. The verdant surroundings of this cottage make this place surreal.
  3. What facilities will be provided in Nainital Cottages?

    Most of the cottages in Nainital have all the basic facilities like the below mentioned ones to make your stay warm and comfortable.
    -Spacious rooms with showers in attached bathrooms
    -Balconies/Sitting area with garden/mountain/lake views
    -Clean linens
    -Wif-Fi access
    -Complimentary breakfast
    -Doctor on call
    -24 hours front desk.
  4. Can we smoke/drink at cottages in Nainital?

    Most of the cottages in Nainital prohibit smoking and drinking alcohol. However, some cottages might allow its guests to enjoy alcohol within their premises. It is highly recommended to avoid drinking and smoking while holidaying and rather bask in the experiences that Nainital bestows.
  5. Are the Cottages in Nainital couple-friendly?

    The best cottages in Nainital for both married and unmarried couples are the HIVE cottage, Seclude Art House, and Magpie Mountain Village and married couples will not have any issues while booking in any of the cottages in Nainital. However, unmarried couples in a relationship and unrelated couples may have hardships booking a room in Nainital cottages like New Pavillion cottage as they do not permit unmarried/unrelated couples by policy.
  6. Are Nainital Cottages safe for couples?

    Yes, Nainital cottages are completely safe for couples. Nainital has a lower crime rate than many other tourist places in North India and so, couples can be guaranteed of a safe stay in the cottages of Nainital.