Nainital

IMG_20171018_172334.jpgNainital Lake – Why sitting besides this beautiful lake is all the therapy you need.

Nainital is a beautiful little town in the state of Uttarakhand. It is at a distance of 304 km from Delhi and it takes 7 hours to reach there by road. It is a popular hill station. So, it’s better to go here during off-season or weekdays.
Like any other hill station, it has a popular Mall road too. There are many other activities that you can do while in Nainital. But I am the kind of person who stays away from shopping and doing other touristy things.
IMG_20171018_162416.jpgMy daughter insisted on taking a boat ride in the beautiful lake just a little before sunset. She was so happy to see the ducks, and the fishes. I have never seen so many fishes together.

IMG_20171018_171657.jpgPost the ride, I looked for a quiet time. I put on my earphones and took a walk along the lake. There is a beautiful path alongside the lake, wherein you can sit back, and just enjoy the calm and serene lake. I watched the sunset, and engaged in my favorite activity, people watching and wondering about their lives. I think someday, I will find my story in one of these faces.
IMG_20171018_185219.jpgThe lake looks really pretty at night too with lights from the nearby hotels and houses creating a wondrous reflection in the water.

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View from the room

There a lot of stay options to choose from in Nainital, according to your budget and preferences. I like staying closer to the lake. We stayed at, The Himalaya Hotel, which is again a budget stay option. It is on the lake only and the good thing is that they have a parking space. The food was okay and rooms are average.
Our next stop was Motia Pathar, which is 20 km from Mukteshwar. I will be sharing my review of the place and the property soon. Looking forward to your feedback and suggestions.

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Budget Traveling

Budget Traveling – Corbett Machan Resort

20171022_091543I love traveling, and I like to visit one place every month. But I really can’t afford to stay at luxurious hotels or resorts, every time I travel. Because if I save money on hotel stays, I can travel to more places. Hence, I am always looking for good, budget-friendly, options to stay.

20171021_213931Recently, I went on a short day trip to Jim Corbett. I really like the place due to calm and peace, greenery, and a short break from outside world. I am yet to see a Tiger during jungle safari, so there that’s too. The place is an easy drive from Delhi, which we can easily manage with our 4.5 years old daughter.

20171022_093957.jpgI looked for places on Trip Advisor, and decided to book Corbett Machan Resort. I liked the location of the resort. It is a small distance away from the main highway, and we had no trouble finding the resort. The check-in process was easy and we were quickly shown our room. It is not a very big property, but still has ample space for kids. A few slides, swimming pool, game room, and a TV center. They had a bonfire and large screen movie night, when we stayed there.

20171021_164841There are no TV’s in room or Wi-Fi. They have mentioned this on their site too. You can access free Wi-Fi at the restaurant. All three meals are buffet and are served at the restaurant only. They do serve tea/coffee or other essentials to your room.

20171021_164925Rooms are clean, colorful and big. The attached bathrooms are spacious too. For a price they charged, Rs 2500 for Room and three meals, it’s a steal. I have already recommended this place to my friends, and family. This is not a sponsored post. I would be making more posts about budget-friendly places to stay, to help travelers like me.

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