Nainital, known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand, is located at an elevation of 2084 meters. It is one among most popular hill stations North India that experiences heavy traffic of tourists.
The climate in Nainital is influenced largely by the surrounding Himalayan Ranges.
Nainital enjoys a cool and pleasant climate all through the year. The average maximum temperature that has been recorded is 25° Celsius and the average minimum is 3° Celsius.
Summer in Nainital begins in April and it lasts till June. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during summer is 28° Celsius and the minimum is 10° Celsius. The pleasant climate in summer with salubrious winds is ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. An unobstructed view of Himalayan ranges is possible due to clear weather. Light cotton clothes and light woollen clothes can be carried while visiting Nainital during summer.
Monsoon in Nainital begins in July and it lasts through September. Nainital experiences moderate to heavy rains during monsoon. The maximum temperature during monsoon months in Nainital is 18° Celsius and the minimum is 10° Celsius.
Winter in Nainital begins from November and it stays till mid-March. Mid-December to mid-February are the coldest months in Nainital. The maximum temperature that has been recorded during winter is 14° Celsius and the minimum is 2° Celsius. The temperature can even touch sub-zero levels in January nights. Heavy woollen clothes and warm clothes should be carried while visiting Nainital during winter.
The best season to visit Nainital is February to November when the climate is at its best.