How to Reach Nainital – By Rail

Kathgodam(35 Kms.) away is the last terminus of broad gauge line of North East Railways connecting Nainital with Delhi,Dehradun & Howarah . Haldwani(40 Kms.) & Lalkuwan(56 Kms.) are other railway terminals.

Ranikhet express start from Jaisalmer(Rajasthan) departs from Old Delhi railway station at 10:30 PM daily to Kathgodam, it reaches Kathgodam at 5:05 AM . Extra coaches for Ramnagar are attached with this train , arriving Ramnagar at 4:50 A.M. .

Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express is also running between Kathgodam & Delhi, it start from Kathgodam at 8:50 AM in the morning and reaches Delhi at 3:20 PM and on the same day return from Delhi at 4:00 PM and reaches Kathgodam at 10:45 PM.

Kathgodam New Delhi Shatabdi Express runs between Kathgodam & New Delhi Railway station  on every day of weak except on Thursday . It starts from New Delhi at 6:00 AM & reaches Kathgodam at 11:10 AM and on the same day returns from Kathgodam at 3:15 PM & reaches New Delhi at 09:05 PM.

Bagh Express connects Kathgodam directly to Howarah via Lucknow.

Train Kathgodam Dehradun Express runs daily in between Kathgodam and Dehradun via Moradabad.

A weekly train Garib Rath introduced between Jammu Tawi,Kathgodam & Kanpur. This train starts from Jammu Tawi on Sunday ,reaches Kathgodam on Monday. On same same day it travel to Kanpur & return to Kathgodam on Tuesday & in evening runs from Kathgodam to Jammu Tawi.

Tourist coming by rail mode can take Taxi or Buses from Kathgodam or Haldwani . Taxis are available on shared seat basis at Haldwani Taxi stand & as well as at Kathgodam & Lalkuwan railway stations. While most of the buses starts from Haldwani roadways bus stand.

Computerized railway reservation counter is situated near Bus Stand at Nainital . This facility is also available at Kathgodam, Haldwani & Lalkuwan railway stations .

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