Adventure Activities in Nainital

Nainital, popularly known as the “Lake city of Uttarakhand”, has lately become an adventure hub for tourists who flock to Uttarakhand seeking escape from the humdrum of city-life. Located at a distance of 35 kilometers from Kathgodam is well-connected to major cities by bus. The lonely landscape of this pristine hill station attracts adventure junkies from all over India. Let us have a look at some of the adventure activities you may indulge in at Nainital-


Surrounded by the beautiful Kumaon ranges all around, the Nainital Lake is a stunning beauty that only enhances the look of the hill station. With the soft cool breeze blowing all year round along with the awesome backdrop, boating on the Nainital river is a must to do an activity. It is relaxing as well as a great way to enjoy the true beauty of Nainital without the need to exert too much energy.


If you are wishing for a heart-stopping experience, and you are somewhere in Uttarakhand then you are already half battle down, as here you can fly like a bird with paragliding in Nainital.

Your flight will be accompanied by bright multicolored butterflies and some beautiful yet exotic birds which home to the Kumaon peaks.

Aerial Ropeway

The Aerial Ropeway in Nainital is one of the biggest tourist attractions. With hundreds of visitors flying in each day, aerial ropeway carries people from Mallital to the Snow View Point, one of the popular places to visit in Nainital. This three-minute ride is no less than a dream as it offers you the best bird-eye view of the Nainital City and Naini Lake.


The simple thought of zooming down from a great height with only a steel cable holding on to you is both scary and exhilarating at the same time. Nainital has two beautiful spots where one can zipline from. It is an amazing feeling to see the world pass by as you zoom down at high speed from a great height, In fact, many often claim that it feels as though you are flying like a bird as both the hands and legs are free to move around.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is another important attraction for tourists in Nainital. Horses can be hired at Barapatthar. Several tourists use horses as their transport mode to visit the different peaks of Nainital. Horse Riding is now strictly prohibited inside the Nainital town.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing inculcates a sense of adventurism, develops the moral character of an individual, helps in honing the risk-taking abilities of a person besides helping the all-around development of basic human characteristics.

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber’s strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes.

River crossing

River crossing requires you to cross the river using a rope. All you need is patience and strength in order to successfully complete this task.

Nainital is known as one of the best destinations for River crossing in Uttarakhand.

Water zorbing

On the off chance that you are an enterprise fan and need to have a great time, then come to Nainital for a water zorbing movement. You will be put inside a major plastic ball called the zorb, which is the main method for strolling on the water in water zorbing.