Dharamshalas in Nainital

Seated at an elevation of 2,084 m, the beautiful hill station of Nainital is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Uttarakhand. Nainital, which is also known as “City of Lakes”  is renowned for its lakes (the most popular being Naini Lake), Nainital Zoo,  Eco Cave Garden, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, viewpoints, prestigious schools and institutions, Tibetan Markets, and scenic environment.

Along with sight-seeing, Nainital is also famous for trekking, hiking, adventure sports, and spiritual retreat. Travelers seeking nature’s peace and some thrill and adventure visit Nainital for their varied interests.

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The best time to visit Nainital is from  April to October and hence during this time, the hill station sees a huge rush of tourists. Accommodation prices are at its peak during this time and it is quite difficult to find budget accommodation facilities. Acknowledging that problem, we have listed out popular dharamshalas in Nainital which offer budget accommodation facilities during both on and off-seasons.

1. Maa Naina Devi Dharamshala

Located adjacent to Nainital Lake, Thandi  Sadak is one of the most famous places in Nainital. The long stretch of road starts from Maa Naina Devi Temple and ends at Tallital. Thandi Sadak is ideal for morning walks, runs, and casual strolls. 

Maa Naina Devi Dharamshala is located near  Maa Naina Devi Temple in Thandi Sadak. The Dharamshala offers comfortable accommodation facilities to travelers in Nainital. The rooms are peaceful and equipped with basic facilities. Transportation facilities are easily available from the Dharamshala.

Location: Thandi Sadak, Nainital, Uttarakhand,  263001

2. Durga Sah Parma Shivlal Sah  Dharamshala

Located near Nainital Bus Stand in Tallital,  Durga Sah Parma Shivlal Sah Dharamshala is one of the best dharamshalas in  Nainital. The Dharamshala offers well maintained and cheap accommodation facilities ideal for people traveling in groups. The rooms have basic amenities like hot water availability and good security arrangements. There is also a canteen facility available within the premises of the Dharamshala. 

The Dharamshala remains packed during peak season and it is recommended that you call and check the room availability beforehand.

Location: Nainital Road, Tallital,  Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263002

3. Arya Samaj Dharamshala

Formed in 1875 by Dayanand Saraswati, Arya Samaj is an Indian reform movement that promotes and practices the values and beliefs of the Vedas. Arya Samaj school and temples are present in all major cities of India and also across the world.

Arya Samaj Dharamshala in Nainital offers a  spiritual and peaceful retreat to the travelers. It is one of the prominent dharamshalas in Nainital. Along with accommodation, visitors can opt to learn about and be a part of the daily practices.

For enquires about accommodation and other queries, you can call them at the given number. Since Arya Samaj Dharamshala is located close to the town, transportation facilities are easily available from the Dharamshala.

Location: Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand,  263001

4. Param Tourist Lodge

Located in Kathgodam, at a distance of about 35 km from Nainital town, Param Tourist Lodge is a budget Dharamshala offering good accommodation facilities to travelers. The beautiful town of  Kathgodam is an important hub for trade and commerce in Nainital. Transportation facilities from Kathgodam to Nainital and other parts of Uttarakhand are easily available.

Param Tourist Lodge offers a homely atmosphere to travelers and in ideal for people traveling individually or with family and in groups. The rooms are clean, well maintained, and equipped with necessary amenities.

Location: Kathgodam, Nainital, Uttarakhand,  263126

5. Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Located in Kilbury Road, Sri Aurobindo  Ashram is a peaceful ashram surrounded by lush greenery. The ashram is a branch of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Delhi and is renowned for its yoga and meditation courses. Travelers traveling to Nainital can stay in this ashram after taking prior permissions from the ashram administration.

The ashram also provides food to its guests. Stay at Sri Aurobindo Ashram is filled with peace and tranquillity. It is an ideal option for people seeking a spiritual place to stay in Nainital.

Location: Van Niwas Barapatthar, Kilbury  Road, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263002

Four of the dharamshalas listed above are located near the main town of Nainital. The remaining one is located in  Kathgodam which is an important town in the Nainital district. Along with dharamshalas, there are also many hostels and ashrams in Nainital which offer cheap accommodation to travelers.

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