How to Reach UGC-HRDC


Nainital is well-connected by rail-cum-road from all the major towns of the country. It is located at the distance of about 325 km from Delhi and about 380 km from Lucknow. The twin township of Kathgodam-Haldwani is the last rail-head en route to Naintial. The distance between Haldwani/Kathgodam and Nainital is 40/35 km.

 

Train By Railways:
Kathgodam, 35 km away, is the nearest railway terminus of the broad gauze line of North East Railways connecting Nainital with Delhi, Dehradun and Howarah. Lalkuan, 60 Kms from Nainital, is connected to Bareilly, Mathura & Lucknow.

A computerized railway reservation counter is situated near the Bus Stand, Tallital and High Court Campus, Mallital at Nainital. This facility is also available at Kathgodam, Haldwani & Lalkuan railway stations.

For more details, please visit www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in

By Roadways:
The U.K.S.R.T.C. (Uttarakhand State Roadways Transport Corporation) runs direct buses to Nainital from Delhi, Lucknow and other major cities. There are many Private Tour Operators who provide good and comfortable buses to Nainital from New Delhi. Besides these, Harayana Roadways, Rajasthan Roadways & the DTC (Delhi Transport Corp.) also operate direct buses to Nainital. It takes around 8 hrs to reach Nainital from New Delhi by bus via National Highway No. 87.

 

Local Taxi or Bus:
Taxi or Bus are available from Kathgodam or Haldwani. Taxis are available on shared seat basis at Haldwani Taxi Stand and at Kathgodam, Haldwani & Lalkuan railway stations. Most of the buses start from Haldwani Roadways Bus Stand. 

 


Railway Time Table
(Kindly confirm with current schedule of Indian Railways)

 

Trains Towards Nainital (Kathgodam / Lalkuan)

Train No. Train Name Departure
Time
Departure
From
Arrival
Time
Arrival
To
15014 Ranikhet Express 20:40 Kathgodam 04:00 Delhi
 15036  UTR Samprk K Ex.  08:50  Kathgodam  15:20  Delhi
 13020  Bagh Express  21:55  Kathgodam  12:40  Howarah
 15307  Nainital Express  20:45  Lalkuan  06:25  Lucknow
 14119  KGMDDN express  19:45  Kathgodam  04:20  Dehradun

 

Trains From Nainital (Kathgodam / Lalkuan)

Train No. Train Name Departure
Time
Departure
From
Arrival
Time
Arrival
To
15013 Ranikhet Express 22:40 Delhi 05:20 Kathgodam
 15035  UTR Samprk K Ex. 16:00 Delhi  22:40 Kathgodam
 13019  Bagh Express 21:45  Howarah 09:30 Kathgodam
 15308  Nainital Express 20:45 Lucknow 06:10 Lalkuan
 14120  KGMDDN express 22:50 Dehradun 07:10 Kathgodam