Nainital is the fast emerging tourist destination of Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. It is blessed by pristine natural surroundings. The small town is developed around the Naini Lake. Naina Devi is the residing deity. The joy of visiting Nainital weather & nature has endless pleasure that gives an everlasting experience.
Their is a local saying “Bombay ka Fashion aur Nainital Ka Mausam badalta rehta hai”. The weather in Nainital keeps changing. Nainital receives mid day showers in summer and a freezing winters. The weather remains pleasant in the summers which pulls the maximum crowd. A much needed respite from heatwave in the summers.
The climate change is taking its toll on weather of Nainital especially in the higher altitudes. The summer of 2016 saw the water level of the lake drop to an alarming level. The snow in the last few years have been a less frequent visitor.
1) The Summer
The Summer season generally starts around “13th February and ends around 12th June”. The Month and April are the main months for summer season and the atmosphere is generally dry. There is a stormy weather high in the Himalayas and a little rain between “15 May to 15 June”. The peak season is around this time. It is an excellent time so seek much needed respite.
2) The Monsoon
The MONSOON season is also known as “CHAUMAAS” in the local dialect. The monsoon starts around “15 june and ends around 12 October”. In the main rainy season between “17 July to 18 August”, the rain fall is the rain fall may be continuous for 4 to 5 and this continuous rainfall is known as “JHAD” in the local Kumauni dilect.
3) The Winter season
The Winter season is also known as “HYUN” in local Dialects. Hyun is another word for snow. The season is ideal to visit Nainital if you are a snow lover. The season starts around 13th of October and and remains till “12th of the month February. During January and February” snow fall takes place in high altitude area. A Winter carnival is held every year in Nainital between 25th to 31 December.