Getting there & away
From the Sukhatal bus stand, regular buses run to Ramnagar via Kaladhungi (Rs 45, three hours).
Travel agencies sell tickets on private deluxe coaches (reclining seats) to Delhi (Rs 250), which leave at 6am and 10pm.
Kathgodam (35km south of Nainital) is the nearest train station, but Haldwani, one stop further south, is the regional transport hub. The train booking agency (9am-noon & 2-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm Sat), next to the Tallital bus stand, has a quota for trains to Dehra Dun, Delhi, Moradabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur and Kolkata. The daily Ranikhet Express (sleeper/2AC Rs 128/518) departs Kathgodam at 8.40pm and arrives at Old Delhi station at 4.45am. In the other direction, it departs Delhi at 10.15pm, arriving at 5.55am.