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It’s time for family trip!

india Updated: Feb 04, 2011 01:20 IST
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Q I am planning a trip to Nainital, Binsar and its surrounding areas with my family from April 22 to May 8. I am planning to spend a week in each of these places. All I want to know is whether seven days in each of these areas would be enough? I am with two small children (aged 5 and 2). We want to avoid lots of travelling.


I would suggest you check in at major locations and take short trips to nearby attractions. This would also help in avoiding the hassle of packing and unpacking a number of times. There is no limit to the time one can plan for holidaying in the Himalayas. The more time you add, the more memorable it would be. Since you will be travelling with your family, spending time with them in the mountains would be an experience in itself.

I would suggest the following for you. Start with four days in Almora, visit Binsar and Muktesh-war in between for day trips or stay in Binsar for four days if you want to skip Mukteshwar.

Next stop in your itinerary can be Kausani for three days; visit Ranikhet for a day trip you want.After Kasuani, a five day stay in Nainital, have a day trip to nearby attractions. You can spend the rest of the day in Nainital, strolling in mall road, boating on the lake and enjoying the charm of the Himalayas and Nainital.

Last, a two-day stay in the Jim Corbett sanctuary, will be a perfect way to end this journey. Or starting with Corbett may help you in acclimatising as well.

Q I am planning to go to Delhi next month. My friends will be joining me there from different parts of the country. I wanted some details with regard to good pubs we can visit there. What would be the entry fees and how long will these places be open? If you could also provide me with details like transportation after a party, I would be really grateful. Waiting for a quick response.


Good to know that you are visiting the capital of India. There are many clubs in Delhi. A few are named below. There are lots more.

Blues in Outer Circle, Ruby Tuesday in Outer Circle, Aqua on Parliament Street, Spirit in CP (above Bercos), Thugs, Hotel Broadway, Geoffrey's and many more.