Tourists flock to Nainital to beat the heat

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Nainital, Apr 17 (ANI): With the mercury levels on a rise, people from across India are flocking to Nainital to get a little respite in the summer season.

As Nainital has temperate summers, with maximum temperature at 27 degree Celsius, the town witnesses a huge influx of tourists.

Hoteliers and traders are gearing themselves up for the tourist season.

"Tourists have started coming in and slowly and steadily the tourist season is picking up pace.

Tourists from Maharashtra and South India, where there are scorching and humid summers, are especially coming to Nainital this season. We are meeting many tourists from Maharashtra. Now we are waiting for tourists from Delhi, Punjab and Lucknow and once they are here, we will witness a good tourist season," said Kamal Jagati, spokesperson of the Nainital Hotel Association.

Shravan Singh, a boat-owner in Nainital, said that they make maximum profit and steady income during the summer season.

"The customers have started coming in and we will see a steady increase in the numbers. In the evenings, however, you can see a lot of visitors near the tourist hotspots. In winters there is hardly any work for us, but this time of the year our work picks up pace. This season will stay till July," said Singh.

Nainital is a tourist zone that extends up to Mulwa Tal to the east where neighbouring lake towns of Bhimtal, Saattal and Naukuchiyatal have developed as tourist centres. (ANI)

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