October 23, 2014

A Trip to Sigri Camps, Nainital

Sigri is a beautiful village in Nainital district of Uttrakhand state in India, situated about 300 kms from New Delhi and about 25 kms from Nainital. Nearest Airport is New Delhi and nearest railway station is Kathgodam. Sigri provide idle location for nature lovers and people who want to spend good time away from crowd.

Kumaun Vikas Nigam Limited, which is a sub-ordinary of Uttrakhand Government, provide great Camping facility at Sigri. Sigri Camp are the best, and cheapest I have been till now. We visited there for a single day and ended up in spending up whole weekend. The camp-management and staff-everything is just awesome, and it feels good to see Government Ventures running so nicely and successfully. Sigri camps have been successful only because of the dedications of staff and nice people of management. Mr. Sunil Kumar, Supervisor and head cook for the Sigri Camps are a living legend in his own ways. Kamp Land also provides camping facilities in Sigri, but that is almost three times higher in term of money with almost same facilities.

How to Get to Sigri Camps?

Sigri Camps are located at about 25 kms Nainital district, which itself is a major tourist hub and district in Uttrakhand State, and is very nicely connected to all major cities like Delhi, Meerut and Bareilly. Nearest Airport in New Delhi and nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam. Taxies are easily available at railway station. The best route from New Delhi to Sigri Camp will be Delhi-Moradabd-Kaladhungi-Nainital-Sigri. The journey will take about five to six hours with some awesome locations en-route.

Facilities at Sigri Camps

SIgri village is home for two camps, the one by Kumaun Vikas Nigam Limited and other one from KIampland. Kampland is private owned, so is much costlier. Kumaun Vikas Nigam Limited provides nice facilities at reasonable prices. Booking can be done online or from Delhi office, which is situated at Connaught Palace. Here we are listing some facilities that are available at Sigri Camps:

Location and Temperature:  Best time to visit Sigri Camps is April-September. Being a hill-station, the temperature become low in winters and remains pleasant during summers. Temperature may fall at nights so get ready to face some cold. Luckily it started raining when we got at the camps and we got to enjoy rains at its best. If you are looking for some weekend gateway from Delhi, Sigri may be a very nice destination.

Food: Food is provided by camp staff there and you are going to have a very good time if you are a food lover. They provide both, veg. and non-veg. food, three meals a day followed by tea/coffee and snacks. You may tell the staff before starting kitchen what you wish for, and you will be served by some of the finest hosts and human beings.

Nature Walk:  Sigri camps are located away from crowd and located at very peaceful palace. If you are nature lover, you should visit there for sure. Some of the best spots for nature walk, a mixed-up of trekking, hiking and forests.

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