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Nainital Winter Carnival 2016

December 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Nainital Winter Carnival 2016

25th December – 31st December 2016

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The second edition of the Nainital Winter Carnival will kick off from December 25th. Organised by The District Administration, Uttarakhand Tourism Department, Hotel Association Nainital & Local Citizens. The festival will last till December 31st and comprise multiple events including adventure sports, War of Band, Boat competition, Fireworks, Uttarakhand Star Night, Pagal Jim Khana, Mountain Biking, Photography Competition, Paragliding, Trekking, Rock Climbing, Army Band, Laser Show & Many More…

Nainital Winter Carnival

Nainital Winter Carnival – Battle Of The Bands

Sunday, December 25 at 10 AM – 4 PM 2016

All interested bands-musicians
1-Please email us to receive and download the application form.
2-Try to email demos of your songs or performances.
3-Email us at: nwcbattleofthebands@gmail.com
4-Overcome those fears and clear your utterly confused state of mind by sending a message on facebook or call/sms  at 9411595726 strictly between 11am to 5pm.
5-Shine like a knight and fight with swords and spears of sonic steel.
6-Top three heroes will be generously awarded in this dry spell of demonitization.
7-Get up and get going.

Last Date for Submission : –  18th Midnight.


Nainital Winter Carnival – Kite Competition

Monday, December 26 at 8 AM – 12:30 PM 2016

Venue: Flats, Nainital

Nainital Winter Carnival – Children Painting Competition

Monday, December 26 at 11 AM – 2 PM

Nainital Winter Carnival 2016 is Organising – On the spot children Painiting Competition
Open to all students from Classes 1 to 12
Venue: Boat house club Garden Nainital

Nainital Winter Carnival – Graffiti Competition

Monday, December 26 at 10 AM – 5 PM 2016

One Day Graffiti Competition

Venue – Indira Amma Canteen Flats Mallital (A government canteen for poor people)

People who are interested in participating in Graffiti Event are most welcome.. They can join the artist at the event. Administration will provide the basic paint (brushes & Sprays not included)

Theme- not specifically fixed (should be according to the venue)

How to Participate –

1. Anyone (in a group of minimum 3 and maximum 4) can participate – no entry fee !
2. Send your entries ( group name+number of members +names of members+ photo of any previous work (at least one pic)+ your paint requirement ( which colour do you want for your design)+ contact details
3. Mail us at nwcgraffiti@gmail.com or WhatsApp at 9520848000 last date for sending your entry is 20th December till 5 PM.
4. We will mail you the allotted wall picture on 24th December 2016 at your given mail id. ( walls will be allotted randomly to the groups, every wall is more or less same)

Facilities :- 
1. Accommodation including food in Nainital (from 25th December 12PM to 27th December 12 PM) – one room for a group (in case of any lady member 2 rooms will be provided)
2. Basic paints (colours as per demand given by the group at the time of entry) brushes and sprays are not included because you people are the experts so we don’t know the specifications of professional brushes.
3. Prize money – 50000 first, 25000 second and 15000 third (prizes will be given at stage on 26th night )
4. In case of any query please contact 9520848000 or mail at nwcgraffiti@gmail.com

Nainital Winter Carnival – Paragliding

Wednesday, December 28 at 10 AM – 5 PM

Paragliding Event at Jungalia Gaon, Bhimtal

Location : Jungalia Gaon – Bhimtal

Nainital Winter Carnival – The Sattal Fishing and Angling Meet

Wednesday, December 28 at 8 AM – 5 PM 2016

This Fishing and Angling Meet is part of the Nainital Winter Carnival, December 28th, 2016. For further information please contact Mr. Gauri Rana +91-94120-39293 or email at nwcangling@gmail.com

Nainital Winter Carnival – Uttarakhand Food Festival

Wednesday, December 28 at 11 AM – 5 PM 2016

Nainital Winter Carnival 2016 is organizing Uttarakhand Food Festival on 28th Dec 2016. This competition is based on Uttarakhand authentic food and Fusion for Hoteliers/ Restaurants Housewives/ individual etc please send your entries for allotment of stall which will be issued on first come first served basses at nwc2016uff@gmail.com

Nainital Winter Carnival – Mountain Biking Marathon

Friday, December 30th at 09 AM – 06 PM 2016

Route: Nainital Flats to Bohra Gaon on Basani Motor road. Down hill 23km out which 11km ride painted road, 12km off road. Back from Bohra gaon to Flats 23km uphill. Total ride of 46kms.Ride will start from Nainital Flats sharp at 9:00AM. Reporting time at Flats 7:30AM. For registraion in Haldwani contact – Bike Station Haldwani +91-99172-44454 For Registration in Nainital – Fun Zone video game parlour, Near Sheela Hotel Mall Road. +91-94120-85154

Nainital Winter Carnival – Trek to Cheena Peak[

Friday, December 29 at 7:30 AM – 2 PM

An Altitude of 2615mt (8579 ft) approx. The highest peak of Nainital provide the challenge to the most avid trekkers. Situated about 6KM. (4Miles) from Mallital. OPEN TO ALL. It is steep uphill climb. All participants are requested to access their own physical fitness before joining the trek. Assembly at Govind Ballabh Pant statue at 7:30 AM official then to Cheena via British route. Enroute refreshment will provide. by Nainital Winter Carnival.

Nainital Winter Carnival – Naini PhotoFest 2016

Last date for submissions: 5th January 2017

Nainital-Winter-Carnival-PhotofestThe NAINI PHOTOFEST is back! The Naini Photofest 2016 is here with brand new categories and a new format. After receiving an overwhelming response in its inaugural year the Photofest returns as part of the Nainital Winter Carnival 2016. Come be a part of this celebration of photography
Last date for submissions: 5th January 2017

Categories & Prizes:
1. Astrophotography 
Photographs of the Night Sky from anywhere in Kumaon. Star Trail photographs can also be accepted but finalists have to provide all the camera files of the photographs used to make a composite.
Maximum Entries: 2 photographs per photographer. Photographs to be uploaded to the page:  https://www.facebook.com/AstroNPF2016/ or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prizes : Winner: Rs. 20,000/- Runner-up: Rs. 10,000/-

2. The Lake District of India
Photographs of any of the lakes in Nainital District.
Maximum Entries: 2 photographs per photographer. Photographs to be uploaded to the page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Lake-District-of-India-Naini-…/
or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prizes:Winner: Rs. 20,000/- Runner-up: Rs. 10,000/-

3. Rural Life of Kumaon
Pictures of village life in Kumaon. Photographs that depict the essence of rural life.
Maximum Entries: 2 photographs per photographer. Photographs to be uploaded to the page: https://www.facebook.com/Rural-Life-of-Kumaon-Naini-Photof…/ or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prizes: Winner: Rs. 20,000/- Runner-up: Rs. 10,000/-

4. Hidden Historical Secrets of Nainital District
Photographs of lesser known places of historical interest in Nainital district. Equal weightage will be given to the quality of the photograph and the rarity of the location
Maximum Entries: 2 photographs per photographer. Photographs to be uploaded to the page: https://www.facebook.com/Hidden-Historical-Secrets-of-Nainital-District-Naini-Photofest-2016-394702174199657/ or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prizes: Winner: Rs. 20,000/- Runner-up: Rs. 10,000/-

5. Spirit of the Nainital Winter Carnival 2016
A set of 6 photographs that capture the spirit of the Nainital Winter Carnival 2016
Entries: a set of 6 photographs per photographer. Photographs to be uploaded to the page:
https://www.facebook.com/Spirit-of-the-Nainital-Winter-Car…/ or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prizes: Winner: Rs. 20,000/- Runner-up: Rs. 10,000/-

6. Theme Based Photography- “Yearning for the Divine”
A photograph which represents the photographer’s interpretation of the theme “Yearning for the Divine”. The photograph could have been taken anywhere in the world.
Maximum Entries: 2 photographs per photographer
Photographs to be uploaded to the page:
https://www.facebook.com/Theme-Based-Photography-Naini-Pho…/ or e-mailed to photonwc@gmail.com
Prize: Winner: Rs. 50,000/-

Terms and Conditions:-
1. Participation is open to all amateur/professional photographers residing in India
2. All photographs must have been taken in the calendar year 2016.
3. All photographs must be the original work of the photographer. The original files of the photographs must be a minimum size of 500KB. Images with small watermarks are also accepted.
4. Basic enhancements like crop/exposure/saturation/sharpness are allowed however adding or subtracting elements will lead to disqualification.
5. At the initial stage photographs need to be uploaded onto respective category’s Facebook page with details of places where they have been clicked (those without access to Facebook may please email their entries to photonwc@gmail.com). The Naini Photofest reserves the right to withhold display of photographs deemed objectionable or unsuitable on grounds of quality, subject, etc. The Naini Photofest jury will then shortlist 20 finalists from each category. All finalists will be required to submit the original camera files (JPEG or RAW) without adjustments. Failure to do so will lead to disqualification.
6. A photographer can enter multiple categories.
7. The copyright of the photographs remains with the photographer. However, the Naini Photofest will have the right to use the photographs in its publications and publicity material with due acknowledgement of the photographer.
8. All disputes will be settled at the sole discretion of the Naini Photofest jury. The decision of the Naini Photofest jury shall be final.
9. Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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 Winter carnival in Nainital to kick off on Christmas :- TOI Dec 13, 2016, 10.30 PM IST

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/Winter-carnival-in-Nainital-to-kick-off-on-Christmas/articleshow/55966594.cms Dec 13, 2016, 10.30 PM IST.


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Comments (18)

  1. Rajender Negi / November 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Please inform me about mountain biking and photography events to be held deeply interested look into the request please

    Rajender Negi

    • swalay / November 23, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Hi Rajender, Thanks for your interest.

      All details will come very soon we’ll inform you accordingly ASAP its available.

      Nainital – The City Of Lakes.

  2. swalay / November 30, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Aman,

    Will share the detail very soon.


  3. Rajat Agarwal / December 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Can you please provide the detailed schedule along with charges, if any, for all the events since need time to plan the trip with my colleagues

    • swalay / December 12, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Rajat,

      Thanks for writing us, There is no fee to attend this event only some event participation need fee/charges.
      Full event scheduled is not yet released from local administration but we have updated a few details on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/721283378034268/). Hope it will help you for sure.


  4. Kapil Arora / December 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I am from Bangalore visiting Nainital during the carnival time. I would like my kid to participate in the sketching/painting competition. Please tell me the process to participate.

    • swalay / December 14, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Kapil,

      Its on the spot children painting competition, you can just register at the spot which is Boat House Club Garden (Near Boat house club/Police check post/ old rickshaw stand).


  5. rits / December 17, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Hello sir,
    there no dance competition in this carnival????

    • swalay / December 19, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Hi Ritesh,

      Right now we don’t have any info about it, will update you ASAP if there will be any dance competition. Thanks

  6. swalay / December 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Hi Aparna, There is no separate event for Choliya Dance, may be it will perform in streets or beginning of events. i didn’t understand your query about lake carnival ..please elaborate. Thanks

  7. Himanshu Pandey Mitr / December 24, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Wow … Its good to be a part of this… But this time I am leaving to another Big National Level Children’s Science Programme… But I will be in touch by sending my entries to Photofest….
    All the very best to all to enjoy the event.
    And best wishes on coming Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    @Himanshu Pandey “Mitr”

    • swalay / December 24, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Himanshu, Thanks for the wishes.
      We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

  8. CHETAN PANDEY / December 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Please can you tell me…Is it on the spot painting competition with no theme or a theme would be given

  9. CHETAN PANDEY / December 27, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    When will painting result come out

    • swalay / December 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Graffiti Competition winners has been declared… as the following sequence.
      First Prize Rs. 50000/- Moksha Group
      Second Prize Rs. 25000/- Kuch bhi art
      Third Prize Rs. 15000/- Positivity
      First Consolation Rs. 5000/- Chromatics
      Second Consolation Rs. 5000/- Muirisc

      All Participants requested to contact Ms. Vandana (SDM Naintal) to collect their Participation Certificates & winner have to send their account details at nwcgraffiti@gmail.com for prize money.

      Judgement Criteria:
      Use of authentic colours, Less text, Message (Theme), Creativity, Shading & Detailing. Sprays gave negative marks because they will fade and have a short lifespan.

  10. Neha / December 29, 2016 at 7:15 am


    This is to bring to your notice that many enthusiast are dissapointed due to the last minute change in the events schedule.
    I stay out of Nainital and had plans to join the trekking event scheduled for 30th Dec. But just now I saw information running on cable channels that it has been preponed to 29th Dec?!
    This is disheartening to many people like me, who needed 2-3hrs time prior the trek to reach Nainital, are now simply unable to join just because of this last moment change.
    Most importantly, it gives a bad impression of the organizers when the event is happening at this level and the idea is to promote tourism. 🙁


    • swalay / January 2, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Hi Neha,
      We feel very sorry to know about your disappointment, i am sending your mail/message to concern team (contactnwc2016@gmail.com)
      hope they will try to avoid such issues in future.

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