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Bhimtal Tourism

Perched at a height of 1370masl, Bhimtal is an idyllic and less-crowded version of Nainital, 23 km away. Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in its off-beat, tranquil atmosphere. The picturesque Bhimtal Lake is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and nature walk.

Bounded by a dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs, it is also known for a few ancient temples. The 17th-century Bhimeshwar Temple is a must-visit spot in the hilltown. Well connected by road, Bhimtal is an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi.

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  • Bhimtal is popular among tourists for the magnificent Bhimtal lake. You can do boating in the lake and visit the island in the centre that can only be accessed through boats.
  • Walking around the hills of Bhimtal is a popular activity as dense forests are an ideal spot for bird watching and photography.
  • Visit Garg Parvat which is the source of river Gargi. 
  • Visit the Hidimba Parvat for a soothing view-point. You can trek up to the top. 
  • Sattal Lake is another lake nearby that tourists can visit, but it is less travelled. It serves as an ideal spot for bird watching and is the home of many migratory birds. 

Restaurants and Local Food in Bhimtal

The restaurants and eating joints in Bhimtal offer multi-cuisine food from Chinese, Mexican and continental to reliable Indian cuisine. Momos are also among the top of the list of the food menus in most places here and food served is quite good.
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Suggested Itinerary for Bhimtal

Bhimtal offers several tourist attractions to enjoy in one day.

Nal Damyanti, a beautiful lake near Bhimtal is splendid early in the morning. You can either continue to Hidimba Parvat from here or continue the journey after a warm and delicious breakfast. Head on to Karkotaka Temple from here for the blessings of the serpent god, and go to Bhimtal Lake after. Break for lunch there. There is much to explore from the aquarium & temple to Victoria dam, with beautiful flora and fauna in the surroundings.

If left with time and energy, do visit the Folk Culture Museum for a glance into the culture and past of the region. A hearty dinner at your hotel will announce the closing of a perfect trip.

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How to Reach Bhimtal

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Bhimtal is well connected to the major cities via a proper road network and is the preferable mode of transportation. The nearest airport to Bhimtal is Pantnagar Airport situated around 58 km from Bhimtal, but only has small carrier flights landing here. Dehradun Airport is 285 km away. The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam railway station, 21 km away.

How to reach Bhimtal by flight

Pantnagar Airport lying at a distance of 58 km from Bhimtal is the nearest airport to the town. It is connected to Delhi via regular flights and can easily be accessed by Bhimtal via a well-maintained road. Taxis can be availed from outside the airport easily for a comfortable 2-hour ride to Bhimtal. Alternatively, the better-connected Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun is 285 km away - with cab services avaiable in plenty.

How to reach Bhimtal by road

Uttarakhand has a network of well-maintained roads that connects the main cities with Bhimtal as well as to major cities in the neighbouring states. To travel to Bhimtal, state-owned as well as private buses run regularly to Nainital and Kathgodam. Buses and taxis can further be hired to reach Bhimtal from these cities.

How to reach Bhimtal by train

The nearest railway station to Bhimtal is Kathgodam, 21 km away. Kathgodam, being the entrance to the Kumaon region is connected via two trains that run daily between Delhi and the city. Once reached, buses and taxis can easily be hired to your destination.

Local transport in Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a small hill station where it is easy to commute through a taxi or cab which can easily be availed. However, avoid travelling to this place during monsoon due to heavy rain falls and landslides.

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How much does a package cost for Bhimtal?

The packages for Bhimtal start at INR 5000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Bhimtal?

The top places near to Bhimtal are Nainital which is 9 km from Bhimtal, Almora which is located 29 km from Bhimtal, Ranikhet which is located 34 km from Bhimtal, Mukteshwar which is located 15 km from Bhimtal, Sattal which is located 2 km from Bhimtal

What are the things to do in Bhimtal?

The top things to do in Bhimtal are Bhimtal Lake, Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island, Hanuman Garhi, Victoria Dam, Shopping in Bhimtal, Hidimba Parvat. You can see all the places to visit in Bhimtal here

What are the top hotels in Bhimtal?

There are 159 in Bhimtal which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Bhimtal are Pleasant 1BHK Home in Nainital, Mayadeep Homstay, Tree House on Oak Tree- The Silent Valley along river Kalsa, Sojourn By The Lake, Bhimtal, Kailash View inn, Pilgrims Lake view Home Stay. You can see all the hotels in Bhimtal here

What is the best way to reach Bhimtal?

Bhimtal is well connected to the major cities via a proper road network and is the preferable mode of transportation. The nearest airport to Bhimtal is Pantnagar Airport situated around 58 km from Bhimtal, but only has small carrier flights landing here. Dehradun Airport is 285 km away. The nearest railway station is the Kathgodam railway station, 21 km away.
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What is the local food in Bhimtal?

The restaurants and eating joints in Bhimtal offer multi-cuisine food from Chinese, Mexican and continental to reliable Indian cuisine. Momos are also among the top of the list of the food menus in most places here and food served is quite good.
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What is the best time to visit Bhimtal?

The weather in this town is pleasant throughout the year.
If you want to enjoy Bhimtal at its best, March - June and September - December are the best months to plan your trip. The weather is perfect for adventurous activities. The summers are a blend of cold air and warmth. Winters are cold but gets frigid December onwards - a time to witness the snow-capped mountains and the pristine lakes of Bhimtal. Monsoons, on the other hand, covers the entire place in lush greenery. However, it makes the landscape less ideal to travel.
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Who should visit Bhimtal?

Bhimtal is an ideal destination for nature lovers. It is very peaceful and calm and the weather is extremely soothing. People also come here to visit the Bhimeshwar temple, which has a huge religious significance. It is only 298 km from Delhi and can be a really nice weekend getaway.

What is not so good about Bhimtal?

Crowded during peak season. Narrow roads leading to traffic jams.

What is famous about Bhimtal?

Very beautiful. 22 km from Nainital. Religious significance. Pleasant weather.

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Q. What can I do in Bhimtal apart from going to the lake?

Kaveesh Nair

4 years ago
You could try visiting the folk culture museum or the Hidimba Parvat which are some great places to visit as well.

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Pallavi Siddhanta

4 years ago
- Do wear a life jacket while indulging in activities like fishing and boating.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling during the se (Read More)ason.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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