Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake. The ancient town of Bhimtal is a place to lie down under the shade of nature, close your eyes and experience serenity.
An ideal weekend getaway from Delhi, this town's most sought after spot is Bhimtal Lake with a small island in the middle adding charm to its picturesque surroundings. Bounded with dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs along with beautiful lakes and salubrious weather, this place seems to be under the most beautiful magical spell of nature.
The restaurants and eating joints in Bhimtal offer food in multi-cuisines from Chinese, Mexican and continental to everybody?s favourite Indian cuisine. Momo?s are also among the top of the list of the food menu almost everywhere and food served is quite good.
Bhimtal, with increasing tourism houses hotel with several options from luxury and premium to budget hotels and mid-rung hotels. Each provides the basic amenities with add-on facilities as per your choice of accommodation.
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.
Bhimtal offers several tourist attractions more than enough to enjoy in one day. Nal Damyanti, a beautiful lake near Bhimtal is splendid in the early morning. You can either continue to Hidimba Parvat from here or continue the journey after a warm and delicious breakfast. Heading on to Karkotaka Temple from here for the blessings of serpent god, continue your trip to Bhimtal Lake. There is much to explore there from aquarium and temple to Victoria dam and beautiful flora and fauna. Break for lunch there only and if left with time as well as energy do visit Folk culture Museum for a glance into the culture and past of the region. A hearty dinner at hotel announces the closing of a perfect trip.
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 season.
Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
By Pallavi Siddhanta
What can I do in Bhimtal apart from going to the lake?