Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Bhimtal:

1. Bhimtal Lake

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 7+ photos

1 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Bhimtal Lake is located in the town of Bhimtal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, with a dam built in 1883 creates the storage facility. It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the lake district of India. The lake provides drinking water supply and supports aquaculture with variety of fish species. There is an island at the centre of the lake which has been developed as a tourist attraction and has an aquarium.

2. Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

A boat ride in Bhimtal Lake to the island in the middle of it is quite a ride. But lays ahead is even more awe-inspiring. Once a place for a restaurant, today this island houses an aquarium created by the Nainital Lake Development Authority.

3. Hanuman Garhi

3.2 /5

9 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated at the height of 6401 ft, this temple offers an incredible sight of sunset over the Himalayas.

4. Victoria Dam

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Victoria Dam, one of the most breathtaking sights in Bhimtal is located on the bank of Bhimtal Lake. The most attractive thing about this dam is the flower gardens on its either side that makes the place look quite entrancing.

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5. Shopping in Bhimtal

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Bhimtal is not exactly a shopping paradise but offers many souvenirs to take back home. Jewelry, wood crafts, carpets, statues, Garhwali paintings and handmade candles are some of the options to shop from.

6. Hidimba Parvat

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

A beautiful hill, located just 5 km from Bhimtal gets its name from the Hidimba, wife of Bhima of Mahabharata. This hill also houses a wildlife asylum called Vankhandi Ashram, a habitat developed by Vankhnadi Maharaj, an environmentalist and monk who lives there.

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7. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Situated on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Believed to be already in existence during the visit of Pandavas while on exile, today it is often flooded with visitors.

8. Nal Damyanti

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Considered to be a very sacred place by the inhabitant of the area, Nal Damyanti is a small natural lake near Bhimtal Lake. Situated almost 2 km from Bhimtal lake, it is believed that famous king Nala's palace drowned in this water body.

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9. Karkotaka Temple

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

Karkotaka Temple is located on the top of the hill by the same name and is flocked by devotes throughout the year. Devoted to the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja, pilgrims come here in large numbers on the occasion of Rishi Panchami.

10. Mall Road, Nainital

3.1 /5

10 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

It is a cluster of many small shops offers varied products and plethora of handicrafts items, candles, paintings, statues and shawls to buy.

11. Folk Culture Museum

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Bhimtal

It is an amazing place to explore the traditions, culture and past of the state. Also referred to as the Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, this place displays interesting artifacts, information on traditional customs and rituals and stone implements and other items of archeological importance.

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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

Can you suggest an 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.

What are the top hotels in Bhimtal?

There are 159 Hotels 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

How can I commute within 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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What are the top sightseeing places in Bhimtal?

The top sightseeing places in Bhimtal are Bhimtal Lake, Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island, Hanuman Garhi, Victoria Dam, Shopping in Bhimtal, Hidimba Parvat.
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