Bhimtal: A lake as well as a town

Named after the mighty Pandav Bhim, this small town is just 22kms away from the beautiful Nainital in Uttarakhand, India. Bhimtal is hugely popular among the travel enthusiast as a lake resort. For a tranquil and private holiday, this secluded spot is the perfect for you.

Bhimtal has made its nest among the Kumaon hills, and is situated at an altitude of 1,371m above sea level. The whole ambiance is enveloped in lush greenery. The mighty mountains all around will make you feel how tiny you and your problems are. The Bhimtal lake trek is quite popular among the adventure enthusiasts.


Bhimtal has a lake in which there is a small island with a restaurant on top of it. The island lies around 91m from the lakeshore. Do not forget to visit the 40 feet high Victoria Dam at the end of the lake decorated by beautiful flower gardens on both sides.

The Bhimeshwar temple, which was made in 17th century, is also a necessary visit on your trip to Bhimtal. The Folk culture museum is also a tourist spot, which should not be missed.


The best time to visit

The perfect time for you to visit Bhimtal is from March to June and from September to December. The weather is quite salubrious throughout the year.

If you want to enjoy the lake with its lovely views, summer is the best time. You should avoid this spot during monsoons as the land becomes too slippery with a chance of landslides as well.

The maximum temperature in summer goes up to 270C. The winters in Himalayas are always worth visiting and pleasant. The September, October and November are the most pleasant months for this spot.



There are two airports via which you can reach Bhimtal—the Jolly Grant Airport and the Pantnagar Airport. The Dehradun airport receives flight from all the major cities of India but the Pantnagar airport has limited options. Please confirm your flight bookings beforehand to avoid any hassle.

The rail network is also convenient; the Kathgodam railway station is just 30kms away. Kathgodam is the entrance to Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Buses and taxis are readily available outside the railway station to take you to the right destination.

Bhimtal is connected to the rest of the India via road networks. Buses and private cabs will be ready for your disposal, in order to reach this town.

Bhimtal is a popular tourist spot, offering you a calm and tranquil weekend getaway along with your family and friends. Just keep in mind to check the weather forecast beforehand and pack your belongings accordingly. Tick off this scenic location on your long list of destinations to visit.


Best activities that you can enjoy in Bhimtal

Bhimtal is not just for sightseeing and roaming around. Apart from satiating your eyes with the picturesque views, Bhimtal offers many other options for you to have fun.

Numerous types of flora and fauna surround the lakes of Bhimtal. This gives the adventure lovers ample opportunities to hike around. You can also enjoy camping and bonfire at night near the lakes of Bhimtal. While camping you may get an opportunity to stargaze the sky. Another awesome experience that will leave a permanent mark on your soul.

The three lake of Bhimtal- Sat lake, Naukuchiatal lake and the Bhimtal lake greet you with the opportunity for boating and fishing.

Apart from these paragliding, bike riding, rock climbing and rappelling can also be enjoyed here.

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