Bhimtal situated 22 Kms. from Nainital and 11 Kms. from Bhowali at an altitude of 1370 mts. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. The lake is larger than Naini Lake. Tourist enjoys here boating in lake. There is an island amid lake a restaurant is located atop it. Tourist visit here by boats. The distance of island from lake shore is 91mts.There is a 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 feet high Dam . The local bus stand and taxi stand is situated near it. One road from Bhimtal leaves for Naukuchiatal while the another one goes to Kathgodam 21 Kms. from here.
Bhimtal takes its name from mighty Bhim (one of the Pandavas). In Hinduism. This picturesque lake perked by an island is believed to be full of Mahabharata legands. Today this lake interlude has emerged as a ‘different’ tourist destination.
Visiting Season : – The best time to visit Bhimtal is from mid-April to mid-July and from mid-September to October.
Bhimtal tourist attraction
The main tourist attraction of this small hill station is its lake. It is one of the largest lakes in the district of Nainital. The lake offers scope for boating to the travelers. In the middle of the lake, there is a beautiful island with a restaurant. The island provides a panoramic view of the lake as well as its luxuriant surroundings. Travelers can also explore the region around the lake and take a walk through the quiet forest surrounding the lake. There is a large Victorian dam at one end of the lake and terraced flower gardens can be found on either side. Bhimtal is also known for its lovely dappled paths, ravines festooned with dog rose and wild raspberry. Farmhouses are set among terraced fields and citrus trees laden with fruits. There is a Folk Culture Museum in Bhimtal, which is a private institution. It has a good collection of artifacts and information about the hill districts of Uttar Pradesh. The collection includes ancient wooden artifacts, information about traditional rites, rituals, stone implements, and items of archeological importance. It also houses a sizable collection of reproductions and photographs of rock art.
Nauruchiatal : – 04 kms from Bhimtal. A lake with 09 corners. It is bigger and more beautiful lake then Nainital & Bhimtal, boating are main attraction. It is directly connected with Nainital, Bhimtal, Bhowali by direct bus & private leep services.
Sattal : – 13 kms from Bhowali, 24 kms Nainital and 12 kms from Bhim Tal this peaceful spot is full of scenic beauty with different Tals, boating facilities are also available.
Bhowali : – 13 kms from Sat Tal. A celebrated health resort & fruits orchards area of Garhwal.
How to reach by:
Rail: – Nearest railhead is Kathgodam, 23 kms.
Road : – 23 kms from Kathgodam, 22 kms. from Nainital and 11 kms from Bhowali. Regular bus service links Bhimtal with Kathgodam. Private taxies are available from Nainital, Bhowali & Haldwani.