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 Bhimtal (Uttaranchal)

Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. The largest lake in the district of Nainital, Bhim Tal is 1701 metres by 265 metres, 265 metres longer than Naini Lake. The lake known for its magnificent majesty is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 metres above sea level.   Bhim Tal has an island, to the north-east side, which is an exquisite gem in the middle of the lake. It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake. The island is only 91.4 metres from the shore.

Bhimtal Quick facts

  • Best time to visit Bhimtal

    Best time to visit april-july and september-october.

  • Bhimtal Near Getaways

    Naukuchiatal is 4 km from Bhimtal. It is a lake having nine corners. Like Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal also has quiet verdant environs, which attracts the traveler to it. This tree-fringed lake is good for boating.

    Bhowali - Situated at about 15 km from Kathgodam and 11 km from Nainital, Bhowali is a tiny health resort with an excellent climate for those suffering from tuberculosis. Renowned for beautiful fruit market, where one can find rich and fresh variety of fruits such as apples, apricot, plums, pears and peaches, Bhowali is a picturesque destination. In addition to the serene views, some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas are visible from the region and Ghorakhal  is just 3 km away.

  • Bhimtal Distance(s)

    Nainital          22 Kms.
    Bhowali          11 Kms.
    Kathgodam     21 Kms

  • How to reach Bhimtal by Road

    Bhimtal is well connected by bus with Nainital and Kathgodam. Tourists can also reach Bhimtal by hiring taxi from Nainital or Kathgodam.

  • How to reach Bhimtal by Rail

    The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam (23 km).

  • How to reach Bhimtal by Air

    The nearest airport is at Pant Nagar (55 km).

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    Bhimtal Entertainment and Night Life

  • Bhimtal Museum and Hill Stations

    Folk Culture Museum: 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.

    Hidimba Parvat: About 5 km from Bhimtal is a hill known as Hidimba Parvat. It gets its name from demon Hidimba of Mahabharata. Vankhandi Maharaj, a monk and environmentalist lives on the hill now, and has created a sanctuary for the wild animals around the hill. The area is known as Vankhandi Ashram.

  • Lake at Bhimtal

    Bhimtal Lake: Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India. There is an island at the centre of the lake. It is the largest lake in the only real lake district of India. The town though ancient was never prominent because of nearby Nainital which was the summer capital of erstwhile united province of India and contained all the amenities to be found in any European town.

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    Bhimtal Tips

  • Bhimtal Travel Tips

     Carry woolen or cotton socks.

     Tissue papers, paper plates, plastic cutlery. Also carry few rolls of toilet tissue paper - they can serve multiple purposes.

  • Bhimtal Tourist Offices

    Tourist Offices
    Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam,
    Oak Park House,
    Ph: 05942 – 36209, 36043
    Fax: 05942 – 36209.

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