Bhimtal is a small town 22 Kms from Nainital and is known
as a lake resort. It was named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim
and is the largest lake in the district of Nainital. Close enough to drive
six hours from Delhi, but far from being overrun by the holidaying hordes
that cluster in Nainital, Bhimtal is a luxury taste of tranquility. Here the
natural beauty is immense and peace is in abundance. It is located at an
altitude of 1371 mts above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills and the
Bhimtal lake is 1701 mts by 265 mts.
main attraction in Bhimtal is its Lake and its surroundings. It the largest
lake of the region and in the middle of the Lake there is an island where
one can take a boat ride and have some nice local cuisine. Island provides
panoramic view of Bhimtal lake and its surrounding hills. Travelers can also
explore the surrounding forest on foot. You will also find a large Victorian
dam on one side of the lake and flower gardens on the other. There is also a
Folk Culture Museum in Bhimtal but its a private institution and
possess some good collection of wooden artifacts, information on traditional
rites, rituals and items of archeological importance.
also famous for its various fruit based products like sauces, squashes,
jams, etc. Depending on the season one can take the opportunity to indulge
in soft adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, para-gliding,
trekking, etc. All these activities are performed under guidance of
professional / licensed people who will ensure both safety and fun. There
are various other attractive places near Bhimtal like Sattal, Nainital,
Naukuchiatal, Kausani, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and Dhanchuli and temple of
Bageshwar & Jageshwar where one can take day trips or stay overnight.
All places are well connected with smooth road network and are a drive worth
Bhimtal is located in the
northern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of
India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the
Kumaon hills. It is 23 km from Nainital. The weather in Bhimtal is alpine.
Summers (April-June) are mild and winters are cold (November-February). It
experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September. Tourist
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.
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.