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Bhimtal Tourist Guide – An Amazing Tal in Lap of Himalayas India

Bhimtal Tourist Guide – An Amazing Tal in Lap of Himalayas India

Bhimtal Tourist Guide – An Amazing Tal in Lap of Himalayas India
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  • Location: Uttarakhand,India -263136
  • Altitude: 1370 meters
  • Longitude: 79.5596345
  • Latitude: 29.3431093
  • Nearest Airport: Pant Nagar Airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Kathgodam railway station
  • How to reach: By Air: The nearest Airport to Bhimtal is Pant Nagar Airport situated 58kms from Bhimtal and it is well connected by motorable roads. Taxis are available to Bhimtal from Pantnagar. Taxis to Bhim Tal and Haldwani are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport. The distance from Pant Nagar Airport to Bhim Tal can be easily covered within two hours of time. By Rail: The Nearest Railway station to Bhimtal is Kathgodam situated 276kms from Delhi and 30kms from Bhimtal. There are two trains that run daily between Delhi to Kathgodam and vice-versa. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are available from Kathgodam and Haldwani to Bhimtal. By Road: Bhim Tal is well connected with motorable roads connecting major cities and towns of Uttarakhand state. Buses to Kathgodam and Nainital are easily available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Taxis to Bhim Tal are easily available from major destinations of Kumaon region in Uttarakhand state. Buses and taxis are available from Almora, Nainital, Kathdodam to Bhim Tal.
  • Season to Visit: Bhimtal is a year round destination and offer some reason to visit any in any season it witness. March to June - For those who are looking for mild weather and want to get away from city heat. July and August - If you wish to enjoy the monsoon then visit at this time when apart from rains you shall also witness clouds floating beside you, no doubt it’s a scene you would like to capture for your life and urge to come back again. September to November - If you are nature lover and wishes to witness lush green environs then you must visit during these months when Kumaon region and Bhimtal comes under beauty of its own with green all around and a very pleasant weather. December to February - For winter enthusiasts these months are when temperatures dip to their lowest. Though Bhimtal does not witness snow fall but there are plenty of places within 2-3 hrs driving distance where one can find snow on the hills.

Bhimtal Climate All four seasons come into their own in Kumaon,

Bhimtal Tourist Guide – An Amazing Tal in Lap of Himalayas India

 

Overview

Bhimtal is located in the northern part of the state of Uttarakhand, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas for tourists. Tourist enjoys here boating in lake. There is an island amid lake a restaurant is located atop it. Bhimtal Lake is a small island in the middle adding charm to its picturesque surroundings. It is bounded with dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs along with beautiful lakes and salubrious weather.  This place seems to be under the most beautiful magical spell of nature. The origin of this small town is obscure. Bhimtal got its name from Bhim, one of the legendary personalities and central characters mentioned in the Indian epic of Mahabharata.

 

Why you must visit Bhimtal?

The famous Bhimtal Lake, along with the Riverine Island, has been a major tourist attraction of the district having a beautiful Iceland Connectivity of this Iceland is only by boat. The distance of island from lake shore is 91 mt. there is a 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 feet high dam.        The lake is at a scenic spot with a small island at its centre on which there is a beautiful large aquarium which was previously a restaurant. Bhimtal affords splendid views and visual vistas of nature’s beauty. The present temple was renovated by Baz Bahadur of Chand Dynasty in the 17th century. Bhimtal is older than the Nainital city as it was once the part of the ancient silk route. The island amidst Bhim Tal is 91mts from the shore of the Bhim Tal. Bhimtal covers larger area than Nainital and millions of tourists visit every year to enjoy the serene and pristine beauty of this place. Bhimtal is the favorite excursion of the travelers who visit Nainital.

 

What is unique in Bhimtal?

The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake, which has an island at its centre. The lake is larger than Naini Lake. Bhimtal is unlike Nainital as this is a peaceful and quite place which adds charm to the tourist’s life. Bhim Tal provides ample water sport opportunities for amateurs with paddling and boating facilities. 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.

One of India’s very few lakes that permit angling, Bhimtal lake is not just an average ‘boat and go’ experience. With perfect insight about the changing seasons and temperatures, that will help you find the right spots around the lake with higher chances of a catch. 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.

 

History of Bhimtal

Bhimtal is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an old Shiva temple in the bank of Bhimtal Lake, is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas.

Bhimtal is older than nearby Nainital as the city of Nainital is just 150–160 years old. The present temple was built in the 17th century, by Baz Bahadur (163878 AD), a King of the Chand dynasty, and the Raja of Kumaon. Bhimtal came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16). The ancient town of Bhimtal is a place to lie down under the shade of nature, close your eyes and experience serenity.

 

When to visit Bhimtal

Bhimtal is a year round destination and offer some reason to visit any in any season it witness.

March to June - For those who are looking for mild weather and want to get away from city heat.

 

July and August - If you wish to enjoy the monsoon then visit at this time when apart from rains you shall also witness clouds floating beside you, no doubt it’s a scene you would like to capture for your life and urge to come back again.

 

September to November - If you are nature lover and wishes to witness lush green environs then you must visit during these months when Kumaon region and Bhimtal comes under beauty of its own with green all around and a very pleasant weather.

 

December to February - For winter enthusiasts these months are when temperatures dip to their lowest. Though Bhimtal does not witness snow fall but there are plenty of places within 2-3 hrs driving distance where one can find snow on the hills.

 

Festival in Bhimtal

Attending the Hareli festival is one of the fun things to do in Bhimtal. Celebrated in the month of July, it is the harvest festival of Bhimtal. The festival includes fairs with cultural performances and bike & car events in the Death-well as the key highlights.

 

Local Food and Cuisine of Bhimtal

The restaurants and eating joints in Bhimtal offer food in multi-cuisines from Chinese, Mexican and continental to everybody's favourite Indian cuisine. Momos are also among the top of the list of the food menu almost everywhere and food served is quite good

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake.

 

Shopping in Bhimtal

Shopping in Bhimtal is all about visiting the Mall Road that is located in the centre of the city.

The market offers a great shopping experience, as there are several small shops offering an array of local items including statues, carpets, jewelleries, wooden crafts work, beautiful Garhwali paintings and souvenirs.

You may also buy wooden handicraft items, organic products, handmade candles made by the local artisans of Bhimtal and as you stroll on Mall road, you will find plethora of options to shop. So shop till you drop in Bhimtal

 

Festival in Bhimtal

Attending the Hareli festival is one of the fun things to do in Bhimtal. Celebrated in the month of July, it is the harvest festival of Bhimtal. The festival includes fairs with cultural performances and bike & car events in the Death-well as the key highlights.

 

Local Food and Cuisine of Bhimtal

The restaurants and eating joints in Bhimtal offer food in multi-cuisines from Chinese, Mexican and continental to everybody's favourite Indian cuisine. Momos are also among the top of the list of the food menu almost everywhere and food served is quite good

Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake.

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