Bhimtal is a beautifull lake. The main beauti of the lake is icaland within the lake.The Bhimtal name is connected with the name of Mahabharat's BHIM.This is a beautifull place for visit in Uttarakhand.The main attraction is Lake, having a beautifull Iceland. Connectivity of this Iceland is only by boat.
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Bhimtal is 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 91 mts.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.Connectivity is available from Indian Rail upto Kathgodam and from kathgodam by road that is 21 Kms.Nearest Airport is PantNagar Airport distance of 35 Kms.
All four seasons come into their own in Kumaon, including red-gold autumn, a bitterly cold winter and a monsoon which often brings landslides in its wake. Summers are pleasant in Bhimtal as temperatures remain between 11 and 27 degrees centigrade. In winters, however temperatures may drop between 2 and 16 degrees centigrade.
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. There is an ancient Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple on the banks of Bhimtal which was built by Bhima during the exile period of the pandavas. 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 and Haldwani.
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.
Post Office: BHIMTAL
Post Office Type: SUB OFFICE
Pin Code: 263136
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
Places to See in Bhimtal
Garg Parvat: It is the source of river Gargi, also known as Gola Nadi in the region.
Nal Damyanti Tal: About 2 km from Bhimtal is Nal Damyanti Tal, a small natural lake. It is believed that the palace of famous king Nala drowned into this lake. It is a very sacred place for the dwellers of the region.
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.
Best time to Visit
Bhimtal is an 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.
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.