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.
Winter (October to December): The minimum temperature at the place is recorded at -3°C and the maximum temperature remains around 15°C. Winters in Bhimtal are cold and starts in the month of October. Till the month of November the weather of the place remains pleasing but after that the weather changes and the chilly weather is easily felt by the month of December.
Summer (March to May): The maximum temperature reaches 27°C. In this appropriate weather the atmosphere of the place is cool and visitors enjoy the weather while exploring the beauty of the lake. The beauty of the place aided by its sublime tranquility is quite superlative and wins the heart of travelers.
Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season at the place is also very pleasing and brings a completely different atmosphere to the place which is quite enjoyed by the tourists. However, the hills can become very slippery during the rains and it is advisable to carry adequate gear.
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.
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.
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.
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
Post Office: BHIMTAL
Post Office Type: SUB OFFICE
Pin Code: 263136
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