Boating & fishing in the lakes
The Bhimtal region is home to 3 beautiful lakes – Bhimtal, Sat Tal, and Naukuchiatal. These lakes are perfect for boating and fishing. A boat ride to the Bhimtal Island in the middle of the lake is a wonderful experience. And then there is an aquarium on the island that is all the more inspiring.
Bhimtal Lake is of 1701 meter length, 451 meter width and depth of 18 meters. It is spread across 63.25 hectares of area. Boating facility is available here just 22 km from Bhimtal. Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. It is a popular activity. This lake is the only natural one to have an island at its centre. One can enjoy the serene experience of boating at Bhimtal.
The sightseeing tour of the tourist attractions of Bhimtal includes visits to the famous temples, lakes, and other natural wonders of the region. These include Bhimtal Lake & Island, Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Hanuman Garhi temple, Nag Temple, and Folk Culture Museum.
Nainital lake tour heli taxi service has been started. One can now enjoy Heli service in Bhimtal which is operated by Uttarakhand government. They also provide charter service to All the Dhams by Helicopter from Bhimtal and Nainital as well.
Camping and stargazing
The pleasant weather & the salubrious environment here make camping in the open one of the fun activities in Bhimtal. And while camping at night, travelers can also gaze at the star-studded sky.
Sun set point
A panoramic view of sunset can be enjoyed from Bhimtal. The beauty of this place can be experienced in the morning, by listening melodious chirping of the birds and enjoying the fresh cool breeze. The height offers a great feeling of standing amidst clouds and the serene surroundings of resort are an invitation to nature lovers and best venues for mediators.
Shopping at Mall Road
Street shopping is one of the best things to do around Bhimtal. The city streets of Bhimtal and the Mall Road in Nainital located 22 km from Bhimtal are lined with small shops that sell statutes, carpets, jewelries, Garhwali paintings, handmade candles, and organic products. These products serve as excellent souvenirs to take back home.
Picnic spot at lakeshores
The lake shores of Naukuchiatal and Sat Tal are often flanked by locals & tourists on a vacation or in the evenings. Heading to these lake shores for a picnic with family, friends, or your beloved is one of the best things to do in Bhimtal for a laid-back day.
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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