Best time to visit:- March to June & September to November


"Bhimtal" is one of the most popular tourist destinationin Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand. This stunning little hill town is locatedabout 22 kilometers from Nainital, nestled at an altitude of 1370 meters above the level of the sea on the foothill Himalayas. Bhimtal is pleasant all the year round destination. It one of the ancient place, which named afterBhima (the legend of Mahabharata). The center of attraction of the town is Bhimtal Lake, It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, which is surrounded by lush green oak, pine trees. The uniqueness and historical links makes the town worth exploring for tourist as well as pilgrims coming to the state. The city is known among the tourists for its wonderful Bhimeshwar Temple situated on the bank of Bhimtal Lake and devoted to Lord Shiva.

Weather Details :

Summer:   27 Degree Celsius
Winter:   04 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   18 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Bhimtal Lake at Bhimtal: It attracts an equal number of locals, tourist and pilgrims. The Bhimtal Lake is popular as the pride of Bhimtal. This magnificent lake provides some fascinating scenes to the visitors to capture pleasing pictures. This is the cause too that draws the pilgrims and tourist all over the globe in large number. The small island which is a natural made place in the center of the lake looks even more beautiful.

Aquarium on the Island in Bhimtal: Bhimtal Lake has an island located within it, which once had a restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down due to pollution issues and an aquarium was created in its place by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. The aquarium is now home to fish brought from countries like China, South Africa and Mexico.

NalDamyanti Tal in Bhimtal: Take a visit to the NalDamyanti Tal Lake, around 2 kilo meters from Bhimtal. The reason behind its extreme popularity is because people believe that king Nala drowned into this lake. The place is worth visiting for tourists.

Hidimba Parvat in Bhimtal: Is yet another crowd-puller for tourists visiting Bhimtal. It is situated at just 5 kilo-meter's distance from Bhimtal. The name of the Parvat is derived from the name of Hidimba, a monster of Mahabharata. The site is also famous as Vankhandi Ashram.

Sat Tal in Bhimtal: The very interesting place near Bhimtal is Sat Tal or Sat Lake. There are seven lakes in total. So, people call this place the Sattal Lake. Visitors can reach the area covering the distance of 7 kilo meters from Bhimtal. Here visitors can enjoy boating as well as fishing. Tourist and families come here every year to experience the beauty and capture images of surroundings while boating.

Mall Road in Bhimtal: It's the best place if you plan to purchase some beautiful items for friends, near ones or family members. Mall road will not let you feel the loneliness. You will find yourself in the midst of gatherings of tourists and pilgrims. Wooden crafts, paintings, carpets and many other things are available in shops at the Mall Road.


How to Reach Bhimtal

By Air:- You can also reach Bhimtal by flights by reaching Pantnagar in Uttarakhand. Pant Nagar is the nearest airport, 58 kilo meters away from Bhimtal. From Pant Nagar airways motors and vehicles are available to Bhimtal.

By Road:- Bhimtal is well connected with India via road. There are regular states and a privet bus operates to and from Bhimtal.

By Train:- The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is about 30 kilometers away from the town. It is well connected with all main cities of India.


Shopping in Bhimtal could be most enjoyable. Various shops in the town offers lots of items such as decorative candles, ethnic clothing, classy scarves, Himalayan bags, Handicrafts, Wooden Crafts, Pullovers, Woolen Caps, Cane Sticks, Local Juice, Jams and Squashes, Decorative pieces made from wood. The main market is The Mall road apart from this Tibetan Market/ Bhotia Market, Bara Bazaar.