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Bhimtal is a small town in Uttarakhand in Nainital district. It is situated at a height of 1370 metres above sea level. Bhimtal Lake is the major tourist attraction in Bhimtal which has an island at its centre. Bhimtal is a lake city named after Bhima, the fascinating mythological character of Mahabharata.
Bhimtal is filled with temples lying among the tall mountains and a pristine blue lake. There is a pleasant weather in Bhimtal throughout the year due to the dense oak and pine forest. There are many beautiful places to visit in Bhimtal which will make you believe it has come right out of a fairytale.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BHIMTAL
Bhimtal has stunning views and photographic panoramas of nature's beauty. It is a perfect holiday destination in Uttarakhand to visit in any month with your family and friends. Some of the Bhimtal Tourist Places are as following-
Bhimtal Lake – Bhimtal lake is the most beautiful and famous sightseeing place in Bhimtal. You should definitely visit the small island at its centre which has a large aquarium that was previously a restaurant.
Kainchi Dham Temples & Ashrams – Kainchi Dham is a Hanuman temple and an ashram. It is located at a distance of 17 kilometers from Bhimtal and is a holy place on the route to Nainital and Ranikhet. It is situated in the middle of two hills, which cross each other to create the shape of scissors. Due to this reason, the place is called 'Kainchi Dham'.
Naukuchiatal Lake – Naukuchiatal Lake is a small nine-cornered lake situated at a distance of about 4 km from Bhimtal. There is a small lotus pond near Naukuchiatal, which adds to the beauty of the lake. As per traditional stories, Naukuchiatal is linked with Lord Brahma and even has a temple dedicated to him. There is giant Hanuman statue near this lake as well.
Victoria Dam – Victoria Dam is at a height of 40 feet located at one end of the Bhimtal Lake. It is a popular tourist attraction in Bhimtal as it has adjoining flower gardens placed on both sides of the dam, which attracts thousands of tourists who love clicking amazing photographs.
Hanuman Garhi Temple – This temple built on a hill is known for its spectacular views. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, who is depicted tearing open his chest to reveal Lord Rama and Goddess Sita in his heart. You can get the magnificent sunset and valley view of the Terai region. It is a famous sunset point in Bhimtal.
Hidimba Parvat – A beautiful hill, located at a distance of just 5 kms from Bhimtal gets its name from the demon named Hidimba, who was the wife of Bhima of Mahabharata. Surrounded by green trees and colourful flowers, Hidimba Parbat is a natural attraction in Bhimtal.
You can also visit Bhimtal Sightseeing places like the farmhouses and Folk Culture Museum in Bhimtal. The best time to visit is from mid-April to mid-July as well as from mid-September to November as the weather is very pleasant. However, to enjoy the chilly temperature in Bhimtal, you can plan your trip from December to February.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR BHIMTAL
There are many beautiful tourist places near Bhimtal which shouldn’t be skipped. All these spots have densely wooded hills and little creeks along the shores of the lakes, making them the perfect tourist attractions in Uttarakhand.
Ranikhet – Ranikhet is surrounded by tall mountains and is home to many holy temples, shopping malls, dams, and regiments, which drive tourists to visit this place. The best part is it offers a scenic view from every angle, which is sure to attract photographers and nature lovers. The distance from Bhimtal to Ranikhet is around 58 kms, which can be comfortably covered by hiring cabs from Bhimtal to Ranikhet.
Mukteshwar – Mukteshwar got its name from a 350 years old temple Mukteshwer Dham dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the top of the mountain, the Mukteshwar Temple offers amazing views of the Himalayan range. It is at a distance of 46 kms from Bhimtal.
Nainital – Nainital is one of the most famous hill stations in Uttarakhand. The distance from Bhimtal to Nainital is about 22 kms. The town attracts domestic as well as foreign tourists as there are many beautiful places to visit in Nainital. It shines as a dazzling jewel in the Himalayan Mountains, surrounded by lakes and nature's bounty.
Bhimtal and all the places nearby are sure to make you rejuvenated. We suggest, you take out enough time to explore many more beautiful nearby places on the way to Bhimtal.
BHIMTAL TAXI SERVICE
& CAB OPTIONS
The nearest airport to Bhimtal is the PantNagar Airport situated at a distance of 58 kms and nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station, at a distance of 30 kms. Due to the mountainous region, it is safer to travel from Nainital to Bhimtal by hiring a taxi and also booking a taxi service in bhimtal is difficult due to bhimtal taxi union.
All the beautiful tourist places in Bhimtal can be comfortably visited by booking local Bhimtal taxis. You need to simply choose from a wide range of car rental options from Travelodesk, select your travel dates and book the desired car online at affordable taxi fares. Our experienced chauffeur-driven taxi will pick you from your hotel and ensure you only enjoy the pleasant weather in the hilly areas of Bhimtal & Nainital.
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Disclaimer - Above cab rates are tentative rates & may vary according to your tour plan, dates & season
Although it’s a small town, there are many famous hotels in Bhimtal where you can accommodate. You can also choose to book country inn bhimtal , Since it’s on the way to major tourist places in bhimtal, the best bhimtal hotels & bhimtal resorts are booked well in advance to avoid paying high tariff.
To avoid any last-minute hassles, you should opt for online hotel booking at OYO Hotels, Trivago or Booking.Com. You can compare different 5-star hotels, resorts, as well as budget hotels in Bhimtal before you book any bhimtal resorts.
Many tourists prefer booking hotels near bhimtal lake for easy access to tourist places. However, if you book private cabs in advance, you can conveniently travel anywhere in Bhimtal. Simply read customer reviews and book the best hotel in Bhimtal that meets your requirements and budget.
Disclaimer - Above hotel rates are tentative rates ( based on single occupancy) & may vary according to your tour plan, places & season.
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