Bhimtal Travel Guide, Pocket it Now!

Fast Facts

Located in- Nainital, Uttarakhand

Altitude- 1370 meters above sea level

Languages- Hindi and Kumaoni

Best time to Visit- March-June and September-December

Weather: Summer 8°C to 30°C, Winter -2°C to 10°C

Blessed with ubiquitous natural beauty, Uttarakhand is no less than like a wonderland that a travel freak must explore once in a lifetime. Although the serene Indian state is beset with many spiritual as well as places where you can spend some relaxing moments in the lap of Mother Nature, but the charisma of Bhimtal is simply breathtaking as it’s a precious gem in the crown of Uttarakhand.


Lying at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Bhimtal is beautifully wrapped up by verdant green mountains that give voyagers and nature lovers a rare opportunity to skink deeply and deeply into the rich beauty of this place.

 A Quick Look at Places to Explore In Bhimtal:

  • Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake endows you with the unexplored sparkle of nature in its purest form. During your trip to the exotic town of Bhimtal, you can go boating in the Bhimtal Lake, as this is one of the best places to shed that stress. Love birds can enjoy boat riding here while gazing at the miracles of nature, and add some more flavors in their bag of memories.

bhimtal lake

  • Karkotaka Temple

The mighty hill of Karkotaka is popular for its Nag temple, and is explored by many pilgrims from far and wide. Every year, thousands of devotees come here to worship the serpent God. It is believed that the shrine with the serpent God defend the inhabitants from venomous snake bites.

  • Hidimba Parvat

Hidimba Parvat is situated 5kms away from Bhimtal and got its name from cruel demon Hidimba of Mahabharata. Hidimba Parvat brags of having another allure in the form of Vankhandi Ashram, which gives shelter to many wild animals. Great monk and environmentalist Vankhandi Maharaj constructed the small wildlife sanctuary.

  • Naukuchiataal

Another attraction in this string is Naukuchiataal, which is positioned at a distance of 3 kms from Bhimtaal. Far away from the noise and humdrum of daily life, Naukuchiataal is a wonderful spot for boating and fishing, and stunning views of migratory birds is an added lure of this lake.

  • Pine Rivera

A haven for bird lovers, Pine Rivera is the right place where your eyes can clandestinely witness the innocent charm of birds in their natural habitat. To say the least, Pine Rivera has got the magic to transport you into a world of exotic birds.

Bhimtal lake uttarakhand

Where to Stay

When it comes to accommodation, Bhimtal has much more to provide you. From budget hotels to the luxury ones, you can find a decent one easily. Before selecting one for you, make sure you do proper research regarding the safety, budget and amenities provided by the lodge.

Related: Find hotels in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand

How to Reach?

Bhimtal is well-linked to road, rail and air. You can reach to the destination by taking train from Kathgodam railway station. The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, which is well-linked to many Indian cities. However, the most convenient way to reach Bhimtal is through bus as you can watch the splendor of nature.

What to Shop Here?

Undoubtedly a lively place for shopping freaks! Bhimtal is famous for its wood carvings, handmade candles; beaded jewelry, Garhwali paintings, carpets and a lot more that are worth a buy.

Have a Happy & Safe Journey!