Bhimtal

Bhimtal India

Bhimtal is a city and nagar panchayat in Nainital area in state of Uttarakhnad, India. It is located at an elevation of 1370 meters on the top of sea level. It is approximately 22 km away from Nainital. Bhimtal is famous for Bhimtal Lake which has an isle at its centre. As well sightseeing, Bhimtal has become a district headquarters as several district administration offices has been transferred to newly erected Vikas Bhawan.  Bhimtal provides to visitors a quiet break and amenities for water sports. And this attractive town draws thousand of visitors each year through its serene green surroundings.

Bhimtal India Information

Location of Bhimtal in Uttarakhand and India
Bhimtal Coordinates 29.35°N 79.5667°E
Bhimtal Country  India
Bhimtal State Uttarakhand
Bhimtal District(s) Nainital
Bhimtal Population 5875 (2001)
Bhimtal Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Bhimtal Location 22 kms From Nainital (Uttar Pradesh)
Bhimtal Altitude 1371.6 Metres Above Sea Level
Bhimtal Languages Hindi and English
Bhimtal Best time to visit April-July and September-October
Bhimtal STD Code 05942

Bhimtal Location

 Bhimtal is situated in northern part of state of U.P. which is northern area of India. It is situated at an elevation of 1370 meters on the top of sea level in the middle of Kumaon hills. Bhimtal’s climate is alpine. Winters are cold (November-February) and    summers (April-June) are easygoing. Rainy seasons experiences in july-September.

Bhimtal History

Bhimtal is an olden place which is named after Bhima of Mahabharata. And Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple aged Shiva temple which is in the Shore of Bhimtal Lake. And it is alleged to have been made when Bhima went the place throughout the eviction (vanvas) time of Pandavas. This temple was made in 17th century, through Baz Bahadur (1638-78 AD), the Raja of Kumaon and King of the Chand dynasty.

It has been walk-out for travelers of district from hills to plains or vise versa for a long time. And the old strider road is still in make use of here and this street joints close to Kathgodam to all Kumaun district and even to Tibet and Nepal . It might have been the division of famous olden silk route.

Prime Attractions of Bhimtal

  • Nainital
  • Naina Devi Temple
  • Naini Lake
  • Naukuchia Tal
  • Snow View Trek

Bhimtal Visiting Time

The best period to visit Bhimtal is from middle-April to middle-July and also from middle-September to October. 

Places To See

Nal Damynti is a small innate lake. It is approximately 2 km away from Bhimtal. It is alleged that fort of renowned king Nala sink into this lake. And it is a very holy place for dwellers of district.

Hidimba Parvat is a hill which is 5 km away from Bhimtal. it got its name from sprite Hidimba of Mahabharata. Vankhandi Maharaj, a priest and ecologist lives on hill now, and has formed an asylum for wild animals in the region of the hill. This region is known as Vankhandi Ashram.

Kartotaka hill is alleged to be named after Karkotaka, a mythical cobra. Kartotaka hill is renowned for its Nag temple in district and on Rishi Panchami hundreds of people come to this temple and adore the Nag Karkotaka Maharaj. And this one is considered one of popular Nag temples in Uttarakhand area.

Bhimtal Sites Nearby

Naukuchiatal is 4 km away from Bhimtal. And it is a lake which has 9 corners. Like Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal has quiet lush environs, which magnetizes traveler to it. This tree-fringed lake is superior for boating. 

Sat Tal (factually seven lakes) is 7 km away from Bhimtal. It is a different significant place to visit. And Sat Tal was initially a bunch of seven lakes, in which two have withered. It is well-known for boating and fishing. The thickly wooded hills and little streams along the banks of lakes are a recurrent attraction to tourists. 

Godhakhel Temple is 3 km away from Bhim Tal. 

How To Reach

Bhimtal does not have its private airport. The adjoining airport is at Pant Nagar (55 km) and the adjoining railway station is at Kathgodam (23 km). it is well connected through bus with Kathgodam and Nainital. Tourists can reach Bhimtal through hiring taxi from Kathgodam or Nainital. 

Bhimtal Hotels and Resorts

Hotel / Resort Name Lowest Avg. Per Night
The Fishermens Lodge, BHIMTAL 1500 Rs
Maya Regency, BHIMTAL 1400 Rs
The George's Hotel, BHOWALI NA
The Mountain Inn, NAUKUCHIATAL NA
Green Meadows Inn, NAUKUCHIATAL NA
Van Vilas, BHIMTAL 1100 RS
Paradise Resort, NAUKUCHIATAL NA
Neelesh Inn, BHIMTAL 1800 Rs
Pine Crest, BHIMTAL 4300 Rs
Moksha Retreat, BHIMTAL 9000 Rs
Satvik Resort, BHIMTAL NA
Country Inn, Bhimtal 6280 Rs
Fishermens Lodge, Bhimtal NA
Hotel Lake Heritage, Bhimtal NA
Monolith Resorts, Bhimtal NA
Mountain Club Resort, Bhimta NA
Neelesh Inn, Bhimta 1485 RS
Pine Riviera Camp, Bhimtal 2640 Rs
Sapphire Inn, Bhimtal 3750 Rs
Satvik Sadan, Bhimtal NA
Sea Hawk Inn, Bhimtal 1760 Rs
Shikha Inn Resort, Bhimtal 3500 Rs
The Pine Crest, Bhimtal NA