THE GLITTERING LAKE
Bhimtal is a one of the major Tourist Destination of Indian State Uttrakhand which is situated nearby Nainital. Bhimtal Lake is the longest lake of Uttrakhand having a length of 1.7km which is about 300 meters longer than Nainital and has a masonry dam built in 1883 creating a storage facility for supplying drinking water to the nearby residents and supports aquatic culture with a variety of fish species.
Bhimtal is gaining popularity each day under The Kumaun region due to Bhimtal Lake and promoting Uttrakhand Tourism and also much cheaper as compared to Nainital. It is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters and is named after a famous character in India mythology called Bhima. The ‘C’ shape Lake is a scenic spot with a small island at its center on which there is a beautiful large aquarium which was previously a restaurant. The town is well connected by roads and is a perfect destination to visit in any month.
Quickly dive into the details:
- PLACES TO VISIT IN BHIMTAL
- THINGS TO DO IN BHIMTAL
- FOOD IN BHIMTAL
- STAYING IN BHIMTAL
- HOW TO REACH BHIMTAL
PLACES TO VISIT IN BHIMTAL
The Bhimtal region is home to 3 beautiful lakes – Bhim- Tal, Sat-Tal, and Naukuchia-Tal. 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.
THINGS TO DO IN BHIMTAL
Paragliding is done at Naukuchiatal wh is located just 4km from Bhimtal.
The fun of paragliding can be best enjoyed here and you can float like a bird under the blue sky.
Prices for Paragliding is starting from somewhere ₹1500 and duration of flying is between 10-15 minutes.
- Kayaking is another activity to be enjoyed at Bhimtal lake. This lake is much bigger than Nainital lake and supported with best floating facilities. Lake is surrounded by a view of mountains with green forest and a beautiful island at the center of a lake. While moving in the boat one can enjoy the beauty of valleys and the hills.
- Price for Kayaking is ₹200 per person for half an hour.
- Bhimtal is well-known for its best trekking destination. The trekking opportunities are concealed at various locations like Pine Riviera located at fourteen km from Bhimtal, which is supposed to be the ideal place for camping. Trekking can also be enjoyed near Bhimtal Lake, which is surrounded by dense forest and natures boundary. While trekking up and down this location you can capture scenic views of the valley.
FOOD IN BHIMTAL
Bhimtal has quite a few restaurants and eating joints which offer multi-cuisines ranging from Chinese, continental to the scrumptious Indian cuisine – both North Indian and South Indian. Apart from that, one can also enjoy street food like Momos which are available all over the place and sip a coffee by the lake side. The resorts and high-end hotels have in-house restaurants and bar.
STAYING IN BHIMTAL
The lake town of Bhimtal, which is just 20 km away from Nainital, is flocked with a lot of accommodations ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to economical budget guesthouses that a tourist can choose according to their budget. Due to its proximity of Nainital, Bhimtal attracts a lot of tourists during the winter season and the rates go through the roof during the tourist season in Nainital and hence staying at Bhimtal is a good option.
HOW TO REACH BHIMTAL
Bhimtal is well connected by road and the only way to reach Bhimtal is via road. The nearest Railway Station from Bhimtal is Kathgodam Railway Station which is around 21 km away from Bhimtal and the nearest Airport is Pantnagar which is around 58 km away.
One can hire a taxi or a cab from Kathgodam Railway Station which will take around 45 minutes to reach Bhimtal by road. Charges for hiring a full taxi is starting from ₹800 and for sharing taxi charges are starting from ₹150 per person.
There is another way to reach Bhimtal via road is to take a bus either Uttrakhand Government bus service or a private one and the charges are also cheaper as compared to the taxi which is ₹80 per person.