Located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Bhimtal is a popular tourist destination perched at an altitude of around 1200 meters and is named after the second eldest Pandava-Bhima. The region is mainly famous for the massive Bhimtal Lake present here. During a trip to Bhimtal, one can enjoy boating in the Bhimtal Lake, one of the popular tourist attractions in Bhimtal. There is an island in the middle of the lake, which can only be accessed through boats. There is a temple complex, located in the town of Bhimtal, which attracts pilgrims from in and around this region. Also known as Bhimeshwar, the temple complex was built in the 17th century and known for its exquisite architecture.
How to Reach Bhimtal from Delhi
There is no direct rail connectivity between Delhi and Bhimtal. Train service is available between Delhi to Kathgodam. From here onwards, you’ll have to take a bus between Kathgodam to Bhimtal.
The airport located in the town of Patnanagar is the closest airport. The airport in Patnanagar is well-connected to Delhi airport.
Bhimtal is well-connected to Nainital, Dehradun, Haridwar and even Rishikesh. If you are travelling from New Delhi, take a bus to Nainital and get down there. From there onwards, buses to Bhimtal are easily available.
Bhimtal Tour Packages
Hotels in Bhimtal
Village Thapalia Maharagaon, Naukuchiyatal, Bhimtal, Tehsil and District Nainital
Attractions in Bhimtal
Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple
Located at a distance of 7 kilometers from Bhimtal, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is said to have been built by Bhima during his exile period.
Located 5 kilometers away from Bhimtal, Naukuchia Tal, a ‘Lake of Nine Corners’, is a famous lake for rowing, yachting and paddling. This lake is fed by a recurrent spring. Naukuchiatal is also famous for the ‘Escape Festival’, which happens once in every year (in the month of May).
Located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Bhimtal, Sat Tal is an interspersed group of 7 freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal. It is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India.
Nal Damayanti Tal
Located 2 kilometer away from Bhimtal, Nal Damayanti Tal is a small natural lake, where the palace of great mythological king ‘Nala’ drowned. It is a very revered place for the inhabitants of the region.
Located 5 kilometers away from Bhimtal, Hidimba Parvat derives its name from the demon Hidimba of Mahabharata. Vankhandi Maharaj, a famous monk and ecologist lives here, and has created a sanctuary for the wild animals around the hill. The area is known as Vankhandi Ashram.