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The Mahabharata describes Bhimtal as a place visited by Bhima while Pandavas were banished from their territory. Thus, the town is named after Bhima, the Pandava blessed with immense physical power. Bhimtal is located at an elevation of 1370 m above the sea level and is popular as a beautiful tourist destination. Since there are various places to visit in Bhimtal, tourists do not get bored while enjoying vacations in this town.
One of the most important places to explore while enjoying Bhimtal sightseeing is the Bhimtal Lake. The lake has an island in the centre and the Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple on its bank. Every day, hundreds of people visit this temple to pay obeisance to the presiding deities and perform rituals. While in Bhimtal, travellers can also pay a visit the Nal Damyanti Tal, which is just 2 km away. Apart from the above mentioned places, they can explore the Gargi River, which is a great place for soak up wonderful views.
Visitors’ Bhimtal travel itinerary must include 'Sattal', which is a network of seven lakes. This wonderful attraction is located just 5 km away from the town and is encircled by dense vegetation. Here, visitors can also sight different species of birds. Adjacent to this magnificent attraction lies the Hidimba Parvat, a hill named after demon Hidimba. Another hill which tourists can visit is Karkotaka, which houses a famous Nag Temple and presents majestic vistas of surroundings.
If time permits, tourists can plan a trip to Nainital which houses some far-famed attractions, such as St. John in the Wilderness, Gurney House and Tiffin Top. While at this hill station, tourists must not forget to offer prayers at Naini Devi Temple.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any camp sites in Bhimtal?By Ibha on Jan 27,2018
Yes, there are campsites in Bhimtal. Some of them are: Padampuri Camps and Back to Nature Camps.
By Ganapati on Jan 27,2018
What is Bhimtal famous for in terms of shopping?By Sachika on Jan 26,2018
Wooden handicraft items, Garhwali paintings, organic jams, handmade jewelry, and carpets are some items that can be bought at Bhimtal at reasonable prices.
By Nachni on Jan 26,2018
List the hotels that offer lake-view rooms in Bhimtal?By OWEN on Jan 25,2018
The Tal Paradise, Hotel Lake Inn, The Lake Resort, V Resorts Monolith, and The Lake View Retreat are some of the hotels that offer lake-view rooms to their guests.For a full list of all hotels, see: https://www.yatra.com/hotels/hotels-in-bhimtalBy Rajiv on Jan 25,2018
What is the best time to visit Bhimtal??By Raghupati on Jan 24,2018
Summers are cool and warm while winters can get really cold. So the period between March and June and then again between September and December is the best time to visit Bhimtal.
By Harmendra on Jan 24,2018
How far is Nainital from Bhimtal??By Savar on Jan 23,2018
Nainital is about 22 km from Bhimtal, and it takes an hour to reach Bhimtal from there.
By Swarup on Jan 23,2018
How do I reach Bhimtal from Delhi?By Maheepati on Jan 22,2018
Bhimtal is about 315 km from Delhi, and it takes about 7.5 hours to reach Bhimtal via the National Highway (NH) 09.
By Shakti on Jan 22,2018
How I do move around in Bhimtal?By Pramiti on Jan 21,2018
Even though Bhimtal is a small hill town, taxis and buses are available in plenty. You can hire a cab or go around in a bus.
By Falguni on Jan 21,2018
Please suggest some popular tourist attractions in Bhimtal?By Chandraki on Jan 20,2018
Some of the popular attractions are Bhimtal Lake, Hanuman Garhi, Aquarium on Bhimtal Island, Victoria Dam, and Hidimba Parvat among others.
By Saad on Jan 20,2018
I’m a history buff Are there any historical places in Bhimtal?By Trilok on Jan 19,2018
No, there aren’t any historical sites in Bhimtal. However, the magnificent Bhimtal Lake with an island housing an aquarium is quite an attraction.
By Viral on Jan 19,2018
Are there any museums in Bhimtal?By Malaya on Jan 18,2018
Yes. The Folk Culture Museum, also known as Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, is a museum that holds many interesting artifacts, rock art, and other items of archeological importance. It also displays information on the traditional customs and rituals of the state.
By Lola on Jan 18,2018
Is boating permitted at the Bhimtal Lake?By Ajmil on Jan 17,2018
Yes, boating is permitted in the Bhimtal Lake. Colorful boats take you for a joyous ride to the aquarium in the middle of the lake. The charges for the boat rides are 250 INR per person.
By Mriganka on Jan 17,2018
What are the other activities that can be done in Bhimtal other than sightseeing?By Wahab on Jan 16,2018
Besides enjoying sightseeing and picnics, you can enjoy other fun activities at Bhimtal, including paragliding, fishing, camping, hiking, and adventure sports such as rock climbing and rappelling.
By Ninad on Jan 16,2018
Are there any pet friendly hotels in Bhimtal?By Purnima on Jan 15,2018
Yes, there are pet-friendly hotels in Bhimtal like The Emerald Trail, Hotel Meadows, and Aamod at Bhimtal.
By Resham on Jan 15,2018
Where can I shop for gifts in Bhimtal?By Omar on Jan 14,2018
Among the many markets in Bhimtal, the Mall Road Market is a popular place to shop for gifts.
By Ekavali on Jan 14,2018
Are there any religious spots in Bhimtal?By Maniram on Jan 13,2018
Yes, there are quite a few temples in Bhimtal, including Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Karkotaka Temple dedicated to the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja, and Hanuman Garhi.
By Agyeya on Jan 13,2018
Which are the best luxury hotels in Bhimtal?By OSCAR on Jan 12,2018
Are there good options for hotels in Bhimtal for a honeymoon couple?By Shriharit on Jan 03,2018
Yes, there are a host of options to choose from when looking for hotels in Bhimtal for a honeymoon couple. You can choose from amid the likes of The Fern Hillside Resort, V Resorts The Satvik Resort and Lake Retreat. Check options here: By Kanishka on Jan 03,2018
What are some of the must visit attractions in Bhimtal?By Oojam on Jan 02,2018
Some of the must visit attractions in Bhimtal include the likes of Bhimtal Aquarium, Garg Parwat, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Victoria Dam, Folk culture museum and the butterfly research center
By Shawn on Jan 02,2018
What is the best way to reach Bhimtal by train?By Prana on Jan 01,2018
Kathgodam railway station located at a distance of 30 km is the closest railway station to Bhimtal. Cabs are easily available from the Kathgofam station to reach Bhimtal.
By Surabhi on Jan 01,2018
What is the best way to reach Bhimtal by air?By Asita on Dec 31,2017
You can take a direct flight from any of the domestic airports for Pant Nagar Airport located at a distance of 58 km from Bhimtal. Taxis are easily available from Pant Nagar Airport to reach Bhimtal
By Archan on Dec 31,2017
Are there any taxis available in Bhimtal for local travel?By Sandhya on Dec 30,2017
Bhimtal being a hill station is best covered on foot, there are however enough private taxis available for local travel both in and around the city
By Jaitra on Dec 30,2017
What is a good time to visit Bhimtal?By Jaishree on Dec 29,2017
Summers are cool and warm while winters can get really cold. So the period between March and June and then again between September and December is the best time to visit Bhimtal
By Champika on Dec 29,2017
My friend recommends me The Pine Crest Hotel. Is it really worth?By Manideepa on Dec 28,2017
Pine Crest Hotel is listed among 5 star hotels in Bhimtal Ramnagar. It is an ideal place to pamper yourself in the serene surroundings. It has been offering the best services since 12 years in a very humble way. It features luxury rooms, restaurant, children play area, Wi-Fi and other essential amenities. This is the perfect place to create some everlasting memories.
By Sultana on Dec 28,2017
Are there any decent budget hotels in Bhimtal?By Sakshum on Dec 27,2017
There any many decent budget hotels in Bhimtal for all kinds of travelers. You can choose from the likes of Emerald Trail, Vanvilas Bhimtal, The Pine Glade and Gemini Inn.
By Dwipavati on Dec 27,2017
Can you recommend for some cheap hotels in Bhimtal?By Haresh on Dec 26,2017
Yes, there are many choices for cheap hotels in Bhimtal. You can take a look at Shivas Solace By Samaira, TG Stays Mandir Marg, Hotel Apple and Cottage In Hills.
By Ishita on Dec 26,2017
Suggest some 4 star hotels in Bhimtal?By Niramay on Dec 25,2017
You can choose from amid the likes of Aamod Resort, The Royal Court, Seasons Hotel and Te Aroha as popular 4 star hotels in Bhimtal.
By Vaikhan on Dec 25,2017
Are there any 5 star hotels in Bhimtal?By Abhayaprada on Dec 24,2017
Yes, you can opt for The Manu Maharani which is a popular 5 star hotel in Bhimtal attracting tourists from all over.
By Priyesh on Dec 24,2017
Can I book hotels in Bhimtal Ramnagar online?By Nathin on Dec 23,2017
Yes, of course. Advancement in technology has made Bhimtal Ramnagar hotels booking procedure quite easy. Now, the visitors just need to go through the list of available hotels, check out the price and deals and select the one that suits their budget well.
By Kallol on Dec 23,2017
What is the best time to visit Ramnagar Bhimtal?By Kanmani on Dec 22,2017
Ramnagar, Bhimtal is an apt place for sightseeing and thus the best time to visit here is from March to June. Choosing this time allows the travelers to experience the beauty of this place at the fullest.
By Samudrasen on Dec 22,2017
List some of the cheap hotels in Bhimtal Ramnagar?By Saatatya on Dec 21,2017
Ramnagar is a small town in Uttrakhand and is a gateway to Corbett Park. The travelers here can choose from a spectrum of budget – friendly options such as New Everest Hotel, Hotel Lake Inn, Wild Way Home Stays, Hotel Silver Tree Inn, and Krishna Wilderness Retreat.
By Ujjay on Dec 21,2017