Welcome To Bhimtal

About Bhimtal

Not as touristy as Nainital and Dehradun neither as isolated as Chaukori and Peora, Bhimtal is among the most gorgeous offbeat places in Uttarakhand. With a sparkling lake at the centre, named after Bhima, One of The Five Pandavas, from Mahabharata, this small yet beautiful place lies between Kathgodam and Nainital and mostly visited by solo travellers and honeymoon couples, in pursuit of privacy, isolation and solace.

Major attractions: Apart from boating in Bhimtal Lake, visit Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Butterfly Research Centre and Folk Culture Museum. One can also enjoy stargazing, dirt biking and paragliding.

How to reach: From Pantnagar, one can reach Bhimtal in approximately 2 hours. But the easiest way is to avail train, get down at Kathgodam and hire a cab to reach Bhimtal, located 30 kms from the railhead.

Nearby Places of Bhimtal

Garg Parwat
Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple
Victoria Dam

Why Bhimtal


Here are some of the best attractions to visit in Bhimtal to admire the enchanting beauty of the hill station. Add these best places of Bhimtal to your itinerary for a perfect holiday on the hill station.

Nal Damyanti Tal

Nal Damyanti Tal is a small natural lake located about 2 km from Bhimtal. This placid lake is besieged with natural foliage and is considered to be sacred by the locals. Having shallow waters, Nal Damyanti Tal is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of nature. One can admire a stunning view of the distant hills or go for a nature walk from here.

Hidimba Parvat

Hidimba Parvat is a lush green terrain located at a favorable distance of 5 km from Bhimtal. The hillock has been named after a demon called Hidimba, the wife of Bheema one of the Pandava brothers from the famous mythological tale called Mahabharata.

Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal is a picturesque lake located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Named after the legendary Bhima one of the five pandavas of Mahabharata, Bhimtal is a beautiful lake centered amidst green mountains. You can enjoy stroll around the lake or enjoy boating in Bhimtal Lake. During spring and autumn seasons bird watching is also popular near Lake. enjoy the beauty of Naini Lake mostly in the evening.

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