Key Points
  • Ideal Duration: 1 day
  • Best Time: Mar-Jun,Sep-Dec
  • Nearest Airport: Dehradun

Bhimtal is a town in the Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand and has been a major tourist spot since the last two decades. The major attraction here is the Bhimtal Lake, which sports an island at its center. Rich in history, Bhimtal has a massive historical significance as the place is named after Bhima and is much older than Nainital. The place was seized under the British after the Anglo-Nepalese War.

Why Bhimtal is an ideal tourist destination for you?

Revered for its aesthetic beauty, Bhimtal is a simple yet peaceful and a quiet place which provides ample of space for people who visit here for adventure and for those who are seeking peace and separating themselves from the hustling lifestyle. 


  • Bhimtal Lake
  • Aquarium on the Bhimtal Lake
  • Victoria Dam
  • Hidimba Parvat


Some Suggestions to make your holiday more memorable:

Bhimtal is a beautiful city surrounded by misty mountains and lush greenery. Here, you can breathe fresh air and watch the sun draping the mountains with its shine all day. To tickle the adventurer in you, there are thrilling water sports like kayaking, trekking, and even canoeing. If you’re planning to visit here but you’re short on days then here’s a list of the things that you must do in order to make the most of your holiday.

  • Visit the Bhimtal Lake initially as it is one of the most famous lakes in India with an island at the center of the Lake. It is a famous tourist attraction and also houses an aquarium with a variety of fish species and a temple. This place works as a rejuvenator as it completely takes your stress away with its beauty.
  • Enjoy the fresh available local food in the hills, which is not just nutritious, but delicious as well. The availability of high-altitude grains like amaranth makes the hill cuisine very special and healthy. Also, witness the Baisakhi festival if you’re traveling in Winter season and Dussehra festival which are celebrated with great pomp and show. Also, Uttarakhand Spring Bird Festival is celebrated annually which promotes Uttarakhand as a birding destination and creates awareness about the fragility of the exotic bird population. This Spring Bird Festival is conducted in February for 5 days. It is also a great way to learn more about birds and their conservation.
  •  Next, enjoy the water sports and trekking which is a must for every individual as taking a walk around the city and your resort lets you explore the mountain villages. Trekking will allow you to explore the forest trails around the property for spectacular views of the mountains as well the Bhimtal Lake. So whilst there and don’t forget to listen and spot exotic birds and their calls which might be a new experience for you.


Places in Bhimtal

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