Named after the Bhima, the charismatic mythological character of Mahabharata, the lake city of Bhimtal is located at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level. Bounded by the dense forest of oak and pines, the palace is famous for Bhimtal lake which is larger than the famous Naini lake in Nainital. Bhimtal is blissful and less crowded than Nainital, which is making it popular among the tourists. Hotels and resorts in Bhimtal are more economical, peaceful and offer better views , as compared to Nainital. The popular attractions of this tranquil place are paddle boating, bird watching, nature walk. Bhimeshwara Temple, located on the banks of the lake, is believed to be constructed by Bhima himself, attracets mythology and religious tourists. During winter months, the lake is full of migratory birds which attracts bird watchers and nature lovers. Bhimtal is an ideal place for relaxation, honeymooners and nature lovers.
Bhimtal is a year-round destination, visited by different tourists for different reasons. In summer months, day time is quite pleasant and evenings are cold. IMonsoons, nature is at its best. Forests are more beautiful than ever. Winter months are full of migratory Himalayan birds from the upper region that attracts bird lovers.
Bhimtal is easily accessible by road from below popular cities
Haldwani : 30 kms
Delhi : 320 kms
Nearest railway station is Kathgodam at a distance of 21 kms.
Delhi airport is around 320 kms with frequent flights from all over the world.
Pant Nagar airport is 55 kms, but flights at this airport are limited.