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Bhimtal

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How to get there:

By Airways:

The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, 71 km away. It is connected by Vayudoot services with Delhi. Coaches and taxis take the tourists to Bhimtal from Panthnagar.
By Railways:
The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam, 35 km away. Bhimtal is connected by rail to Delhi, Agra, Bareilly, and Lucknow. Taxis and buses are available from Kathgodam to Bhimtal.
By Roadways:
Bhimtal is connected by good, all-weather roads to Delhi (322 km), Bareilly (141 km), Almora (66 km) and Ranikhet (60 km). Public and private bus companies ply regular bus services between Bhimtal and Delhi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Hardwar, Dehradun, Almora, Ranikhet, Ramnagar and other important towns in the state.


Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22 kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. The largest lake in the district of Nainital, Bhimtal is 1701 meters by 265 meters, 265 meters longer than Naini Lake. The lake known for its magnificent majesty is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 meters above sea level. Bhimtal has an island, to the north-east side, which is an exquisite gem in the middle of the lake. It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake. The island is only 91.4 meters from the shore.

bhimtal lake


Surrounded by the hills and dense pine forests, Bhimtal has a moderate climate even in summers. The temperature rarely goes beyond 25C in the day, while in winter it gets very chilly. Often mist, dark clouds, and rains obscure a bright sunny day during the monsoons, between July and September.

view of bhimtal lake

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