Bhimtal is a lake town in Nainital District, located 22 km from Nainital and 11 km from Bhowali, at an altitude of 1370 mts. The pride of Bhimtal is a beautiful lake which offers magnificent vistas. The lake is larger than the Nainital lake. Boating is a possibility. There is an island in the lake, and a restaurant is located atop it. The distance of the island from the lake shore is 91 mts. There is a 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 feet high dam. The local bus stand and taxi stand is situated near it. One road from Bhimtal leaves for Naukuchiatal, while the other one goes to Kathgodam, 21 Kms from here. Connectivity is available from Indian Rail upto Kathgodam and from Kathgodam by road (taxis are readily available). The nearest Airport is PantNagar; Airport distance of 35 Kms. Bhimtal Lake is named after the second Pandava brother Bhima in the Mahabharata.
 Best time to Visit
All year round. March-June offers pleasant summer weather, July and August are monsoon months with lush greenery all around, and the winter months offer spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayas and fresh snowfall.
 Get around
Taxis are readily available. There are lots of mountain and forest trails to hike in.
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- Bhimtal lake - The farms and forests of Bhimtal - Birds and wildlife
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- Boating and walk around the lake - The 7 lakes of Sattal, through a forest hike - Day trips to Nainital and Naukuchiyatal
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Kumaoni food Anglo-Indian recipes of colonial descendants who still live here
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