Bhimtal (भीमताल), Nainital

Bhimtal – One of the Popular Weekend Getaways from Delhi, A Peaceful Hill Station with the Largest Picturesque Lake in Kumaon!

Bhimtal is a popular tourist destination in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Bhimtal is named after Bhima of Mahabharata. This famous Hill Station is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 km from Nainital. The Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple (an old Shiva Temple), near the Lake bank, is believed to have been built by Bhima. He visited the place during the banishment (Vanvas) period of Pandavas. The History of Bhimtal is quite interesting and related to the epic Mahabharata.

Bhimtal is older than Nainital and Haldwani, discovered by the British in 1841. Bhimtal is very popular amongst tourists as Lake City, Peaceful Hill Station, Honeymoon Getaway, and Weekend Holiday Break.

The weather in Bhimtal is also fantastic. The temperature during the summer ranges from 15°C to 29°C, while in the winter, they normally range between 4°C to 18°C. 

Bhimtal city is famous for its picturesque lake. Bhimtal Lake is the largest lake in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This beautiful Lake is famous among tourists for its fun activities like Boating and Fishing, Water Zorbing, Trekking, Paragliding, and Camping. Like other Lake cities, Bhimtal is one of the best places to visit in Nainital (The Lake district of Uttarakhand). An Island (Now a Beautiful Large Aquarium Cafe) at the center of the Lake is worth seeing.

This small hill station of Uttarakhand has various other good places to visit. Some popular are Bhimtal Lake Aquarium, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Victoria Dam, Hidimba Parvat, Bankhandi Ashram, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sayad Baba Ki Mazar, and Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya. It also features some of the very best hotels and resorts, which are comparatively cheaper than Nainital Hotels.

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The PIN Code of Bhimtal is 263136.