Bhimtal, a town named after Bhim of Mahabharat holds mythological importance and is placed at the height of 1370 meters above sea level. The prominent temple of shiva named Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple situated at the banks of bhimtal lake and is the major attraction of place.

Bhimtal one of the primitive city of Nainital has been the prominent tourist’s spots for its picturesque beautiful scenic view, as it’s a beautiful scenic hill station. A small city connecting roads nearby to Nainital is a lesser popular destination and unexplored making it the preferred option.

Enjoying the seeming soothing activities at the lake like boating, nature walk, adventurous trekking glancing at the chirping of birds is divine and magnetic to view at. Thus with adventure one encounters a lot of sports activities.

Best Places to visit in Bhimtal

Aquarium Island Cafe: The aquarium island cafe offers a lovely, distinctive setup because you can sit on the rooftop or on the deck area and observe the lake. You can view their collection of more than 40 different fish species while there. The next time you go, you can visit a special and exclusive island cafe in Bhimtal, where they also serve a variety of food alternatives.

Bhimtal Lake: As the largest lake in the Nainital District, Bhimtal Lake is the main draw and the inspiration for the name of Bhimtal City. Boating is permitted on Bhimtal Lake. You are welcome to visit Bhimtal and its lake with your family or friends.

Butterfly Research Centre- More than 1300 kinds of butterflies can be found at the Butterfly Research Centre; Bhimtal alone is home to more than 250 species. This location is a must-visit if you're bringing children because it's close to the popular and prime region of Bhimtal. This centre has one of the most exquisite collections of butterflies in existence.

Bhimeshwar Temple: The Bheem, who once visited this location during the Mahabharata era, built this temple which is all built using ancient texts and stones. He built this temple as a sign of his devotion because he was a sincere devotee of Shiva; as a result, the location came to be known as Bhimtal.

Bhimtal Attractions

Boating in Bhimtal Lake

Trekking and camping

Aquarium island cafe

Bhimeshwar temple

Butterfly research centre

Hidimba parvat 

Victoria Dam

Stargate observatory

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How to reach Bhimtal

By Bus- By taking a bus from Delhi's bus station to Haldwani and then on to Bhimtal, which is only 32 km away, you might cover this trip by local transportation.

The alternative is to take a bus from the bus station in Delhi and go first to Nainital, then on to Bhimtal, as Bhimal is only 20 kilometres away from Nainital.

By train: Taking the train is another alternative, since there aren’t direct trains from Delhi to Bhimtal but other trains that stop at Kathgodam, from whence you can take any local conveyance to Bhimtal, which is only about 24 km away from Kathgodam Railway Station.

By Air: PantNagar Airport is the closest airport to Bhimtal. It just takes 55 km to go to Bhimtal by road, therefore you may use any domestic airline to reach Pant Nagar.

Activities in Bhimtal