Bhimtal is a town located at high altitudes in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is just 22 km from Nainital which is the most popular hill station of India. It is a well-known tourist destination and is at a distance of around 300 km from Delhi. You can reach Bhimtal by air, road, and rail route.
How to reach:
By Air - Delhi is the nearest airport, located at 300km from Bhimtal.
By Rail - The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is located at just 22km from Bhimtal. Buses and taxis are easily available from Kathgodam to Bhimtal.
By Road - Private taxis for Bhimtal are available from cities like Bhowali, Haldwani and Nainital.
Things to do in Bhimtal:
Wild Life - You can find many wild animals roaming around the jungle area from a safer distance; animals like Leopard, Dears etc. roam freely in the place. With Jim Corbett National Park, near Nainital, this place also provides a taste of wild life and its animals. Bhimtal Forest has many wild animals in its vicinity.
Trekking - Bhimtal is one of the most popular tourist destinations for trekking. If you are adventure lover, then you should not miss out various activities offered by the valley of Bhimtal. The dense forest and the beautiful lake make it a true trekking spot.
Boating - The main tourist attraction in Bhimtal is the lake. Like Naukuchiatal, boating and fishing is also possible in Bhimtal. The beauty about Bhimtal Lake is its Island Centre. The distance of island from the lake shore is about 90 meters and it can be accessed by a boat. A multi cuisine restaurant is located atop the island centre in Bhimtal and the view is simply breathtaking.
Para Gliding - For an adventure lover, Bhimtal brings certain recreational activities like paragliding. It is a competitive flying sport. Bhimtal make a brilliant venue for this mind boggling experience. Touch the skies while you fly high with paragliding in Bhimtal. Hmmm. Doesn't it sounds great? You playing with the clouds and sky your play ground. This air sport is perfect if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature along with breathtaking adventures. Paragliding is a brilliant blend of hand gliding and skydiving.
Cycling/Mountain Biking - Area is well equipped for Mountain Biking, all kinds of gears and bikes are available on rent from various vendors in the area. Also various rallies are organized from time to time in this region to promote Mountain Biking.
Horse Riding - Horse riding is another important attraction for tourists in Nainital. Horses can be hired at Barapatthar. Several tourist use horses as their transport mode to visit the different peaks of Nainital. Horse riding is now strictly prohibited inside the Nainital town.
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