Bhimtal in Uttaranchal is a lakeside getaway near Nainital and part of the lake district of Uttarakhand. Beautiful location facing the city of Bhimtal in the company of Himalayas, Fern Hillside Resort Bhimtal is surrounded by misty mountains and lush greenery. Here, you can breathe fresh air and watch the sun rising from mountains with its shine all day. To tickle the adventurer in you, there are thrilling indoor and outdoor games, kayaking, canoeing and even paragliding. However, if listening to birdsongs while gazing at the Himalayas is your thing, there are plenty of opportunities for that as well. 

Uttarakhand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and Bhimtal is like a jewel in Uttarakhand’s crown. Rested at a height of 1370m above the sea level, Bhimtal is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake. The ancient town of Bhimtal is a place to lie down under the shade of nature, close your eyes and experience serenity. This beautiful lake is named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata.

This town's most sought after spot is Bhimtal Lake with a small island in the middle adding charm to its picturesque surroundings. Bounded with dense forest of oaks, pine and shrubs along with beautiful lakes and salubrious weather, this place seems to be under the most beautiful magical spell of nature.

Apart from its extraordinary natural beauty there is an ancient temple located on the banks of Bhimtal which is very popular and attract thousands of devotes to the place. A great numbers of Hindu followers love to visit this place and offer their prayers to the gods while appreciating the well-known sculpture of the place. It is believed that this temple was built for Bhima by Baz Bahadur of Chand Dynasty in the 17th century.

In Bhimtal

  • Bhimtal Lake: It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the lake district of India and offers good boating facilities. The lake provides drinking water supply and supports aquaculture with variety of fish species.
  • Aquarium on the Island: Bhimtal Lake has an island located within it, which once had a restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down due to pollution issues and an aquarium was created in its place by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. The aquarium is now home to fish brought from countries like China, South Africa and Mexico.
  • Victoria Dam: One of the most breathtaking sights in Bhimtal is located on the bank of Bhimtal Lake. The most attractive thing about this dam is the flower gardens on its either side that makes the place look quite entrancing. The dam is 40 feet high and offers sights of nature that is very rare in other parts of the country.
  • Pine Rivera: is one of the most striking attractions in Bhimtal that grab the attention of the tourists. Pine Rivera is located close to a small hill and a flowing river. The tourists visit the place in large numbers as the pleasing atmosphere and picturesque beauty is highly appreciated. It is a paradise for bird watchers.
  • Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple: It is an old Shiva temple, located on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake. The 17th century temple is located by the 40 feet high Victoria dam.
  • Hanuman Garhi: This temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated at the height of 6401 ft, this temple offers an incredible sight of sunset over the Himalayas.
  • Hidimba Parvat: A beautiful hill, located just 5 km from Bhimtal gets its name from the Hidimba, wife of Bhima of Mahabharata. This hill also houses a wildlife asylum called Vankhandi Ashram, a habitat developed by Vankhnadi Maharaj, an environmentalist and monk who lives there.
  • Nal Damyanti: Considered to be a very sacred place by the inhabitant of the area, Nal Damyanti is a small natural lake situated almost 2 km from Bhimtal lake, it is believed that famous king Nala's palace drowned in this water body.
  • Shopping in Bhimtal: It is not exactly a shopping paradise but offers many souvenirs to take back home. Jewelry, wood crafts, carpets, statues, Garhwali paintings and handmade candles are some of the options to shop from.
  • Mall Road: It is a cluster of many small shops offers varied products and plethora of handicrafts items, candles, paintings, statues and shawls to buy.


In Hotel

  • The Royal Court offers fine dining experience in its two special restaurants.

- DE-RA: An in-house restaurant serving a range of delicacies from different cuisines.

- TENTARA: A charming roof-top restaurant that serves an array of dishes from around the world.

  • Availability of a range of indoor sports and recreation activities for adults as well as kids.
  • Barbeque and bone-fire arrangements to turn on your night celebration with family and loved ones.

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How to Reach

Nearest Airport

Pantnagar Airport

Nearest Railway Station

Kathgodam Railway Station
26.5 km

Nearest by Road

Bus or car services are available

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