Bhimtal – Hillstation of Uttarakhand
Bhimtal is a Hillstation of Uttarakhand it is a lake city named after Bhima, the charismatic mythological character of Mahabharata. The Bhimtal lake is at a scenic spot with a small island at its centre on which there is a beautiful large aquarium which was previously a restaurant. Bhimtal affords splendid views and visual vistas of nature’s beauty. Bhimtal is well connected by roads and is a perfect destination to visit in any month.
In stark contrast to Nainital, Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in the tranquil atmosphere. Apart from Bhimtal Lake, which is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and nature walk, the 17th-century Bhimeshwar Temple is another must-visit spot in the hilltown. Well connected by road, Bhimtal is an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi. This lake city is gaining popularity with each day as it is located in the vicinity of Nainital and features some of the stately hotels that are comparatively cheaper than that of Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Best time to visit Bhimtal
This is one of those tourism places where tourists come throughout the year. But, summer and winter are the ideal seasons to plan your holidays in Bhimtal as in monsoon, one can expect heavy rainfall from time to time.
The weather in this town is quite pleasant throughtout the year. The summers are a blend of cold air and warmth. Summers in Bhimtal generally starts from April and last until June. The temperature ranges from 15°C to 30°C. The weather is perfect to indulge in some adventurous activities. During summers, the weather gets hot during daytime but in the evening, the temperature lowers down significantly. As the summers in Bhimtal are quite pleasant, they are the best time to visit and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Monsoon season in Bhimtal begins from July to mid-September, when the entire hill town experiences rainfall in abundance. The weather during this time of the year is pleasant and windy with intermittent showers. This is also the blooming season in Bhimtal as the hill has evergreen shrubs with variegated foliage and the Bhimtal lake looks mesmerising with the rainfall. Make sure to carry warm clothes and rain gears if you plan on visiting Bhimtal during Monsoons.
Another season when Bhimtal witnesses pleasant weather is during the winter season which begins in the month of November and lasts till February. in this time temperatures ranging from -3 to 15-degree Celcius. The weather during the months of September to December is pleasant with the majestic mountains looking extremely beautiful and the crystal clear water in Bhimtal lake perfect for fishing and paddling. This is also a great time to indulge in trekking. From December to February, Bhimtal experiences frigid weather, with the temperature falling below sub-zero levels.
Popular Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in & arround Bhimtal
Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island
In stark contrast to Nainital, Bhimtal is a scenic hill station, the charm of which lies in the tranquil atmosphere. Apart from Bhimtal Lake, which is a popular attraction for paddle boating, birding and nature walk, the 17th-century Bhimeshwar Temple is another must-visit spot in the hilltown. Well connected by road, Bhimtal is an ideal weekend getaway from Delhi. This lake city is gaining popularity with each day as it is located in the vicinity of Nainital and features some of the stately hotels that are comparatively cheaper than that of Nainital.
Hidimba Parvat is a lush green beautiful hill situated at the 5km from the Bhimtal and the name of this originated from the Hidimba, wife of the Bhima from the famous Mahabharata. This parvat is also a house of Vankhandi Ashram. The monk also made a shelter for the conservation of wild animals who residing on the Hidimba Parwat
Located on the Nainital-Haldwani route, Hanuman Garhi is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The place has very big statue of Lord Hanuman and replica of Ma Vaishno Devi Gufa. The place is located on Naukchiatal lake road from Bhimtal. Perched atop 6,401 ft. high, the temple was built by a local saint Baba Neem Karoli in 1950 and is located close to Ashram of Bapu Lila Sah and Shitla Devi temple. The idol of Lord Hanuman is portrayed as splitting his chest, depicting that Lord Ram resides in his heart. The view of the rosy sky during sunset and sunrise is what attracts tourists to Hanuman Garhi.
Folk Culture Museum
This museum is a must visit place of Bhimtal. Popularly known as ‘Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya’, this private museum was founded by Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal in 1983 and presents valuable artifacts and a treasure of old photographs. The museum became set up with the primary goal of upkeep of neighborhood subculture, documentation of oral and written traditions and provision of presenting schooling on vanishing arts and crafts of the vicinity if you need recognize about Uttarakhand people culture one must visit.
Butterfly Research Centre
The Butterfly Research Centre is located on a hillock near the Bhimtal lake and houses the fourth largest butterfly and moth reference collection in India. The collection is housed in a 150-year-old colonial bungalow in the Jones Estate. Of the approximately 1,300 species of butterflies to be found in India (mostly concentrated in the northeastern states), Bhimtal has around 240 species.It is clear that Bhimtal is a butter lover’s paradise.
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