We cannot deny that Uttarakhand is one of the most visited states of India. Uttarakhand is known for many wonderful places like Rishikesh, and Jim Corbett. One of them is Bhimtal in the Nainital district. Bhimtal is a small lake town, which is still counted among the offbeat places. Compared to Nainital, the crowd at this place is much less. This hill station, named after Bhima of Mahabharata, is much older than Nainital, which is known for the road connecting the Kumaon hills, Kathgodam, Nepal, and Tibet. There is no dearth of places to visit in Bhimtal too, let us tell you about some of the popular places here.

Bhimtal Lake
The lake is the gem of the city and tops the list of tourists to visit in Bhimtal. Bhimtal Lake is the largest in Kumaon and is about 20 kms from Nainital. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful destinations and the best place in the city to spend a good time with your family or friends. You can also enjoy boating here. Here you will see many spots to put photos on Instagram.

Victoria Dam
Situated at one end of Bhimtal Lake, Victoria Dam is one of the best places to visit in Bhimtal. The terraced flower gardens here make a mini-paradise for the people, while the beautiful views here add to the charm of this place. Near the dam is the 17th-century Bhimeshwar temple dedicated to Shiva. Devotees also come here every day to sit peacefully on the temple premises, but during Shivratri, a different crowd is seen here.

Hidimba Parvat
If you are a nature lover, then there is also a Hidimba mountain in this lake city, which people definitely go to Bhimtal to see. This is one of the most popular places to visit in Bhimtal Uttarakhand. One can easily climb this mountain. The mountain is spread over only 2 km with beautiful views. After reaching the top, you will see Vankhadi Ashram established by Vankhandi Maharaj. A monk is said to have built this hermitage in Hidimba mountain as a shelter for animals.

Bhimtal Island Aquarium -
There is an aquarium located in the island within the Bhimtal lake. This aquarium is developed by the Bhimtal Lake Development Authority, where there are fish from South Africa, China, and Mexico. You can go to see this exhibition by sitting on a boat. Along with visiting the aquarium, your boat ride will also take place.

One of the best places to visit in Bhimtal is Naukuchiatal, which is very popular for its "lake of nine corners". After seeing Bhimtal, you can also go to see Naukuchiatal, 8 km away. This is a beautiful and serene lake which will attract you a lot. The city is largely surrounded by trees and shrubs. You can do many activities in the valley like fishing, bird watching, and boating.

How To Reach Bhimtal
By Air: The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport, located about 56 km from the city. It will take you around 2 hours to reach here from the airport.

By Road: The city is about 313 km away from Delhi, and regular bus services are provided to and from the capital. It will take you around 7-8 hours to reach this place. The city is well connected by NH 9.

By Rail: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Bhimtal city. This station is about 8 km away from the city.