Bhimtal FAQs

Bhimtal is famous as Hill Station, Weekend Getaway, Christmas and New Year, Leisure, Town, Boating, with over 11 Places to See in Bhimtal. Nearest Airport from Bhimtal is Pantnagar, 56 kms and Nearest Railway Station is kathgodam, 30 kms. There are over 32 Hotels in Bhimtal.

There are lot of questions while planning a journey. To ensure that your preparations run smoothly, we have the answers to the questions most frequently asked about travelling to and in Bhimtal. Bhimtal useful information for travellers with reliable local advice. Latest Bhimtal Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for your upcoming visit to Bhimtal. Get all the solutions to your query with eUttaranchal Travel Help Desk.

General

Are there taxis available from Pantnagar airport to Bhimtal?

Taxis can be booked from various car rentals companies that provide pick and drop services from Pantnagar airport to Bhimtal.

How do I book a taxi for visiting local sightseeing in Bhimtal?

Taxis for visiting local sightseeing can be booked from various car rental companies in Bhimtal. In addition to that, many hotels also provide sightseeing options from on request.

Is it safe to travel to Bhimtal?

Bhimtal is among the safest place to travel in Uttarakhand and tourists shouldn’t have any problems while travelling, even solo, to Bhimtal. One can easily find AC buses which goes up till Bhimtal. So you basically get hassle free travel. Local people of Bhimtal are very humble and even make sure that all the tourists are safe. Lastly, common sense is always important to keep oneself out of troubles.

Are there taxis available from Kathgodam to Bhimtal?

Yes, there are several car rental companies which operate from Kathgodam that provide taxis to Bhimtal.

What is the bus fare from Kathgodam to Bhimtal?

Bhimtal is at a distance of 23.3 kms from Kathgodam. Various local and state-run buses offer daily services from Kathgodam to Bhimtal with minimum fare of 40 - 50 INR. Taxis on shared basis are also available.

What are the bus services available from Delhi to Bhimtal?

Since Bhimtal is a popular tourist destination, there are various bus services available from Delhi to Bhimtal. One can opt for semi-deluxe, deluxe and AC Volvo as per their needs. In addition to that, state-run buses also run from Delhi to Bhimtal on daily basis from Anand Vihar ISBT and Kashmere Gate ISBT.

How many days are sufficient to explore Bhimtal?

To explore Bhimtal and its nearby surroundings at a relaxed pace, one would need 2-3 days minimum as there are plenty of places in and around Bhimtal. Few of the must visit places are Garg Parvat, Nal Damyanti Tal, Bhimtal Aquarium, Bhimtal Lake, Karkotaka Temple etc. In addition to that, there are other lakes as well like Khurpatal, Nainital, Naukuchiatal and Sattal in the vicinity.

Which is the nearest airport to Bhimtal?

Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Bhimtal, which is at a distance of 62 kms. Pantnagar airport operates, some daily flights from Pantnagar to Delhi and vice versa.

When is the best time to visit Bhimtal?

Bhimtal is a year-round destination, but the ideal time to visit is between the months of March to June as well as just before the winter chill sets in, during the months of October-November.

Which is the nearest railway station to Bhimtal?

Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Bhimtal which is at a distance of 23.5 kms. Numbers of daily trains operate from Kathgodam junction towards all major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata of country.

What are the charges for boating in Bhimtal Lake?

The boating charges are fixed for Bhimtal Lake. It is INR 210/- for a boat of 4 people which would take a trip for about 30 minutes.

Is there an ATM facility in Bhimtal?

Yes, there are number of ATM machines available in Bhimtal, many of which are located on the main market.

How much does boating and yachting costs in Bhimtal?

Boating is one of the prime attractions of Bhimtal. For the traditional paddle boat the cost for an hour ride is INR 150. For the rowing boat, the cost for an hour ride is INR 210 and for yachting the cost is INR 350

What are the road conditions in Bhimtal?

It is always a good practice to check road conditions in advance when you planning to travel to the hilly areas, especially in the monsoon season when the roads are prone to landslides due to heavy downpour. However, being part of well-maintained NH-24, roads are pretty good and smooth for Bhimtal and well suited for your personal vehicle.

Travel (Trip Planning)

What is the best route via road from Delhi to Bhimtal?

The best and shortest route from Delhi to Bhimtal is via National Highway 24 which covers a total of 295 kms. Please keep in mind that this route has tolls. The route map is as follows:
 Delhi - Hapur – Moradabad – Rampur – Haldwani – Bhimtal

What are the places one can plan for forward journey from Bhimtal?

There are many places which one can visit from Bhimtal moving forward. Ranikhet is another hill station at a distance of 56 kms;Mukteshwar is at a distance of 46 kms; Almora and Kausani are at a distance of 63kms and 115kms respectively.

What are the places of interest in Bhimtal?

There are various places of interest in and around Bhimtal. Bhimtal Lake is one of the prime destinations. Apart from that, there is Garg Parvat, Nal Damyanti Tal, Bhimtal Aquarium, Bhimtal Lake, Karkotaka Temple etc.

How to Reach

How do I reach Bhimtal from Kathgodam/Haldwani?

Bhimtal is at a distance of 20.4 kms from Kathgodam and 27.6 kms from Haldwani, with Kathgodam lying en route to Bhimtal from Haldwani.  After disembarking at Kathgodam, one can opt for local or state-run buses to Bhimtal. Taxis are also available on personal and shared basis from Haldwani and Kathgodam.

How do I reach Mukteshwar from Bhimtal?

How do I reach Mukteshwar from Bhimtal?

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How far is Bhimtal from Nainital?

Bhimtal is at a distance of 20 km from Nainital via via Bhowali-Bhimtal-Haldwani Rd and NH 87. So many local and hire based convenience available from Bhimtal to Nainital.

Distance Chart of major destinations from Bhimtal?

Distance Chart of major destinations from Bhimtal:

DestinationDistance (In Km.)
Delhi297
Bareilly128
Moradabad130
Rudrapur60
Haldwani28
Kathgodam20
Nainital20
Mukteshwar37
Ranikhet56
Almora63
Kausani114
Ramnagar80
Bageshwar138
Haridwar256
Dehradun308

How can I reach Sattal and Naukuchiyatal from Bhimtal?

Sattal and Naukuchiatal are at a distance of 10 kms and 08 kms from Bhimtal respectively. One can easily opt for local buses and shared cabs to reach these places.

Hotels and Accommodations

Q: How is the Food and accommodation facility in Bhimtal?

As one of the popular tourist destination, Bhimtal has plethora of quality restaurants and cafes that serves variety of cuisines. Food and services of the hotels are excellent at reasonable prices. Accommodation in Bhimtal is not an issue as there are numerous hotels and guesthouses that have mushroomed in Bhimtal. We also further categorized the Best Budget Hotels in Bhimtal and Best Luxury Hotels in Bhimtal, you can choose best one as per your convenience.

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