If you're looking for an off-beat adventure in the hills, you've arrived at the right place to read all about it. Earlier Bhimtal used to be one of the many prongs of a Nainital-centred vacation but lately, the city has carved its own niche that attracts tourists who like to enjoy a quaint stay away from the hustle-bustle. One of the best hotels in Bhimtal Uttarakhand is The Royal Court Ananta Express. It is situated at a short distance from Graphic Era University. The hotel offers a perfect concoction of opulence and comfort for a restful sojourn in the lap of nature. It houses a cosy Coffee shop in Bhimtal, an elegant conference room, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre, with the aim of providing guests with the best there is! At the same time, an off-beat location doesn't restrict you from a host of activities you can plan around the hotel. The property is situated at a comfortable distance from prominent tourist spots and travel hubs and here are the 5 most recommended things to do in Bhimtal.
KAYAKING IN THE BHIMTAL LAKE
The Bhimtal Lake is a picturesque spot that attracts tourists all year round is the largest of all the lakes in the Kumaon region and personally, our favourite one too. From paddling boats and refreshing dips in the lake to angling (fishing) and kayaking, there's a lot one can do at the Bhimtal lake. Feel the frequent cool breezes on your face as they cradle you while you caress the serene waters of the vast lake on which you float ever so gently. Kayaking is the best way to explore this beautiful lake. One can also choose to sit and stare at the natural beauty in a Coffee shop in Bhimtal. For those who don't mind a short trek, a number of scenic picnic spots surround the lake that makes for a perfect day outing.
The Starscapes observatory is a public observatory located in Bhimtal in the open, under the clear sky. It is the perfect place for those interested in interstellar movements, astronomy, and celestial bodies, making it extremely interesting, especially for children. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in one of the best hotels in BhimtalUttarkhand and book your tickets for the Starscapes observatory for later in the day. You can visit during the day to observe the sun and study its surface through the special solar filters in the solar observation session or gaze into the twinkling night sky, as you learn about the stars, and constellations, & revel in the magnificence of the Saturn rings. It is a magical experience to see the moon, planets, galaxies, nebulae, & many other interesting celestial bodies through their state-of-the-art telescope.
TREK TO HIDIMBA PARVAT
Hidimba Parvat is a beautiful green hill, located at a distance of just 5 km from Bhimtal. The hill gets its name from the Hidimba, wife of Bhima of Mahabharata. If you're looking for a physical challenge with gorgeous views, this is a great choice. Just remember to fill your appetite at a coffee shop in Bhimtal before starting your trek as the path is filled with monkeys making it close to impossible to sit and enjoy a snack. The trek leads to the Hidimba temple as well as a wildlife asylum called Vankhandi Ashram which is a habitat developed by Vankhnadi Maharaj who is an environmentalist and monk who lives there.
MALL ROAD NAINITAL
It's always fun to go off the beaten track but some things are a must-do when you visit a location. The Mall Road is just that! In the epicentre of Nainital, the road runs parallel to the lake with many great places to eat, chill and shop at. If you're planning to stay at the top holiday hotel in Bhimtal, The Royal Court Ananta Express then visiting the Mall Road in Nainital is a very short drive away from the hotel and is conveniently located just 2 km from the town.
VICTORIA DAM BHIMTAL
This is probably one of the best scenic attractions in Bhimtal with the 40 ft. high dam offering some majorly stunning views. It is located at the bank of the Bhimtal Lake and has terraced flower gardens that add to the charm of this place. Magnificent wildflowers adorn the gorge which attracts a large number of tourists to the spot. Upon your visit to the dam, you can also seek blessings at The Bhimeshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva which is located next to the dam.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BHIMTAL
In all honesty, the town of Bhimtal is mesmerising in its unique way all year round and offers a different feel in different weather conditions. No matter when you choose to visit, to enjoy the place to its best, it is advisable to opt for a top holiday hotel in Bhimtalfor a comfortable stay. The peak tourist season runs from March to June as the weather is perfect for outdoor activities like kayaking, paragliding, trekking, etc. and the temperate conditions make it quite pleasant. If you’re looking for a good adventure or some time away from the extreme summer heat, these months are a great pick. Once July starts and up to September, Bhimtal sees heavy rainfall which leads to a drop in visitors. But the plus side of this time is lesser crowds and the rains definitely make the hills more luxuriant. If you’re someone who enjoys rainy weather with rolling clouds and lonesome hikes then this time of the year has your name all over it. Post that, from October to February the town tends to get chilly with the beginning of January also receiving some snowfall. For someone who enjoys the chill, we recommend checking into one of the Best hotels in Bhimtal Uttarakhand to enjoy a cosy getaway that rejuvenates and relaxes you from within. The Royal Court Ananta Express offers a number of stay options from rooms to villas, all equipped with modern amenities and the signature hospitality of the Ananta brand.