People from Delhi-NCR looking for a quick break in the hills often rush to Uttarakhand as they feel Himachal Pradesh deserves a longer trip. As far as Uttarakhand is concerned, almost everyone’s been to Nainital, but how many of you have thought of paying its not-so-distant cousin, Bhimtal, a visit? While Nainital is absolutely beautiful, it is also almost always extremely crowded.
Bhimtal, on the other hand, offers all the beauty of Nainital, a tad bit more to be honest, and much more breathing space to enjoy it due to the lack of people and properties.
Just a 7-hour drive from Delhi, Bhimtal is the perfect place for a peaceful weekend trip. The hills and the lake that is bang in the middle of them will give you just the breather you’ve been looking for to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
For those who think the Nainital mall road is a must do, they will be delighted to know that it is a 45-minute, beautiful drive from Bhimtal. Also, the lake in Bhimtal is a much better alternative to the crowded Naini lake, as it is much cleaner and definitely more peaceful.
A trip isn’t half as fun without great food and Bhimtal doesn’t disappoint at all on that front. Laced with cute little cafes, Bhimtal ensures that your munchies have the most satiating endings. Two cafes that you cannot afford to miss are – iHeart Himalayas Cafe and Café Italiano. The former is run by a foreigner couple and they serve the best chocolate cakes ever, while the latter is the property of a hotel and you must try their pizzas to believe how delicious they are!
So, the next time you want to visit a hill station that’s amazing yet away from the tourists’ lists, Bhimtal is where you should be headed. Believe me, this place seems to be under the most beautiful magical spell of nature.
Truly a place to lie down under the shade of nature, close your eyes and experience serenity.