At an altitude of 1,370 metres above sea level, amongst the scenic range of Himalayas, lies a city with a rich heritage and history. Named after the strongest Pandava, Bhīma; Bhimtal is famous for its clear water lakes, treks, and religiously backed attractions. To find peace and get in touch with the quaint side of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, you can plan a solo trip to Bhimtal.
Once in a while, we all crave for the ‘me-time’ we deserve, and what’s better to plan a trip for one, and get away from all the headaches, and struggles of life to celebrate ourselves. Bhimtal offers an array of ingredients to make you feel whole and catch you up with life. The local market, the local cuisine, people and the vernacular language, the picturesque morning trek will liberate you and your mind. So pack your backpack for a breezy vacation, and catch a train or a flight or a bus to Bhimtal this weekend. Here’s a guide on how you can reach Bhimtal–
•Travel via Air: Bhimtal is a very small city; so you’ll have to take a flight to the nearest airport at Pantnagar, and then take a taxi to Bhimtal. It’s a 2-hour scenic drive from Pantnagar to Bhimtal
•Get on a Train: There is no direct train between Delhi and Bhimtal. The closest railway station to Bhimtal is Kathgodam. So you can take a train to Kathgodam and from there take a bus or shared taxi till Bhimtal
•Take a bus: The buses run between Anand Vihar ISBT, Delhi to Kathgodam; and at your arrival, you can take a bus or shared taxi from Kathgodam to Bhimtal, which is almost a 2-hour picturesque journey
•Road-trip: You can benefit from the easy accessibility of roads between your cities to Bhimtal. If you’re planning on a road-trip, then you can open Google maps, and let it take you on a journey of a lifetime
Bhimtal is one of the less explored destinations in Uttarakhand, as it is not directly connected to the rest of the world; unless you are on your own vehicle or a rented automotive. Falling near to Nainital, there are some of the best places to stay in Bhimtal, which are cheap and will provide with a safe living environment for solo travellers. The hotels provide a complimentary breakfast meal and can also guide you on the whereabouts of the city.
To sort the basic amenities, food, travel, and accommodation, you need to set a budget. If you have an expansive budget, we’d suggest you spend your money on local food, and travelling, as they make the best stories, and spending on booking a family room in the best family hotel in Bhimtal.
The Solo travellers happen to have quick feet and like to explore as much as they can when they are at it. So, apart from staying at the hotel you can explore various camping sites by the river in Bhimtal, and enjoy a beautiful morning trek. While trekking up and down, you can capture the scenic views of the valley.