Things to do
Rock climbing and Rappelling-artificial wall - A drive of around 4 kilometres from Mallital takes you to the rock climbing area of Bara Pathar. This is an area of huge boulders with plenty of rock-faces that attracts a decent number of climbers, mostly amateurs. However the artificial wall is most advisable and is technically equipped to handle all levels of climbers. It may not seem to be the most daunting of climbs, but when you actually start you realise it isn't a cakewalk.
Short Paragliding - A shorter version of the paragliding experience in Bhimtal, do this if you have limited time but still want that adrenaline-rush like none other as you soar through the landscape on wings. Paragliding tops the list of adventure activities around the Bhimtal region.
Kayaking at Bhimtal - Bhimtal lake is one of those very few lakes in India that offers kayaking opportunities. Kayaking here is a relaxed and pleasant activity that allows you to explore every corner of the lake on your own. You will, however, go through some basic kayaking guidelines with an experienced instructor before you begin, and stay under his supervision throughout.
Best time to visit October to March
Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.
Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.
How to reach
The closest airport is situated at Pantnagar(**limited flights on this route and flights are frequently cancelled). Pantnagar is a small town in Udham Singh Nagar District, Uttarakhand. Pantnagar airport is directly connected to Delhi via Air India Regional. You can take cab from Pantnagar for Bhimtal. It takes roughly two hour to reach Bhimtal.
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Bhimtal. Kathgodam is situated near Nainital. It is 30 kilometre away from Bhimtal. Kathgodam railway station is well connected to Delhi, Kolkata. You can find frequent trains connecting kathgodam as it serves as gateway of Kumaon region. There are two trains which runs daily connecting Delhi and Kathgodam.
Bhimtal has a well-established road network. You can find cabs from Delhi and Kathgodam to Bhimtal. Busses are also available from ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi for Kathgodam and Bhimtal. If you are looking for more adventure wanna be an un[traveller], you can opt for self-drive and take NH109 or you can take NH9 From Delhi.
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