Trip to Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal and Nainital.

Hi guys,

it is my first ever review in

It was first week of December when we three (Myself, my friend Pradeep and Cousin Narendra) decided for a New Year trip.

After a long and hard discussion we all are agreed for a small 2 day New Year celebration trip to the Lake District starting off with Bhimtal. We decided to book our tickets via train as it is the easiest and most comfortable means of transport. It was 29th December we three started our journey. We have already done our reservations in Ranikhet Express which was scheduled to depart from Old Delhi at 10:40 at eve and about to reach at 5:30 am in the next morning and luckily 2 days before leaving our seats was confirmed.

The entire night journey in train was extremely good.The whole night in the train was passed by playing cards.

Till now we do not face any problem in reaching station and boarding on train everything was utter smooth. At morning we arrived at Kathgodam station at nearly 5:30 am and hired a cab (Alto) to Bhimtal which was easily available at Kathgodam station as we have already make our mind to stay at Bhimtal to avoid heavy rush in Nainital.

Before reaching Bhimtal we stopped at a local dhaba for some hot tea. it is still dark and we guys are only with the cab owner and the dhaba people.

Hotel Lake Inn

Around 7:00 am in the morning we were at the gates of Hotel lake inn. The hotel was very well built and very beautiful. After some negotiation the owner ready to give us the single room (which he was denying to give us as the room as it is only for couple). The hotel (hotel lake inn) which was started just a year back is nicely built and well furnished with all the facilities. (Hotel website is available)

After some rest and some tea we left the hotel and looked for some picnic spot and just get to know about Naukuchiatal which was just 5kms away from Bhimtal without wasting a fraction of a second we took local cabs which were available there it had take only 10rs per person upto Naukuchiatal. The road upto naukichital is not as good as it was not as popular between the tourists as it is less crowdie and out of reach of tourists.

Bhimtal lake from a distance

And as expected there are not so much tourists at the lake, we three are now feeling the heat in our stomachs and need of some lunch which we took in mean of snacks. We asked a local hotel owner for some drinks and snacks.

Boating at Naukchital lake


My friends and I at the Naukchital lake

Naukchital is the beautiful of all the lakes. After some snacks we did boating into he lake. it was completely sunny and bright day, the full day was very enjoyable for us We returned at night to Bhimtal and after some eve tea and snacks at a local shop we moved to hotel where we had our dinner which was just awesome and spend our fully night playing cards.


Next day we visit the local market which is just a gaon, for some information about any cab for Nainital and after some struggle we got a cab and the owner has agreed for taking us to Naintial in just 1000 rs which was nothing at that time as it was New Year tomorrow.

The first place which we saw is the Mountain view point from there the five famous Himalayan peaks were seen very easily(I guess they were seen from any of the hill station which lies near to Himalayas).

The peaks of the Himalayas from Nainital

View of the mountains

After some snapping we headed towards the Tibetan market and Naini LAke for some boating and shopping (which we dint)
boating was just like we did in naukichital, but the difference is the naini lake is fully occupied by the tourists, which we do not felt something good as we are here for spending some peaceful days. Nainital was just like any other metro city crowded markets and roads, fully occupied hotels etc…

After some lunch and visiting main places and ruining our whole day we left Nainital towards Bhimtal. we reached Bhimtal around 7 pm in evening and planned our night with some special food and drinks.

we celebrate our new year by playing card in hotel room whole night.


Next day we packed our bags for returning back to Delhi but overall it was really a life memorable for all three of us.

Our group photo





  • Silentsoul says:

    Welcome aboard Ghumakkar dot com yogesh. good start…. wish you could have posted some more photos

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Welcome aboard. The post was well written, I am agree with Mr. Silent Soul, the post would have been more attractive if you could add some photos of Nainitaal.


  • Dear Yogesh ,

    Welcome to Ghumakkar …………………….

    Nice one…………………

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  • Neeraj Jat says:

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    1. The whole night in the train was passed by playing cards.
    2. spend our fully night playing cards.
    3. we celebrate our new year by playing card in hotel room whole night.
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    • yogesh says:

      hi niraj,

      thnks for ur precious comment.
      baat yeh thi ki sab jagah ghoom ghoom kar jab hum log thak gaye to kuch karne ko nahi mila, isliye hum logon ne cards ka sahara liya…

      hum log dusre din (1st Jan) ko nainital gaye the aur shaam ko wapas aa gaye the, waise humara programm sattal jaane ka tha..

      next time i’ll keep this in mind…

      dheere dheere seekh jayenge……!!!!!

  • Sahil Sethi says:

    Hi Yogesh, Welcome to Ghumakkar :-)

    Good start Up log. Look forward to read more from you !!!!


    • yogesh says:

      thnks saahil,

      i have visited lots of places past years and have memorable trips, but now i got inspired from u guys to share my experiances with everyone.

  • ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??????? ????????? ??? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ??????????? ????, ????? ??? ?????? ??? ?????? ???? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ???? ????? ??? ?? ?????? ??? ????? ?? ????? ??? ??? ????? ???? ???? ?? ??? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ?? ????? …. Jaat devta ji… naye logo ko baksh diya karo… :0)

  • Ritesh Gupta says:

    Welcome Yogesh….

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    Well Written ….
    Picture should be more .

  • Nandan says:

    Welcome aboard Yogesh. I am happy to see this post in publication.

    It has come out very well, considering it is your first post and we would get better and better as we write more and share more.

    I do not seem to have seen ‘Lake Inn’ hotel ? Looks like a good place to stay. What was the tariff and give me some pointers about the location.

    Next time, you are there, you can easily get shared Jeeps which would take you to Nainital and would save you some money. I look fwd to another log from you, it could very well be from your old travels.

    Meanwhile, please get yourself a profile pictures by following the below instructions.

    All the best.

    • yogesh says:

      Dear Nandan,

      as there are very few hotels in Bhimtal and in Naukuchiatal to stay and yes the hotel lake inn is good place to stay, unlike anywhere else Bhimtal is not well maintained so you have to walk in to reach there and to roaming around.

      we got a single room as 14oo INR per day for 3 persons which is according to the owner is only for couple there are suits are also available which are on first floor, the ambiance in the hotel is very good.

      There are other hotels too but due to not prper guidence we took the room in the hotel
      Hotel website is also available at net.

      the shred jeeps are not available to naintal, you need to book your own for sattal and nainital. the cabs are easily available through kathgodam or bhimtal.

      the shraed jeeps are only available upto Naukuchiatal and there is one small guest house type hotel + resort is out there.

      i am now planning to share my road trip to chakrata and mussorie which i had done last october.


  • Vishal says:

    hay guys,

    i come to this blog by google lots of search… i am looking for bhimtal and arround the bhimtal local site seeing by bus tours… just like Delhi Darshan bus services…. can you help me where i can find this kind of bus in bhimtal… i am going on 3rd november for 5 days.

    please reply.

  • Sachin says:

    Hi Yogesh,

    I am planning a trip to Nainital/Bhimtaal with my family and planning to stay in Bhimtaal. I want to know is a day sufficient to cover Nainital ? Also how is the road condition from Bhimtal to Nainital and how much is the travel time from Bhimtal to Nainital ?

    Thanks and Regards

  • Nandan Jha says:

    Hi Sachin,

    One day should be OK to cover Nainital (Naina Devi Temple, Time on Mall Road, Boating, Eco Cave, China Peak etc) but if you could stay there then it is even more fun. Road is excellent between Bhimtal to Nainital and it would take under an hour to reach there, though getting a parking etc takes a while because it is a peak-tourist time there (this week). All the best.


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