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How to Reach Spots for Boating in Bhimtal

Bhimtal lake is among the most visited tourist places in Nainital
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How to Reach Spots for Boating in Bhimtal

The Bhimtal lake can be visited from Nainital since it is a one hour distance. To know how to go for boating in Bhimtal, one must first reach Nainital. Since Nainital is a hill station one cannot reach there directly by trains or flights. Thus roadways are the main route into Nainital. Tourists generally take road trips from New Delhi to Nainital. The distance of about 350 kilometers between Nainital and New Delhi can be covered in about a night journey.

Tourists can book their private taxis at any of the local travel agencies or even take their own cars for the trip. Even various bus service providers are present providing the tourists with bus trips between these two cities. There is a variety of buses to choose from including air conditioned, non air conditioned, VOLVO etc. The road trips to Nainital are generally preferred owing to breathtaking views one can get en route to the hill station. Just during the day break the bus would be escalating on to the hill station and the scenes through the window are worth beholding.

The nearest railway station to Nainital is the Kathgodam railway station. However, the railway station is situated at a distance of about 32 kilometers from the town of Nainital. The trains are generally heavily packed during the summers and the travelers need to do advanced bookings. The tourists can reach Nainital from the railway station by a private taxi or shared taxi. Those who prefer to take the flight can keep the Pantnagar airport as their destination. The Pantnagar airport is about 70 kilometers from the town of Nainital. Private and shared cabs are available there as well for taking the tourists to Nainital.

As soon as the tourists reach Nainital, they can head to the Bhimtal lake which is about 22 kilometers away. The Bhimtal Lake distance of about 22 kilometers can be covered in about an hour or so. Private taxis can be booked if the tourists are traveling in families. Shared taxis and buses are also available to take the tourists to the Bhimtal lake from Nainital. The tourists generally prefer to take a halt at Nainital town and go on a half day visit to Bhimtal Lake. Tourists can also choose to stay at any of the hotels near the Bhimtal Lake. These are some of the information that would help the tourists on how to go for boating in the Bhimtal Lake.

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Hyderabad to NainitalN/AN/A30.0 hoursN/AN/A
Bangalore to NainitalN/A3.0 hours34.0 hours34.0 hoursN/A
Mumbai to NainitalN/A2.0 hours30.0 hours27.0 hoursN/A
New Delhi to NainitalN/A1.0 hours7.0 hours6.0 hoursN/A
Kolkata to NainitalN/A2.0 hours26.0 hours21.0 hoursN/A

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The lake is located about 22 kilometres from Nainital.

One can enjoy boating all days of the week from 9 am to 6 pm.

The price for boating at Bhimtal is INR 150 per person.

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