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Bhowali is an interlude of paradise. At an altitude of 1706 mtrs on the main Haldwani - Almora - Ranikhet road. it is a major health resort known for its breathtaking Himalayan views. Bhowali is situated 11 kms away from Nainital city. It is also a major export centre for apples, apricot, plums, pears etc.

Right on the motorable road to Kathgodam and Almora, it's salubrious as makes it an ideal location for the first T.B. Sanatorium in the State. four kms from Bhowali is the famous Golu Devta Temple and Sainik School.

How To Reach

  • By Air : The nearest airport, Pant Nagar, is at a distance of 71 kms.
  • By Railway : The nearest Railhead Kathgodam, which is connected to Delhi and other North Indian cities, is just 34 kms away.
  • By Road : Nainital is just half an hour drive. Buses ply after every half an hour. Taxis ply frequently from Nainital (11 kms). Kathgodarn (34 kms), Ranikhet (50 kms) and Almora (55 kms).

Where to Stay

Many private hotels are also offering accommodation, in and around Bhowali.

What to See

Bhowali is famous for its fruit orchards. You can buy apples, apricots or pears, from the owners.

Golu Devta: At Ghorakhal, the revered god of the Kumaoni people is placed at a charming place with alluring views of the valley of Bhimtal, and the other lake districts.

Sainik School: This army school is renowned all over India. Students come here to study and for their all round development, in a salubrious atmosphere.

Jeolikot: A fascinating hill station and a famous health resort known for fruit orchards, mushrooms, honey and butterflies.

Beyond Bhowali

Mukteshwar: At an altitude of 2286 mtr Mukteshwar is the prettiest Himalayan resort at a distance of about 53 km from Nainital as we move ahead from Ramgarh. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forests it was developed by Britishers as a place of research and education in veterinary sciences in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalayas in north and twinkling lights of Kashipur in the south. On one of the sides you can see glittering lights of Almora and on other side Ramgarh. At this place Gagar Ranges meet Lohukhet Ranges, which makes it a paradise in perfection.

An old Shiva (Mukteshwar Mahadev) temple exists in a spout like rock the highest spot of the locality. Foreign scientists used to call it 'Wish Temple'. There are a P.W.D. inspection bungalow, a Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam rest house and number of private hotels to accommodate visitors. Mukteshwar is a small hamlet offering basic facilities only. It is connected with outside world with Radiotelephone, besides the normal line telephones, which gets snapped in winters due to snow.

Ramgarh: 14 kms from Bhowali. It is known for its fruit orchards. Well connected by motorable road, this picturesque place at 1,789 mtrs, has attracted poets and nature lovers, like Rabindranath Tagore and Mahadevi Verma.

Aurobindo Ashram: Within the jungles, it is a solitary place for your soul. Absolute tranquility reigns except the chirping of the birds.

Sat Tal: It literally means seven lakes - Garuda lake, Ram lake, Sita lake, Laxman lake, Hanuman lake, Bhiyun lake and Sukha lake. The beautiful lakes are surrounded by thickly forested hills. covered with oak, pine, and rhododendron.

Bhimtal: 11 kms from Bhowali, a sleepy town perched around a large lake. A place associated with Bhim of the Mahabharata, today offers multiple opportunities like boating, fishing and picnics.