Bhimtal is a small town located about 22 kms from Nainital.
For tourists, the town is pretty much situated around one huge lake, which is the centre of the entire housing and the market place. Whereas Nainital, owing to its popularity, might not be able to give you the peace you seek in your vacation, Bhimtal is quieter and less crowded. The lakewater shines like pearls when sunshine falls on it, which is exactly why you should go for a boat ride at least once. Almost all tourist residences have a lake view and the pahari food will make you forget about your city snacks. A walk around the lake under the moonlit sky is all the goodness you need.
We took a detour here on our way to Nainital, and I'm glad we did.