Bhowali Travel Guide

Bhowali is a beautiful hill station that cradles in the lap of another popular and scenically blessed hill station - Nainital, which lies just 11 km away from it. Situated at an altitude of 1706 m above the sea level, Bhowali provides some of the best of the views of the snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. Though, a small place but popular for being an international exporter of the luscious fruits like apples, plums, peaches, strawberries and apricots, Bhowali remains an integral part of Uttarakhand tourism. And indeed, an inclusion of this unique Hill Fruit Mart is a must in the tourists sightseeing tour of the town. The incredible location of Bhowali, which is almost at the border of the Nainital, surrounded by several lakes, orchards, farms and tea estates is what makes it one of the best tourist destinations of the Kumaon region.

Even the other districts like Almora and Bageshwar become quite reachable for the explorers from here.

The Golu Devta Temple, which can also be called as the 'temple of the Bells' because of the thousands of bells hanging everywhere in the temple, is an alluring place to visit while being on a vacation in Bhowali. Another tourists attraction, that sets it apart from the other towns and villages of Uttarakhand is the pretty Shyamkhet tea garden, which is supplied with the scenic grandeur. For culture enthusiasts, there is the Folk Cultural Museum as a point of interest. Bestowed with pristine beauty, this place has grabbed tourists attention for planning for a delightful tour, both with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit Bhowali

The weather in Bhowali is pleasant throughout the year, and the temperature ranges between 7 °C and 31 °C. But if you want to experience the best of this hill station than you can arrive here between February and April or September and October, which are considered to be the best months to visit Bhowali.

  • Summer

    Summer season in Bhowali, that extends from March to June, remains moderate with temperature ranging from 13 °C to 31°C. In this sunny weather, the cool breeze keeps down the temperature and the blooming fields of wildflowers seem pleasant to the tourists.

  • Monsoon

    Extending from July till the mid of September, the gentle showers turn the landscape green and picturesque. With temperature ranging from 22 °C to 29 °C, the tourists can relish a good time and rejuvenate themselves around the pristine nature. But the risk of landslide always hovers over, in case if there are heavy rains for few consecutive days, which might flop the trip. It is advisable to check the weather forecast before planning a trip to Bhowali in Monsoon.

  • Winter

    Winter season in Bhowali starts from the mid of September to February, and temperature ranges between 7 °C and 26 °C. The place during winters is phenomenal, impressing tourists with its snow-white scenery. So, if you are planning a trip to Bhowali, this is considered to be the best time to visit here.

Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in Bhowali

Blessed with versatility, Bhowali has so much to offer to its visitors, from the unique Golu Devta temple and the famous Kainchi Dham to the aromatic Shyamkhet Tea Gardens. Then, for the regional art lovers, there is Folk Culture museum that gives an idea to the tourists about the local culture and its significance. The challenging treks of the Cheena Peak, that are carved amidst the superfluous beauty of nature is a heaven for the active vacationers and thrill-seeking adventurers.

  • Golu Devta Temple

    This beautiful temple of numerous bells, which has gained immense popularity because of the unique rituals that are performed here, is definitely a must visit when in Bhowali... Read more

  • Kainchi Dham

    A renowned temple dedicated to Neeb Karori Maharaj cradling in the lap of nature, resides 9 km away from Bhowali, which makes for an enchanting visit for the Bhowali tourists... Read more

  • Shyamkhet Tea Garden

    Especially for the tea lovers, this place makes quite a visit to admire the general splendor of the lush tea gardens amidst the serenity of nature. Shyamkhet is located not more than 1.5 km away from Bhowali. The place is famous for producing exceptional quality tea that's exported all over the places, including the variety of organic teas as well.

  • Ramgarh

    Situated just 14 km away from Bhowali, Ramgarh calls for a must visit when you are at Bhowali. Walk through the rich orchards and get soaked in nature's exceptional beauty showered at this place, that inspired poets like Rabindranath Tagore. One can also indulge into buying the exceptional quality fruits when here in this sweet paradise... Read more

  • Folk Culture Museum

    Also known as 'Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya', this privately owned museum was established by Dr. Yashodhar Mathpal in 1983. The tourists on their visit here can dwell into the age-old artifacts and an array of photographs collection. The entry is paid at Folk Culture Museum.

  • Cheena Peak

    To the trekkers' delight, Cheena peak located towards Nainital is the highest peak providing some of the spectacular views of the Naini Lake. Mallital area act as the base camp for this peak... Read more

Where to Stay in Bhowali?

Bhowali provides options ranging from luxurious to easy on pocket accommodation. Being an attractive part of Uttarakhand's best tourist destination - Nainital, Bhowali houses several luxury hotels and guest houses. Apart from this, there are also many budget hotels, lodges, and cottages available for the backpackers. And with the growing tourism, many good hotels and resorts at the outskirts are taking form here to comfortably shelter the tourists. Also, the option of homestay is opening in Bhowali, so now one can savour an authentic staying experience in this Kumaon region's beautiful destination.

How to Reach Bhowali

The serene hill station; Bhowali lies on Haldwani-Almora-Ranikhet road, around 11 km away from Nainital. Thus, making it quite accessible for the tourists to arrive here, by all means, i.e trains, buses or flights. The local public transport is quite frequent and readily available here.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport to Bhowali lies at Pantnagar, which is around 63 km away from it. There is a regular Air India flight that runs between Delhi to Pantnagar. Once you reach there, the buses and private taxis are readily available that will reach you to your desired destination.

  • By Rail

    Located around 29 km away from Bhowali, Kathgodam is the closest railway station where several train options available that connect the city to major stations. Once arrived here, auto-rickshaws, buses and private taxis are available all the time to get you to your desired destination, i.e, Bhowali.

  • By Road

    Kathgodam and Haldwani are the nearest major bus stations around 34 km and 36 km away from Bhowali respectively, where several buses arrive from major cities. Cabs from major cities and towns of Uttarakhand along with Delhi and several other cities are readily available to reach Bhowali.

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