Bhowali - The Fruit Basket of Kumaon
Bhowali is a scenic town in Nainital district of Uttarakhand state, India. Perched at an elevation of 1703 m above the sea level, it has evolved as one of the most popular hill stations of Uttarakhand over the years.
It is situated amidst the lush green and beautiful Kumaon Himalayas. What makes Bhowali more reachable is that it is only 11 kilometers away from Nainital and 9 kilometers from Bhimtal. So, you don’t have to visit it as a separate destination, while you are in Nainital you can have a drive to Bhowali.
Places to Visit in Bhowali:
Bhowali Fruit Market:
The Town is known as the ‘fruit basket of Kumaon’. The town is famous for it’s fruit market which offers a rich variety of fruits to the visitors. Various exotic fruits are available here at affordable prices such as apples, strawberries, apricot, plums and peaches etc.
Sanotorium of Bhowali:
The town has a Sanotorium. This was built during the British raj for people suffering from lung problems and tuberculosis.
Shyamkhet Tea Gardens:
The area is full of tea gardens named as Shyamkhet tea gardens. These offer quality tea that is exported to other states and countries. If you are a tea lover or a nature lover then this is the place to go.
Summers in this town have moderate temperature. The average temperature varies from 23°C to 30°C. Summers are the best time to enjoy boating and other activities. In these months the entire road to this town is filled with beautiful wild flowers.
Winters here start from the end of the August and remain till November. These months are cold and crisp. If you are luchy, you might get to see snowfall in winters.
During the months of July and August, the town witnesses rainfall. During monsoons, the region gets covered with amazing greenery.
The town has number of low to mid range hotels. Prices of hotel rooms are cheaper here as compared to Nainital and Bhimtal.
There is an amazing historical fort, which was built in 1540. During this time, several other historical monuments were built. It’s a great experience to visit them.
Coordinates: 29.3823° N, 79.5196° E
Literacy rate: 93.07%
Altitude: 1,703 meters
Language: Hindi, Kumaoni
Best Season: April-June
How to Reach Bhowali:
Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport to Bhowali, situated at a distance of about 40 kilometers. There are various options of transportation available. You can easily hire a taxi or use public trasport.
Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railway station to the town, which is nearly 29 kilometers away. Once you reach here, there are plenty of cabs and buses available.
Bhowali is well connected to other cities of the state. Bhowali bus stand is the main and active bus stand here. Haldwani bus staion is only 36 kms away from Bhowali.
Road Distance Chart to Bhowali:
- Nainital : 21.2 km
- Delhi : 238 km
- Almora : 60.5 km
- Ramnagar : 75 km
- Kausani : 104 km
- Dehradun : 297 km