At an elevation of approx. 5600 feet, nestled in the lap of exotic mountains of Kumaon, Bhowali is an ultimate and unheard hill town. It is 11 km from the popular tourist attraction- Nanital.
The best views of snow capped mountains, lush green forests, surrounded by several lakes, orchards, farms and tea estates, Bhowali is one such destination.
It’s a small place but popular for being an international exporter of the exotic fruits like apples, plums, peaches, strawberries and apricots, Bhowali remains an integral part of Uttarakhand tourism.
Apart from it, it’s small quaint village, which definitely deserves to be in every traveler’s bucket list & read the further blog to know more about the place, where to stay, what all you can do etc.
People usually come down to Nanital, which is an extremely popular tourist spot and equally crowded, and just 11 km ahead is Bhowali, which is comparatively a lesser touristy spot and can be a perfect option to stay and serves as a base for your trip.
About Bhawani Guest House, Bhowali:
Established in 2016 by Bisht Family of Bhowali, is this beautiful, serene and well thought- Bhawani Guest House. It is constructed on 3 levels, with a view of jungle, flowing stream & market close by.
Be ready to be amazed with the warm hospitality, tasty food, mesmerising views from literally every corner in the house, it’s all about a “fulfilling and dream vacation” you must be waiting to happen.
Accommodation at Bhawani Guest House:
Bhawani Guest house has 10 well appointed rooms in different categories. It’s an ideal location for big groups, families and solo travellers also.
Total Rooms: 10
Room Categories & Cost: Price is seasonal and there are 3 categories of rooms:
a) Economical Rooms: Starting Rs. 800 upto Rs. 2000
b) Bigger Rooms with Bay Window & Jungle views: Starting Rs. 1200 upto Rs. 3000
c) Family Rooms with 2 Double Beds: Starts Rs. 2500 upto Rs. 5000
Food at Bhawani Guest House:
“Food with the mesmerising mountain views”. What else do you need?
On the top floor at Bhawani Guest House, is the restaurant area where you can order food.
You can order Indian food and on request, also the authentic Kumaoni delight.
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.
From Delhi: 330 km / 7-8 hours
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.
Located around 29 km away from Bhowali, the closest railway station is Kathgodam, 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.
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.
How to book Bhawani Guest House:
Address: Bhawani Guest House, 100 meters from HP Petrol Pump, Ranikhet Road, Bhowali,
District- Nainital, Uttarakhand- 263132
Owner: Mr. Pradeep Singh Bisht
Phone No.: 7798634449
Check-in: 11 am
Check-out: 10 am
Special Mention and Must Visit: Temple Kainchi Dham
Established by a great saint- Neem Karoli Baba in 1960s, Kainchi Dham is a Hanuman Temple and ashram. The temple is well known for it’s powers, positive & strong aura, scenic location & Neem Karoli baba
“Kainchi” means scissor in English and this temple is named “Kainchi Dham” because of it’s scissor like structure. It’s located between two hills that cut and cross each other to create a shape of scissor.
The temple is also visited by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Facilities available at Bhawani Guest House:
Wi-fi | TV | Parking | Pet Friendly | Kids Friendly | Bonfire | Security Cameras | Room Service | Phone Network
Things to do & Tourist attractions in / near Bhowali:
- Golu Devta Temple
- Shyamkhet tea Garden
- Kainchi Dham
- Folk Culture Museum
- Cheena Peak
- Aurobindo Ashram
- Shopping in Bhowali
Best Time to visit Bhowali:
The weather in Bhowali is pleasant throughout the year, and the temperature ranges between 7°C and 31°C.
If you want to experience the best of Bhowali, then you can arrive here between March and July or September and October, which are considered to be the best months to visit here.
To get a glimpse of snow or snowfall, you can also consider visiting here in the months of December and January
Who should visit Bhowali:
- Families looking for a peaceful getaway
- Couples for just the perfect romantic and a peaceful vacay
- Solo Travellers who believes in exploring the unexplored
- Group of friends who believes in getting high on nature & mountains.
I am sure you must be tempted to explore this offbeat and serene village in the mountains of Uttarakhand. Save this blog for your future references and do visit whenever the time is right for you.
Happy traveling & exploring!
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