After travelling around 10 km from Bhimtal Lake on Bhimtal-Naukuchiyatal road, I reached at Pandey Gaon (not to be confused with Pandey Gaon near Kotabagh, Nainital).
Yes! We were foreign to it but it welcomed us. We had no idea of what things to do or what to see. But, We got a place to stay in a Homestay amidst green lush trees overseeing the giant mountains. We spent a few hours watching the mountains from the terrace. Then moved to explore this place called Bhimtal. We thanked God and the universe, literally for all these things.Well! So My friend spotted a waterbody somewhere in the place from atop and argued that we check it out. We thought of walking instead of hiring a cab or taking a lift. Life was slow. I could hear my own breath. The atmosphere was clearer than ever. Spotted a glimpse of the great Himalayan peaks. The beauty was spellbound and surreal. We trekked for 3-4 km to reach the water body which was, in fact, a lake. But still, we were never out of breath. People were at ease. It was not a fast-paced life."This is the place where one could actually wander and have great imaginations. "After all, Great ideas are born out in great places like these. Now I see why Writers and Curators travel to places like these. Anyways, I could have walked the same distance twice. However, it was already dark. Yes, Mountainous places tend to get darker early when compared to Cities. There were no Street lights. Also, we had to travel back to our Homestay. It was chilling. We were on the land of strangers. Somehow we managed to get a shared Taxi. It is a bit difficult to get a private taxi. We agreed on the commute and watched the dark mountains. We could see some lights on the mountains.Real Adventurous time began with Real stories on our travel back to our homestayThat's how the driver shared some light on the Story of Nandadevi mountains and its history. He said, "Nandadevi is a two peaked mountain, named after the goddesses Nanda and Sunanda. These goddesses have occurred together in ancient Sanskrit literature (Srimad Bhagavatam or Bhagavata Purana) and are worshipped together as twins in the Kumaon, Garhwal". And how "The Nanda Devi Jat is celebrated every year in the Nanda Devi temples spread across the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Uttarakhand".We listened to him like young kids listening to bedtime stories. It was interesting to know real stories from people who have lived there. We reached our Destination, our place to hide our heads and save us from the darkness. Life is such that, it will always surprise you. All in all, We got Food, A place, Experiences and Stories that we would have never googled. Life teaches us in the best and magical ways. You just need to have patience. Your guts and the lights will guide you.RELATED : VISIT TURKEY WHY ?Also Read: A New Ice cream Trend in town that you must tryORIGINAL BLOG SOURCEFOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOKTWITTER
I have experienced BHIMTALway more than any of the tourist can and the reason why i am claiming this is because i lived here for four freaking years. My college was in Bhimtal so i pretty much know about this place ,Here i am writing to share my experiences with this place,pros and cons of this place ,what else you can see in and around nainital etc and helping you to know this place better.WHY BHIMTAL IS AN IDEAL VACATION SPOT ?Bhimtal: people might have different opinion regarding this but with a little polish and human touch Bhimtal can look more surreal and pleasant than Nainital , Bhimtal's Lake is  one of the most sought destinations after nainital. In Bhimtal immense options are there for all my adrenaline junkies like PARAGLIDING,ZORBING, KAYAKING, BOATING,BIKE RIDING and recently they have started HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE.  pleasant weather make Bhimtal a magical location suited for everyone.Here one feels really close to all the elements of nature - sunrise over the lake and the mountains, the (not so quiet) forest, the warmth of the fireplace in the evenings, and the relatively bright and clear constellations at nightBest time to visit Bhimtal: March to June and September to DecemberWHERE TO STAY?There are several budget and luxry hotels,guest houses,home stays in Bhimtal.in off season they charge as less as 400-600 bucks for a standard room.