It’s a rare delight to have a fulfilling vacation during the rainy month of August. The best way to plan a monsoon weekend getaway is to keep it simple and quiet. We chose Bhimtal to be our weekend getaway destination. It’s a quaint little town of simple joys where the best way to spend your day is to take long walks and watch the ducks sitting by the lakeside.
Bhimtal is a gorgeous town nestled on the hills surrounding the lake in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The best thing about this town that it’s not as touristy and crowded like Nainital and not eerily quiet as other surrounding lake towns like Naukuchiatal and Sattal. You can sit by the window, sip your tea and watch the people of this slow moving town go about their day. This is a simple activity of absolute joy if you’re looking for a detox from your busy city life.
Photos by Sambit Dattachaudhuri