Bhowali is a little hill-station that lies in the vicinity of several popular hill stations like Nainital, Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, Ramgarh, Sattal and Mukteshwar. Nestled among beautiful mountains, Bhowali is famous for its amazing vistas and charming orchards of apples, apricots, peaches etc. It is easily connected by road from Delhi and the closest airport is Pant Nagar Airport which is situated 63 kms from Bhowali. The nearest railway station to is Kathgodam (34 Kms), I took a train from Delhi and drove up to Bhowali from Kathgodam. Bhowali is perfect for a short break to enjoy stunning views of the Kumaon hills. It is at a height of 1370m above the sea level and it is a beautiful location to visit over a weekend, for those looking to spend some quality and calm time amidst nature. Here is a list of few places you can visit while you are in Bhowali.
Golu Devta Temple
As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Golu Devta and is also referred to as Ghorakhal Temple. Devotees visit this temple in large numbers to worship and offer bells as the means of prayer.
A very popular place in the area, this temple is renowned for Neeb Karori Maharaj temple and ashram. The temple attracts devotees from all over the country as well as abroad.
A place one must visit is Ramgarh. Situated 14 kms from Bhowali, it is best known for its beautiful fruit orchards. This place blessed with beauty and splendor is a paradise for nature lovers and has attracted many artists and poets like Rabindranath Tagore.
As the name suggests,this is a lake in Bhimtal which is 12 kms from Bhowali. The town and the lake are named after Bhima, one of the Pandavas of the epic story of Mahabharata who is said to have visited the place. On the banks of the dam,there is an old temple which was built by Raja Baj Bahadur Chand of Kumaon Kingdom during the 17th century.
Nainital is most popular hill station of Kumaon district. It is famous for its Naini Lake located at the centre of the town. I took my children boating in this lake. This is a fun family activity and there is a market and some restaurants near this lake.
This was probably my favorite place to visit Bhowali, the drive was very scenic and you can see beautiful apple orchards and scenic mountain views. This is an ancient hindu temple and i really liked the vibrations in this temple. There is a viewpoint near this temple which is a must visit place, the views from there are breathtaking.
Best place to stay in Bhowali:
We stayed at a beautiful airbnb called GOD’s OWN, you can get all their details on google. We were 2 families so we were looking for a beautiful homestay with 2 bedrooms. A friend of mine mentioned this house to me and it had excellent reviews. I could understand why the reviews were so high after staying there. The caretaker was always smiling and helpful,the food was delicious. The house is in a secluded location at 6,000 ft and it is amidst a beautiful pine & oak forest. The decor is beautiful and it has high pine wood ceilings. It was wonderful sitting on the balcony in the mornings and sipping chai to the stunning views of the Kumoan hills. The fireplace combined with the old world charm makes this place perfect for families to relax in the evenings. It felt like a home away from home, there is a lovely garden to sit and read a book. It is perfect for couples or families with kids. It is secluded which adds to the charm and beauty of the place.
Here is the link to book this place: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14160625?source_impression_id=p3_1572272120_skp5lSNb14fEOiyz