Bhimtal, Uttarakhand: Birding & Trekking
- Go on nature walks in the picturesque Kumaon Himalayas
Bird watching in the surrounding area
- Trek to Bhimtal & Sattal Lakes
Unwind in the serenity of the mountains
This trip was a much needed respite from the noise and rush of the city. The surroundings are serene. From our rooms, we could view the forests. A lot of our time was spent unwinding- reading our favorite paperback or taking easy walks around the estate. The area's rich birdlife was a treat. The trek to Bhimtal and Sattal Lakes took us through some gorgeous locales.
Located in Kumaon's lake region, this is a slice in serenity and a naturalist's haven. Live in a colonial bungalow that has been preserved to retain its glamour- from doors and windows with English-style glass panes, a gleaming wooden staircase to the wood-burning Franklin stoves. The surroundings are rich in bird life. The bungalow itself is nestled among cypress and deodar trees, on a peaceful wooded hillside overlooking the Bhimtal valley. Wake up to calls of the Whistling Thrush. In the stillness, you can discern the call of a barking deer or the hoot of a spotted owl. Short treks over a ridge will lead to the Bhimtal Lake and further to the Sattal Lake with impressive views of Nainital enroute.