About Bhowali

Perched at an altitude of 1,654 meters (5,427 feet) above sea level, Bhowali (Kumaoni: Bhoāli) stands as a charming town and municipal board within the scenic Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India. Located just 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) away from Nainital, the district headquarters, Bhowali serves as the focal point for the Bhowali tehsil, one of Nainital district’s eight subdivisions.

Notably, Bhowali has etched its presence in history as the site of a T.B. sanatorium established in 1912. Beyond its historical significance, the town thrives as a pivotal fruit market catering to the entire surrounding region. Additionally, Bhowali plays a crucial role as a key road junction connecting neighboring hill stations such as Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, and Almora. Nestled in proximity to Ghorakhal, renowned for the Golu Devta temple and Sainik School Ghorakhal, Bhowali captures the essence of Uttarakhand’s cultural and natural richness.

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