Bhowali is a town and a municipal board in Nainital District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of Nainital, the district headquarters; at an average elevation of 1,654 m from sea level.
Bhowali is most known for its T.B. sanatorium, established here in 1912. It is an important fruit market for all the neighbouring region, and an important road junction to neighbouring hill stations, like Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and Almora. It lies close to Ghorakhal, known for Golu Devta temple and Sainik School Ghorakhal.
Situated, 11 km from the city of Nainital, Bhowali is most known for its T.B. sanatorium, established here in 1912, where Kamala Nehru also stayed for a while. It is now an important fruit market for all the neighbouring region, and an important road junction to neighbouring hill stations, like Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and Almora.
The famous Kainchi Dham temple is about 8 km from Bhowali. Famous among locals as the neem karori temple it is one of the most revered temple in the area. Nearby is the popular shrine, Golu Devta temple at Ghorakhal, which stand on a hill above an Army school, the Sainik School Ghorakhal, established in 1966 in the Ghorakhal Estate of the Nawab of Rampur. One of the oldest houses in Bhowali on the Naini Bend has been turned into a Bed and Breakfast called Versha, a place in the hills.
And here, the Prachin Jabar Mahadev Shiva temple is located on the foothills of the lariyakata of sanitorium. The most important thing of this temple is that here is a wooden Shivling has been established since ancient times, which is still in its former state and the entire Nainital district The only Shiva Temple is where 18 feet long trident is installed.
Bhowali is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state and northern India. It is an important road junction, from where roads lead to neighbouring hill stations, like Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet and Almora. Bhowali lies on the National Highway 109, which connects Rudrapur in Udham Singh Nagar district, Uttarakhgand with Karnaprayag in Chamoli district. Uttarakhand Transport Corporation runs Buses from Bhowali bus station to cities like Delhi and Dehradun. Taxis and Private Buses, mostly run by K.M.O.U, connect the city to other major destinations of Kumaon region.
The nearest Airport is Pantnagar Airport, located at a distance of approx 65 km from the city. Indira Gandhi International Airport, located in Delhi is the nearest international Airport. Kathgodam railway station, located at a distance of approx 35 km is the nearest railway station. Kathgodam is the last terminus of the broad gauge line of North East Railways that connects Kumaon with Delhi, Dehradun and Howrah.
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