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Uttarakhand Judicial and Legal Academy, Bhowali
Uttarakhand Judicial and Legal Academy, Bhowali
Bhowali is located in Uttarakhand
Bhowali is located in India
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates: 29°23′N 79°31′E / 29.38°N 79.52°E / 29.38; 79.52Coordinates: 29°23′N 79°31′E / 29.38°N 79.52°E / 29.38; 79.52
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
Elevation 1,654 m (5,427 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,026
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK

Bhowali is a town and a municipal board in Nainital District in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It lies close to Ghorakhal, known for Golu Devta temple and Sainik School Ghorakhal.


Bhowali is located at 29°23′N 79°31′E / 29.38°N 79.52°E / 29.38; 79.52.[1] It has an average elevation of 1,654 metres (5,426 feet). Bhowali is a gateway to many places in the Kumaon division like Almora and Bageshwar for people coming from the Haldwani route. Many Lakes neighbor Bhowali like Bhimtal, Sat tal, Naukuchiyatal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sukha Tal, and Khurpa Tal. The place is an ideal hill station. It is 1706 meters above sea level and 11 km away from Nainital. This is a road junction serving all the nearby hill stations from Nainital. Bhowali is famous for its scenic grandeur and as a hill fruit mart, Bhowali is also known for its T.B. sanatorium established in 1912.


Situated, 11 km from the city of Nainital, Bhowali is most known for its T.B. sanatorium, established here in 1912,[2] 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.

Uttrakhand Judicial And Legal Academy(UJALA) is the latest addition to the infrastructure of this town.The foundation stone was laid on December 19, 2004 by Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, the then Chief Justice of India in the presence of Hon’ble Sri N.D. Tiwari, the then Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.S. Sirpurkar, the then Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court and now the Judge of Supreme Court of India. Administrative-cum-training block of the academy was constructed. Mess and hostel of the academy is also constructed.

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.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Bhowali had a population of 5302. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bhowali has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 83% and female literacy of 77%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Saint Andrews Public school is the best English medium school of this town which was built in the year 1991. The institution provides education up to high school and consists of well coordinated staff. It is a co-ed school and facilities of hostels for boarders is also available.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhowali
  2. ^ Bhowali Archived June 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Official website of Nainital district.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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