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.