Bhimtal is a small town located in the beautiful district of Nainital in Uttarakhand state. The name of the city is a derivation of "Bhim" one of the five Pandavas as it is depicted in Mahabharata. The uniqueness and historical links makes the town worth exploring for tourist as well as pilgrims coming to the state. This small town is nestled at an altitude of 1370 meters above the level of the sea. The city is famously known among the tourists for its wonderful Bhimeshwar Temple situated on the bank of Bhimtal Lake and devoted to Lord Shiva.
Bhimtal Tourist Places
Bhimtal Lake: It attracts an equal number of locals, tourist and pilgrims. The Bhimtal Lake is popular as the pride of Bhimtal. This magnificent lake provides some fascinating scenes to the visitors to capture pleasing pictures. This is the cause too that draws the pilgrims and tourist all over the glob in large number. The small island which is a natural made place in the center of the lake looks even more beautiful. The weather at Bhimtal offers the perfect ambience that that is the cause to be refined the souls of the followers and sightseers. One can also enjoy the marine life here as well.
Garg Parvat: It is the source of the river Gargi, also known as Gola Nadi in the region.
Nal Damyanti Tal: About 2 km from Bhimtal is Nal Damyanti Tal, a small natural lake. It is believed that the palace of famous king Nala drowned into this lake. It is a very sacred place for the dwellers of the region.
Hidimba Parvat: About 5 km from Bhimtal is a hill known as Hidimba Parvat. It got its name from demon Hidimba of Mahabharata who was the wife of Bhima. Vankhandi Maharaj, a monk and environmentalist lives on the hill now, and has created a sanctuary for the wild animals around the hill. The area is known as Vankhandi Ashram.
Kainchi Dham: This place has achieved recognition owing to the ashram of the famous Neem Karoli Maharaj.
Tea Gardens: Tea gardens at Shyamkhet are famous for its organic Uttrakhand tea exported worldwide. It is a beautiful serene place to visit a box of Uttrakhand tea is a must buy.
Ghorakhal Temple: Ghorakhal temple famous for the temple of Lord Golu worshipped by hill people.
Paragliding in Bhimtal : Bhimtal is not just for beauty and spirituality. It also offers excellent opportunities for adventure sports lovers. If you love the adventure part of travel, you can choose to go paragliding flying above the picturesque mountains of the region.