The ancient serene town, Bhimtal

Located at a height of 1370m, Bhimtal is well known with its religious temples between the high mountains and a magnificent blue lake

Located just 298km from Delhi, Bhimtal is perfect as a weekend gateway to experience the ultimate nature. Located just 298km from Delhi. The famous Bhimtal Lake adds charm to town’s picturesque surroundings. The town is already full of the dense forest of pine, oaks, and shrubs. Weather is always soothing and pleasant. Bhimtal is ideal for nature lovers and religious folks. The Bhimeshwar temple has huge religious significance. To navigate within the city, one could easily hire a taxi or cab. But one should avoid this destination during the monsoon.

For food lovers:  You can enjoy multi-cuisines ranging from Chinese, Mexican and Continental in Bhimtal. However, Momos are the top things to try in Bhimtal. Ultimately restaurants offer almost every cuisine.

Here are some top places to visit in Bhimtal: 

  • Bhimtal Lake:

    Both the town and this lake were named after Bhima. He was one of the Pandavas of the Mahabharata. This lake provides drinking water and supports aquaculture. It was built with a masonry dam facility. Today this lake is a major tourist attraction. It also has an aquarium. This lake covers an area of 47.8 hectares. Wildlife is quite rich in the area, one can spot barking deer, migratory ducks, and geese around the lake. Trout, rohu, silver carp are common fish species.

  • Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple:

    You can spot it just near the Bhimtal lake. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an ancient temple. As a matter of fact, people believe that it existed from the days of Pandavas. With its spectacular heritage and splendid views, this temple is a must visit place.

  • Hanuman Garhi:

    Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, it located at a height of 6401ft. This temple offers a spectacular sight of sunset over the Himalayas. The statue of Lord Hanuman itself is an architectural marvel.

  • Victoria Dam:

    Located on the bank of Bhimtal Lake. This 40ft high dam is known for attracting a large number of tourists. In addition, one could see the flower garden on the sides which are the most attractive feature. Visitors could also take walks in the nearby forest.

  • Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island:

    Take a boat ride in Bhimtal Island and you will reach the Aquarium. Once it used to be a restaurant however now this island houses an Aquarium. Nainital Lake Development Authority maintains the Aquarium. You can explore species from all around the world

  • Karkotaka Temple:

    This temple is devoted to the serpent god, Nagkarkotaka Maharaja. Therefore, the temple remains crowded throughout the year by devotees. Rishi Panchami is the main festival. People believe that God protects the villagers from the snakes.

  • Nal Damyanti:

    Located near Bhimtal lake. It is considered as the most sacred place in the area. Moreover, People believe that famous king Nala’s palace drowned in this water body.

  • Hidimba Parvat:

    Hidimba was the name of Bhima’s wife of Mahabharata. Presently It is located just 5km away from Bhimtal. Famous for Vankhandi Ashram, a wildlife asylum. It was developed by Vankhnadi Maharaj, an environmentalist, and monk.

  • Folk Culture Museum:

    A perfect place to explore interesting artifacts, traditional customs, and rituals. In addition, this museum is also known as Sanskriti Sangrahlaya accordingly visitors can explore various collections of rocks and photographs.