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.
It is believed by the people of Bhimtal that the
Bhimtal Temple is constructed by Bhim during the ancient time. After
that the temple was concreted again by the king of Chand Dynast, King
Baz Bahadur. Bhimtal is one of the biggest lakes in Nainital district,
spared over an area of 1701 meter and elevated at a height of 1371.6
meters above the sea level. Travelers can also experience the beautiful
region of Bhimtal on foot. In the center of the lake there is a small
island where restaurant facility is also available.
The weathers in Bhimtal town are pleasant round the year. Summers will be the best time to make trip to Bhimtal, because tourists can afford the temperature and can visit the nearby places. But in winters it brings chilly weather, you can still visit here but sufficient amount care will be needed, heavy woolen blankets and clothes should carry. In summers temperature remains between 11 and 27 degree centigrade, while winters are between 2 and 16 degree Celsius.
During your visit to Bhimtal, you can also enjoy a range of adventure activities or sports. Some of the most popular sports include paragliding, trekking, rappelling and rock climbing among others. If you are planning a tour to Bhimtal in Uttarakhand, don't forget to get with our travel counselors. They are eagerly waiting to create customized tour packages, keeping in mind your budget requirements, likes and dislikes.
The entire town of Bhimtal offers a scenery that's heart stirring. One of the major tourist attractions around here is the Bhimtal Lake, where you can have a rejuvenating experience. The lake also has a wonderful island right in the middle, a crowd-puller for tourists.
The hill derives its name from a demon called Hadimba, as mentioned in the popular Hindu epic Mahabharta. While visiting this place of solitude, you can also expect to meet a monk named Vankhandi Maharaj at the Vankhandi ashram.
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.