Top places to visit in Bhimtal

Here are the top 11 places to visit in Bhimtal

Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake is located in the town of Bhimtal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, with a dam built in 1883 creates the storage facility. It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the lake district of India. The lake provides drinking water supply and supports aquaculture with variety of fish species. There is an island at the centre of the lake which has been developed as a tourist attraction and has an aquarium.

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Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple

Situated on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Believed to be already in existence during the visit of Pandavas while on exile, today it is often flooded with visitors.

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Hanuman Garhi

As the name suggests, this temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Situated at the height of 6401 ft, this temple offers an incredible sight of sunset over the Himalayas.

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Victoria Dam

Victoria Dam, one of the most breathtaking sights in Bhimtal is located on the bank of Bhimtal Lake. The most attractive thing about this dam is the flower gardens on its either side that makes the place look quite entrancing.

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Aquarium on the Bhimtal Island

A boat ride in Bhimtal Lake to the island in the middle of it is quite a ride. But lays ahead is even more awe-inspiring. Once a place for a restaurant, today this island houses an aquarium created by the Nainital Lake Development Authority.

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Karkotaka Temple

Karkotaka Temple is located on the top of the hill by the same name and is flocked by devotes throughout the year. Devoted to the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja, pilgrims come here in large numbers on the occasion of Rishi Panchami.

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Nal Damyanti

Considered to be a very sacred place by the inhabitant of the area, Nal Damyanti is a small natural lake near Bhimtal Lake. Situated almost 2 km from Bhimtal lake, it is believed that famous king Nala's palace drowned in this water body.

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Hidimba Parvat

A beautiful hill, located just 5 km from Bhimtal gets its name from the Hidimba, wife of Bhima of Mahabharata. This hill also houses a wildlife asylum called Vankhandi Ashram, a habitat developed by Vankhnadi Maharaj, an environmentalist and monk who lives there.

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Folk Culture Museum

It is an amazing place to explore the traditions, culture and past of the state. Also referred to as the Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, this place displays interesting artifacts, information on traditional customs and rituals and stone implements and other items of archeological importance.

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Shopping in Bhimtal

Bhimtal is not exactly a shopping paradise but offers many souvenirs to take back home. Jewelry, wood crafts, carpets, statues, Garhwali paintings and handmade candles are some of the options to shop from.

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Mall Road, Nainital

It is a cluster of many small shops offers varied products and plethora of handicrafts items, candles, paintings, statues and shawls to buy.

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