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About Bhimtal

If you want to have a peaceful commune with nature, Bhimtal is an ideal place to visit. A stroll on the far banks of this lake in the wee hours of the morning presents great visual vistas. The Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple dominates the landscape of this lake. It was built by Bhima when the Pandavas were serving their exile period. Situated at a height of 1370 meters, there is an island at the center of Bhimtal lake that houses a large and beautiful aquarium. The scenic beauty of this place near Nainital is incomparable. It is a perfect venue for taking nature photographs.

Historical Context: Bhimtal is older than Nainital and was a part of the ancient Silk Route. It is named after Bhima, one of the Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata. It is said that he visited the place during the exile period of the Pandavas.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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