One of the largest lakes in the district, just 18 kilometers away from the Nainital city, Bhimtal is a destination for travelers visiting for the real essence of calm and peace in the area. A lake famous for a mini na ...
ural island in the center is a destination for travelers from across the country. Named after Bhima from Mahabharat, this lake has an adjoining Bhimashevr Mahadev temple where the deity of Lord Shiva stays and is prayed to. One of the popular tourist destinations, Bhimtal provides boating, kayaking and water sports like rappelling, zorbing etc for people looking for adventure. Forest Eco Resort group provides luxurious travel options in this area of Nainital with the finest lakeside views in properties carefully picked up for you.
What to do in Bhimtal?
Boating and Kayaking are main activities that one can enjoy in the Bhimtal lake. Side activities like rappelling and zorbing are also attractive as fun activities. The island between the lake now runs an aquarium cafe where you can enjoy delicious cuisines and look around at fish from the world that lies just a boat ride away. Nearby treks like Karkotal, Chota Kailash are spiritually known and acknowledged to travel by enthusiasts who like adventure on foot.
Fun Facts about Bhimtal
The lake of Bhimtal is said to be built by Bhima from Mahabharat and a lot of legends revolve around the process. It is one of the best routes that connects Kumaon from the plains of India. . Bhimtal lake is impounded by the Masonry Dam which was built in the 1880s. It is the largest lake in the Kumaon region. The locals are dependent on water supply for their daily lifestyle from this freshwater lake that is also the home to a lot of fish species. Movies like Vivaah, Koi Mil Gaya, Sirf Tum were shot near this location.