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Bhimtal is a picturesque lake located in the lake district of Uttarakhand state i.e in Nainital district. Bhimtal is perched at an elevation of 1,370mts above sea level. Named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata, Bhimtal is a beautiful lake centered amidst green mountains.
The lake is at a scenic spot with a small island at its centre on which there is a beautiful large aquarium which was previously a restaurant. Bhimtal affords splendid views and visual vistas of nature's beauty. There is an ancient Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple on the banks of Bhimtal which was built by Bhima during the exile period of the pandavas. The present temple was renovated by Baz Bahadur of Chand Dynasty in the 17th century.
Bhimtal is older than the Nainital city as it was once the part of the ancient silk route. The island amidst Bhim Tal is 91mts from the shore of the Bhim Tal. Bhimtal covers larger area than Nainital and millions of tourists visit every year to enjoy the serene and pristine beauty of this place. Bhimtal is the favorite excursion of the travelers who visit Nainital and Haldwani.
Bhimtal is unlike Nainital as this is a peaceful and quite place which adds charm to the tourist's life. Bhim Tal provides ample water sport opportunities for amateurs with paddling and boating facilities.
Bhimtal Climate and Weather
The climate of Bhimtal is pleasant and salubrious during summers but very cold during winters.
Bhimtal Summers: 15c-28c Cotton / Light woolen
Bhimtal Winters: 4c-18c Heavy woolens