The spellbinding Bhimtal Lake is adorned like a sapphire in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. This lake is situated in the heart of the quaint city of Bhimtal. It is situated at an elevation of 1,375 metres about 4,511 feet above sea level. Bhimtal Lake is one of the largest lakes around Nainital and is named after Bhima, a mythological character of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is older than Nainital city. The city boasts a glorious past as it was once the part of the silk route.
The beauty of the Bhimtal Lake is enhanced by a picturesque island which is surrounded by crystal clear water, drawing the attention of the leisure-seeking tourists. This island is 91 mts from the shore of Bhimtal. The best time to visit this lake is between March to June.
Bhimtal Temple is a must visit place:
The ancient Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple situated which sits on the banks of Bhimtal is a must visit place. This temple was built by Bhima during the exile of Pandavas. This temple was restored by Baz Bahadur of Chand Dynasty in the 17th century.
How to reach Bhimtal:
Bhimtal adorned in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand can be easily accessible from the major part of India. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam located at a distance of 35 km from Bhimtal. One can take the overnight Ranikhet Express from Delhi and swiftly reach the quaint city. The nearest airport is Pantnagar Civil Aerodrome located at a distance of 71 km from Bhimtal.