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Places to Visit in Bhimtal

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Kartotaka Hill

Named after the mythical cobra called Karkotaka, the hill houses a temple dedicated to the cobra popularly known as the Nag Karkotaka Maharaj. The temple manages to attract thousands of devotees from across the town and the country for being the one of the rare Nag Temples in the state of Uttarakhand. The temple is especially popular during the Hindu festival of Rishi Panchami. 

Sayad Baba ki Mazar

This is a secular religious spot where devotees throng the place of worship irrespective of the religion. The best time to visit it on Thursdays when the mazar is visited by Muslims, Hindus and Christians alike. What makes this a remarkable tourist destination is the view of the Bhimtal Lake and the island from the mazar.

Hidimba Parvat

Located in the outskirts of the town, this is a hillock which is named after another character from the epic Mahabharata –Hidimba who was actually a demoness. According to mythology, Hidimba transformed herself as a beautiful lady to attract the Pandava brother - Bhima. Today, the hillock is known to harbour a large number of wildlife species and an environmentalist by the name of Vankhandi Maharaj has taken upon himself to preserve the area. He has establis

Nainital

Not far from the town of Bhimtal is one of the most popular hill stations in the country – that is Nainital. Overlooking the Kumaon Hills, the hill station is famous for housing Jim Corbett’s home and the Naini Lake. There is much to do in Nainital such as visiting the Sher-ka-Danda Ridge, Nanda Devi Temple, St. John in the Wilderness church, Gurney House, Naina Lake and many more.

For Kids

Kids will love Bhimtal because of its lake and for the opportunity to boat across the blue waters of the lake. Though there is not much to do in Bhimtal, you can take long walks along the lake with kids who can see a variety of flora and fauna which will make them feel excited. The jungles around the town also make it a good space for wildlife species; hence, keep a look out for the deers that roam about.

Folk Culture Museum

The town of Bhimtal does not have a large number of places to visit but one of the popular spots which allow you to peak into the history of the town is the Folk Culture Museum. Also known as the LokSanskritiSanghralaya, the museum displays rare artefacts such as photographs and paintings that date back hundreds of years. Also, the museum has a rare collection of rock arts and items from different regions of Uttarakhand. You will also be able to view some rare ido

Nal Damyanti Tal

An Approximately 2 kilometer from the town of Bhimtal is another natural lake which is comparatively smaller than the Bhimtal Lake and is called the Nal Damyanti Tal. The lake gets its prominence for being the lake where King Nala, one of the famous kings of the region drowned. This has made the lake not only famous but also sacred among the locals of the region.

Jim Corbett National Park

Originally called the Hailey National Park, the national park is located not far from Bhimtal. The park is renowned for being the background of the famous Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book but that is not all. The park is a wildlife enthusiast’s haven as it allows you to spot the tiger.

Bhimeshwar Temple

This is the most prominent places to visit in Bhimtal and dates back to the 17th Century. Like the town, the temple derives it names from Bhima, the Pandava brother. Built by BazBahadur from the Chand Dynasty, the temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva and attracts hundreds and hundreds of devotees during the famed Hindu festival of Shivratri. 

Bhimtal Lake

The most attractive tourist attraction in Bhimtal which is thronged by hundreds is the Bhimtal Lake. Known to be larger than the Naini Lake in Nainital, the Bhimtal is a perennial lake which also offers boating activities for interested tourists. This makes it amazingly popular among travellers who arrive with family during the peak season of March to June when the plains of India are scorching in the summers. This is not the only reason why tourists visit the lak

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