The small town of Bhimtal is situated at a distance of 22 km from the famous hill resort of Nainital in Uttarakhand, India. One of the Pandav brothers in the great Indian epic Mahabharata, Bhimtal is hugely popular as a lake resort. If you are looking for a private tranquil break, a Tour to Bhimtal is highly recommended, wherein you can enjoy a peaceful holiday, at this beautiful town, enveloped by lush green surroundings.
Perched on the Kumaon hills, at an altitude of about 1,371 m above sea level, Bhimtal offers panoramic vistas all around. The main attraction for tourists on a tour to Bhimtal is the lake - famed as one of the largest lakes in the district of Nainital. The lake at Nainital is ideal for enjoying idyllic boat rides. There is a beautiful island at the center of the lake, with a restaurant located atop. The island lies about 91 m from the lake-shore and you can reach the island only by boat. It offers scenic views of the lake as well as its enchanting surroundings.
On your tour to Bhimtal, you can also explore the periphery of the lake or even walk through the thick forests surrounding the lake. Visit the 40 feet high Victorian Dam at one end of the lake and the terraced flower gardens adorning both sides of it. The dam site features the 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple, which is also a must-visit destination on tour to Bhimtal.
Other attractions of Bhimtal include the beautiful dappled paths, ravines embellished with dog rose and wild raspberry. Farmhouses set amid terraced fields and citrus trees loaded with fruits also make for some wonderful sights. Another place worth visit while on tour to Bhimtal is the Folk Culture Museum which exhibits a fine collection of ancient wooden artifacts, information about traditional rites and rituals of the local region, and various other items of archaeological importance.