Bhimtal is a beautiful hill town in Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand. Bhimtal is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata.
Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple This is an old 17th century Temple at the bank of Bhimtal lake , it is believed to have been built when Lord Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Near the Bhimeshwar temple is a small hill known as Garg Parvat, which is the source of river Gargi, also known as Gola Nadi in the region.
Victorian Dam This dam is built at the end of Bhimtal Lake. The dam is 40 feet high and offers a fantastic view of the nearby surroundings.
The dam is surrounded by lush green forests and a gorge that is decorated with wild flowers that give it a beautiful look. The dam is visited by tourists from all over the country.
Sattal and Nal Damyanti Tal Nal Damyanti Tal, a small natural lake is 2 km and the famous group of lakes known as Sattal is 5 km from Bhimtal, the clear water of the lakes surrounded by thick forest provide a beautiful view for the visitors and the nature lovers.
Nag Karkotaka Maharaj Temple The hill of Karkotaka is supposed to be named after Karkotaka, a mythical cobra. The hill is famous for its Nag temple in Bhimtal and on every Rishi Panchami thousands of people visit the temple and worship the Nag Karkotaka Maharaj. This is one of the famous nag temples situated in Uttarakhand region.
Sayad Baba ki Mazar Its a place where people from different part of town and near around places come for worship on every thursday. Its an example of unity in Diversity as people from different religion ( Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian ) visit this place.
The place also provides a beautiful view of the entire region including nearby places like Jhangaliyagaon and Nakuchiyatal.
Bhimtal Nainital, in Uttarakhand is a part of Kumaon tourism, and the local languages spoken are Kumaoni, Gadhwali and Hindi.
The best time to visit Bhimtal would be from Feb - April and September - October. Light woolens in summer and heavy woolens winter are advisable. The summer season extends from April to June. The winter season is from October to February.