Bhimtal is a town perched at an altitude of 1370 meters in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The highlight of this town is the Bhimtal Lake, which includes an island in its center. Bhimtal is less crowded than Nainital and is a great place for quiet contemplation. Explore the hidden gems of Bhimtal for a peaceful yet memorable vacation. best resorts in bhimtal
Unsurprisingly, Bhimtal Lake is the city’s most prominent attraction. With emerald green waters that mirror the greenery of the surrounding hills and the blue majestic expanse of the sky, Bhimtal Lake is simply a spectacular setting with stunning views. The lake is home to a variety of aquatic life, including migratory birds during the winter months. In the middle of the lake lies an island with an aquarium, which has also become a popular tourist attraction.
Center for Butterfly Research
The Butterfly Research Center is home to more than 1,300 species of butterflies that will amaze you. It is the fourth largest collection of butterflies and moths in India. Here you will find fascinating creatures – from the largest insect in the world, the largest Indian butterfly, owl butterflies, to the most beautiful moths in the world. You can learn about these enchanting creatures through a guided tour.
Garg Parwat is a beautiful hill near Bhimeshwar Temple. Dense greenery and proximity to Bhimtal Lake provide a picturesque setting. This hill is the source of Gargi River, popularly known as Gola Nadi. Enjoy peace and solitude, far from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Located in the middle of the Bhimtal Lake, the Bhimtal Aquarium is home to a variety of fish from countries like Mexico, China and South Africa. The island was previously established as a restaurant but was closed due to pollution related issues. You can take a boat ride on the Bhimtal lake to the island and enjoy your time watching the rare and unique fishes.
Karkotaka Temple, also known as Nag Temple, is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god Nag Karkotaka Maharaja. Located on the highest mountain in Bhimtal, it is a great end point for a fun mountain climb Best resorts in bhimtal.
Museum of Folk Culture
Popularly known as ‘Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya’, the Folk Culture Museum was established in 1983. The museum exhibits rare artefacts, paintings, photographs, manuscripts and rock art works. Head to the museum and learn about the folk culture of the area.