The town of Bhimtal is more popularly known fro its lake resort.Bhimtal which comes under the district of Nainitalof Uttarakhand is about 22kms away from this district.The magnificent lake of this town is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 metres above sea level. Being a lake resort Bhimtal entertains the tourists by many water sports and also boat rides. It also takes the merrit of the largest lake in the district of Nainital.It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake. Apart from all this Bhimtal is loaded with peace and greenery which acts as a magnet to pull the tourists. There are number of farm houses along the gardens of citrus shrubs which again pulls the tourist crowd.
Bhimtal is located in the northern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills.
Bhimtal got its name from one of the Pandava brothers, the legendary character Bhima of the epic Mahabharatha.The legends also says that during the Pandavas exile Bhima came to this place and he also built a temple for Lord Shiva popularly referred as the Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple.Bhimtal used to be the spot for a break journey for the travellers travelling to the other plains or the hills. You can still see the existence of a road connecting to Kumaun,Nepal and Tibet which might have been the part of the famous ancient silk route.Bhimtal was captured by the British after their victory in the Anglo-Nepalese war in 1816.