Places of Interest near Bhimtal
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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
About 2 km from Bhimtal is Nal Damyanti Tal, a small
natural lake. It is believed that the palace of famous king Nala drowned
into this lake. It is a very sacred place for the dwellers of the
About 5 km from Bhimtal is a hill known as Hidimba Parvat.
It gets its name from demon Hidimba of Mahabharata. Vankhandi Maharaj,
a monk and environmentalist lives on the hill now, and has created
a sanctuary for the wild animals around the hill. The area is known
as Vankhandi Ashram.
The hill of Karkotaka is supposed to be named after Karkotaka,
a mythical cobra. The hill is famous for its Nag temple in the region
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.
The Museum of Folk Culture (Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya) housing collections
of folk paintings and ancient wooden artifacts.
There is a 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple complex along the
40 feet high dam.
2 km from Bhimtal is Naukuchiatal is picturesque & mystique
lake with 9 corners or or the 'nine-cornered lake'. Surrounded
by dense forested hills on all sides it provides solace from the maddening
rush of the plains.
Naukuchiatal is nourished by an underwater spring, which keeps its
water levels high.
Naukuchiatal is the deepest lake in the Lake District of India (Nainital)
and lost in acres of oak forest in the lesser Himalayas.
Naukuchiatal attracts migratory birds, which makes it a bird watchers
paradise. Lakes, fishing, trek, Paraglading and mountain biking are
About 5 km from Bhimtal is Sattal - Saatal Literally
meaning seven lakes all the group of small lakes nested together,
about 23 kms from Nainital at an altitude of (1370 MT) still untouched
by modernisation - one can see the natures beauty at its best. Sattal
is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India.
These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds.
About 22 Km away is Nainital - Nainital boasts of Nine
different lakes, shares its boundary with one of the most visited
National Parks (Corbett National Park) in the country, has Lush Green
Valley view of the Hills and lower forested ridges and obviously is
part of the Mighty Glittering Himalayan Range. Nainital is post-card
pretty and has wonderfully clean air to match. There is also a romantic
air about this beautiful hill-station.
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