Bhimtal"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Bhimtal Lake And Other Attractions - Bhimtal supports a wide variety of aquatic life and some Trans Himalayan birds during the winter.  Lying at an altitude of 4500 ft, 22 km from Nainital, the lake is surrounded by the Kumaon hills all around. It received its name from Bhima, one of the Pandavas from the epic of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is famous for its Bhimtal Lake, which is bigger than Naini Lake and offers good boating facilities. Plus, there is an island in the middle with an aquarium located on it. The island is only 91 metres from the lake shore and there is also a Bhimeshwar Temple along with a 40 feet high dam beside the lake that belongs to the 17th century.

     

    Aquarium on the Island on Bhimtal - Bhimtal Lake has an island located within it, which once had a restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down due to pollution issues and an aquarium was created in its place by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. The aquarium is now home to fish brought from countries like China, South Africa and Mexico.

     

    Victoria Dam - Tourists can take a walk through the huge forests that surround the lake. The dam is 40 feet high and offers sights of nature that is very rare in other parts of the country. The gorge is decorated with wild flowers that give it a beautiful look, which attracts good number of tourists every year to this place.Victoria dam is located at one end of Bhimtal Lake and has terraced flower gardens that are placed on either side of the dam. There is also the 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple devoted to Shiva, located very next to it.

     

    BhimeshwaraMahadev Temple - However, the present temple was built by BazBahadur - a king of the Chand Dynasty along with the Raja of Kumaon. The 17th century temple is located by the 40 feet high Victoria dam. Bhimtal is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata. BhimeshwaraMahadev Temple is an old Shiva temple, located on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake. It is believed that a temple was already there during the time of Bhima, when he had come to this place during the exile period of the Pandavas.

     

    Folk Culture Museum - The collection of artefacts includes important information on various topics like stone implements, traditional rites, rituals and archaeologically important items. It also has an impressive collection of photographs and reproductions of rock art. The Folk Culture Museum, popularly known as Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, houses a good collection of information and artefacts about the hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh.

     

    HidimbaParvat - HidimbaParvat of Hidimba Hill is located some 5 km from Bhimtal and is named after the demon wife of Bheema – Hidimba of the Mahabharata. VankhandiMaharaj, an environmentalist and monk lives there and he has developed a refuge for wild animals. The wildlife asylum is known as Vankhandi Ashram.

     

    Karkotaka Temple - Karkotaka hill is named after a mythical cobra named Karkotaka. It is believed that the temple with the serpent god protects the villagers from snake bites. The hill of Karkotaka is quite well known for the Nag Temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami.

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    Bhimtal Lake And Other Attractions - Bhimtal supports a wide variety of aquatic life and some Trans Himalayan birds during the winter.  Lying at an altitude of 4500 ft, 22 km from Nainital, the lake is surrounded by the Kumaon hills all around. It received its name from Bhima, one of the Pandavas from the epic of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is famous for its Bhimtal Lake, which is bigger than Naini Lake and offers good boating facilities. Plus, there is an island in the middle with an aquarium located on it. The island is only 91 metres from the lake shore and there is also a Bhimeshwar Temple along with a 40 feet high dam beside the lake that belongs to the 17th century.

     

    Aquarium on the Island on Bhimtal - Bhimtal Lake has an island located within it, which once had a restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down due to pollution issues and an aquarium was created in its place by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. The aquarium is now home to fish brought from countries like China, South Africa and Mexico.

     

    Victoria Dam - Tourists can take a walk through the huge forests that surround the lake. The dam is 40 feet high and offers sights of nature that is very rare in other parts of the country. The gorge is decorated with wild flowers that give it a beautiful look, which attracts good number of tourists every year to this place.Victoria dam is located at one end of Bhimtal Lake and has terraced flower gardens that are placed on either side of the dam. There is also the 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple devoted to Shiva, located very next to it.

     

    BhimeshwaraMahadev Temple - However, the present temple was built by BazBahadur - a king of the Chand Dynasty along with the Raja of Kumaon. The 17th century temple is located by the 40 feet high Victoria dam. Bhimtal is named after Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata. BhimeshwaraMahadev Temple is an old Shiva temple, located on the embankment of Bhimtal Lake. It is believed that a temple was already there during the time of Bhima, when he had come to this place during the exile period of the Pandavas.

     

    Folk Culture Museum - The collection of artefacts includes important information on various topics like stone implements, traditional rites, rituals and archaeologically important items. It also has an impressive collection of photographs and reproductions of rock art. The Folk Culture Museum, popularly known as Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, houses a good collection of information and artefacts about the hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh.

     

    HidimbaParvat - HidimbaParvat of Hidimba Hill is located some 5 km from Bhimtal and is named after the demon wife of Bheema – Hidimba of the Mahabharata. VankhandiMaharaj, an environmentalist and monk lives there and he has developed a refuge for wild animals. The wildlife asylum is known as Vankhandi Ashram.

     

    Karkotaka Temple - Karkotaka hill is named after a mythical cobra named Karkotaka. It is believed that the temple with the serpent god protects the villagers from snake bites. The hill of Karkotaka is quite well known for the Nag Temple and is visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami.

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