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Why travel Bhimtal?
Bhimtal is a pretty little hill town around Bhimtal Lake (1370 m above sea level) in the Lake District of Kumaon in the foothills of the Himalayas. The climate is wonderful, with pleasant summers, a beautiful spring and autumn, and sunny, bracing winters. The lake, which has a little island in the middle, is the largest of the lakes here. Bhimtal is in the Shivalik range, and the region is known as Devbhoomi, the Land of the Gods. The Pandavas (of the Mahabharata) are believed to have visited here during their vanvas (forest exile, and when their wife Draupadi was thirsty, Bhima struck the ground with his mace, and water gushed out. The lake that was formed, was named after him.
"Land Of The Gods"
A Town in Uttarakhand, India1369 meters
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Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, with a masonry dam built in 1883 creating the storage facility. It is the largest lake in Kumaon region, known as the "lake district of India". The lake provides drinking water supply and supports aquaculture with variety of fish species. There is an island at the centre of the lake which has been developed as a tourist attraction and has an aquarium.
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Time needed - 1.5 hours
Victoria Dam, Bhimtal
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. 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.
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Time needed - 2 hours
Bhimtal Lake Aquarium
The Aquarium is in an island and only way to reach is by boat. To reach this aquarium both way boat charges is Rs 100. This is not so exclusive aquarium but good to enjoy the beauty of surrounding from an island within the Bhimtal lake. Cameras are allowed without any extra charges.
Expenses - ₹60
Time needed - 0.5 hours
Hanuman Garhi, Bhimtal
Good holy place, very huge idol of Hanuman, surrounding scenery is mind blowing. Great view of Bhimtal can be seen from this place. Children and senior citizens will like this place much. You can click pictures as surrounding of this place is very beautiful. Shops of daily goods are available nearby so you can purchase as per your needs.
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Time needed - 1 hours
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