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Tourist Places To Visit In Bhimtal
Uttarakhand is home to some of India’s most picturesque states as well as beloved tourist spots. A perfect example of this is Bhimtal in the Nainital area. It is less crowded and is still relatively untouched. It gets its name from Bhima, a Hindu mythological character from the Mahabharata. The town offers stunning views of the Bhimtal Lake, as well as the surrounding dense oak forests and Himalayan Mountains towering in the background. The summer season (March to June) is the best period to visit Bhimtal. Read below to find out more about the best tourist places to visit.
The crown jewel of Bhimtal, this is the first place on any tourist’s list. The most significant lake in size in the Kumaon district, it is approximately 20 km from Nainital. The lake makes for an ideal way to spend the day, taking in the scenic backdrop. Photography, picnics and water sports ensure that visitors will have a memorable experience here. In the middle of the lake is a small island where a large aquarium can be found. This aquarium is home to a variety of fish, from as far as Mexico and South Africa. This is definitely one of the best tourist places to visit.
Victoria Dam, situated at one corner of Bhimtal Lake, is amongst the top tourist places in Bhimtal. Ridged flower patches end up creating a mini natural haven, where visitors can enjoy panoramic sights of the lake and surrounding vegetation. In close proximity is a 17th century Bhimeshwar Temple devoted to Shiva. Even though it is frequented by pilgrims, it can truly be enjoyed during the festival of Shivratri.
Also known as the Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya, the Folk Culture Museum is the go to spot to study the history and cultural origins of Uttarakhand. It was created in 1983 and has an assortment of cherished exhibitions containing images and stilted items. It’s positioned near Bhimtal Lake and can be covered in one day along with the Victoria Dam.
Nal Damyanti Tal
This is a serene little lake found close by to Bhimtal. Often overshadowed by the grander Bhimtal Lake, this is still an extremely beautiful natural wonder. Walking through the quiet neighbourhoods of Bhimtal to get here is recommended as opposed to taking a taxi. The picturesque views are sure to enchant visitors.
Butterfly Research Centre
Tourists who are curious to learn about Entomology (the scientific study of insects) and nature lovers should all visit this centre, located next to Bhimtal Lake. It is home to the 4th leading reference assembly of butterflies and moths in India. Tours are organised to help visitors learn about the origination and habits of these remarkable insects. The centre also organises fun nature walks for families and young children.
Pines Old Cemetery
Historically rich and surprisingly beautiful, this is a British-era style cemetery found in Bhimtal. The design of the cemetery dates all the way back to the 1800’s and there is a small waterfall in the area that makes for a charming picture. Visitors can explore the grounds and get a history lesson at the same time.
This is another one of the best tourist places to visit in both Bhimtal and Nainital. It is one the highest hilltops offering jaw dropping views of the town of Nainital as well as almighty Himalayan Mountains. The best way to reach this peak is via a 6 km trek through a steady incline. Visitors are recommended to carry their cameras to get some stunning shots of nature in all its glory.
Folk Culture Museum
The Folk Culture Museum is the go to spot to study the historical and cultural origins of Uttarakhand. It was created in 1983 and has an assortment of cherished exhibitions containing images and stilted items. It’s positioned nearby Bhimtal Lake and can be covered in one day along with the Victoria Dam.