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Attractions Near Bhimtal

A small town of Bhimtal is famous as a Lake Resort. Situated at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst Kumaon Hills, it offers a quiet vacation and water sports facilities to Tourists.

The weather in Bhimtal is 'alpine'. Summers (April-June) are mild and winters are cold (November-February). It experiences southwestern 'monsoon rains' in July-September.

Nal Damyanti Tal (1 Km.)Nal Damyanti Tal named after 'King Nal' and his wife 'Damyanti'. This is the first Tal in the group of seven well known Tals. The legend of King Nal, who deserted his wife at this spot, is kept alive by this Pond.
Bhimtal Lake (2.5 km) - Bhimtal Lake is home to a large variety of Aquatic Species. This Beautiful lake is  named after the second Pandava called 'Bhima' of the famous epic 'Mahabharata', it is the second largest lake in Kumaoun Region. The main attraction of this lake is beautiful Aquarium which is situated in the middle of lake on an island. This Aquarium has variety of fishes from Australia, South Africa, Mexico and China.
Ghorakhal Temple (7 km) - Ghorakhal is famous for the temple of 'Gollu Devta'. One of the major Sainik schools of India is located here. Sattal (5 km) is a group of seven small lakes nested together, at an altitude of (1370 MT) still untouched by modernization one can see the natures beauty at its best.
Naukuchia Tal (9 km) - Naukutchiya literally means Nine Cornered Lake. According to ancient folklore, anyone who can spot each of nine corners of Naukutchiya Lake attains a stage of 'Nirvana'. Naukutchiya is a 'birdwatchers paradise' as it attracts variety of migratory birds.
Nainital (20 km) - Nainital is a 'glittering jewel' in the Himalayan Necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendor and varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ’Lake District' of India. The most prominent of the lakes is 'Naini Lake' ringed by hills. Places to see:
(a) Mukteshwar (40 km) - Mukteshwar is famous for the wonderful 180-degree view of the captivating 'snow capped mountain' ranges that it provides. One of the most famous attractions of this place is the Shiva Temple, known as Mukteshwar Dham, 350-year-old temple situated at the highest point in Mukteshwar.
(b) Ranikhet (55 km) - Ranikhet is a haven of tranquility with its meadows. This is situated in the Kumaoun Hills (7816 m) offers an excellent view of the great Himalayan peak of 'Nanda Devi'. Forest of pine and cedar trees is the most attraction of Ranikhet.
(c) Almora - Almora is situated in the midst of the Himalayas - 'King of mountains and abode of the gods'. From time, immemorial people have visited this region for 'Peace', 'Solitude' and 'Liberation of the soul'.
(d) Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary (90 km) - Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 45.59km² and situated at an altitude varying 900 to 2500 meters with an average height of 2412 mts. Binsar is rich in its flora and fauna. Binsar is also noted for mythological warfare between 'King of Binsar' and 'Golu Devta'. Due to some confusion 'Golu Devta' was beheaded and his trunk fell at 'Gairad Dana Golu' near Binsar national Park and his head felled at Kaparkahan near Binsar. Both The places have ancient temples of Lord Golu.
(e) Jim Corbett Park (99 km) - Jim Corbett National Park is one of the biggest Wildlife Parks of Asia. The perfect habitat for the Tiger, Elephant, Hog Deer, Birds and other wildlife species fast vanishing from the earth.