A lovely picturesque town, Bhimtal tends to witness flocks of people coming in from different parts of the world. Thus, as a hotel in Bhimtal Uttarakhand, we consider it important that people also get a peek into the history of this town. There are many legends that surround the creation of the hill town and that, of course, makes the town all the more intriguing and charming to visit. Here is the popular mythological legend that surrounds this quaint little hill town.
The town is named after the Pandava Bhim. The very simple reason behind is that the Pandavas visited the hill town during their banishment period or vanvas and most things in the town have been brought to life due to Bhim only. This the reason why the town also has “Hidimba Parvat”, which is named after Bhim’s wife. This small hill now houses a gorgeous wildlife sanctuary called Vakhandi ashram started by Vakhandi Maharaja as a way of giving a home and protection to the animals of the town.
The town is said to be even older than Nainital which was discovered about 150-160 years ago but Bhimtal has for years and years been a stoppage point for travelers from hills to plains and vice versa. This beautiful town also houses hotel pine crest so make sure you plan a stay here.
The creation of the Bhimtal too has rather intriguing folklore to back it up. It is said that when the Pandavas were in Bhimtal during their vanvas Draupadi was really thirsty and as the loyal husband Bhim went on to find water for her. However, it became a task for him to find a drop for her to drink. Infuriated and frustrated, he took his mace and struck it on the ground where he stood. The sheer might of this action led to a crater being formed in the town. This crater then miraculously filled up with water which is now known as Bhimtal lake and is the main attraction of this town. Our hotel the pine crest is one of the Bhimtal hotels near lake and you can definitely book a stay here to enjoy an easy commute to the lake.
Next in line is the Bhimeswar temple. This is one of the main reasons for the town’s name too. Bhim brought this temple about as a way to honor Lord Shiva. The legend behind this was that Bhim had visited Bhimtal all by himself and as he started climbing the mountain, he happened to hear a divine voice from the sky which told him that his name was going to be remembered for generations and thus, he should erect a temple out of devotion. Being a true Shiva devotee, Bhim thus, erected a temple for Lord Shiva. Witness this temple and remember to plan your stay at hotel pine crest.
The history of this scenic town is surely intriguing and we are sure you want to plan that trip now. So pack your bags and witness this beautiful, history and culture rich town now. Plan your stay at the Pinecrest hotel for an amazing experience and comfortable stay.