Bhimtal is a town with an intriguing history. Every nook and cranny of the town has a mythological story behind it, especially considering the town is named after Pandava Bhima. As one of the Bhimtal hotels near lake we really suggest visiting the Bhimtal lake. Not only is it the highlight of the town being one of the largest lakes in the Kumaon region but it also offers ample activities to indulge in. Located at an elevation of 4500 feet, the C shaped lake covers about 47 Hectares. Here are some reasons why you should definitely head to Bhimtal Lake.
The intriguing history of the majestic lake will surely urge you to see the lake that emanated from our childhood folklores. Legend has it that the Pandavas were travelling across the Kumaon region during their exile. One day Draupadi had asked for some water. Being the loyal husband, Bhima went all around hunting for water. On not finding it, he was enraged and in the fit of anger, he struck his mace down on the ground which thus created a huge crater which then magically filled up with water. As one of the bhimtal resorts, Pine Crest is situated pretty close to the lake, so be sure to book your stay here.
A beautiful temple, fresh and calming waters and a mountain range all around, doesn’t that sound really picturesque? The aesthetic of the natural beauty that this lake offers will surely have you spellbound. If you wish to take a nice stroll along the lake or maybe just sit amidst the quietude of the water, you can surely do that here. Need beautiful pictures? This surely is the place to be! That’s not all, there’s also an aquarium in the middle of the lake which houses a variety of fishes and you can access it by renting a boat. We at the Pine Crest resort Bhimtal will assist you will all that you need.
Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple
The Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is the highlight of the lake. It is located just off the shore and attracts people from across the country. Said to have been erected by Bhima as a means to pay his respects to Lord Shiva, the temple is rather colourful and surely a sight to witness. The banyan tree in the middle of the temple speaks of the temple’s age. Don’t forget to pay your respects at this beautiful temple. For any help, we at hotel Pine Crest Bhimtal will definitely be there to assist you.
Boating is surely one of the more popular activities of the lake filled hill-town. Row across the calming waters and enjoy the lovely views around the lake. The colourful boats stationed at the shore also make for lovely pictures. Witness ducks bobbing around or the fishes darting around in the water. The lake also attracts a number of beautiful migratory birds, thus surely providing the perfect opportunity for bird watching. Expect us at the Pinecrest resort to guide you the right way.
We hope that these insights from us as one of the Bhimtal hotels near the lake urge you to head down to the pride of the town.