Bhimtal, situated at a distance of 22kms from Nainital, is named after one of the Pandav brothers called Bhim. The largest lake in the district of Nainital, Bhim Tal is 1701 metres by 265 metres, 265 metres longer than Naini Lake. The lake known for its magnificent majesty is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 metres above sea level.
Bhim Tal has an island, to the north-east side, which is an exquisite gem in the middle of the lake. It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake. The island is only 91.4 metres from the shore.
The present temple was built about two centuries ago by the kings of Garhwal. The principal idol in the temple is of black stone and represents Vishnu seated in a meditative pose, and flanked by Nara-Narayan. Badrinath is also known as Vishal Badri and is one of the Panch Badris.
Fairs & Festivals
Mata Murti Mela, Janmashtami, Badri Kedar Festival.
Hwo To Reach Bhimtal
Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
Nearest railheads are at Rishikesh and Kotdwara.
Badrinath is connected by good motorable roads with Rishikesh, Dehradun, Kotdwara and other hill stations of Garhwal and Kumaon region.
Taxis, horses, ponie
Generala Information about Bhimtal Uttarakhand
22 kms From Nainital (Uttar Pradesh).
1371.6 Metres Above Sea Level.
Banks / Money Changers
State Bank of India, Badrinath.
State Allopathic Dispensary.
Attractions In Badrinath
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Naina Devi Temple
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Snow View Trek
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