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History Of Bhimtal

Bhimtal is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, an old Shiva temple in the bank of Bhimtal lake, is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of pandavas. The present temple was built in 17th century, by Baz Bahadur (1638-78 AD), a King of the Chand dynasty, and the Raja of Kumaon

Bhimtal came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814-16), when Naintal became the summer capital of the province

Bhimtal is older than nearby Nainital as the city of Nainital is just 150-160 years old. But Bhimtal has been a stoppage for the travellers of the region from hills to plains or vise versa for a long time. The old pedesterial road is still in use here and this road connects nearby Kathgodam to all Kumaun region and even to Nepal and Tibet




More info on the city

Bhimtal is about 22 Kms. from Nainital and 11 Kms. from Bhowali at an altitude of 1370 mts..Bhimtal is one of the most popular hill stations in the Kumaon range of the Himalayas. Named after one of the famous Pandava brothers - Bhim - renowned for his extraordinary strength, Bhimtal is at an altitude of 1371 mtrs. and 4498 Ft.

Hotels near Bhimtal

Monolith Resorts

Named after the famous solitary rock which is typical of the Kumaon belt, Monolith Resorts manifests the inexplicable charm of Bhimtal (Uttaranchal, India) .The Resort is located just above the lake giving a breathtaking view of the entire town. Monolith resorts has been uniquely designed to amalgamate the verdurous mystery of nature and the ingenuity of modern architecture.

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Neelesh Inn

Neelesh Inn is a small resort on Bhimtal (Uttaranchal, India) with 21 rooms / suites built overlooking the lake,Bhimtal is an idyllic town, built around a picturesque emerald lake, surrounded by gently rolling hills and lush woods. Bhimtal is a haven for adventure lovers due to the wide variety of adventure activities situated here is Neelesh Inn. situated on the banks of Bhimtal an environment close to nature.

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Country Inn Resort

Country Inn Resort ,Bhimtal (Uttaranchal, India) is situated 4500 ft above sea level set amidst Lush green Landscaped against the backdrop of the magnificent Bhimtal Valley and is in the heart of Kumaon's lake.
Bhimtal is one of the most popular hill stations in the Kumaon range of the Himalayas. Named after the famous character - Bhim.

Best Price: Rs. per day



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