Bhimtal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand, India, situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital. The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake, which has an island at its centre. Besides tourism, Bhimtal has also now become a mini district headquarters since most of the district administration offices have been shifted to the newly constructed Vikas Bhawan, the building complex for district administrative offices.
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Road leading to Naukchiatal from Bhimtal will take you to This temple. Very famous among locals. Very big Lord Hanuman statue can be seen. You can also visit Vaishno Devi cave inside the temple. Religious place and feel blessed. Cameras are permitted. You can join meditation also. Clean and maintained place. Surroundings are beautiful.
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The Butterfly Research Centre houses the fourth largest reference collection of butterflies and moths in India, after the three National Collections. The largest insect in the world, largest Indian butterfly, most beautiful moth in the world, owl butterflies, leaf butterflies, etc are some of the attractions of the collection. To disseminate knowledge about these insects, a guided tour of the collection explains phenomenon like mimicry, survival strategies and other topics of popular interest. Butterfly origami kits are available. Half day workshops consisting of a tour of the collection, a nature walk and an origami folding session are conducted. Lunch is optional.
It was wonderful time at BRC. I found refreshing environment with sound of birds and colors of butterflies. Thorough guidance about butterfly, Comfortable rooms and delicious food is attracting me towards it. I must tell you, this is wonderful place to stay and enjoy
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If you relish a mountain climb full of thrill and adventure and wish to do an off beat trek then Karkotak in Bhimtal is the best bet. Perched atop the highest mountain in Bhimtal is Karkotaka which has a ancient temple devoted to Naga devta. A fair(mela) is held atop Karkotaka Temple on Nag Panchmi. I climbed towards the Karkotaka temple from the Bhimtal -Naukuchiatal road a little before the diversion to Jangaliagaon. The climb is tough and arduous through winding tracks which gradually take you upwards. The path is mostly barren but as you reach the top just before the final climb there is patch of green trees and if your throat is parched you can gulp mouthful of water from an ancient water source. This patch of green is clearly visible if you look at the Karkotaka temple from the Bhimtal-Haldwani road. My uncle who used to live in Bhimtal told me that there is a folklore about a subterranean lake inside the mountain. Once you make the final climb to Karkotaka from the green patch you would find that the ancient temple is an assemblage of rounded rocks. The view from atop is incomparable and majestic as offers a 360 degree view of all the places around. It took me nearly four hours to climb up and down the mountain.
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This is about 2 kms from Sattal by car and another 2 kms by walking.This place is named after the wife of Bhim and legend says Bhim had met his wife Hidimba here and so on.The walk is very refreshing as you will not feel tired or stressed as you will be walking among greenery and the air is very fresh and revitilising.
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Only attraction in Bhimtal other than lake is Island aquarium. Uniqueness of this aquarium is that you need to take a boat ride to visit this place. Situated in the mid of the Bhimtal lake . You need to buy entry ticket. This aquarium is nothing great or big just few species of fishes. They need to maintain and make it attractive so that tourists visit this place. In present form its totally neglected and boring. May be good attraction for kids but surely not for others. In case you have visited aquarium at any other place than this can be avoided. Nothing interesting other than boating in the lake.
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This is a true living folk art museum. Mr Yashodhar Mathpal, the man behind the museum is an artist and worked with the archaeology department of M.P for many years.
The display has many replicas of the cave paintings of M.P. Folk art of Uttarakhand has been depicted in various ways. The museum is not kept very well and needs lot of maintenance but its an excellent effort from Mathpals end to be able to gather so much and display it all there.
There is a separate floor that displays his paintings.
Entry ticket is for Rs 50/-. You can buy post cards or larger prints of his paintings at the museum. His studio is also on the same premises. He shares his work too an those interested can buy his original work. He stays on the same premises with his family.
Only those interested in seeing museums and art should visit.
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Paragliding in Bhimtal valley situated in the Himalayan state of uttarakhand has become a fast growing adventure activity that is drawing adventure seekers from all across. The entire Nainital district is equally famous for other adventure activities in Nainital like Zorbing,Kayaking, Horse Riding , Rope Way,Mountain climbing, river crossing and camping.
Did Paragliding on 9th April'17
rate INR 1000/- for 7-10 min flight
Apart from the wait every thing from the scenery to the professional gear, flight , landing and photos were very well executed.
for the price the adventure was a worth while experience.
Definitely recommend for everyone from 15 kgs to 90 kgs.
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