Bhimtal is a famous lake that is located 25 kms. from Nainital. It is much clearer and quieter than Nainital. Located at 1,200 metres above sea level, Bhimtal gets slightly warmer during the summer months but it still makes for a great holiday destination where one can relax the mind and body. Bhimtal is one of the largest lakes in the whole of Uttarakhand.
The special feature worth mentioning is the island that is situated in the centre of the lake, where there is a restaurant as well. One can also find many ducks in this lake which have made Bhimtal their home.
It is located amongst the beautiful green Kumaoni Hills and is very popular among the tourists. The lake is named after the character Bhim and is probably the largest lake in Uttarakhand. Like many other lakes of Uttarakhand, the Bhimtal Lake also offers boating trips for the visitors visiting the lake.