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Bhimtal Travel Guide

The beautiful hill station of Bhimtal in Uttarakhand is 22 kms away from Nainital. Situated at an altitude of 1372 metres above the sea level, it is considered as the most famous tourist spot in Uttaranchal. The peaceful and serene lake of Bhimtal is the centre of attraction. The Bhimtal Lake is even larger than the Naini Lake. Bhimtal derives its name from the mighty Bhim (a Pandava warrior) and is believed to have a number of legends associated with the epic- Mahabharata.

Bhimtal has an old mountain route from Kathhgodam to Kumoan and beyond, going up to Tibet and Nepal. So explore the unknown Mountain route by taking a trek. Also, Bhimtal was one of the ancient silk routes from the Far East.

While in Bhimtal you must visit the Folk Culture Museum. The museum serves as a private institution with a vast collection of artifacts. All these artifacts belong to the surrounding hill areas are of great archaeological importance.

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