Bhimtal lake is a prominent stopover on the tourist circuit. It is located at a height of 1,200 m above sea level and is named after Bhima, from the epic Mahabharata. A vast stretch of emerald blue waters, the lake reflects the surrounding greenery. Bhimtal is spread over an area of 47 hectare and is home to a diversity of aquatic life. During winter, one can see a number of migratory birds perching here. The best way to explore the lake is on a boat cruise. Float along the tranquil waters and soak in the serenity of picturesque surroundings. The lake has an island in the middle, where a restaurant, a temple and an aquarium with a variety of fish species, are located.

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