Beneath the blue azure, a beautiful green-brown hill known as Hidimba parvat is located about 5 km from bhimtal. It is believed that this hillock got its name from the demon named Hidimba of Mahabharata. Now a monk named vankhandi Maharaj who is an environmentalist too has created a natural sanctuary on this mountain for wild animals which is named as Vankhandi Ashram. Thus this becomes a great interest center for children.
Amongst the enormous green hills and gigantic wide blue sky, a small lake to enhance the landscape. Nal Damyanti Tal is a natural lake about 2 km from Bhimtal. This lake is of immense spiritual significance for the dwellers of the region. This lake is named after some famous character from our history, king Nal and Queen Damyanti. It is believed that the king drowned in this lake.
The source of heavenly flow on this land is the Garg-parvat which is located near Bhimeshwara temple. The Garg-parvat which is known as Gola Nadi by the habitats of this land is a small hillock in bhimtal. In the pleasing environment around this hillock, it is pleasure for tourist to go for trekking on the hill and explore more of natural beauty.
Folk culture museum popularly known as Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya holds significant information about the culture and tradition of the people living in the hilly region. There is a good collection of artifacts, stones, antique religious idols, traditional rites, ritual convictions written etc. One with good interest in history would be pleased to gather more information about this region and its culture from this museum.
In the valley, echoes the convictions and eminence of serene temples, one of which is the nag temple in Karnataka. On the occasion of Rishi Panchami, thousands of pilgrim visit to worship serpent lord, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja, the deity of the temple. This hillock is also named after a mythical snake named Karkotaka in the honor of the serpent lord. This temple is of immense importance and significance amongst the dwellers.
Adventures have always been popular amongst tourists. Many adventurous activities are in the mainstream which holds the light of enthusiasm amongst the tourists.Activities like horse riding, mountain biking, Paragliding. There are guides and experts to maintain assurance for security.
Mountain biking is also a crowd-pleasing sport popular amongst youngsters. This sport offers lots of thrill and adventure. Other activities like trekking, Paragliding, cycling are also of great interest and fun.
Among the high rocks in the dense woods it is a pleasure to travel through the woods on foot. Many tourists love trekking as an adventurous journey and exploring the forests and its beauty more factually.
Flying in the air like a free bird in the sky is itself an interesting and enthusiastic sport. One of the best and in vogue, thriller preferred among tourist. Few places around Bhimtal, offer this sporting opportunity. The beautiful sight of everything mountain, lake, dam, the island from above is itself so eye-catching and captivating. Bhimtal is not so far from Nainital and equally beautiful but underrated too.
SO next time you plan for Nainital, visit Bhimtal too.