Bhimtal is a town and a Nagar panchayat in Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand , India . It is situated at an altitude of 1370 meters above sea level and is about 22 kilometers from Nainital . The major attraction in Bhimtal is Bhimtal Lake , which has an island at its center. 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. There are plenty of activities one can partake in at Bhimtal. Sightseeing, trekking, nature walk are some of the activities which tourists tend to indulge in during their visit to Bhimtal. Boating in the lake, which is larger than the Naini Lake , is also a viable activity for tourists and honeymoon couples. Being a popular tourist destination and its proximity to Nainital makes Bhimtal a desirable tourist attraction. There many activities in Bhimtal through which you can spare your time according to your convenience. The names of the Bhimtal activities are listed below. List of Activities you can do in Bhimtal 1. Trekking Bhimtal is well-known for its best trekking destination . The trekking opportunities are concealed at various locations like Pine Riviera located fourteen km from Bhimtal, which is supposed to be the ideal place for camping . Trekking can also be enjoyed near Bhimtal Lake , which is surrounded by dense forest and natureâ€™s boundary. While trekking up and down this location you can capture scenic views of the valley. 2. Para Gliding Para Gliding is done at Naukuchiatal , which is located at just four km from Bhimtal . The fun of paragliding can be best enjoyed here and you can float like a bird under the blue sky. 3. Boating Boating is another activity to be enjoyed at Bhimtal Lake . This lake is much bigger than Nainital Lake and supported with best-boating facilities. Lake is surrounded by a view of mountains with green forests and a beautiful island at the center of the lake. While moving in a boat you can enjoy the beauty of the hills and valleys. 4. Horse Riding Horse riding can be best enjoyed at Bara Pathar in Nainital , which is around twenty-five km from Bhimtal . You can hire horses at Bara Pathar on an hourly basis. The amateur riders are accompanied by a horseman, whereas experts can take a ride on their own risk. 5. Cycling / Mountain Biking There is a lot of scopes for exploring the beautiful region surrounding Bhimtal either by cycling or with the help of a Bike. Cycles and Bikes are hired at Bhimtal, for going on a ride of the nearby area. During the ride you can enjoy the surroundings of the valley and mountains.