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Experience the exquisite beauty of nature at this inimitable eco-friendly resort in Bhimtal.
Place To Visit
This place has something about it which can't be explained in words. It’s a beautiful temple complex; serene and clean, surrounded by hills. A small river that flows by the temple is amazing. Though the great saint is no more present in his physical form, one can feel his presence.Called by Neem Karoli Baba who inspired Larry Brilliant, Steve Jobs, Daniel Kottke, Jeff Skoll, Ram Dass (Richard Alpert), Krishna Dass (Jeffrey Kagel), Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Julia Roberts, and millions of others
Naina Devi Temple
A well known Shakti Peeths of Hindu religion, Naini Devi Temple is sacred place of great devotion in Nainital. Goddess Naini Devi is the diety of Naini Devi Temple and located at northern end of famous Nainital Lake. Goddess in this holy temple is represented by her two eyes. Devotees from far away place comes here to take blessing of Maa Naina Devi.
Eco Cave Gardens
Situated within proximity of Nainital's famous Mall Road, Eco Cave Garden is one of those tourist places in Nainital which have gained importance in the recent past. A cluster of natural caves transformed into a cave garden, Eco Cave Gardens is home to 6 intriguing animal-shaped caves that offers children as well as adults an opportunity to experience several animals in an almost-natural habitat.
The Garg Parvat
Garg Parvat is a pristine hillock located near Bhimeshwar temple which is revered by the Hindus. This luscious terrain is adorned in the beauteous Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Garg Parvat is the source of Gargi River also referred to as Gola Nadi by the local populace. The eye captivating foliage and the natural vista of the Garg Parvat is a sight to behold.
Nal Damyanti Taal
Nal Damyanti Tal is a placid lake in the Kumaon region which is revered by the local populace. This pristine lake is named after the Hindu mythological characters, King Nal and his beautiful wife Damayanti. The Nal Damyanti Tal is situated in the proximity of the famous Bhimtal Lake of Nainital district.
Hidimba Parvat is a lush green terrain located at a favorable distance of 5 km from Bhimtal. The hillock has been named after a demon called Hidimba, the wife of Bheema one of the Pandava brothers from the famous mythological tale called Mahabharata. This hill is also a home to Vanbkhandi Maharaj, who is a monk and an environmentalist. He has made a shelter called as Vankahdi Ashram for the conservation of the wild animals residing on the Hidimba Parvat.
Bhimtal Lake has an island located within it, which once had a restaurant. However, the restaurant was closed down due to pollution issues and an aquarium was created in its place by the Nainital Lake Development Authority. The aquarium is now home to fishes brought from countries like China, South Africa and Mexico. It is one of the attractions at Bhimtal.
Butterfly Research Centre
The Butterfly Research Centre is located on a hillock near the Bhimtal Lake and houses the fourth largest butterfly and moth reference collection in India. Of the approximately 1300 species of butterflies to be found in India, Bhimtal alone has around 240 species. The museum has some unbelievably beautiful collection of butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders and other insects.
Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple
Named after the powerful Mahabharata character Bhim, Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple is situated at Bhimtal. According to the Skandpurana, once upon a time Bheem travelled to Himalayas all by himself. After visiting the nearby temples, Bheem started climbing the mountain. Suddenly a divine voice from the sky tells him that if he wishes his name to be remembered for generations, he should erect a Shiva temple out of devotion.
Named after a mythical cobra, Karkotaka hills are quite well known for the Nag Temple and are visited by thousands of pilgrims who come here to worship the serpent god, Nag Karkotaka Maharaja on the event of Rishi Panchami. It is believed that the temple with the serpent god protects the villagers from snake bites. This is one of the famous nag temples situated in Uttarakhand region.
Victoria dam is located at one end of Bhimtal Lake and has terraced flower gardens that are placed on either side of the dam. A 17th century historic Bhimeshwar temple located next to the dam attracts hordes of people during festival time. The dam, which is around 40 feet high, offers scenic views of the surroundings and lures the tourists with its wild flowers.
The temple holds great mythological significance as it was built by Neem Karoli Baba who was a famous saint during the 1950s. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman who is believed to be the epitome of strength, loyalty and dedication. Lord Hanuman devoted his entire life in the service of his mentor and idol, Lord Rama. The temple has a huge statue of Lord Hanuman who is believed to be protecting and guarding the area and locals. A golden umbrella is also installed overhead the statue.
With lovely and appealing features, Virus Bistro & resort near YMCA, mehra gaon Bhimtal, Uttarakhand 263136