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Bhimtal Lake

Situated at an altitude of 1370 m above sea level, Bhimtal is the largest lake in Nainital District. It is named after Bhim, one of the Pandava brothers. It is 265 m longer than the Naini Lake and covers an area of 1701 m by 265 m. There is an island situated in the lake at a distance of 90 m from the shore. A 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 ft high dam is a place worth visiting.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Nainital


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