Bhimtal is situated in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India at an altitude of 1,370 meters above sea level and is about 22 km from Nainital. It is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. The main attraction of this place is Bhimtal Lake which has an island at its centre. The distance of island from lake shore is 91 mts. Tourists visits this place by boats. An old Shiva temple, Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple is on the bank of Bhimtal lake, which is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the vanvas period of pandavas. Other places of interest in Bhimtal are Garg Parvat, Nal Damyanti Tal and Hidimba Parvat.