Bhimtal has been named after the mythological character, Bhima of Mahabharata. It is believed that the famous lake of Bhimtal was formerly known as the ‘Bhimasarovar lake’ which used to be the stomping ground of the Pandavas.
It is said that during this time, they were unable to find any water resource in the region to quench their thirst, so the mighty Bhim came to the rescue and made a sudden blow on the ground with his mace or ‘gada.’ Thereby, creating an opening or cavity in the ground that contained underground water. Hence, The Bhimeshwar Mahadev temple was built along the Bhimtal lake in the memory of Bhima.
Naukuchiatal or “Lake of Nine Corners” is a small hill station in Nainital District of the Indian state of Uttrakhand. The lake is 175 feet deep and is situated at 1,220 m above sea level. It is surrounded by hills covered in trees and shrubs. It is the deepest of all the lakes in the Nainital region. The length of the lake is 983 m, its breadth is 693 m and it has a depth of 40.3 m. Activities include parasailing, paragliding, fishing, rowing, paddling or yachting. The Naukuchiatal is also known for the ‘escape festival’ which happens once every year (in the month of May).
ACTIVITIES IN NAUKUCHIATAL
- MOUNTAIN BIKING
Sattal is a gathering of seven freshwater lakes, a reserve of nature’s abundance and heaps of transient flying creatures and all-encompassing vistas make this place awesome. Heaven for nature buffs and bird watchers, Sattal has a puzzle to it that makes it all the more charming and picture taker’s paradise. Located in the charming Himalayan Ranges of the Kumaon area, Sattal (Seven Lakes) is an interlinked gathering of seven entrancing freshwater lakes arranged in the Nainital region of Uttarakhand. There are substantial quantities of oak and pine trees framing the rich and thick forests.
ACTIVITIES IN SATTAL
- CYCLING & TREKKING
- BIRD WATCHING
- BOATING & KAYAKING
- ROPE CLIMBING