Bhimtal is a town in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It has a very beautiful lake with an island at its center. The place is named after Bhima of Mahabharata, who once visited this place during the time of Vanvas of Pandavas.
Bhimtal is less than half an hour drive from Nainital. One can enjoy boating and horse riding here. It is a smaller and quieter place as compared to Nainital.