is located in the northern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh
, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills. The origin of this small town is obscure. Bhimtal
got its name from Bhim, one of the legendary personalities and central characters mentioned in the Indian epic of Mahabharata. Naukuchiatal is 4 km from Bhimtal
. It is a lake having nine corners. Like Bhimtal
, Naukuchiatal also has quiet verdant environs, which attracts the traveler to it. This tree-fringed lake is good for boating.Bhimtal
is also known for its lovely dappled paths, ravines festooned with dog rose and wild raspberry. Farmhouses are set among terraced fields and citrus trees laden with fruits.