Bhimeshwar Temple, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand - An old Shiva Temple and a magnificent lake

Temple, Scenic, Mountaineering, Lakes, Dams

Bhimtal is an ancient place named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple is an old Shiv Temple located in the bank of Bhimtal Lake and is believed to have been built when Bhima visited the place during the banishment (vanvas) period of Pandavas. The present temple was built in 17th century, by Baz Bahadur (1638-78 AD), a King of the Chand dynasty, and the Raja of Kumaon. The 17th century temple is located by the 40 feet high Victoria dam.

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