Perched at an altitude of 1200 meters, it makes for all year round destination for tourists. The main attraction of this place is the beautiful large lake with a small island in the middle. The lake named after the legendary character Bhim, one of the five Pandav brothers, has also given the town its name. There is a large Victorian dam at one end of the Bhimtal lake and terraced flower gardens can be found on either side. Next to the dam is the Bhimkeshwar temple dedicated to Bhim. There is also the Godhakhal Temple 3 km from Bhimtal. Another interesting place in Bhimtal is The Museum of Folk Culture (Lok Sanskriti Sangrahalaya) housing collections of folk paintings and ancient wooden artifacts.