Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple
History of Bhimtal dates back to the period of Mahabharata. There are many places in Bhimtal which were once the venues of some important events of described in Mahabharata. The name of this place itself comes from name of one of the heroes Bhima described in Mahabharata. The present day Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple an ancient temple on the banks of Bhimtal Lake was built in 17th century by Baz Bahadur, king of Kumaon region who was belonging to Chand dynasty. Bhima one of the Pandavas visited this ancient temple during his Vanavas period. The temple is visited by devotees during Shivaratri festival.