The major attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake with an island in the middle which houses a beautiful large aquarium. It is one of the largest lakes in Nainital and is named after Bhima, a mythological character of Mahabharata. It draws the attraction of the leisure and adventure seeking tourist. It has gained a large popularity due to its vicinity to Nainital and also for the reason that property is comparatively cheaper than Nainital. Moreover if you are an adventure enthusiast, Bhimtal has to offer you numerous adventures like paragliding, sail boating, yachting and trekking. The real estate agencies offer beautiful gated complex’s and large villas and apartments for a peaceful yet thrilling summer escape. One can enjoy his utmost privacy in individual cottages or flats while getting a clear view of Bhimtal Lake.
Another major lake in the district is the Nainital Lake which lies amidst the spellbinding town of Nainital. The clear water is home to various species of fish like ‘Mahasher’. It is famous for boating. According to an ancient lore, the lake is said to be formed when the angry Lord Shiva dropped the eyes of his beloved dead wife, Sati. Its peculiar pear shape attracts a large number of tourists every year. But seeing its present overcrowded condition and the massive increase in construction, the Lake Development authority (LDA) has abolished any new construction in Nainital, so if you are thinking to own a dream house in Nainital, you will have to settle with an old one. This has lead many real estate agencies to shift their focus in the nearby areas like Mukteshwar, Bhowali and Sattal for their construction projects.
Sattal, meaning seven Lakes, is a group of mysteriously and beautifully interconnected small lakes situated near nainital. The seven lakes include Nal-Damyanti, Laxman, Panna, Purna, Sita, Khurdariya and Garurd tal and are also termed as virgin lakes. It proudly sits in the beautiful Mehragaon valley amidst the dense corniferous trees and old oaks. It boasts a botanical garden being setup in its vicinity. It is preferred by many people as their second home due to its unspoiled and unpolluted beauty. And if you are an ardent bird watcher or a keen photographer, this place is best suited for your vacation home. It is also recommended by many professionals like musicians, writers, artists and poets to create their masterpiece in this untouched beauty away from the crowd. Over the past few years Sattal has emerged as one of the best choices by leading real estate empires to set up their residential projects and offer a wide range of choice to their clients like flats, independent cottages, apartments and gated complexes near Sattal.