The lovely aspect of Two Chimneys is that it can be a peaceful base camp for you to explore the more touristy areas of the Kumaon region. There are numerous day trips that can be planned and catered for.
If you don’t turn off from the main road towards Sat tal about, the road leads onto Bhimtal 22 Kms. from the lodge and 11 kms. from Bhowali at an altitude of 1370 mts. Bhimtal, one of the district headquarters of Uttrakhand is named after Bhim one of the Pandavs of the Mahabharat, the lake here offers picture book perfect sceneries for tourists.
According to local legend the exiled Pandavas could not find water in this area to quench their thirst. So the strong Bhima, hit the ground with his "gada" or club, made a crater that was eventually filled by an underwater spring. Locals claim that the Bhimeshwar temple was made by the Pandavas, who installed a Shivling there. The lake is larger than the Naini lake and boating is a much preferred activity. A gaggle of ducks often company visitors to the lake. On a tiny island within the lake is a restaurant.
The local bus stand and taxi stand is situated near it and it often gets a bit messy and crowded. One road from Bhimtal leads to Naukuchiatal while the other goes to Kathgodam 21 kms downhill.