Bhim Pul is a natural rock bridge located in Mana Village near Badrinath in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is a popular tourist attraction and is named after Bheem from the Mahabharata.
Tourists visiting the area can walk across the bridge. The bridge is about 30 metres long. The height about 4 metres above the river. Beautiful views of the river and the mountains can be seen from the bridge. Many tourists also bath in the river, as it is considered holy. It is believed to wash away one’s sins.
Due to its popularity, people worship Bheem Pul as a holy site and carry water from the Saraswathi River, which runs underneath it, home.
According to the mythology, the Pandav who made their last trek from Badrinath temple to Swarga (heaven), also known as the Swargarohan, followed this same route.
Draupadi, the Pandavas’ wife, was having trouble crossing the Saraswati river. Bheema, who was reputed to be extremely powerful and to have the strength of multiple elephants He carried a large shila, or stone, and set it over the rushing Saraswathi river at this spot.
Draupadi could easily cross the river since this one stone was so skillfully positioned and completely covered the region.