Bhimtal Lake, Bhimtal

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The largest lake in the Kumaon region, Bhimtal Lake features an island in the middle, which boasts an aquarium of local marine life. Created by a dam in the 1880s, this body of water provides clean drinking water to the local population and serves as a recreational hotspot for tourists. Keep your eyes peeled for barking deer and pheasants as you explore the area, and for a little history, look for a 17th-century temple on the banks of the lake. Bhimtal Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bhimtal Edition.
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  • Its becoming dirtier by the day. Its a huge lake and boating is fun but we are destroying it with filth.  more »
  • One of the nine famous lakes of Nainital city. This one is bigger than the city lake but somehow I felt that it’s isolated from the city. You can find some water activities there and yes, on the way d...  more »
  • We strolled by, early morning! No traffic , no selfie clicking tourists! A nice relaxed walk. Highly recomended. Key operartive word is - do nothing!!  more »
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  • Big lake surrounded by hills make it as a superior natural beautiful place. There are some water games for children in the lake. There is a a nice aquarium in the middle of the lake. There are many beautiful and rare birds. Good place for morning and evening walks.
  • Pleasant place to visit with friends and family. Closely you can got paragliding and other adventure sports.
  • Bigger than Nainital. Found less crowded. Enjoyed lot. Boating available at 230/- per boat.
  • Beautiful serene lake with lots of ducks and boating option. Good for walks. If street lights works, do go for an evening stroll.
  • Wonderful place. Few kms from Nainital lake but not much crowded. Peaceful and secluded. Boat rides are bit more expensive than at Nainital. Overall good!

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