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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  • It's just a lake with scope for boating, nothing else. Unless you plan to visit Bhimtal for some other reason, don't bother to visit this, you will save some time. The boating options are much better ...  more »
  • In a large lake surrounded by green boat is good, take it in small aquariums. Probably no rare fishes, but now looks like an excess production, such as free, you can observe them over time. Many people on weekdays and quiet-so also is recommended for two people want to spend time relaxing.
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  • The drive around the lake is very scenic and refreshing. Boating is available in the lake but we preferred boating in Sattal lake as that was more serene and less crowded. Bhimtal is a good place to s...  more »
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  • Great big lake, surrounded by beautiful hills. Traffic is a problem due to narrow streets, otherwise all good.
  • Its just a lake that you can visit in this area. You can do boating here. There are ducks in the lake. Good for photography.
  • Bhimtal is a town and there is no other spot worth visiting other than the Bhimtal lake.You can travel from Nainital to Bhimtal and go back again in 1 day as it's just 1 hr journey by bus.Lake and it's surrounding give scenic beauty to the visitors.One can also try for Paragliding which is not much far away from Bhimtal.It costs around Rs 1500 per person for Paragliding but the experience is worth for the chunk of money spent 👌
  • 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.
  • Boating is costlier than Nainital lake, and for equal enjoyment. Nainital lake is better.
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