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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  • Unlike other pahari tourist towns, Bhimtal around lake front is very serene and beautiful. Our trip was in low season (September). However, I found that the place has not much capacity to absorb huge ...  more »
  • Bhimtal Lake is one the Must see place in Bhimtal. Located at the height of 1370 above the sea level. this lake is surrounded by the lush green dense forest of oaks & Pine tree Mountains.  more »
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  • Very beautiful lake situated on city of nanital. There is an aquarium in the middle of the lake. You can reach there by boat which costs 250rs per boat.
  • Bhimtal Lake, one of the most famous lakes in India, is located in the Bhimtal town of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand. An island at the centre of the Lake is a famous tourist attraction and also houses an aquarium with a variety of fish species and a temple. In the Kumaon region, which is also known as the Lake district of India, the Bhimtal lake is the largest lake and supplies drinking water to the town and supports aquaculture in the region. Today, the lake has been opened for tourists and has a variety of activities in and around the lake. Morning walks are especially recommended for those who want to avoid the tourist crowd. The tranquil atmosphere of the lake is sure to make you want to come back again and again.
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