Bhimtal Lake

History, Facts & Photos

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Know everything about the Bhimtal Lake and also see some pictures of the Lake from all seasons.

Bhimtal Lake is located in Bhimtal City of Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The lake was impounded by the masonry dam built in 1883. This Lake is the largest lake in the Kumaon region. Also known as the “Lake District of India”.

History of Lake

This beautiful Lake is the largest picturesque lake located in Nainital district “The Lake District of Uttarakhand”. It is said that the Lake name “Bhimtal” is devoted to the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata. The lake is surrounded by green mountains.

Facts about the Lake

Location:Bhimtal, Nainital, Uttarakhand
Lake Type:Gravity Masonry
Bhimtal Lake Size:47.8 hectares (118 acres)
Gross Water Storage Capacity:4.63 million cubic meters (164×106 cu ft)
Bhimtal Lake Elevation:1,375 meters (4,511 ft)
Bhimtal Lake Depth:18 m
Amazing facts about Bhimtal Lake.

Locals are dependent on drinking water supply from the lake and support aquaculture with a variety of fish species. You’ll find an island at the center of the Lake. It is a popular tourist spot and can only be reached by boat. This island surrounded by the Lake has an aquarium.

You can experience strolling food around the Lake and enjoy boating. There are many more Things to do in Bhimtal and boating is one of them. During the spring and autumn seasons, you can watch the birds around the lake.

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