Victoria Dam Bhimtal – A gateway to nature’s beauty and human ingenuity.
The Victoria Dam Bhimtal is located at the end of Bhimtal Lake surrounded by lush green hills and terraced flower gardens on both sides. The dam offers stunning views of Bhimtal Lake and the mountain valley.
The Dam is 40 feet in height and length of 480 feet, made on Gargi River. The dam water is used for irrigation and fish farming in the region. The dam has a capacity of around 28 million cubic meters of water.
The Victoria Dam is one of the major tourist spots in Bhimtal. Tourists can walk over the dam and enjoy the scenic views of Bhimtal Lake and the surrounding hills. The dam is also a picnic spot for visitors, you can enjoy picnic tables over the dam and watch fish and duck swimming.
You can also visit The Bhimeshwar Temple a 17th-century Hindu temple located next to the Victoria Dam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a popular pilgrimage site in Bhimtal.
Victoria Dam History
The Victoria Dam Bhimtal is a masonry dam situated in the heart of the Bhimtal Valley. The Dam was built in 1883 by the British Government, and named after Queen Victoria who was the Empress of India at the time. It was initially built to store water for irrigation purposes, but over the years, it has become a major tourist attraction in the city.
Victoria Dam Bhimtal Travel Guide
The Victoria Dam is located at one end of Bhimtal Lake, about 1 km from Bhimtal town and 500 meters from Talli Bhimtal Boat Stand. It is easily accessible by road, and there are regular buses and taxis available from Bhimtal.
|Loctaion:||Victoria Dam Bhimtal, Uttarakhand|
|Established By:||British Government in 1883|
|Timings:||9:00 AM to 6:00 PM|
How to Reach
The Victoria Dam is located about 1 km from Bhimtal town, which is well-connected by road. Also, you can reach the dam while enjoying boating in the Bhimtal Lake. It is located at a distance of 31 km from Haldwani. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam Railway Station which is about 26 km. And, the nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport which is about 62 km from the Lok Sanskriti Museum, Bhowali.
Victoria Dam Distance Chart
The distance of this Victoria Dam from other major locations is as follows:
|Location to Victoria Dam||Distance|
|Bhowali to Victoria Dam||9.0 Km|
|Bhimtal to Victoria Dam||1.0 Km|
|Nainital to Victoria Dam||21.7 Km|
|Kathgodam to Victoria Dam||19.8 Km|
|Haldwani to Victoria Dam||25.7 Km|
|Dehradun to Victoria Dam||294.0 Km|
|Almora to Victoria Dam||62.2 Km|
|Rudrapur to Victoria Dam||56.8 Km|
|Delhi to Victoria Dam||317.0 Km|
|Lucknow to Victoria Dam||385.0 Km|
Timing and Fee
The Victoria Dam is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week. There is no entry fee to visit the dam.
Tips for Visitors:
- If you are visiting during the summer months, be sure to wear sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
- If you are visiting during the winter months, be sure to wear warm clothes as the temperature can drop quite low at night.
- The Victoria Dam is a popular tourist destination, so it can get crowded on weekends and holidays. If you are looking for a more peaceful experience, try to visit during the off-season.
Photos of Victoria Dam Bhimtal
Here are some best photos of Bhimtal Water Reservoir (Victoria Dam) from our Bhimtal Photos Gallery.