Bhimtal Lake is a C-shaped lake in the town of Bhimtal, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and is the biggest lake in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. The lake gives drinking water supply and backs aqua culture with assortment of fish species. There is an island at the focal point of the lake which has been produced as a vacation destination and also has an aquarium.
Enormous and profound this lake is situated at a separation of 22 kilometers from Nainital and is 1701 meters in length, 451 meters in width and 18 meters in depth. It is spread crosswise over 63.25 hectares of territory. The Aquarium, which was previously a restaurant, is in an island and one can reach there by boat.
As indicated by geologists the inception of the lake is ascribed to various deficiencies which happened because of the shift in the earth’s crust- the outer layer. This brought on bar of the overland streams and brought about formation of the lake. The catchment zone of the lake, especially the slopes have thick woods cover; the sort of backwoods vegetation comprises of ban oak, chir pine and blended deciduous forests. The basin encounters fluctuating tropical to sub-tropical climatic conditions.
During the dry seasons water from this lake is supplied to Kathgodam and Haldwani to fight with the water scarcity.Bhimtal is a charming and beautiful lakeside destination and a complete complexity to the touristy and swarmed Nainital. Slopes around are useful for strolls, treks and watching birds.
How To Reach
Once can pick for the shortest route and the most suitable transport as the lake can be reached by all the three modes.
By Air: You can fly to any of the three airports - Pantnagar at a distance of 53 kms, Dehradun at a distance of 295 kms and New Delhi at a distance of 300 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam railway station.
By Road: You can travel by bus or taxi from Kathgodam at 21 kms or Haldwani at of 30 kms or Rudrapur at 60 kms.