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“Nice lake..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bhimtal Lake

Bhimtal Lake
Bhimtal, India
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Bhimtal
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“Nice lake..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We visited Bhimtal lake along with few other lakes in the vicinity. . Nothing extraordinary but it is definitely less commercialized than Nainital. . The aquarium in the middle is a waste of time.. it is clean and you could spend an hour with cool breeze and calm atmosphere. .

Visited May 2014
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Gurgaon, India
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“Nice lake with small island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This place is very peaceful and away from crowded Nainital. There is small island in middle of this lake where is turned in Aquarium. Boats available to visit the same, so boating is clubbed with aquarium fun. My kids enjoyed big variety of fishes there. There is also one viewpoint on the island, one can relax there.

Visited April 2014
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Varanasi, India
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“Peaceful than Nainital ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you are looking for peaceful hill station the this place is for you. it's around 20 km from nainital a very beautiful and close to nature. Its entirely different from the crowded nainital whose street always filled with tourists.
Boating ticket rs 250 per boat half round for four persons
The boatman also shows us the house where "koi mil gaya" movie had been filmed, and the resort where entire movie crew stayed.

Aquarium situated in middle of lake is a waste of time. A ticket of 60rs per adult is charged for watching dirty aquariums. The whole aquarium campus is poorly maintained.
PARAGLIDING is also available near bhimtal, which is a fun experience for adventures people.

Visited April 2014
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Mumbai
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“Good outing at a Hill Station - Nainital”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been there with family on my return from Jim Corbett. It is a very commercialized hill station. Very crowded unless you stay outside the town. Quite some attractions around.

Visited May 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Bhimtal Lake is a lake in the town of Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India. There is an island at the centre of the lake. It is the largest lake in the only real lake district of India. It is a perennial lake which not only supports a large variety of aquatic life but is a winter stopover for Trans Himalayan birds.

History

The town though ancient was never prominent because of nearby Nainital which was the summer capital of erstwhile United Province of India and contained all the amenities to be found in any European town. But over time Nainital became crowded and ugly and the lake so polluted that people don't drink directly from it.

Visited March 2014
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