Bhalu Dam

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RÈMÈLY N
51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
It's a beautiful dam built i british era but not worth the visit . It takes an hour from ranikhet to reach here and it's very peaceful and transquillient . it's a hidden beauty in the wilderness but not that appealing to specially make a trip for this place .
Written July 17, 2018
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Manishagg17
Lucknow, India5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Me and my wife opted to go to Bhalu Dam but it was beyond my imagination the route to Dam... It is 3 Km Down and then 3 Km Up in the whole journey... 3 Km down is not a problem but 3 Km up is a big big big problem... My wife had lot of problem to get towards up... She hardly could climb for 1 minute in continuity and then used to sit down... It was not a horrible visit but yes in case you have any serious medical condition at down there is no option/support to help you out... So I suggest if you are physically fit only then go to this place...
Written September 7, 2016
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Sameer Chaturvedi
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
It's a nice trek of 3 km either side. Other than that, there is not much.

Suggested - Do take a guide alongside; otherwise the likelihood of getting lost is very-2 high; the guide would charge 500/- per trip.

A polite, short, old and very-2 physically fit old man accompanied us. Reached the place by fading sunlight and we were told that we would still be allowed the trip coz we seemed physically fit (me and wife); the only condition was that we had to prove the fitness and rush. The idea was to come back to the plains before dark.

Out of the 3 kms, 2 kms is pretty steep(which made for very swift onward journey; the way back becomes pretty strenuous actually - this is the climb up now. You need to thus be careful that you reach the place a min 2 hours before nightfall.

The place has a small canteen where you can rest after coming back. They also sell various jams,chutneys,pickels made from fruits of the nearby orchids - pretty cheap actually.
Written October 25, 2015
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Dev1972
Kolkata (Calcutta), India634 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Probably this takes you the farthest away from where you can't plan for visiting any other place. My taxi fellow was clear about this. He also emphatically told that there is nothing to view out there as t would be all dried up or at max would be a small water body. Nothing worth visiting he told. Of course the alternative places he took us certainly didn't make me rue missing out on this dam.
Written April 30, 2020
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Vinamra_Agarwal
Goa, India67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Family
Do not go without a guide or u shall get lost in the woods
Bhala dam was a resevor created by British army for storage of water for its army
Very good guides with fixed govt prescribed rates
Bhanu dam , various variety if trees to see, u need to Cary ur water else have fresh water from the stream, the down trip is fun, but if ur over weighted u wild have tough time coming back, so be fit :-)
Written July 2, 2012
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Solo
November is not the month to appreciate Chaubatia , the world famous fruit orchard of Ranikhet . So there was no point in walking through Chaubatia looking for the fruit laden trees . But for me , a serious water resources engineer , there was a purpose to trek a 3 km winding path through the reserved forest to study a semi circular masonry dam constructed in 1903 across Kosi to supply water to Ranikhet . The trek through the wooded pine forest was accompanied by the sweet music played by the leaves , orchestra conducted by Blue whistling thrush and chorused by Brown dipper , Common myna , Crested kingfisher , Great barbet , Himalayan bulbul , Scaley breasted muniya & Yellow breasted green finch . While going and returning Bar tailed treecreeper , Chestnut bellied nuthatch , Long tailed minivet and Ultramarine flycatcher showed themselves .

There was a small 70.0 m long , 6.6 m wide and 9.0 m deep emerald green reservoir upstream of the dam . I climbed down 30 steps to reach the river downstream . As I had seen such a semi circular dam first time , I was greatly thrilled . My enjoyment was enhanced by a small but beautiful nearby garden . From the top of the garden I could see the terraced fields , two small temples and few mansions . it was a picture post card view .
Written January 20, 2015
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suhayl1
Navi Mumbai, India3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Couples
I was told by guide that there is little water in the dam so advised not to walk three km. to visit this place.
Written May 28, 2012
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Uttarakhand-Travel-Guide
Haldwani, India533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Bhalu Dam is the place of an Artificial lake that offers a panaromic view of the snow-capped wide range of Himalayan Range.
Written July 22, 2019
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AawaraPanchi
Visakhapatnam, India126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
It is in one isolated corner of the reserve. The worst part is, there are no roads, so no vehicle can reach here. Involves a lot of walking, If you are fond of hiking, this is the place. There are lot of beautiful sights en route across the jungle and if you are lucky, you might reach one of the buraansh trees whose drink and squash is very popular in the region
Written June 24, 2015
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HawkEye1333
New Delhi, India39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited the place from chaubatia garden , Ranikhet. A local guide is a must as the path is in wilderness. It’s a short 1 hour trek each way but steep and leaves you panting . The dam was built by British to control flow of rainwater but is in a state of total
Neglect. No maintenance.Dam is located in a beautiful valley with langurs and monkeys around . Overall a must visit place if you like Mother Nature .
Written April 4, 2018
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