Lake / Backwaters
At a distance of 11 km from Ranikhet and 3 km from Chaubatia, the Bhalu Dam is a small artificial lake adorned in the preserved forest area near Chaubatia Orchard.
Bhalu Dam is a semicircular masonry dam and constructed in 1903 by a British Viceroy as a source of drinking water for the soldiers. There is a small 70 m long, 6.6 m wide and 9 m deep reservoir.
The surrounding areas of this pristine lake offer mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks. The small but beautiful garden nearby the dam is a wonderful site. The cool breeze and snowcapped valleys makes the dam area a perfect holidaying spot for the nature loving tourists. It is also a popular spot for camping and picnicking.
The dam is about 3 km trek from Chaubatia Orchard. The road to Bhulu Dam is in pretty bad shape and the directions are poor. The dam site is open to tourists throughout the year.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM