Bhalu Dam was constructed nearly 200 years ago by a British Viceroy as a source of drinking water for the soldiers. After a 10km drive from Kothiyan, the lake is a further 3km hike down from the Chaubatia Orchard. The Panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains and placid surroundings is complimented by a beautiful little garden near the dam. The dam site is open to tourists throughout the year. Bhaludam, a nearby attraction of Ranikhet, is a small lake made artificially.
The dam sight is blessed with natural beauties, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, enchanting calmness and scenic surroundings. The singing of birds, the cool breeze and snowcapped valleys makes the dam area a perfect holidaying spot for the nature loving tourists all around the world. The dam site is open for tourists all through the year. This is the main source of town's water supply. It is 3.2 km from Chaubatia. It is famous for its fishing..