Bathinda Lake is a tourist attraction in the city of Bathinda, Punjab. The place is situated about 5 km from the Bathinda Junction railway station at the centre of the city.
Bathinda is home to a number of artificial lakes, owing to which the place is also known as the 'City of Lakes'. One famous lake out of these is the Bathinda Lake. It is actually split into smaller parts named Lake 1, Lake 2 and Lake 3. The water belongs to a thermal plant in the vicinity which uses the lake to store its coolant water.
The space is now a popular spot to hang out for both local residents and tourists. People are mostly attracted to the Bathinda Lake for its serene environment and the variety of activities that are organised at the site. The lake has a beautiful atmosphere with its calm water, quiet surroundings and natural splendour. It is a great place to take a walk, organise a picnic with closed ones, or simply sit back and take a break from the chaos of the city.
Bathinda Lake also has facilities for water activities like paddle boating, shikaara rides, water scooter rides, and even parasailing. Besides the boathouse, the lake also has a park, several eateries where one can savour local street food, and shops for visitors who wish to buy knick-knacks from the area. The place is a great option to visit with family and friends on a holiday.
The best time of the year to visit Bathinda Lake is during the winter months between October and March when sunny days by the lake are a splendid way to spend some time. Alternatively, the cool breezy evenings during the spring season are also a good time to take a stroll by the lake. Visitors can spend up to 2 to 3 hours at the place.
The best time to visit the place is either during the day to make the best of the sunlight or later during the day if you wish to experience the beauty of the sunset and the evening breeze. Bathinda Lake can be visited during timings 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM. The place is open to visitors on all days of the week throughout the year. There are no entry fees, but charges for activities like boating might vary.