You can also boat in these waters in the recently introduced paddle boats for visitors here by the tourism department. There’s also a canteen around here which you can pay a visit to.
Apart from that, the area being a popular forest reserve, you can go exploring (with the necessary guides) for the spotting of some wild animals including tigers as well at times.
Cuisine on offer:
The food around the area (in many of the small restaurants that are around Pilibhit) is mostly a mix of Indian, Chinese and Indo-western cuisine with the area lying on the border of Nepal.
When to go:
The weather here could get hot in the summers and the monsoons may have some rainfall sometimes, so to have a pleasant visit, the best time to come here is during the months of October through March when the weather is moderate.
Getting there :
Pilibhit is a town that is connected well by trains and buses and one can reach here from many of the surrounding major cities. Once you reach here, a drive down into the beach by a hired cab or your car is the easiest means to getting there.
By air : The nearest airport that connects to the place is New Delhi. This is 8 hours away from the town of Pilibhit by road.
By Train : You can take a train to Pilibhit and get off at the railway station of the town. It is connected to most of the major cities and towns around it including Bareilly, Rampur, New Delhi and Lucknow.
By Road : You can drive to the town of Pilibhit as it happens to be well-connected with reasonably good roads from many of the surrounding cities and towns. You can also take a bus to this town.
Getting around :
You can hire a cab or drive down to the Chuka beach which is located a little into the Pilibhit tiger reserve/forest. Once you are here, walking around gets you to all the places around here that you want to explore.
Where to stay :
A reasonable place to stay in Pilibhit is the Hotel Grand Sharda for which you can book here. You can also stay in Bareilly, which is just an hour’s drive away from Pilibhit. Hotel LA and Krishna Residency are two good places in which you can stay. For more hotels in Bareilly, look up here.
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