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Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore

  • Label : Lake
  • Timings : 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Wednesday closed
  • Time Required : 1-2 hrs.
  • Entry Fee : No entry fee

Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore Overview

One of the largest lakes in Bangalore, the Ulsoor Lake is sprawled over an area of 50 hectares. Ulsoor lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, who was Bangalore’s commissioner at that time. Sit back or walk in the periphery of the park or click a few shots of the endemic birds that call this destination their home. One of the most popular activities in Ulsoor Lake is boating.Ulsoor Lake is also an important venue for the celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi, sometime during August and September every year.

Activities at Ulsoor Lake

1. Boating
The lake has a radius of about 3 kilometres which makes it the perfect destination to go on a little boating adventure. A special boating club dedicated to this activity is present here as well, and you can either take a pedal or rowboat to go on an excursion around the waters of Ulsoor Lake. You can make stops at the many islands that are situated here, and admire a view of the lake from different points. The cost for the same is about INR 35 and is an affordable way to relax and unwind in the company of family and friends.

2. Walking
You can go for your morning or evening walk on the track encircling the lake.

Ganesh Chaturthi at Ulsoor Lake

One of the most colourful celebrations held at the Ulsoor Lake is that of Ganesh Chaturthi, which generally occurs in the months of August or September. Music, dance and traditional practices are observed this day with tourists thronging the premises in large number. Idols of Lord Ganesh are immersed in the waters of the lake, with a promise that the Lord shall return to bless them the next year as well.

How To Reach Ulsoor Lake

Being centrally located, Ulsoor Lake can be reached by a host of public transport options. You can take an auto-rickshaw to the lake from MG Road, or take the metro to reach this destination from the Ulsoor or Trinity Metro Stations. Buses ply to Ulsoor Lake from Ulsoor, M. G. Road, CMH Road, Ulsoor Road and Ulsoor Lake stop as well. Other than these, you can always take a cab to reach your destination.

Also: Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, St Patrick’s Church.

 

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