Travellers 'must visit' the 110 years old Unkal Lake that is popular for its peaceful and scenic environment. The lake, which covers an area of 200 acres, is one of the most visited attractions in Hubli. Apart from recreational activities, tourists can get the chance to view the beautiful sunset during the evening.
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The major attraction of this site is the idol of Swami Vivekananda that has been placed in the middle of the lake. This site is renowned as the 'Karma Bhoomi' of Shri Siddappajja, who was born in 1859. He eloped from his home at the age of 14 in order to find a Guru and resided in Unkal Mailarlings Temple. Shri Siddappajja died in 1921 and since then a 'Jatre' is organised at this site.
Unkal Lake also acts as the main source of drinking water for nearby cities. The complex of the lake features beautiful lush green garden that mesmerise travellers coming here in search of peace and serenity. Moreover, they can enjoy boating at this lake.