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A Photo Tour to Ulsoor Lake in Bengaluru!

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Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 20:00 [IST]
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Bengaluru (or Bangalore) is a city that is rich in places that attract every kind of travellers. From scenic lakes to the best malls of the country, the place has a lot to offer. Though the scenic beauty of the city is slowly vanishing due to the urbanisation, there still are some beautiful lakes to visit and explore.

When the city is better known for its IT sector and its man-made attractions, there are several places here that still can make you feel calm and refreshed. Avoid the noisy city and take a break from your busy life to visit any of these places to feel fresh again.

Some of the best lakes in the city that you should not miss are Bellandur Lake, Ulsoor Lake, Sankey Tank, Madiwala Lake, Lalbagh Lake, Hebbal Lake, Varthur Lake, Sarakki Lake and Hesaraghatta Lake.

Among these lakes, Ulsoor Lake is a must-visit lake in Bangalore. Located near the city centre at MG Road, this lake is surely an escape from the buzz of the city. Ulsoor lake is also one of the biggest lakes in Bangalore and is one of the venues for Ganesh Chaturthi festival every year. Let us take a look at some of the spectacular views of the lake and get to know more about this beautiful lake.


Ulsoor lake is located in the central Bangalore and it is at a distance of 1.8km from MG Road.
PC: Kalyan Kanuri

History of Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake was constructed by the successor of Bangalore's founder Sri Kempegowda II.
PC: Vipul Mathur

Things to do near Ulsoor Lake

There are a lot of old temples around this place that calls for a visit. The Halasuru Someshwara temple belongs to 16th century and another temple is the Subramanya temple which is 800 years old. The lovely Ulsoor Lake on a summer afternoon.
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Halasuru Someshwara temple

Built by Kempegowda in the 16th century is a combination of Hoysala, Chola and Vijayanagara architecture.
PC: Arjun

Ulsoor – What's up with the name?

It is said that there was once a Jackfruit orchard that surrounded the Lake hence, the name Halasuru came into existence. Halasu, in the local dialect means Jackfruit.
PC: Akhil Mekkatt
The skies that shade the beautiful Ulsoor Lake...


Biggest Gurudwara of Bangalore

Another famous attraction, the Sri Guru Singh Sabha, the biggest Gurudwaras in Bangalore is at a walkable distance from the Ulsoor Lake.
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Things to do near Ulsoor Lake

You may choose to do a lot of things during your visit to the Ulsoor Lake.
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Shopping at Commercial Street

Commercial Street, one of the major shopping destinations of Bangalore is at a distance of 2km from Ulsoor Lake.
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Eat-outs near Ulsoor Lake

There are a lot of eat-outs near Ulsoor Lake, however; Bobby ka Dhaba is a must-visit for their yummy Parathas with generous butter toppings. Do not go by the looks of the place!
PC: Affaf Ali

A picture of old Ulsoor Lake

PC: Akhil Mekkatt
During the past, the area surrounding the lake was covered with forest.

Ganesha festival at Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake is one of the spots to immerse the Ganesha idols after the celebrations. Ulsoor is also known for its amazing Navratri celebrations; a lot of people participate in the
Dandiya festival that happens here every Navratri.
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The Blue Hued Skies

Another glimpse of the lake during the evenings
The scenic beauty as the sky draws a curtain of blue...
PC: Swaminathan

How to reach Ulsoor Lake?

Ulsoor Lake is just a short walk from MG Road in Bangalore.
PC: Arnav Gupta

Some captures at Ulsoor Lake

Another glimpse of the lake during the evenings
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Boating at Ulsoor Lake

Row, row, row your boat, there are boating activities as well in the lake and this is another reason why a lot of people come to this
PC: Swaminathan

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