Few decade ago, Bengaluru wasn't a big metro city like it is today. It was a beautiful hill station surrounded by natural beauty and a fresh breath of air. Over the years, the greenery in Bengaluru has diminished and is replaced by tall buildings, roads and other modern innovations.
However, even today we can find pieces of nature scattered in and around Bengaluru where we can go to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. That is why even today with all the development, Bengaluru is considered as the Garden City of India.
Although most of the lakes in Bengaluru have dried or have been polluted far beyond recognition, we can find a few lakes which are still intact offering solace to people from their busy life schedule. How about visiting some of these lakes to freshen your mind and soothe your soul?
Being the largest lake in Bengaluru, it is the pride of the city on account of its marvellous and beautiful surroundings. It boasts of its serene ambience surrounded by the greenery proving to be a perfect escape for introspection and to get away from the busy city life. It also has a rich variety of flora and fauna around it, which makes it a perfect tourist destination for sightseeing and photography.
So, what do you say about visiting this 123.6-acre-large lake and getting enchanted by its magical charm?
Being a seasonal lake, it dries up during the summer months. Therefore, the best time to visit this lake is during monsoon or the winter season. Surrounded by the beautiful gardens, Hebbal Lake is one of the oldest lakes in Bengaluru and has been a major attraction since its formation by Kempe Gowda.
The major speciality of this mesmerising lake is its vegetation and aquatic life. You can also watch numerous migratory birds weaving their nests and playing all around the lake. If you desire to capture some of the beautiful shots and scenic views, then Hebbal is your destination.
Spread over an area of 40 acres with the maximum depth of 3.5 metres, Lalbagh Lake is situated in the heart of the city at the southern end of Lalbagh Botanical Garden. This lake is considered to be the reason behind why Haider Ali Khan set up this majestic botanical garden in the year 1760.
Lalbagh Lake is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the city and its peaceful ambience created due to the lake only adds on to the bliss of the place. If you want to sit amidst beautiful trees and fragrant flowers and get enthralled by the dazzling water of Lalbagh Lake, then this is your must-visit destination.
Agara Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes that you can find in Bengaluru. From lush greenery to cool atmosphere, this lake has everything that a nature lover seeks for. Even though its maintenance is a question today, the spectacular views of this elegant lake at the time of dawn and dusk are somethings to cherish. You can also find several joggers and walkers around this lake, savouring the best of their mornings and evenings.
How about tranquilising yourself at this beautiful lake in Bengaluru? This is the season to visit and bless yourself with the divinity of lakes.
Not all lakes in Bengaluru are natural. One of the most beautiful lakes in Bengaluru was created in the year 1894 to meet the freshwater needs of the people. Now Hesaraghatta Lake is a retreat for exotic birds and is a major sightseeing destination, where we can find more than 2000 waterbirds chirping around and making the atmosphere more charming.
However, during the summer this lake dries up and looks like a barren land. But even then, it gives a nice environment for people to go on a nature walk and see a few birds.