Lake / Backwaters
#26 of 55 Places to Visit in Bangalore
Distance (From Bangalore City Railway Station): 7.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: In Ulsoor
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 7.5 Kms from Bangalore City Railway Station, Ulsoor Lake is a man-made lake located in Ulsoor. Spread across an area of 125 acres, it is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore city to spend a wonderful evening.
Though the initial lake built during Kempe Gowda's time, it was enhanced by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring, the then Commissioner of Bangalore. The lake has a recreational complex that has a swimming pool. There is also a garden at one end of the lake known as Kensington Park. This lake is a center of attraction during Ganesh Chathurdi.
Boating facilities are available in Ulsoor Lake. There are many small islands spread across the lake and they can be reached by boat. The Boat Club maintained by KSTDC offers wonderful boating facilities. The boating fee is Rs 120 per hour.
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days.