Karanji Kere Lake, Mysore

Karanji Kere Lake

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in Mysore
Average Rating
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24 Ratings & 18 Reviews

About Karanji Kere Lake

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Be among the nature, fresh green environment, cool waters and the birds at the Karanji Kere Lake. It is an immersion place for the Ganesha idols after the festival. Numerous species and breeds of birds like the wild fowls, peacocks, ducks, wild hens, pelicans and the Great Indian Hornbill can be seen enjoying the cool waters of the lakes or in the trees.

What travellers are saying about Karanji Kere Lake

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  • Very Good 5
  • Good 2
  • Average 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
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6 Video Reviews for Karanji Kere Lake

Sandeep Kuncham

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  • Sandeep Kuncham
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  268 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 448

Sandeep Kuncham

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  • Sandeep Kuncham
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  268 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 273

Yeshas Siddi

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  • Yeshas Siddi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  47 readers
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 266

The pumpkin  Girl

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  • The pumpkin Girl
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 23 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  8269 readers
  • Posted Aug 8, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 253

Muhammed Razil

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  • Muhammed Razil
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 72 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  88 helpful votes
  •  1229 readers
  • Posted Aug 8, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 229

Karuna Kumar

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  • Karuna Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 28 Reviews
  •  91 helpful votes
  •  20817 readers
  • Posted Aug 7, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 225

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Rachna Kumari

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  • Rachna Kumari
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 1 Review
  •  433 readers

"Good time spent with family"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
I visited Karanji Kere Lake and the nature park on 26th of December, 2015 with my family and friends.

That place offer something for all age groups. My 3 years old son enjoyed his time at the kids play area and was running behind peacocks and birds all the day.

We enjoyed a leisure boating trip and then a battery operated cycle ride around the lake. That place is very close to nature amidst the hustle and bustle of a city and hence its a good place to reconnect yourself with nature and its beauty.

The view point which is a high platform raised at the other end of the lake is a bit far from the main gate and one needs to walk a bit to reach there but once you are up on that, it worth all the pain. It gives a great view of the lake, especially during sunset. All in all, a good place to spend your afternoon and evenings with family and friends.

The place is very close to Mysore Zoo and on The way to Chamundi Hill so an entire day can be spent by visiting all these place.

The boating experience was good and nothing unusual or different. The main attraction of this place is the kids play area which is always filled with lots and lots of smiling, laughing and happy kids. The play area is surrounded by bird enclosures where many beautiful and colourful birds can be seen. There is also an enclosed area where peacocks can been seen roaming around with all their beautiful and glamour.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 201 Reviews
  •  1412 helpful votes
  •  189514 readers

"Good view along with boating facility"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
It is only a lake for a good view in Mysore and also pleasant minded lake. It is about 12 km from Mysore bus stand and 16 km from railway station. Here there is a boating facility. For boating purpose they take about Rs. 15 per person. I advise travellers to go to this place in the evening.
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Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 75 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  34014 readers

"Nice lake with beautifull landscape"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 9, 2015
Nice place for a weekend gateway with your family. Beautiful landscape, quiet place & variety of birds to mention. A great destination for children's to spend quality time. Sit at the edge of lake and walk around for a one hour break.
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Jrbhushan Bhushan

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  • 8 Reviews
  •  66 helpful votes
  •  14704 readers

"A real place for relaxing"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 1, 2015
You really want to spread a smile on your children faces? Karanji Kere Lake is the best place for that. Forget your workplace and home a while. While entering, trees at the left and right sides welcome you. Trees that are grown up to enormous heights. If you wish to really put your heart into it, just watch the trees at the entrance itself.

There are many varieties of play things in the park for children. What else would children like, other than playing in sand and soil? If you don't transform yourself into a child, while your child is playing or if you want to relax for a while as a grown up, just watch the varieties of birds chirping and welcoming into their cages (oh no, you are not allowed, otherwise you are a bird!).

Walk past towards the cages. At the right side you would find BIRDS place. You really wouldn't have seen the birds in such a close view. It is an arm's length distance. If you are worth the birth (at least, it is my feeling! ), the peacock would show its feathers, trains during its dance. It is all artificial whoever says it is peacock colour, of a saree or whatsoever. Peacock's neck colour only lies in Peacock. You wouldn't find that colour elsewhere. IT IS REALLY A HAUNTING FEELING, if you see the Peacock's dance! Words wouldn't suffice the actual feeling.

Last but not least, it is a place and feeling that is hard to leave behind.
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Sangbaran Dasgupta

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  • Sangbaran Dasgupta
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1049 readers

"Sight to behold"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 3, 2015
This is a must watch for all sightseeing people. The serenity, the calmness. Just sit beside the lake and let the atmosphere drench you. Awesome experience.
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Amit Aggarwal

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  • Amit Aggarwal
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 181 photos
  • 23 Reviews
  •  286 helpful votes
  •  33607 readers

"Peaceful and Serene place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2014
It is one of the must see places if you are with kids. It is located behind Mysore Zoo. This place is much peaceful, cleaner and less popular / crowded than Ranganthittu. Entry charges are 25/- for adults and car parking is 30/-. It is open from 830am to 530pm.
There is a park adjoining Karanji lake with plethora of swings, slides etc for kids of all age group. My daughter totally freaked out. They also have a mini aviary, where birds are let loose inside a big enclosed area and they visitors can get in. It was nice to see birds with at least some freedom and comfort. They also have a butterfly park but I didn't go till there. You can also hire a bicycle to go around the place from ticketing counter.
Boating is one of the main attraction here but it is managed very poorly. Even though your ticket has a serial number but it is hardly followed. Everyone huddles around ferry point jostling each other to get in first. Boatman calls people in randomly and there are good chances to slip in the water. If you are with Kids / elderly people you have to be extra careful. Overall a nice place to spend your evenings in peace.
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  • 19 votes

Amit Verma

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  • Amit Verma
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 9 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  6584 readers

"A place for walking and jogging"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 15, 2014
This is the place which is pollution free and where everyone comes for the fresh air, usually its made for walking and jogging it has footpath around the lake which really feels good and here we can see sunset which looks very beautiful for children's parks is also there one must visit this place.
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  • 13 votes

Viveka V

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  • Viveka V
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  2931 readers

"An oasis of Greenery"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2014
It is a treat to watch a single splendorous tree in a city, just think a hundreds of them right in the middle of the city. It makes any nature lover go crazy. A visit to this place can break the shackles of the city life and help you fly like a lark! The entry fee of 20rupees is worth every paisa. Must visit place when you are in Mysore.
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  • 11 votes

Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1017 photos
  • 318 Reviews
  •  2926 helpful votes
  •  361523 readers

"Colourful birds just like the paintings"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 1, 2014
The boating closes by 5:30 p.m. But the bird park closes at 6:30 p.m. Though the birds are in cages, it is nice to watch. Huge avian park is in the lake. It is worth the amount we paid. Rs.20/person. Peacocks were posing nicely, one on the top of the roof. Huge cranes, almost my height, were in huge cages. The entrance to the cage is like entering into jail. Oh how many colours of sparrows. The boating was only for 8-9 minutes. Rs.25/person. But still we can see many water birds at close quarters. The boat man helps us to identify them. A swan was coming along our boat.
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  • 13 votes

Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
  •  2522 helpful votes
  •  658315 readers

"Beautiful lake next to the zoo"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2014
This is located next to the Zoo. The lake is too big where we can find boating facilities too. Nice place to relax in the evening by enjoying the beauty of nature. Very calm and peaceful place.
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  • 11 votes

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