Kukkaranahalli Lake


14.1/5(5 Ratings)

Kukkaranahalli Lake Overview

Ranked 18 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

The Mysore University and Kalamandir are beautified by the still and clear Kukkarahalli Lake. Watching the sunrise at the lake is soothing to the body and mind and lets you live in the sensations of positivity. The beauty of the lake is that it houses around 180 species of birds and also lets you witness different kinds of birds that come from as far as Siberia during migration. This is certainly a sight never to miss! 

The lake spreads for over 58 hectares, runs for up to 5 kilometres and has the royal Chamundi Hills as its backdrop. It is surrounded by lush greenery and, with such a breath-taking view, it is an ideal track for walkers, joggers and cyclists to go by. It also has a lot of benches which allow people to sit and admire the beauty of the lake.

Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar has been instrumental in making this lake such a stunning one in 1864. One of the most renowned poets of Karnataka, Kuvempu, is said to have been captivated by this scenic beauty that it encouraged him to pen down a lot of his works that won him accolades.

The lake is open from 6 AM to 6 PM and the entry is free for all. The lake is 3 kilometres from the Mysore city and the same distance from the Mysore railway station.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Reviews and Ratings

Prashanth Prakash

Prashanth Prakash4.3/5

7 reviews

Amazing Water Birds

Great lake for a morning walk, tons of Cranes and other water Birds. A full walk around the Lake is 4 km. Nice marshy coves provide a natural habitat for water Birds. You can enter the Lake in front of the Gangothri Glades campus also a Cricket stadium.
  • Amazing Water Birds
  • Amazing Water Birds
  • Amazing Water Birds
  • Amazing Water Birds

Anshuman Talapatra

Anshuman Talapatra4.3/5

80 reviews

Great lake in heart of Mysore City

Great lake with a boating option..Perfect for romantic evening gateway with your dear ones..There are kids play area and bird park..It can be turned into a wonder place with greenery if maintained properly..



8 reviews

Excellent place for nature lovers

It is an excellent place for an early morning/evening walk and especially for phone who love to enjoy nature and take some nice photographs. We can also find many varieties of bird species.

Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain3.6/5

14 reviews

Needs improvement

its for bird lover. also light air make us crazy. we fill like haven at this place. government should improve to make it attractive for tourism. nice plave for photography.Visited November 2013

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Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore
Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore