Great lake in heart of Mysore City - Kukkaranahalli Lake,...

Great lake in heart of Mysore City

Review of Kukkaranahalli Lake, Mysore

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Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 152,
in Mysore
Average Rating
5.9 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews

What travellers are saying about Kukkaranahalli Lake

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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

4 traveller reviews for Kukkaranahalli Lake

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Anshuman Talapatra

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  • Anshuman Talapatra
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 80 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  34568 readers

"Great lake in heart of Mysore City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 9, 2015
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.
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  • Sanjay
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 8 Reviews
  •  61 helpful votes
  •  22406 readers

"Excellent place for nature lovers"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2015
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.
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Rahul Jain

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  • Rahul Jain
  • Lives in Surat
  • 14 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  4165 readers

"Needs improvement"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014
Its for bird lover also light air make us crazy, we feel like heaven at this place, government should improve to make it attractive for tourism, nice place for photography.
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About Kukkaranahalli Lake

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    • Not Allowed: Pets

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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