Ulsoor Lake Overview

Ranked 23 of 489 sightseeing in Bangalore

Ulsoor Lake, one of the famous tourist attractions, is situated on the north-eastern end of the city. Constructed in Dravidian style in the 2nd century by Kempe Gowda II, the lake was then known as Halsur or Alasur. This water body spreads over a sprawling area of 1.5 sq. km. Surrounded by islands, travellers can enjoy boating or hire cruises with stopovers at some of the islands.

On the eve of Ganesha Festival, an event of immersing the Ganesha idol is held in the month of August or September. Surrounding areas of the Ulsoor Lake also features a recreational complex with a swimming pool and the largest Sikh shrine of the city. Other monuments located close to this tourist attraction are the Kensington Park and a temple dedicated to Subbaraya.

Located at Halasuru, near M. G. Road, this place is frequented by joggers, tourists and boating enthusiasts, throughout the year.

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What travellers are saying about Ulsoor Lake

Experience scale
  • Good 3
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  • Excellent 2
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -8:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

Kshounish Palit

Kshounish Palit2.5/5

8 reviews

Good for Walking

If you want to walk without being honked at by cars, it's a good place. However if you are expecting the lake itself to be clean, you'll find plastic and other distractions floating around aplenty.

Diptakirti Chaudhuri

Diptakirti Chaudhuri4.3/5

18 reviews

Boat ride in Bangalore's most famous lake

Bangalore's famous Ulsoor Lake has a nice walking track around it and boating facilities. You can choose from paddle boats or bigger launches - and they take you all around the lake. The charges are quite reasonable. If you're part of a small group, you can share the launch (good for 8-10 people) also.
  • Boat ride in Bangalore's most famous lake
  • Boat ride in Bangalore's most famous lake

Yogi Yogesh

Yogi Yogesh5.0/5

1 review

Awesome view and good boating facility

Best place for walking. Boating facility is also available with cool atmosphere. Best place for childrens to play and enjoy the lake ride. Snacks shops are there to purchase.

Jayaram Ram

Jayaram Ram4.6/5

10 reviews

Good boating experience

It is a great place for having boating experience. It is situated in Ulsoor, a well known place Ulsoor Lake. The Lake is surrounded with garden and some place is acquired by Indian Navy. It is a cool and great place for time pass. Every morning many people visit there for jogging and walking and to do some healthy exercises.

Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad3.6/5

9 reviews

Recommended for boating

It is a great place for having boating experience. It is situated in Ulsoor, a well known place Ulsoor Lake. The Lake is surrounded with garden and some place is acquired by Indian Navy. It is a cool and great place for time pass. Every Morning many people visit there for jogging and walking and to do some healthy exercises.

Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

201 reviews

One of the biggest Lake in Bangalore

Ulsoor Lake located on the eastern side of the city derives its name from the area, Ulsoor close to M G Road. It is spread over 125 acres and has several islands. The cleanliness drive implemented like desalination, waste removal, restoration of aquatic life by introduction of Fish species and water plants etc have made the Lake water better. It is worth spending some time by the side of the lake.

Ansari Aousaf

Ansari Aousaf3.6/5

1 review

Nice Lake

Very nice place for couple. Sunset is like your in heaven. I was enjoying a lot with my family. It is one of the famous place to visit in Bangalore. You have to do boating and you have to spend at least 2hr. Popcorn is fabulous.

Pawankalyan Gk

Pawankalyan Gk4.6/5

250 reviews

Best place to visit in the evening

It is a lake in Bangalore with a super special natural beauty. It is situated 6 km from KG ROAD. Bus fare is Rs. 15/- from Majestic bus stand. Auto people will take about Rs. 60/- from Majestic bus stand. In this lake we can get boat facility. It will be good to look at this lake in the evening. I finally advise travellers to go to this place in the evening.

Jagdish Aggarwal

Jagdish Aggarwal3.9/5

3 reviews

Good in the evening, attractive ducks

It a good place to visit at evening it is a big lake. Fish and duck are the main attractions of the lake. Swimming is not allowed.

Chandu Shankar

Chandu Shankar3.6/5

11 reviews

It has beautiful island with trees, grass and different birds

This lake is cleanly maintained and you can have a walk with your loved one or alone for a peace of mind. There is a walking path to walk and jog and the main attraction of this lake is Island. This island is very beautiful with trees and grass and you can see different kind of birds. There is a boating facility available here. Parking facility is also available and you can get many buses to reach this place. This place is protected with military services.

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