Unakal Lake


14.0/5(27 Ratings)

Unakal Lake Overview

Ranked 2 of 52 sightseeing in Hubli

Unakal Lake is a pictorial water spot, from where tourists can enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset.  It is also an ideal picnic spot, admired with lush green garden offering a number of recreational facilities along with boating facilities. The lake is located at a distance of 3 km from the Hubli city.

The lake is around 110 years old and quite large.. Unakal is popular as the “Karma Bhoomi” of “Shri Siddappajja,” who was born in 1859. He went out of his home in just 14 years of age in search of a Guru. He lived in Unkal Mailarlinga Temple and expired in the year 1921. Since then a “Jatre” is held at the place. Previously, Unakal Lake was the prime source of drinking water for Hubli. There is a statue of Swami Vivekananda at the centre of the lake, which is a major tourist attraction.

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Unakal Lake

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
23rd May 16

What travellers are saying about Unakal Lake

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.6/5

462 reviews

Statue of Swami Vivekananda

All hotels are by this lake side. The lake did not have boating or other facilities. There is lovely statue of Swami Vivekananda at the centre - but nothing to reach that place. There is a small walking track for public on one side. Naveen hotel has its own walking track on the side of lake. The hotel staff were cleaning it off hyacinth . Plenty of birds are around. Some of them posing for the click. Huge Brahminy kites were flying.

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Manoj prasadam

Manoj prasadam3.6/5

2 reviews

Nice site see

Good for a one time visit. The lake is further inside. Bordering it, though not too closely, is a joggers park kind of recreation space, which has currently been reduced to a health hazard due to the work.

Hardik shetty

Hardik shetty4.6/5

6 reviews

Good evening stroll

Nice place to hang around for an evening stroll. Cool, calm environment amidst nature in the busy city of Hubli. A place worth going for people who visit Hubli.

Sanjay Desai

Sanjay Desai3.9/5

33 reviews

Picturesque view

This is the nice big Lake in the city. This Lake was just besides the Hotel where I was staying. This is worth a location for evening and morning walk. The Lake also offers residence for the birds like Black Duck. But I visited recently and since the road widening work was going on the walking space near the Lake was disturbed. Yet this is a nice place for evening to stroll around.

Aprajita Kumar

Aprajita Kumar4.3/5

4 reviews

Looks beautiful

The lake view is so beautiful from both for sunset as well as the sunrise.Have not gone to check what kind of recreational activities are there around the lake, but staying next to it was a pleasure. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality by The Gateway by Taj and The President Hotel. If you happen to stay in Hubli, it is an ideal place.

Rahul Dhannur

Rahul Dhannur2.9/5

3 reviews

Nice place but polluted

As we visited this place recently it was good and clean with less crow. But as it is inside city and vehicle sound and polluted air will not make you feel pleasant here. My suggestion is that if they built high wall to cover traffic and vehicles it will be very attractive.

Sunil Pawar

Sunil Pawar3.6/5

8 reviews

A place for family entertainment

Unakal Lake is the place for family entertainment. It has good place for children to play and for elderly people to adore the beauty of nature. It includes boating also. Unakal Lake has been the popular destination of Hubli from long time back. It's a must place to visit in Hubli. Really enjoying place. I personally love the sunset over there.

Prasanna Rs

Prasanna Rs2.9/5

77 reviews

Nice place to spend some time

Nice Lake with well-maintained Garden. There is no boating facility. Water is polluted (that's something unavoidable in the City). During regular days, this place is cool, calm and quiet. During weekends, there will be huge crowd. Avoid going here during weekends.



6 reviews

No boating facilities

The lake is beautiful, traveller's must see. This lake must see with family, see in the morning and the evening also. There is no boat facility and that must provide.

Shivanand b k

Shivanand b k5.0/5

4 reviews

Beautiful lake with greenery

Good place with greenery and fresh air and best time to visit is evening. Chats available near lake is average. Good transport available from old bus stand.

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