Top 4 Places to Go Boating in Bangalore

The city of Bangalore is known for many things, boating is the less known one. Even though the city has many lakes that reflect the gleaming skyline of the city. There are so many lakes that earlier it was called the Lake city, but today it is known as a thriving metropolitan. The many lakes in the city provide an ideal chance for boating. These boating activities help bring in funds that contribute to the upkeep of these lakes. Boating in these lakes is an experience that one would hardly forget.

1. Lumbini Gardens

Lumbini Gardens
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This property is privately owned and is located on the edge of the Nagavara Lake. There are many activities that can be undertaken in the area. The Lumbini gardens have many facilities like paddle boating and artificial wave pools. The Lumbini gardens are akin to an amusement park with numerous rides.

2. Ulsoor Lake

Ulsoor Lake
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Ulsoor lake is the biggest one in the city. The lake is dotted with many islands that are frequented by visitors through streamer boats. The lake plays a massive role in the formation of the city. It is said that Kempe Gowda commissioned the first temple in the area, around which the city flourished and grew. Even today the temple structure stands. There are many temples near the lakes. These temples were built during the various years of the city’s glorious past. These temples are a marvel of architecture often mixing two styles of architecture.

3. Agara Lake

Agara Lake
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Agara lake is among the few lakes that still has freshwater. The clean water and the verdure surrounding the area attract many birds. The lake is thus frequented by many nature lovers to spot the many birds. All year round chirping of the birds make it a cheerful spot to come to. This might be the reason why the park is so keenly visited by joggers.

In the vicinity of the lake, there are many temples that are visited alongside the beautiful lake. The beauty of the lake increases during the night time where the star-laden sky is reflected in the tranquil water. Adding to that is the fact that the whole lake itself is illuminated by street lights and makes it look like it is gleaming in the night.

4. Madiwala Lake

Madiwala Lake
Photo by Nagarjun Kandukuru, CC BY 2.0

The lake is among the biggest in the city. The very first settlements came to be constructed around the lake. Thus, even today it is the most crowded area. Madiwala lake is lined by bazaars and buildings. The lake is often frequented by pelicans. Many nature enthusiasts come to visit the lake just to get a glimpse of the migratory bird. The lake is under the maintenance of the Karnataka Forest Department. Even though it is surrounded by the hustle and bustle, the lake itself is a place of tranquility.

These beautiful lakes give off a serene and beautiful vibe. The numerous lakes that are spread around the city give it a vibrant feel. The numerous lakes in the city are the main water supply to the region, though these lakes are on the downward fall. Today the water quality in almost all the lakes is deteriorating due to increasing pollution.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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