Hesaraghatta Lake covers an area of 1628 sqm and has been supplying fresh water to Bangalore since 100 years. This man-made lake was built by the erstwhile Chief Engineer of Mysore M.C. Hutchins, is counted amongst the largest artificially designed fresh water reservoirs.
The lake is fed by waters from the Arkavathi River that originates from the Nandi Hills of Kolar District.
Things to do in Hesaraghatta lake
Hesaraghatta Lake being an attractive tourist spot has many places where you can have fun. Some of them are:
Cycling Event: Hesaraghatta is a famous spot that lures cyclists from all nearby regions to infuse in the picturesque beauty of the area. The actual trail for cycling is a stretch of about 35km that lets cyclists explore the local pastoral beauty of Hesaraghatta. Cycling in Bangalore in Hesaraghatta area is an attractive activity for those who are occupied in a busy schedule. The cycling event starts at about 02:30 PM from Bangalore and covers a stretch of about 25km before reaching the halt at Nrityagram. Water and some refreshments are provided at some places and there you can stretch your legs before moving on to Hesaraghatta. You will reach the Bangalore city by 6;30 on the evening
One can visit the famous event of Vasant Habba in Nrityagram, where all kinds of tribal folklores and tribal dances are performed by the locals of the place.
A day out at the villages:
There are eco escorts who will guide you while you are visiting the rural and picturesque atmosphere of Indian villages. One can enjoy bullock cart rides, fly kites and play out the local games like Lahori, etc.
Places to see in Hesaraghatta Lake:
Hesarghatta Lake: This Lake is famous as it is one of the largest artificial lakes in the whole of India. It supplies fresh water to the whole of Bangalore. In the lake, you have boating facilities where both paddling and motor boats are available.
Nrityagram is India’s first established Gurukul where all sorts of classical dance forms are taught. The school was established by ProtimaBedi, an Odissi danseuse, in early 1990. Also, there are housing complexes for students and teachers. The school offers training in many Indian classical dance forms such as
Food and Shopping in Hesaraghatta Lake
You will get all types of freshwater fish preparations in Hesarghatta. There are eateries that serve lip-smacking food items. You can also buy delectable veg food in and around the tourist spot
Shopping Hesaraghatta Lake :The place does not have any exceptional shopping places except shopping malls and markets. You can buy branded clothes and other necessary commodities here.
How to reach Hesaraghatta Lake
How to reach Hesaraghatta Lake by bus
You will get private buses plying between Bangalore to Hesarghatta Lake.The travel is short and one get to see mesmerizing views while aboard.
How to reach Hesaraghatta Lake by Car
There are many service providers offering private taxi services. You can get cabs from Bangalore and reach Hesaraghatta.
How to reach Hesaraghatta Lake by Train
The Nearest railway station is Yeshwanthapur which is 15kms away, regular train ply to and fro major cities of India.
How to reach Hesaraghatta Lake by Air
One has to take a flight to the HAL Airport in Bangalore which is the nearest airport to Hesaraghatta. From here you can board a bus or taxi to reach Hesaraghatta.