Kukkarahalli Lake also called Kukkarhalli Kere, placed inside the coronary heart of the Mysore town, adjoins the Manasgangotri, the Kalamandir and the Central Food Technological Research Institute campus. It presents lung-area to the city. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, of the Mysore Dynasty became accountable for getting the lake created, inside the year 1864, to offer water for irrigation to about 4000 ha of land out of doors the metropolis.
The Lake extensively utilized to be a supply of water supply to the city of Mysore but over time, sewage and immoderate land encroachments and blockage of water go with the flow sources almost led to the eutrophication of the lake. The University of Mysore and the citizen forums of Mysore keep to make efforts to preserve the lake by way of enforcing several remedial measures. There is a 4.5 km walkway on the periphery of the lake with shaded stone benches for site visitors to sit down, loosen up and experience the scenic serenity of the lake.