19 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Karnataka
State in the south western region of India
Nothing can beat the gorgeous site of white waters gushing down rugged hills and bordering green forests resulting in a natural stream. Owing to its scenic beauty, roaring sound and unending flow of water, Gokak Falls became a celebrated tourist destination in the state of Karnataka.
Spread over around 58 hectares with a shoreline of roughly five kilometers in Manasagangothri. It is a J shaped lake constructed in 1864, the lakes was the brainchild of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.
One of the 20 important sanctuaries in India. The sanctuary is situated on an island that spans an area of 1.14 acres and it is surrounded by forest and river Tunga. Over 5,000 birds here during the peak season from July to September, boating can be taken for closer viewing of the nesting birds.
An integrated theme park with a wide variety of features. Presently includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course.
Formed by an irrigation reservoir, Senapur Lake is surrounded by boulder hills. The road to the lake is through numerous paddy fields and banana plantations where you can also see locals herd their livestocks. The lake has a cliff jumping point and coracle ride spot.
Located at the confluence of the Arkavathy and Kumudavathi river and is used by the Bangalore water supply and sewage board. It was inaugurated in 1933. Not at all a huge dam, but the surroundings are quite beautiful and calm