18 Lake/ River/ Ponds in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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18 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Agasthya LakeAgasthya Lake, Badami, Karnataka 587201

A beautiful lake in the middle of Badami heritage site which has a lot of myths and history to say. This lake has an enormous stretch of water resource that has a natural stretch of origin which is a centripetal force for Badami

Almatti DamAlmatti Dam, Araladinni, Karnataka 586201

Almatti dam is a hydroelectric project on the Krishna River.  The 290 Mw power station is also situated beside the dam.

Ayyana kereAyyana kere, Karnataka

Ayyanakere lake is an ancient lake located at the eastern base of the Baba Budhan hills. This is the biggest lake in  Chikkamangluru district and second-largest in Karnataka.

Balmuri FallsBalumuri, Yadathittu, Karnataka 571606, India

Balmuri falls is a small water cascade located at Srirangapatna, India.  Though known as a waterfall, it is a human-made check dam over the Cauvery river.

Chandravalli LakeChandravalli, Kere, Karnataka 577524, India

It is a prehistoric site lake which has a lot of history to say.

Gaganachukki Water FallsShivanasamudra, Malavalli, Karnataka 571430, India

Waterfall situated near the island town of  Shivanasamudra. This waterfall looks like a huge horsetail. It is a steep waterfall that rushes down with great velocity and provides incredible views.

Gokak FallsGokak Falls, Karnataka, 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.

Karanji LakeKaranji Lake, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka 570011

This lake was built as a percolation tank by the Mysore king, to serve as a drinking water source for the residents. Now the lake is part of the Mysore Zoo.

Kukkarahalli LakeKukkarahalli Lake, Kukkarahalli, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru, 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.

Kunigal Kere lakeKunigal Kere, Karnataka

A beautiful lake and a small temple located in the Kunigal town.

Mandagadde Bird SanctuaryNational Highway 13, Mandagadde, Karnataka 577220, India

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.

Pilikula Nisarga DhamaPilikula Nisarga Dhama, Vamanjoor, Mudushedde, Karnataka 575028

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.

Shanthi SagaraShanthi Sagara, Karnataka

Also called as"Sulekere" is the Asia's second largest  irrigation tank located in ht heart of Davangere.

ShivanasamudraShivanasamudra, Karnataka

This beautiful waterfall is situated on the banks of river Kaveri . The island of Shivanasamudra divides the Kaveri into two parts that forms to waterfalls

Thippagondanahalli ReservoirThippagondanahalli Reservoir, Karnataka

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

Triveni Sangamakaveri sangam, Srirangapatna, कर्नाटक 571477, India

This is the confluence of three holy rivers. Kaveri,Lokapavani and Hemavathi river which is located in Srirangapatna, Mandya.

Unkal LakeBairidevarkoppa, Hubali-Dharwad, Karnataka 580025, India

A pictorial water spot from where tourists can enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset.

Vani Vilasa SagaraVani Vilasapura Dam, Karnataka 577533

Vani Vilasa Sagara, popularly known as Mari Kanive is a dam in Hiriyur Taluk, Constructed across Vedhavathi river which is a tributary of Krishna river.