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“Tranquil” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake
Chamundipuram, Mysore, India
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Ranked #13 of 68 things to do in Mysore
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London
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“Tranquil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A lovely place to go for a moment of peace.. it is well maintained and very pretty. It is worth visiting the bird aviary... watch out for the peacocks in the trees!

Visited December 2012
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“PEACEFUL OASIS”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We decided to visit this place instead of the rip-off Palace, where they put your camera into custody AND charge you 6 x as much as locals! At Karanji Lake Bird Sanctuary it was just 20 rupees admission and was a cool, leafy and beautiful place to stroll around and feel far removed from the masses of people that every Indian city chokes with. They have some lovely caged birds and if you're lucky you will catch sight of some wild birds by the lake, but it was a pleasure just to be able to find somewhere quiet and be at one with nature again.

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Karanji lake is located between Mysore Zoo & Chamundi temple. There you can go for boating & enjoy the sceneries. They take you for a very short ride. Also there is a children park where your child can play some time.

But the most attraction here is the open but closed park, with lot of Peacocks & some other birds. It’s worth to watch it. You can see various types of peacocks moving around. You can go near to them & click photographs.

Visited November 2012
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Bangalore, India
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“Great place to be during a Sunday morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place is recommended only for couples and families. Friend groups will find it boring. It's a lush green park, full of green grass and trees with a lake, a bird sanctuary and a butterfly park. There are benches near to the lake to sit and relax, with the tweets of birds for soothing your mood. My favourite activity is to feed the squirrels. Those cute creatures will be hesitant at beginning but later on they will become friendly and come near me and gently grab the food right from my hands.

Points to remember:
1. There is an entry fee. It was Rs.10 when I went.
2. There is boating facility in the lake which will cost extra.
3. Don't forget the bird sanctuary.
4. There is a butterfly park but very difficult to spot them.
5. Take a camera. It will come in handy. You have camera fee too. Forgot the amount.
6. Reach there in the morning around 11. Later it will become crowded.
7. There is parking facility too.

Visited January 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Beautiful place to enjoy...!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This place is awsome to spend a peacful time with someone ...!!
The nominal emtry fee of 10 Rs ....!!
It has a small well mainitained bird park where you can see variety of birds like peacocks and the the most beautiful and attractibe bird we saw.... Red/Grey-headed Lovebirds...they were sitting and enjoying like a pefect couple... and not just single pair but alll off them ... ;-)
The lake was also awsome ...and the amazing thing was that the Boating fee was only 25 Rs/Person for half and hour .....!!
I enjoyed a lot with my girlfirend .... A must visist place for couples ...!!

Visited December 2012
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