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“Peaceful Retreat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake
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Bengaluru, India
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Peaceful Retreat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Reached there a few hours after day break and spent a quiet hour by the lake...Medicinal...The walk in bird enclosure is the first I have seen and the peacocks in there are a visual treat...a must go if you have a few hours to spare...would advice going there on a weekday and by 9ish in the morning...pity it does open earlier than 8/830...closed on tuesdays...

Visited December 2013
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Ahmedabad, India
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A clean and quite place for nature lovers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

My time spent here was the best time spent on this trip. I spent hours sitting by the lake enjoying the quite. They also have walk-in bird enclosures, where different species are going about their stuff and you can get as close as you like. Its a must visit if you are in Mysore.

Visited September 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“GOOD PEDAL BOATING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

You can have pedal boating in this lake for 30 mins drive.
There is small zoo of birds, where you can enter inside it.

Visited November 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for birds and boating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went there before the crowd; jogging time is from 6 am to 8 am; The park was very quite ; there were lot of birds near the lake; Caught my first quite close pelican shot from Karanji Lake

Visited November 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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58 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Average Lake with great attractions inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Just 5-10 minutes walking distance from Mysore Zoo is this beautiful lake. The lake compound has numerous attractions:
1) Children Park - Well maintained with diverse slides, swings, bumps, balancing rope, etc
2) Boating - Self paddle boats are available
3) Bird Park - Has diverse variety of beautiful birds (peacock, hen, rooster, swan, etc)
4) Watch Tower - Climp up to watch few birds on the island in the lake. The view of the lake and adjoining places from the top of watch tower is good
5) Nursery - Good collection of croton plants
6) Butterfly Park - A walk to almost 1 km to reach this butterfly park on the other extreme is worth it. The variety of butterflies is awesome!

How to reach: 5-10 mins waking distance from Mysore Zoo
Entry Fees: Yes, separate fees for boating
Time Required: at least 3-4 hours

Carry a binocular if possible!

Caution - Avoid going near bamboo bushes. They are home to cobras!

Visited January 2013
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