Ulsoor Lake which is currently called as Halasuru lake is a biggest lake of the Bangalore city. It is one of the attractive places to visit in Bangalore and is located in a locality bearing name Halasur near M.G Road, on the eastern part of Bangalore. It is spread over an area of 123.6 acres and has many small islands in it.
About Ulsoor Lake:
Ulsoor Lake is located on the northeastern part of Bangalore which is surrounded by tiny islands and trees. It covers an area of 1.5 kilometers and the lake bed was recently desilted to increase the depth and capacity of the lake. Historically, the lake was built by Kempe Gowda II, during the second century. Boating is one of the major attractions of the lake and thus it is a good place for the tourists doing Bangalore sightseeing to have some good time and relax. The Ulsoor lake is the most used venue for celebrating the Ganesha Festival in the month of August. The lake has characteristic islands which have a recreational complex with a well-maintained swimming pool. A gurudwara is situated near the Ulsoor lake which is known to be very holy place for Sikhs of the Bangalore city. A park and a temple is also located near the lake.
How to reach there:
By Car or bike
Tourists can avail car or bike on rent to go to this place easily.
Tourists who are coming to Bangalore by plane can go to Majestic from Bangalore International Airport which is 40 km away . It costs about Rs 400 by auto rickshaw and Rs 800 by taxi from airport to majestic. Pre-paid taxi facilities are available from Airport. From Majestic one can avail buses to visit ulsoor lake or some other common Bangalore tourist places.
Tourists who are coming to Bangalore by train and interested to doing Bangalore sightseeing can select Bangalore Majestic or Bangalore Cantonment (8 km to Majestic) or Yeshwanthpur (10 km away from Majestic) which are the three main railway stations in city. However the Halasuru lake is the closest to Bangalore majestic
As Ulsoor Lake is one of the common places to visit in Bangalore for tourists from across the country there are ample number of buses to allow people to reach the lake easily. Karnataka state tourism also provide package tour for Bangalore sightseeing, that includes this lake.
What to see there:
Ulsoor lake is a favorite spot for both the locals and tourists as it is one of the most preferred places to visit in Bangalore. It is visited commonly during holidays and weekends by the Bangaloreans. The lake has a radius of about 3 Kilometers and it provides boating services and the visitors can relax on the green grass under the tree shades. The lake has several small islands that have shopping complexes and eateries. One of the popular monuments located near the lake is a Subbaraya temple and a park. It is called Kensington Park as it is situated along Kensington road and it has a small garden with plants and seasonal flowers all these makes it a very popular among Bangalore tourist places.
The major attractions for visitors of this place are boating and shopping. It is a beautiful location and provides a splendid memorable experience for nature admirers.
Restaurant and hotels to eat and stay:
Ulsoor lake is one of the best Bangalore tourist places and many hotels and coffee shops are located close to it. Hotels with good accommodation facilities are New Rajarajeshwari Hotel, The Park Hotel, Monsoon Restaurant Coffee Shop, Hunger Strike Restaurant, Ajanta Trinity Inn, Aishwarya Upahara, Naachiyar Restaurant, Vivanta By Taj, Hotel The Oberoi, and Food Talk Restaurant