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Kukkarahalli Lake

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Kukkarahalli Lake

 

Kukkarahalli Kere located in the heart of the city of Mysore, the Kukkarahalli Lake, more fondly called the Kukkarahalli Kere in the local language, is one among the three major lakes situated inside the city. Having gained much popularity over the years, it is today perhaps one of the prime Mysore attractions for tourists and locals alike.

It was created in 1864 by the then king of Mysore Dynasty, Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar. It's main purpose was to serve as a water supply source for irrigation among other purposes. This 'J' shaped lake covers a large area of more than 150 acres and has a perimeter of roughly over 5 kms. Spread across the evergreen Manasagangotri area, the lake is surrounded by trees all over and is a picture of absolute serenity. It also majorly contributes towards the much needed lung-space of the city. The University Of Mysore now maintains the lake and has taken a lot of measures for its upkeep.

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Karanji Lake Mysore

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Karanji Lake

 

What provides a small retreat in the summer heat is the presence of lakes in Mysore which try to keep the city within acceptable temperature limits. Located at the foothills of The Chamundi, the Karanji lake is a popular attraction amongst the visitors.

It is located over a huge expanse of about 90 hectares and it houses more than 90 species of birds, resident and migratory included. It has 40-50 birds with more than 17 species including herons, egrets, hornbills, peacocks, turkeys, black swans, etc. A long walk way of 60m with a width of 40m and height 20m make it India’s largest walkthrough aviary. 

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GRS Fantasy Park

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 GRS Fantasy Park

GRS Fantasy Park in Mysore is an amusement cum Water Park that can rival any other amusement park in any of the modern cities of India. GRS Fantasy Park is spread over 30 acres. The park caters to the needs of all ages. There is entertainment for the young and the old. The young can take the exciting and adrenaline pumping rides available in the park while the older people can relax in the country club and there are a number of indoor games they can take part in as well. The park provides wholesome entertainment for the family and is a thrilling experience for the young in a safe environment. The park boasts of a unique ride- this ride involves a huge slide that has a height of 35 feet and a width of 135 feet. A person who takes this ride will experience both forward and backward motion from a height of 35 feet in succession and this is what makes the ride thrilling. The park is open to the public from 10.30am to 6.00pm every day.

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