Kukkaranahalli Lake

Kukkarahalli Lake

Kukkarahalli Lake, a popular and famous Places to visit in mysore, Sightseeing & Tourist attractions in Mysore. It is  noted as a noticeable fascination of Mysore, is arranged amidst Manasagangothri, the Mysore University grounds. This lake was worked in the year 1864 by Mummadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar as a noteworthy wellspring of water system. Guests can appreciate an astounding perspective of the lake from the north shore, as it looks greatly appealing with trees and the Chamundi Hills out of sight.

It is likewise famous Places to visit in mysore, Sightseeing & Tourist attractions in Mysore for winged animal looking as more than 180 types of flying creatures including spot-charged pelicans , painted storks , little cormorant and openbill storks can be seen here. Moreover, you can appreciate a restful stroll on the 4.5 kilometers in length walkway with stone seats. On the off chance that you get drained, you can sit on these seats, unwind and delight in the magnificence of the nature.

Area of the Lake

The lake depletes a catchment territory of more than 414 square kilometers (160 sq mi) and the water body spreads more than 62 hectares (150 sections of land). The Lake is “J” molded. The most extreme profundity of lake is accounted for to be 5 m (16 ft). The east-west bund holds water on one side. Sandy soil to earth topsoil shape the overwhelming geographical state of the Lake, a Places to visit in mysore, Sightseeing & Tourist attractions in Mysore On the northern side another transitory bund keep down the immediate stream of waste water into the lake.

Bird’s Heritage

The lake was previously a major fascination in fledgling watchers. As indicated by naturalists, around 176 types of fowls (an extensive number of them transient winged animals, including feathered creatures from Siberia) with 10,000 to 15,000 of them went to the lake amid winter to perch. Composed winged creature watching endeavors around the lake used to be effectively sought after by the Mysore Amateur Naturalists (MAN) Association. As of late, with the lake getting into an eutrophic state (however since reestablished), the quantity of flying creatures going to the lake has generously diminished. Presently, the quantity of winged animals going by the lake has lessened to around 2,000. They are found to breed in the disconnected feathered creature island. The feathered creatures now found in the lake (a portion of the flying creatures are envisioned in the exhibition) are spot-charged pelicans, little cormorant, painted storks, openbill storks, Eurasian spoonbills, dark delegated night herons and Oriental darters.BirdLife International has included Kukkarahalli Lake, Places to visit in mysore, Sightseeing & Tourist attractions in Mysore in the rundown of 38 vital Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in the State of Karnataka.

Entrance Fee:- 

Free for Infants (below 3′)
Entry after 3:30 pm:
Rs. 300 for Adults (above 4’6″” in height)
Rs. 250 for Children (3′ – 4’6″” in height)


6 am – 6 pm