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Bellandur Lake

Bellandur Lake

Bellandur Lake nestled in the city of Bangalore is the largest lake in the city. The lake claims to be 130 years old and is sprawled over an area of about 892 acres.  This lake is positioned in the southeast part of the city of Bengaluru, which happens to be lying in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The lake is erected at an elevation of about 921 m above the sea level and is used for the agriculture purpose by the locales in the area. The like once had been used for the recreational activities by the villagers. The lake of Bellandur is stretched to a length of about 361.3 hectares with its breadth of about 3.6 km.

The lake is popular for being subjected as the main reason of pollution in the area. The lake forms a part of Bellandur drainage system which drains the southern and the Southeastern parts of the city. The tank is a receptor of the three chains of tanks. The first chain originates from the northern direction with Jayamahal, enveloping the eastern part of the city and claims to be the northern stream of the city. The, the second chain originates from the central part of the city, which covers the area around the K.R. Market and stands as the central stream. And the third chain reaches the tank through the southwestern region and stands as the western stream. The catchment area of Bellandur makes an area of about 148 sq km.

Geographically, the lake is a major water body in the city and is comprised of three valleys namely Challaghtatta and Koramangala. The water from the very tank flows towards the east in the Varthur tank, from where it further flows down the plateau and ultimately into the Pinakani river basin, joining the Pennar River.

The climate here around the lake is a moderate and pleasant one, across the year with mild summers and cool winters, inviting its tourists throughout the year, yet making winters as the best time to visit the place. The other excursions from the lake are Lalbagh Lake, Puttenahalli WS Lake, Hebbal Lake, Beniganahalli Lake, Bellandur Lake, Future Planing etc.

The lake is quite accessible to reach by road, rail as well as air as the city is connected to the major national highways that connects with the major cities like Chennai and Mumbai. When travelling through air reach at HAL Airport in Bangalore and thereafter you can reach at the destination.

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