Yediyur Lake in Bangalore

Written by Sudhir Kumar

The urban metropolis of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka is India’s fastest growing metropolis. The city is renowned not only for its steel and glass buildings and historical monuments but also its natural beauty.Yediyur Lake is one such lake portraying a pretty picture of nature at its best.

Bangalore city with its beautiful landscape, congenial and bracing milieu and renowned architectural landmarks also houses the ‘byte-basket’ of the I.T. industry, leading business conglomerates and corporate powerhouses, premier academic institutes, state of the art shopping malls with plush movie theatres, world class concerts and soirees coupled with swanky restaurants and the country’s most happening pubs and nightclubs.

Adding to the city’s bag full of accolades is the Yediyur Lake, located in the Basavangudi area of Bangalore. The picturesque lake sparkling like quicksilver is a prime tourist attraction and picnic spot in Bangalore. Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers can have a rollicking time going for scintillating scooter and boat rides in the lake. A small and pretty park blossoming in the color and fragrance of the seasonal blooms is situated in the lakes vicinity and is frequented by morning walkers and joggers alike

A distinguishing feature of Yediyur Lake is the beautiful figurine of a girl sculpted by John Irving that is situated in the center of the lake. Over the years other talented local artists have also added their contributions to the lakes and enhanced the tranquil beauty of the jewel glittering in an oasis of idyllic green.

It is however very unfortunate that although Yediyur Lake abounds in natural splendor, years of neglect has degraded it into a deplorable state. The government has currently made several attempts to restore the state to its former glory.

Yediyur Lake is a perfect stopover for tourists holidaying in Bangalore, local residents looking forward to a weekend picnic or a love struck couple seeking the private coziness of a boat amidst a sylvan lake.

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