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Karanji Lake Park

locationMysuru

    Exotic Birds, Butterflies, And A Natural History Museum Await You At Mysore’s Gorgeous Karanji Park

    Navya posted on 11 August

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    One of Mysore’s lesser known attractions, the Karanji Lake Park is India’s largest walk-through aviary. Set your sights on the many winged beauties that call this place home.

    Test The Waters

    Once a part of the sprawling Mysore Zoo, the Karanji Lake Park now has a separate entrance {although it is still close to the zoo}. At the heart of the park, lies the serene waters of Karanji Lake developed by the local authorities. The best time to visit the place is during the monsoons when the lake’s got plenty of water and you can take a boat ride.

    To soak in the beauty of this space, explore the greenery that surrounds the lake. Your top priority should be the walk through aviary, said to be India’s largest. As you stroll the enclosed aviary, you can spot peacocks and hornbills while swans glide through a nearby pond. The lake park also attracts migratory birds like painted storks, sandpipers, warblers, and rose-ringed parakeets. There’s watchtower from where you can catch sight of the visiting birds.

    Winged Wonders

    Breathtaking birdies are not the only winged beauties here. Cross the bridge and you can waltz your way into a vibrant butterfly park that’s located on a small island on the lake. Here you can chase over 40 species of colourful butterflies. For those of you who possess a nerdy interest in all things green, we recommend a stop by the Regional Museum of Natural History, that focusses on the ecological diversity of Southern India.

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      locationMysuru

      Karanji Lake, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka

        Parks

        Karanji Lake Park

        locationMysuru