This 1,400 Year Old Lake Is Perfect For Morning Jogs And Bird Watching In The City
Said to be dating back to the Hoysala period, Yediyur Lake, near Basavanagudi, is a serene oasis that’s popular with joggers and bird watchers.
What Makes It Awesome
Believed to be one of the oldest lakes in the city, Yediyur Lake sits at the edge of Basavanagudi. Easily accessible via the arterial Kanakapura Road, Yediyur Lake, many deem, exists from the days of the Hoysala kings — that’s about 1,400 years ago. It’s one of the last standing lakes in the city and is popular with the locals.
If your neighbourhood park just doesn’t do it for you anymore, then, drive down here for a jog or a leisurely stroll around the lake. Our very own BBMP has built a jogging track around the lake. And it is shaded by lofty trees and lined with numerous plants. When your feet are tired you can rest one of the park benches and gaze at the calming waters of the lake. You can also park yourself at the small jetty, on the lake.
Yediyur Lake is a hotbed for birds. like Black Winged Kites, Asian Koels, Jacanas, Mottled Wood Owls, Spotted Doves, and kingfishers. You can turn your binoculars to the trees to catch a glimpse of these winged beauties.