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.
This 1,400 Year Old Lake Is The Perfect Spot For Early Morning Jogs And Bird Watching In The City
The Journey Of Water
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.
Bye, Bye Birdy!
Yediyur Lake is a hotbed for birds. The water body attracts a variety of birds through the year and you can spot everything from waddling ducks to 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 or you can park yourself at the small jetty, on the lake, to see them fly across the waters.