13 April 2013

Karanji Lake Mysore

Karanji Lake is a picturesque lake located at the footsteps of Chamundi Hills and behind Mysore Zoo. Karanji means 'fountain' in Kannada. It is regarded as one of the biggest lakes in Karnataka. Karanji Lake is home to more than 90 species of resident and migratory birds. It also supports several species of butterflies, small mammals and is a good example of wetland ecosystem. The lake attracts painted storks, pelicans and darters and a host of other winged beauties.


The Karanji Lake includes a walk through aviary for chirping birds. This aviary is constructed on the banks of the lake making it India's biggest walk-through aviary. The birds are within handshaking distance. Karanji Lake has a butterfly park housing a large variety of plant species to attract butterflies. Karanji Lake also includes children corner and boating facilities.     





The high observation tower gives a grand view of greenery stretching all around.  

Information:

Karanji Lake Timings:

08.30 am - 05.30 pm
Except on Tuesday

Lake Entry Fee:

Adults Rs.10/-
Children (5–15 years) Rs.5/-
Senior Citizen Rs.5/-
Still Camera Rs.10/-
Video Camera Rs.25/-

Boating Charges:

Adults Rs.25/-
Children Rs.15/-

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24 comments:

  1. I think this would be a great place to visit!

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    1. Yes, kids would enjoy it to the most.....

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  2. Beautiful place. I would definitely visit this place on my next visit to the city.

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    1. Thanks Rajesh.... A must visit place in Mysore....

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  3. Amazing images this week. Love the peacock in the tree!!

    You should consider adding this link to the Bird D'Pot meme that opens today at noon Texas USA time zone. It'd be a super addition for all us avid birders who share images of birds! The link to the meme's site is on my right sidebar "I'd Rather B Birdin"

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    1. Thank u Hootin Anni.... I do participate in Bird D'Pot Meme....

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  4. Nice to see and study your photos!

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  5. wow,the peacock is just amazing. what a show off - but i love it. have a great weekend. ( :

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    1. Thank you Beth..... A Happy Weekend to you too....

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  6. I'm so glad you continue to add your links to your great bird posts over the weekends. There always a treasure trove of beautiful feathered friends!!

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  7. Hi all ,Nice blog .This summer im planing to visit bandipur resorts and br hills resort

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    1. Thank you Pawan Kalyan, do share us with your visits to Bandipur and BR Hills...

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  8. hii.thanks for sharing with us.I liked the way you put up the information.I visited br hills resort and also bandipur resort last weekend with my family. really enjoyed a lot.Do visit once.

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  9. Hi..It was really reading your blog post. Got to know so much about Karanji lake. There are other places to visit in Mysore as well such as Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Brindavan Gardens etc.

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