Located at a distance of 18 km northwest to Bengaluru in Karnataka, Hesaraghatta Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake and manmade reservoir. Constructed in the year 1894, across the Arkavathy River, the reservoir was built to cater to the water needs of the city - for drinking, irrigation and other purposes. The spot is thronged by a large number of avifauna species that migrate to the place.
Sprawling over an area of over 1000 acres, the Hesaraghatta Lake is a popular getaway from the city. Although the lake stays dry for most parts of the year now, the green grasslands in the vicinity make up for it. A large number of tourists and locals visit here to escape the cacophony of the city and relax in peace.