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Timings : 5:00 AM - 9:30 PM, Boating Time: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Cost : Children - INR 2, Adults - INR 5

Madiwala Lake, Bangalore Overview

Bangalore is endearingly called as the “City of Lakes”, and rightly so as it has a number of lakes and ponds sprinkled all over the city. But one of the biggest one among them all is Madiwala Lake which is situated between NH7 Hosur Road and Bannerghatta Main Road. Built by the Cholas in a period of one day, Madiwala Lake sustains a flourishing bird habitat and is a popular picnic spot in the city due to its tranquil locales.

Aside from taking a leisurely stroll ashore the serene lake, you can watch the several migratory birds that come here to migrate. In addition to that, boating is a popular activity at the lake. A lot of tourists and locals come here for a quiet picnic amidst enchanting natural surroundings. Besides, a lot of photographers visit the spot to capture mesmerising views and beauty of the lake.

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Bird Habitat at Madiwala Lake

Although there are a lot of birds that can be spotted at the lake all through the year, the rare and the exotic ones can be found during the migratory season i.e. winter season- between the months of November and January. The most frequently spotted bird at the lake is the Spot- billed Pelican. A lot of photographers and avid bird watchers come here with binoculars to watch these birds catching their prey and flocking around. Other birds that can be found here include Egrets, the long legged Purple Swamp Hen, Black Kite, Indian Robin, Floating Pelican, White breasted Kingfisher, Sun Birds and more.
Bird Habitat at Madiwala Lake
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Boating at Madiwala Lake

Boating is the most popular activity at the Madiwala Lake. The tourists can hire the boats from the Boat Club that are available for a duration of 30 minutes or 1 hour. Aside from having a pleasant and wonderful experience, you might also spot the fish swimming in the shallow waters.
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