Weather :

Timings : 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Weekly Holiday - Friday
Timings to hire boats: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : INR 10 per person for Adults
INR 5 per person for Children

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Sankey Tank, Bangalore Overview

Sankey Tank is a manmade lake, spread across an area of 37.5 acres near Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram and Sadashivanagar. The State Forest Department takes care of the lake. The Maurya Sankey Boat Club offers guests a wide variety of boat rides, for example, rowboats, pedal boats and motorboats. One can enjoy boating and drop to and from the island which is situated in the middle of the lake at minimum charges. This boat club is overseen by KSTDC.

This artificial tank was built in the year 1882 under the administration of Colonel Richard Hieram Sankey of the Madras Sappers Regiment. This tank was built in order to cater the water supply demands throughout Bangalore City at that time. It was also called Gandhadhakotikere at that time as the Government Sandalwood Depot was situated near it.

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Best Time To Visit Sankey Tank

The ideal time to visit this beautiful site is during the months of summer due to the cool weather. As Bangalore has a wonderful climate consistently, the tank can be at any time of the year. However, as the tank is a perfect place for sightseeing and open-air activities like boating, it is best to avoid the stormy season while going to the tank.

Activities At Sankey Tank

Apart from boating, this place also offers many recreational options to its people. It includes a beautiful park and a swimming pool at the southern side. The northern side has a Forest Department nursery. One can also find covered walkways that are ideal for jogging early at any time of the day.

Trivia About Sankey Tank

This lake is bordered by a scenic garden. The most exciting thing about this lake is that during the winter season the lake is changed over into the settling grounds of a plenty of migratory birds. The tranquil water of the lake and different birds running close-by is an incredible sight!

Tips For Visiting Sankey Tank

It is recommended to visit the tank in the evening as one can enjoy the beauty of the sunset. One can also check out the musical fountains (which were a recent addition to Sankey Tank) after dark.

How To Reach Sankey Tank

Sankey Tank is easily accessible from within the city. One can travel to the place either by a private vehicle, rent a cab or take the local transportation. Several BMTC buses are also available on that route. The location is well connected through all means of local transport.

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on Sankey Tank 2 years ago
Sankey tank is undoubtedly one of the best places to start your morning with. You could head out to sankey tank on any morning and join many others of varying ages doing their various morning routine (Read More)s such as jogging, cycling, yoga, meditation, physical exercise etc.

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