Timings : 24 hours
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Situated amidst the huge mountain ranges covered in green with the lake in the backdrop, Hirekolale Lake has been able to gain a lot of prominence in becoming the favourite spot for travellers. The beauty of the lake enhances when visited during sunset as the saffron colour of the sunrays gets reflected thereby making the place appear magical. This exquisite manmade lake is situated at a distance of 10 km from Chikmagalur and 50 km from Kemmangundi from where one can view the popular hills of Mullayanagiri. The sole purpose of the development of this lake was to supply water to the town of Chikmagalur and assist in the irrigation of lands in all the villages situated nearby.
A drive to the Hirekolale Lake is mind-stirring with a perfect picture postcard setting. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the Western Ghats thereby making it a breathtaking destination. The place also provides an ideal setting for the photography lovers who wish to add a pleasant sun shot to their big album of travels. This man-made lake is a stunning delight for every tourist in Chikmagalur and should not be missed out on if at all you are planning a trip to the town. The Hirekolale Lake is going to provide you with a perfect getaway to unwind away from the busy life of the city.