Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake

Karanji Lake, nestled in the heart of Mysuru, is a picturesque and tranquil retreat that offers a refreshing escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Spread over 90 acres, this lake is one of the largest in Karnataka and is renowned for its serene beauty and biodiversity. The lake is part of the Mysuru Zoo complex and features a well-maintained park, a butterfly garden, and a walk-through aviary, which is one of the largest in the country. Visitors can enjoy leisurely boat rides on the lake’s calm waters, stroll along shaded pathways, and observe a variety of bird species, both local and migratory. Karanji Lake is particularly popular among birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts, providing ample opportunities to spot pelicans, herons, and many other avian species. With its lush greenery, well-kept facilities, and tranquil ambiance, Karanji Lake is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty and serene environment of Mysuru.

Karanji Lake is open to visitors from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, offering ample time to explore and enjoy the various attractions within its premises. The entry fee is modest, making it an affordable outing for families and individuals alike. For adults, the entry fee is typically around INR 50, while for children, it is about INR 25. The lake is conveniently located near the city center, making it easily accessible by various modes of transport. Visitors can reach Karanji Lake by taking a short auto-rickshaw or taxi ride from the Mysuru Palace or the Mysuru Zoo, both of which are nearby. Additionally, city buses and local transport services frequently operate routes to this popular destination. With its easy accessibility, affordable entry, and diverse attractions, Karanji Lake is a perfect spot for a relaxing day out in Mysuru.

Entry Fee & Timings

  • 50 per person for Adults
  • 25 per person for Children (5-15 yrs) and Senior Citizens
  • 10 for Still Camera
  • 25 for Video Camera
  • Timings: 8.30am to 5.30pm – Tuesday Holiday

Boating at Karanji Lake

The boating point is located at less than halfway through the park. You can choose between hiring a pedal boat or a boat with boatman to row for you. The boat takes you to round trips around the bushy islands in the Karanji lake.

You can purchase your ticket for boating from the counter near the entry of boating point. The price of the ticket is around INR 25 per head for a 20-minute ride. The boating is quite enjoyable and refreshing.



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