Vengaihnakere Lake in Bangalore
Vengaihnakere Lake a popular boating destinations in Bangalore is situated in the Old Madras Road in the K R Puram area of the city. The water body occupies an area of about 40 acres. The lake has been recently developed by the Lake Development Authority (LDA) of Bangalore and has been renamed as the Fantasy Lagoon. The area surrounding the lake has been beautified as a leisure spot where adults can relax and the young children can play and have a good time.
The vengaihnakere lake was restored by National River Conservation Project (NLCP). A few years ago the lake was in a bad shape. It was almost totally covered with water hyacinth. Seeing the deteriorating condition of the lake the BBMP handed over its responsibility to the LDA. The lake has been given on lease to LDA for 15 years and the association is responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of the water body.
The main attraction of the Vengaihnakere Lake is the boating facility. A range of boating options are available for the visitors. There are speed boats, pedal boats, scooter boats, etc. for visitors to enjoy a ride. There are different boats for 2 people, 4 people or for families wanting to avail the boating facilities. The boating club takes care for the safety of the people opting for boat rides. A safe boating zone has been earmarked for the visitors. Life jackets and guards are provided for visitors opting for boat rides on the lake.
The lake and the park are open for visitors on all days of the week from 11 am to 8 pm. Boating facility is available from 11 am to 7 pm on all days of the week. The entry fee for adults is Rs. 30 per head and for children is Rs. 15 per child. Cameras are allowed inside the lake for a charge of Rs. 50. The boating rates start from Rs. 40 and goes up to Rs. 225 for different boats.
The lake can be reached by boarding any of the BMTC buses that ply for K R Puram and Hoskote. Visitors can also reach the lake by auto rickshaws, bikes, cars or taxis. The park can be accessed from two gates, one from the K R Puram side and the other from the TC Palya side.