Lakes of Bangalore: Part II – Kasavanahalli Lake


In the second post in this series I will be taking my readers to Kasavanahalli Lake a beautiful but dwindling lake on the Sarjapur main road. This lake has been in the news for the wrong reasons. It has been a witness to encroachments by the land mafia on several occasions. On the boundary of the lake there is a drainage that flows by from the high rise apartments nearby. If you avoid these boundary areas the lake is mostly calm and looks unpolluted. Unlike the Kaikondrahalli lake there is lesser activity at Kasavanahalli lake and may be for the same reason you will be able to have a more fruitful birding session here.
The location marked on google maps is correct. From Sarjapur Main road take the road opposite to the big bazar and continue till you reach Ozone fern city. There will be a small mud road that leads to a cemetry and then a school gate. Go through the gate and you will reach the lake.

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The lake has almost 2km of jogging track. It is not paved with tiles and there would be cattle on these tracks, but still its much better than the human crowd.DSCN0763

There is a small island in the middle of the lake and that would house painted storks or Asian open bills. This lake is also rich in Pied King fishers. If you patiently wait you will be lucky enough to see these beautiful creatures hovering over the lake and plunging in to the water and coming up with a fish.

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I waited there for almost 30 mins enjoying this view.

For a complete bird list and Photos visit the links below.

Birdlist

Photos

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About vineethkartha

Hi, I am Vineeth Kartha, I hold a Masters degree in Embedded Systems from BITS Pilani, Goa Campus. I currently work as a Software Developer. I am A free software promoter and electronics hobbyist. In my free time I do a little bit of birding and Wildlife photography. I love travelling, reading and blogging.

Posted on April 14, 2017, in Travel. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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