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About Sankey Tank Lake

The Sankey Tank Lake Bangalore, an artificial water-body was built over an area of 37.5 acres by Colonel Sankey as a spot for idol immersion during Ganesha festivities. Located in the west of Bangalore and adjoining one of the oldest areas of Malleshwaram, the Sankey Tank Lake is a well-preserved water source. The artificial island at the centre is home to numerous migratory and native birds. Children enjoy the paddle boating and motor-boat rides to the island. The Sadashivnagar swimming pool and the Mayura Boat Club are located at one end. While on the other end is a small fraction of a forest belonging to the Forestry Department. The early morning walkers and joggers on the periphery, laughter clubs and the rising sun with the chirping of birds is indeed an invaluable, rare and calming sight in the rapidly developing locality of Bangalore. The best places to stay near Sankey Tank Lake Bangalore would definitely be the famous Windsor Manor, Le Meridien and The Ashok which are excellent 5-star hotels. Other budget hotels near Sankey Tank Lake also offer boarding and lodging at very fair prices.

Historical Context: Col. Richard Hieram Sankey of the Madras Sappers Regiment constructed Sankey Tank in 1882. It was built to meet the water supply demands of Bangalore city. The tank was also known as Gandhadhakotikere, after the Government Sandalwood Depot that used to lie close to the lake.
Pro Tip: Also, go shopping at the nearby Mantri Mall and the famous Malleshwaram markets for local goods.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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