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About Puzhal aeri

Looking for some solitary time and an offbeat place when in Chennai - then spend some time at Puzhal aeri or lake. The Puzhal Lake situated amid the green environs of Red Hills, is also known as Red Hills Lake. This lake is a rain-fed water reservoir for Chennai city and lies in Thiruvallur district, at a distance of about 1 hour from main Chennai city. The bund roads around the reservoir are used by people for morning walks as well as exercise, as they provide a serene environ with the lake in the backdrop and green trees surrounding it. The place is generally solitary and makes for a quiet getaway from the bustle of Chennai city life. Puzhal aeri reservoir was built as far back as in 1876 by the British, and its capacity was majorily expanded in 1997. The Jones Tower here is also a key attraction because of its quaint conical structure. It was built in 1881 to measure the depth of water level of the lake.

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