Lakes are one of the most beautiful landmarks in any city. But if you dwell beyond the scenic beauty, you can find that lakes provide some really important benefits to living creatures and the climate. So, let’s look at some of these lakes of Bangalore then Vs now.
Growing Urbanization has brought about major changes in the city landscape; some of them are converted into residential areas, apartments and tech parks.
Here are some interesting facts regarding the lakes in Bangalore – Once the city of 1000s lakes. The construction of artificial lakes to solve irrigation, fishing and drinking water was done by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. Under succeeding Mysore Kings and under British colonial rule, the lakes in Bangalore have been expanded and adapted.
In the 1960s, there were only 280 lakes in Bengaluru.
Bengaluru has only 80 lakes today. Bus stands, Complexes, Stadiums have taken over the lake.
Here are the Pictures of Lakes in Bangalore, Back Then Vs Now
1. Dharmambudhi Lake – Kempegowda Bus Stand
2. Sampangi Tank – Sri Kanteerava Stadium
3. Shoolay Tank – Football Stadium
4. Akkithimmanahalli Kere – Hockey Club
5. Koramangala Tank – National Games Complex, Ejipura
6. Challaghatta Lake – Golf Course
7. Chennamma tank changed to a burial ground, Banashankari 2nd Stage
8. Miller’s Tank – Guru Nanak Bhavan, Badminton Stadium
9. Puttennahalli tank changed to J.P. Nagar 6th Phase
10. Bellandur Lake – Toxic Foam
11. Siddikatte Lake – KR Market
Developers have encroached on other lakes in Bangalore for residential layouts, grounds, and other structures in the name of development.
While the city’s takeover of its lakes may have helped it in the past, the move has led to serious water shortages and drastic changes in the city’s climate.