The beautiful town of Chikmagalur literally means younger daughter’s town in the native language of Karnataka which is Kannada. A place filled with beautiful scenic places and breathtaking locations, the area is spread across 30 km2. Located at a distance of 250 kilometres from Bengaluru, it is a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city life.
Amidst all the lush greenery and mountain ranges, a calm and serene lake called Hirekolale lake is present at the foothills of Mullayanagiri hills, another popular place to visit in Chikmagalur. The huge mountains of the western ghats surrounding the lake, further beautify the lake making it a favorite among nature lovers.
This beautiful man-made lake is situated at a distance of 10 km from Chikmagalur and about 50 km from Kemmangundi. It was built as a source of drinking water to the town of Chikmagalur and to supply water for irrigation purposes in the villages nearby.
The lake offers the most mesmerizing views of the landscape at the time of twilight and most of the travelers prefer not to miss the view. These scenic views are a treat to ardent photography lovers, especially the sunset shots and the greenery surrounding the lake in the form of Mullayanagiri Hills.
This exquisite lake is a stunning delight for every tourist in Chikmagalur and should not be missed out if you are planning a trip to the town. The Hirekolale Lake is going to provide you with a perfect getaway to spend some quality time with your friends and loved ones away from the chaos of city life.
Image Gallery of Hirekolale Lake Chikmagalur
Best Time to visit Hirekolale Lake Chikmagalur
The perfect time to visit the Hirekolale Lake is from September to March since the climate is pleasant during this time and suitable for sightseeing. During this time, the temperature is neither too high nor too low.
Entry Fees and Timings of Hirekolale Lake Chikmagalur
There is no entry fee to visit the beautiful Hirekolale Lake. The lake can be visited anytime of the day. However, it is recommended to visit the lake during early morning or in the evening to enjoy its mesmerising views.
Tips to visit Hirekolale Lake Chikmagalur
Pets are not allowed inside the lake premises and No boating facility is available for the tourists.
How to Reach Hirekolale Lake Chikmagalur
You can reach the lake from the Chikmagalur Bus Stand via a narrow bund. You can either walk all the way there or travel through a cab / car to reach the lake. You can also opt for 1 day Chikmagalur tour in a private cab or book a cab from Chikmagalur car rentals for a hassle free trip to the beautiful lake.