Karanji Lake

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Floohoo Travels offer Karanji Lake Tour Packages and Karanji Lake Holiday Tours. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Once a part of the Mysore Zoo, the Karanji Lake (also called Karanji Kere in the local vernacular) is now surrounded by a verdant nature park that contains a butterfly park, an aviary and the Regional Museum of Natural History. The Lake is situated on the migratory path of numerous bird species, so visitors to the park may have the opportunity to spot herons, ibis, cormorants, and egrets, in addition to ducklings, pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, and darters during the winter season. At last count, more than five dozen species, both indigenous and migratory, were identified. The delightful butterfly park on a small island in the lake is also home to about 45 different species. The large aviary in the park, quite possibly the largest in the country, contains a large number of peacocks, wildfowl and geese. A separate enclosure houses numerous Sarus Cranes, the largest birds found in India.

Visitors may rent boats at a Jetty, with or without a boatman, and ride to the islands. A bird watchtower with spectacular views of the park and its plumed denizens is located on one side of the park. Opposite the aviary is a tree lined grassland that is perfect for picnics with a nearby coffee shop and a park for children.