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lush greenery around hirekolale lake

Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

Hirekolale Lake

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Peaceful and Scenic

Situated amidst the huge mountain ranges covered in green with the lake in the backdrop, Hirekolale Lake has been able to gain a lot of prominence in becoming the favourite spot for travellers.

The beauty of the lake enhances when visited during sunset as the saffron colour of the sunrays gets reflected thereby making the place appear magical.

sun sets over hirekolale lake with chikmaglur mountains in the background

A drive to the Hirekolale Lake is mind-stirring with a perfect picture postcard setting. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the Western Ghats thereby making it a breathtaking destination.

The place also provides an ideal setting for the photography lovers who wish to add a pleasant sun shot to their big album of travels. This man-made lake is a stunning delight for every tourist in Chikmagalur and should not be missed out on if at all you are planning a trip to the town.

Perfect Gateaway

It is a delight for photography enthusiasts who are looking to add an idyllic sunrise shot to their collection. One can also appreciate the exceptional views of Mullayanagiri Hills from Hirekolale Lake.

lush greenery around hirekolale lake

The best time to visit Hirekolale Lake is during the post-monsoon and winter months, from September to February. During this period, the weather is cool and pleasant, making outdoor activities and sightseeing comfortable. The lake is at its fullest, and the surrounding landscape is lush and green.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Bengaluru, Karnataka

flightMangaluru International Airport - 166 Kilometers

directions_carBengaluru - 252 Kilometers, via NH75 Highway

trainChikmagalur Station - 12.5 Kilometers

sun rises over hirekolale lake with golden mountains in the background and a layer of mist

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