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Sankey Tank, Bangalore

Sankey Tank in Bangalore is one of the main attractions especially for nature lovers.

Sankey Tank is an artificial tank or lake situated in the western part of Bangalore city. The Sankey tank is located in the middle of the suburbs Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram and Sadashivanagar. The Sankey Tank covers an area of about 37.5 acres of land.

Sankey Tank in Bangalore was built in the year 1882 by Col. Richard Hieram Sankey of the Madras Sappers Regiment, to satisfy the water supply demands of Bangalore. The Sankey Tank was also known as Gandhadhakotikere, for the reason that Sandalwood Depot used to be located close to the lake.

The Mayura Sankey Boat Club, managed by KSTDC, is open from 10.00 AM to 06.00 PM every day, and offers rides in different boats -- row boats, pedal boats and motor boats. The charges are Rs 10 for boating and Rs 20 for boating and a drop to and from the island in the middle of the Sankey Tank.

The Sankey Tank includes a park as well as a swimming pool toward its south along with a Forest Department nursery in direction of the north. The Sankey Tank, which was until recently neglected, have been changed from its main purpose as being a reservoir to a park by Bangalore Water supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and Bruhut Bengalooru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Covered Walkways, landscaped parks and also an exclusive tank for idol immersion during Ganesh Chaturthi festival has been built.

Timings : 6.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Weekly Holiday: Friday


Sankey Tank
11th Cross, Kodandarampura,
Gayathri Nagar

Accessibility: It is not a problem getting at Sankey Tank. Many BMTC buses ply via Bhashyam Circle. And, you could also indulge in an auto rickshaw ride.

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