What’s better than a serene lake surrounded by lush greenery of the western ghats to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern-day urban life? Hirekolale is a lake in Chikmagalur situated in the heart of nature and provides and awesome, silent ambience. The cool misty weather, the surrounding Mullayanagiri Hills of the Western Ghats provide an amazing place to retreat while the beautiful sunsets make the photographers go crazy!
Hirekolale Lake is at a distance of just 10kms from the center of Chikmagalur.
Hirekolale Lake was constructed in order to provide water to Chikmagalur and for farming and irrigation of lands in the surrounding villages. This lake is laid back and remote and so restaurants or eateries are hard to come by. Make sure to carry sufficient food and water with you.
Even the drive upto Hirekolale Lake is beautiful with the road surrounded by greenery and gives the ride an artistic feel. The lake is also not well-known among the tourists, so rest assured, you will have quite a comfortable time.
The Lake can be visited throughout the year and entry is free and open to all. Boating facility is absent but the beautiful view of the hills and the glorious sunset make up for it.
Homestays in Chikmagalur
For places like Hirekolale, a good homestay is more than comfortable enough for accommodation and adds to the experience. Here are some of the best homestays in Chikmagalur,
If you are planning for a getaway from the busy hectic life, or a retreat with friends and family, Hirekolale Lake is a perfect place for you to visit. Lush greenery, misty mornings, the beautiful, clean lake overlooking the magnificent western ghats will get you refreshed and happy.
So, if you are planning a trip to Chikmagalur or Mullayanagiri, this amazing lake should not be missed out on.