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Rabindra Sarovar or Dhakuria Lake

Rabindra Sarovar or Dhakuria Lake
Fact File
» Covered area : 76 hector
» Amount granted: Rs. Four Crores by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.

Location
Rabindra Sarovar Lake, an artificial lake is located in Ballygunge, South Kolkata on Southern Avenue.

About Rabindra Sarovar Lake
Rabindra Sarobar, a central lake with overhanging tree, offering pleasant walks and visual delight.

Rabindra Sarobar, originally known as Dhakuria Lake, is covered an area of 76 hector. This large manmade lake with parks, gardens and walking alleys has been still one of the few places in Kolkata where one can relax. Recently this lake has been acknowledged as an important waterbody by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, It has granted Rupees four crores in first phase for improvement of this lake. More funds will come in the second phase.

One most important thing about this lake is that a lot of people bathe in this lake mostly on the eastern end, leading to a gradual erosion of the banks. There is a tiny island at the south of the lake. Shoal of fishes swim in the pellucid water but fishing is strictly prohibited here.

Links
It is linked with the mainland via a wooden bridge.

Within the lake
The Rowing Club, Swimming Club, Children's park and an open air theatre Mukta Manch, you can explore all these within the lake. A five minutes walk from here will lead one to the 'Ramakrishna Mission' at Golpark.

Other nearby attraction of Rabindra Sarobar
From Rabindra Sarobar, you can visit its nearby tourists spot such as Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Ramkrishana Mission Institute of Culture, Sarobar Stadium, Lake Market and Japanese Buddhist Temple.

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