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Sankey Tank Bangalore (India)

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Sankey Tank Bangalore is a manmade lake, situated in the western part of Bangalore. Spread across an area of 37.5 acres near Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram, and Sadashivanagar, it is one of the most popular places to hang out in Bangalore. Sankey Tank is a perfect place for nature lovers who can enjoy stress-free moments in refreshing and calm surroundings. This large body of water is a source of attraction for not only locals but also for the tourists coming to Bangalore. The State Forest Department takes care of the lake.
This artificial tank was built in the year 1882 under the administration of Colonel Richard Hieram Sankey of the Madras Sappers Regiment. This tank was built in order to cater to the water supply demands throughout Bangalore City at that time. It was also called Gandhadhakotikere at that time as the Government Sandalwood Depot was situated near it.

Best Time To Visit Sankey Tank

The ideal time to visit this beautiful site is during the months of summer due to the cool weather. As Bangalore has a wonderful climate consistently, the tank can be at any time of the year. However, as the tank is a perfect place for sightseeing and open-air activities like boating, it is best to avoid the stormy season while going to the tank.


Sadasivanagar | Near The Vyalikaval Circle, Bengaluru, India
Suggested duration: 1-2 hrs

Open and Closing Time

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Timings to hire boats: 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

General Information

Entry Fee: For Adults: INR 10 per person For Children: INR 5 per person

Near By Attraction

Hotels available near by Sankey Tank


Distance between Dasarahalli Bus Stand and Sankey Tank is 4.3 miles or 3.8 nautical miles
Distance between Bangalore Railway Station and Sankey Road is 4.3 miles or 3.8 nautical miles

Application Availability Which Saves Some Money

Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price). Uber, Ola (Provide 24/7 Cab Services).

Interesting facts about Sankey Tank Bangalore

The Maurya Sankey Boat Club offers guests with a wide variety of boat rides, for example, rowboats, pedal boats and motor boats. One can enjoy boating and drop to and from the island which is situated in the middle of the lake at minimum charges. This boat club is overseen by KSTDC.
It is recommended to visit the tank in the evening as one can enjoy the beauty of the sunset. One can also check out the musical fountains (which were a recent addition to Sankey Tank) after dark.
This lake is bordered by a scenic garden. The most exciting thing about this lake is that during the winter season the lake is changed over into the settling grounds of a plenty of migratory birds. The tranquil water of the lake and different birds running close-by is an incredible sight!


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