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Sankey Tank - Bangalore tourist attractions

Significance of Sankey Tank

Sankey Tank is a man made lake or tank which is near western part of Bangalore in the middle of suburbs of Malleshwaram , Vyalikaval and Sadashivanagara. This lake covers an area of about 37 acres. It has a maximum depth of upto 30 feet and surface elevation of upto 3050 feet.

Sankey tank - Bird Island in the middle of the lake


Sankey Tank is named after its constructor Col. Richard Hieram Sankey of the Madras Sappers Regiment in 1882 to meet the water supply demands of Bangalore. The tank was also known as GandhadhaKotikere , as the sandalwood depot used to be located near the lake. It was linked to the Miller's tank and Dharmambhudhi tank and was built as safeguard against water shortages , such as that experienced in the great famine of 1875-77.

Our team had visited this spot on a sunny evening when the sun was hitting hot 35 degree ! There is no entry fees to enter inside . There is a park which houses a small pond , some gym equipment for exercise in an open space ,  awesome duck house in the lake and ducks and lot of pigeons which are fed regularly.

Sankey tank - Duck house and ducks

Sankey Tank - lush green park

Sankey Tank - Musical fountain setup

Sankey Tank - open Gym 
We noticed there were many fountains and at evening may be musical fountain is also organised. The surroundings are well maintained by BBMP staff. Park and lake is open for visitors between morning 6 to 1 PM and again in evening between 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM.

Sankey Tank - pigeons


Sankey Tank - Panoramic View

There was earlier boating arranged in this lake , but got shifted to Ulsoor lake.  There is joggers path round the lake . The park usually attracts many visitors - community including lovers , friends and family.  There are many chat points nearby savoring churmuri bhel , masala puri , ice cream stalls , maize etc to make the visit more fun and complete.

Do visit this spot and share your visit experience.Check out our touring spots guide for more details on other spots

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