ulsoor lake

ulsoor lake, Bangalore

Ulsoor Lake
Place Type : Lake
Category : Local Attraction
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City : Bangalore
State / District : Karnataka / Not Available
Category : Local Attraction
Place Type : Lake
City : Bangalore
State : Karnataka

Ulsoor, or Halasuru, is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city of Bangalore. It is located in central Bangalore, and begins roughly near the eastern terminus of MG Road. It is renowned for its numerous temples and rather narrow streets.

The village of Bangalore is said to have been gifted to Kempe Gowda I (1513–1569), the founder of Bangalore, by the Vijayanagar emperors. The Ulsoor Lake was built by his successor, Kempe Gowda II, and is the only surviving tank built by the Gowda kings in Bangalore.The first British military station was set up in Halasuru in 1807.

There used to be a jackfruit orchard near the Ulsoor Lake, and the Kannada name for jackfruit being ‘Halasina Hannu’, the area came to be known as Halasuru. During the British rule, the name was anglicised to 'Ulsoor'


Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulsoor
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