Kempambudhi Lake

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Kempambudhi Kere is situated behind Jinke Park, Chamrajpet, Bengaluru and is spread across 47 acres. Kempe Gowda I (1513-1569), the Vijayanagara kingdom chieftain who is credited with the founding of Bengaluru, built the lake for his family deity Kempamma in the 16th century. Some sources say Kempambudhi is the first lake in the Vrishabhavati stream series. The lake was once the life of Old Bengaluru (Chamarajapete and Basavanagudi) from where the city flourished.

Custodianship:
Geography:

Area: 31 Acres 13 Guntas
Zone: Mahadevpura Zone

Lake Amenities:
  • Toilet
  • Benches
  • Yoga Platform
  • Walk Path
Scope for development:
  • Pump
  • Overhead Tank
  • Irrigation Line
  • Natural Wetland
  • Floating Islands
Interventions:
BBMP:
  • Fence
  • Toilet
  • Desilting
  • Sewage Diversion
  • Yoga Platform
  • Silt Trap
  • Bund formation
  • Waste weir
  • Security Cabin
  • Benches
  • Bund Revetment
  • Walk Path
UWBe With Community
(Intervention Period: 2016-2019)
  • Enriching Biodiversity
  • Lake Maintenance
  • Children Play Area
  • Benches
  • Dustbins
  • Bird Pitchers
  • Labour Shed
  • Moolika Vana
  • Toilet Maintenance

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Walking on the path beside a lake is so much fun! And it is even more fun to watch the plant you have planted every day grow, as you walk every morning and evening. Yes. United Way Bengaluru is organizing a long campaign of planting trees across the lakes in the city. Not just that! There will also be a photo booth waiting for you with props....

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