Went to visit a well-known Bangalore landmark on Monday, 21 December — Sankey Tank. This is an artificial lake constructed in the 1880s to supply water to the city of Bangalore. It has seen many ups and downs, but has lately been revamped to make it a really nice place to be in.
The water and the place around have been cleaned up, “beautifying” the walkway, adding landscaping and benches (regrettably garish), building toilets, and so on. There is a separate tank for Ganesh Chaturthi immersions so the main body of water does not get polluted. The park only opens for a specific period of time during the day, which is a little sad, but also ensures it’s kept clean. No food and drinks are allowed inside either.
If you’re visiting Bangalore, this is worth checking out. You can no long walk completely around it since some parts have been blocked off since the Tank overflowed its bounds some years back.