Ayyanakere

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View of the lake.

Ayyanakere is a lake near Sakharayapatna village of Karnataka, India and it is located at a distance of 18 km from Chickmagalur. The lake is a major water source for agricultural activity for several villages up to a distance of 15 km The lake has 10 canals to distribute water.[1]

The lake[edit]

It is believed that the lake was constructed originally by Rukmangada Raya, the ruler of Sakharayapatna village and later renovated during 1156 A.D. by Hoysala Kings. It feeds 1560 hectares of agricultural lands.[2] The lake is known for its beautiful landscape with Shakunagiri hill in the background, but lack of facilities discourage tourists to visit this lake.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ayyanakere lifeline of Sakharayapatna villages". Deccan Herald News paper. 9 May 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Ayyanakere". chickmagalur.nic.in Govt. website. Chickmagalur Govt. agencies. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ Prakash, B V (31 July 2012). "The Lore of Ayyanakere". Deccan Herald Newspaper. Retrieved 29 July 2016.