At a distance of 10 Kms from Chikmagalur & 50 Kms from Kemmangundi, Hirekolale Lake is a beautiful manmade lake amidst beauty and surrounded by high mountains. The famous hills of Mullayanagiri can be viewed from here. This lake was built to supply water to Chikmagalur town and irrigation of lands in surrounding villages.
This place can be easily accessed from the town of Chikmagalur. It can be visited throughout the year.
For a perfect picture postcard setting, you should take a drive to Hirekolale Lake. This stunning man made lake is 10 kms from Chikmagalur and 50 kms from Kemmangundi. With soaring mountains carpeted with green surrounding the tranquil lake, it makes for a breathtaking destination. From here you can also view the famed hills of Mullayanagiri.
Hirekolale Lake is reachable by a narrow bund; you could either walk or drive a car over the bund to explore the lake. During sunset, the place is truly magical with the placid lake shimmering and the silhouette of the weathered mountains punctuating the skyline.