Lakes In Mumbai
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Lakes In Mumbai

Mumbai metropolis in addition to busy beaches contains some beautiful lakes which include the ‘Tulsi Lake’, ‘Vihar Lake’ and ‘Powai Lake’. ‘Tulsi Lake’ and ‘Vihar Lake’, are located in the ‘Borivali National Park’. It is almost synonymous with words like fashion, glamour, Bollywood, celebrities, so on and so forth. Thousands of people visit the city everyday in order to be one of the shinning stars in the galaxy. The metropolis cannot take its first step in the morning and end the day without it. The water supply for Mumbai which comes from six lakes within Mumbai’s precincts has grown over the last 130 years. Major source of water supply in Mumbai via lakes and Dams was initial development starting with Vihar lake which was followed by Tulsi lake and after that came Powai lake. At Suburb extreme end of North Mumbai near locations like Virar, Thane district Vaitarna Dam is the major source of drinking water which is used in day to day need of life. These six lakes are being Tansa, Modak, Bhatsa, Vaitarna, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna and Powai. The system is supported by reservoirs, storages, pipes and taps till they reach the citizens The city in fact, is inundated with creeks and bays. Recently from last few years a new Dam project which was going known as ‘Surya Dam’ or ‘Surya Water Project’ in Thane gave tons of water for life in Mumbai.The lakes of Mumbai present cool and refreshing water and are essential sources of drinking water in Mumbai especially to South Mumbai Regions. Set in picturesque surroundings, two of these lakes are within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the only wildlife sanctuary within city limits. Powai is bang in the middle of an industrial zone today. All are and have been picnic spots for the Mumbai’s citizens.The lakes not far off from the centre are ideal picnic spots for people who do not prefer the crowd at the beaches and other spots. The small hill ranges Powai Kanheri serves as catchment area for rain water which feeds the lake. Except for Tansa, Vaitarna and Upper Vaitarna which lie on the outskirts of the city, which you are likely to see only while travelling on outstation-bound trains, when it crosses the bridges over these lakes.Besides birds the major attraction of Vihar lake and Powai are the crocodiles which can be seen often basking in the sun. Tresspassing or swimming as such can be dangerous. The lakes are in the vicinity the farthest being some 30 miles away from the regional centre and can be accessed by train or taxi.