Powai Lake

Apicon - 17 019Powai Lake in Mumbai of Maharashtra, India, is an artificial lake constructed by the British in later part of 19th century to supply drinking water to people of Bombay.

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As the water was polluted and not fit for drinking purpose, the lake was given for lease for a quasi government organisation for fish culture and angling.  Now it is under the control of Maharashtra government.

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I visited this lake in late seventies.  The lake was vast, with very few buildings around.  In the last forty years development had caught up with coming up of premier technology institute, IIT Bombay, plush houses and star hotels. Though degraded, and shrunk in size the lake is still a tourist attraction.  Fishing and boating continues. It is also a place for bird watching.  Here are few pictures taken when I visited it in January, 2017.

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