The Kukkarahalli Lake is Located in Mysore University Campus. This lake has inspired many local poets and writers. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar was responsible for getting the lake created, in the year 1864, to provide water for irrigation to about 10,000 acres of land outside the city. This lake is home to more than 180 species of birds, some of them aquatic. During the winters this lake attracts a lot of bird watchers, who come observe and enjoy the birds. The lake provides boating facilities at nominal rates.