Thatte means plate and Kere means lake in Kannada. So, Thattekere means plate lake.
True to its name, the lake looks like a shimmering steel plate surrounded by thick green Bannerghatta forests.
This lake is visited by the Elephants, which rule this area to quench their thirst.
It is also a very good place for birding, biking, and walking.
Picture – Raptors
A temple on the banks of the lake is dedicated to Kanive Mahadeswara (Lord Shiva).
Picture – Cattle Egrets
Picture – Magpie Robin
We spotted many birds like White Browed Bulbul, Magpie Robin, Purple Heron, Indian Robin, Egrets, Darter, Black Ibis, Bee Eaters, Raptors, and so on.
Picture – White Browed Bulbul
Picture – Bush Chat
Picture – Bee Eater
It is a perfect getaway from Bangalore.
Type of place: Lake
Situated: Mahadeshwara Forest
Distance: 40 Kms from Bangalore
Route1: Bangalore – Kanakapura – Harohalli – Tattekere
Route2: Banerghatta – Anekal – Ragihalli-Tattekere
Transport: Well connected by road