These constitute the real lake districts near Bombay and finest spots for excursion.The vihar lake, which is the first water supply source for Bombay, covers an area of about 1400 acres and measures 24 miles in extent. A delightful park is laid out by the side of the lake and there are a number of shadeh trees for rest and relaxation.
Adjoining vihar is powai lake, which was originally harnessed for an ganeritires Bombay's water supply. The scheme was however given up as the water supply was not potable. In the powai lake one can see a number of boats and fish¬ing rafts maintained by the Maharashtra state.
Another beautiful lake which supplies water to the city is the Tulsi lake which is. Located on the route to the National park.
Within easy reach of Bombay by car are several picturesque lakes. Powai Lake, 25 miles from Bombay, is a quiet stretch of water by the side of a motor road. It can be approached via King's Circle, Sion, and Kurla. or through Santa Cruz and Andheri. Lake Powai is smaller lake of the two, and is situated a little west of the campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), one of the premier institutions of science and technology in India.
Powai Lake is situated in the Northern Suburb of Mumbai. It is an artificial lake, towards the west of the Indian Institute of Technology, the premier institute of Science and Technology. The lake, built by the British in 1890, adds to the charm of the Bombay city of India. It owes it name to Framaji Kavasji Powai Estate, belonging to a Parsi merchant. Just 25 km from Central Mumbai, Powai Lake is a perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Powai Lake once served as a source of drinking water for the Mumbai natives, but has now been declared unpalatable.
However, the serene and pleasant ambience of the place attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. It also serves as a great picnic spot for the people to wander lazily around its bank and enjoy the bliss of solitude. The natural beauty of the place is simply enthralling and leaves you spell bound. Powai Lake is easily approachable from King's Circle, Sion and Kurla as well as from Santa Cruz and Andheri. A delightful car drive can be enjoyed when traveling by car. The lake is a stretch of water just by the side of a motorable road
Best Time to Visit: Anytime of the year