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“Powai lake in Mumbai is a rich biodiversity spot.”
Review of Powai Lake

Ranked #67 of 496 things to do in Mumbai
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Owner description: One of several beautiful lakes in Bombay, this one is infested with crocodiles.
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Powai lake is the lung of Mumbai city. It has crocodiles and fish,it has to be maintained to keep the lake clean and beautiful.With the beautification the lake has a jogging strip around it. Imagine a city with a lake full of crocs...Today the Powai lakefront stands decorated merely because a lake front property has societal prestige. The anthropogenic pressures in the catchment itself has resulted in degradation of the catchment area due to deforestation, extensive concretization, consequent erosion and increased silt flows, which have vitiated the quality of water stored in the lakes. Growth of water hyacinth has been prolific in this lake resulting in breeding of vectors and consequently causing endemic diseases on and off to it’s habitat.

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Thanks for the recent renovations you have a decent water front to spend an evening in this part of the town. A must visit when you are powai side. Don't miss to sit there during a rainy evening in monsoons.

5  Thank SwetankJ
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

in the midst of this crazy city is a lake where you can sit and chill down, think and b with your self and look out at the serene water and b calm!

Thank Purvi M
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

For a city starved of open-spaces the Powai Lake is a very large area conducive for recreation. However, the continued pollution of the lake, littering by citizens and excessive growth of weeds in the water have robbed the lake of its charm. In recent times, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has invested much in developing a promenade along the lake shore that abuts the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR). The promenade however seems like a permanent work in progress and still has patches that are being given finishing touches. The walkway along the promenade stretches from the L&T complex in the west to IIT campus in the west. Many walkers and joggers use the promenade. However, noise from vehicles on the road adjoining is a distraction and disturbing. The unclean promenade and the trash in the water are offensive. Continued discharge of sewerage into the lake waters has encouraged the growth of Water Hyacinth - though it is getting removed regularly, this very invasive weed keeps re-growing to swamp the lake. The lake abuts a garden made by MCGM and this garden has a walkway, an amphitheatre and a musical fountain that is played twice each evening. Landscaping has been done all along the promenade and the trees existing prior to landscaping have been retained. Thus, the entire promenade is densely lined by trees. Hobby fishing can be witnessed from the lakeshore as also toddy tapping on the palm trees (one of the oldest professions of the original residents of Mumbai). This is yet another public space that the authorities could do well to maintain better and provide a good recreational area to the citizens.

5  Thank giribpai
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

I study at IIT Bombay and all the 3 lakes of Mumbai are around it and Powai lake is one of them. Big Lake was once used for drinking water but now only for industry. Lake touches with IIT Bombay as well as Vikroli-Jogeshwari road and is parallel to that road. You can enjoy in "Powai Udyaan" mainly in evening which also has theme fountain, functioning with songs. There is long and wide pedestrian walkway lining the lake parallel to Vikroli-Jogeshwari road and it gives a wonderful experience walking in night. Lake has some crocodiles so be aware!

2  Thank heavenindia
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