Lumbini Gardens, Dr.Rajkumar boating center - Bangalore Water Front leisure weekend spot

In our search of water front destinations in Bengaluru , our team visited the Lumbini gardens at Nagavara , North Bangalore. In this post , we share our visit experience.

Lumbini gardens - Panoramic view

Famously known as one of the leisure water front spots , this place is located around 12 kms from city center and attracts visitors all over Bangalore. Few highlights of this spot -
  • Named after Lord Buddha's birth place "Lumbini"
  • Dedicated to Dr.Rajkumar - our Karnataka's legendary film star as "Dr.Rajkumar Boating Center"
  • Built over Nagavara lake of about 44 hectares  , making it an ideal place for leisure boating. Large area to accommodate more than 5000 people. 
  • Has parks with many flower plants , bushes and greenery to suit the place.
  • Event spots for organizing events and parties
  • Water wave pool of about 13,000 sqft for water games , children's pool
  • Kids playing zone & games
  • Food courts serving delicious savories,
Lumbini gardens - Entrance

It was a bright sunny noon when our team visited here. This is very near to the Hebbal junction which leads to Airport road and is adjacent to Hebbal - banaswadi 100 feet road. There are good parking arrangements outside the park at free cost.  There is an entrance fee of Rs.50 which is used for maintenance of the park activities , free entry for children below age of 3 years. 

On entering the park , we were greeted by Dr.Rajkumar Idol and few other good statues and water front view was visible. The lake side walk track was very good surrounded by plantations and park events stalls.

Lumbini gardens - statue

Lumbini gardens - statue
Lumbini gardens - Dr.Rajkumar smarak
Boating is the main attraction at this spot , site offers many safe boating options with life guards such as
  • Paddle boats - 2 seats
  • Coffee boats - those who are interested to sip a filter coffee taking a lake round
  • Boat rides - normal boat rides covering the lake.  They charge Rs.60 per person .

Lumbini gardens - paddle boats

Lumbini gardens - Boating

Lumbini gardens - coffee boats

 Wave pool attracts visitors with its large pool of about 3 to 4 feet height thus safe to take a short cool dip and has a amusement setup of water falling from an automated fish structure. Entrance to this pool - Rs.100.  Both at this spot and Boating , the staff here keep a good vigil on the visitors and preserve safety.

Lumbini gardens - water fun pool

Kids zone is another attraction where kids get to experience many fun games & amusement rides such as Merry-go-rounds , Battery operated cars , Caterpillar ride , Bungy jumps , Pirate ship etc. There is separate entry fees to try all these games.

Lumbini gardens - Kids Play Area and fun zone
Food courts - serves your appetite & delivers quality foods . It includes north , south indian , chinese dishes , snacks , ice creams , cool drinks  etc

Lumbini gardens - Food court and Dining spaces
There are many rules and regulations put up for couples here !! So if you happen to visit with your girl / boy friend , note these strict rules !
Lumbini gardens - Instructions

Park is open to visitors on all days between 11 AM to 7 PM . Ideal time to visit would be during evening to enjoy the cool breeze and enjoy the park lighting.  Overall a must visit weekend spot in Bengaluru  to relax with family , friends , children in front of a good waterfront and spend your leisure time in a great way.

Do visit here and share your experiences.