Hesaraghatta is a village on the outskirts of Bangalore city. The locality is famous for various things and it is one of the happening tourist destinations in Karnataka. One of the largest man-made lakes in the whole of India – Hesaraghatta Lake across Akravati river brings a global attraction to the area. The lake was constructed by Sir K. Seshadri Iyer, the then Dewan of erstwhile Mysore state and the then Chief Engineer of Mysuru, M. C. Hutchins to solve the drinking needs of the city. The area encircling the lake has various vital institutions like Horticultural Research Institute, Government Film and Television Institute and Government Aquarium. Once a water supplier for entire Bangalore city, Hesaraghatta Lake is completely dry now and the State Government and various NGOs’ are in the process of reviving it. Amidst all this, the area is famous among bird watchers and photographers while around 29 species of birds visit the lake during winter migration. The village came into prominence after the establishment of the CPDO (Central Poultry Development Organization) near Hesaraghatta, in collaboration with the Danish and Irish governments. India’s first established Gurukul for all forms of classical dance forms – Nrithyagram by Protima Bedi, an Oddisi danseuse, brings a national and international prominence to the village. Also, the area has well-established infrastructure consisting of schools, hospitals, residential apartments, restaurants, banks etc. Little Daffodils International School, Euro School, Sapthagiri General Hospital, NRR Hospital, The Grand Majestic Mall, Tiki Village Cafe and Restaurant are few among them. With lush greenery and peaceful surroundings, one can relax and revitalize in the lap of nature in Hesaraghatta.