On Sunday 16th Feb 2020 my fellow riders and me rode to Sanjay Lake. It was my first time to this artificial lake but worth riding. you are planning for a morning outing you can visit this place along with kids and family.
Sanjay Lake is an artificial lake developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Trilokpuri in East Delhi, India,adjoining Mayur Vihar II residential area.The lake is Spread over an area of approximately 17 hectares (42 acres) in the middle of a 69 hectares (170 acres) forest area, also known as Sanjay Lake Park.Sanjay Lake was developed in the 1970s by DDA and opened in 1982.The lake attracts some migratory birds and has many indigenous trees.A well-laid-out fitness track is very popular with walking-enthusiasts.
The lake bound by Sanjay lake park, is surrounded by the residential colonies of Kalyanpuri and Trilokpuri on the eastern side and Mayur Vihar on the Western side. Sanjay Jheel is a huge rainwater fed lake. At times, the water supply was augmented by the back flowing Yamuna. During floods, it also received water through Hindon River channel.
Different types of birds can be seen here till February end every year.According to Local birders, the lake hosts 90 varieties of birds.Shovellers, Pintails, common pochard, tufted pochard, common teal, spot-bill, yellow headed wagtail and pied wagtail are some of the birds that commonly visit the lake.The migratory birds mostly come to the eastern part of the lake, as the water is deeper and the area is free from human disturbances.
Sanjay Lake is the tourist location of Delhi. This is a lake along with a long park. Sanjay Lake has a total forested area of 170 acres,and it is one of the longest park of East Delhi locations. Sanjay Lake is an artificial lake which is dependent on sewer and rainwater.
Adjacent to Sanjay Lake there is also an adventure Park was inaugurated on 16 December 2015 by then Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia. The park has been set up by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) in association with Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under PPP mode. The Adventure Park is claimed to have been developed on a Wild West theme making extensive use of natural materials such as wood and jute rope and consisting of hut like structures. Spread across 6.3 acres, it has nine lawns-Great Plain, Battle Ground, Home Dome, The Den, Grazing Field, Bad Lands, Cattle Ranch, Cowboy Creek and a man-made beach.Apart from that, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has also suggested twin corporate towers, a park, old-age homes and studio apartments for its ambitious ‘Lake City project’ at Sanjay Lake.