Mumbai metropolis in addition to busy beaches contains some
beautiful lakes which include the 'Tulsi Lake', 'Vihar Lake' and
'Powai Lake'. 'Tulsi Lake' and 'Vihar Lake', are located in the
'Borivali National Park'. The lakes of Mumbai present cool and
refreshing water and are essential sources of drinking water in
Mumbai especially to South Mumbai Regions.
The lakes not far off from the centre are ideal picnic spots for
people who do not prefer the crowd at the beaches and other spots.
The small hill ranges Powai Kanheri serves as catchment area for
rain water which feeds the lake. Besides birds the major attraction
of Vihar lake and Powai are the crocodiles which can be seen often
basking in the sun. Tresspassing or swimming as such can be
dangerous. The lakes are in the vicinity the farthest being some 30
miles away from the regional centre and can be accessed by train or