Bangalore in India is a destination that offers an idyllic getaway and nature lovers have much to see and do at such sites as Hesaraghatta Lake. The lake is around 26 kms from the city and those looking for Bangalore luxury hotels which make for ideal bases from which to set off on excursions can stay at Alila Bangalore. It is one of the leading 5 star Bangalore hotels and can be found within the business district. Created in 1894, Hesaraghatta Lake is linked with Arkavathy River and offers a scenic escape away from the bustling city streets. This freshwater lake is also an ideal place for some bird watching and kingfishers, little egrets, purple sunbirds and painted storks are among the species that have been spotted here. The area around Hesaraghatta Lake is also where one can find such sites as the village of Nrityagram and the Government Aquarium.