In an attempt to rejuvenate Indore's Bilawali lake to its former glory, the authorities are doing their best to clean up the lake and to turn it into a water sports hub unlike any other. For a long time, the lake has been neglected and what was once a major tourist spot has now become a dilapidated cesspool.
As per the upcoming renovation for the lake, the main goal is to convert the Bilawali into a major hub for watersports. For the adventure lovers in the city, this will come as a major boon as they no longer have to go far from the city to indulge their inner adventurer. Apart from that, the renovation plan has goals to increase the surface area of the lake and also make the surrounding green area more appealing to tourists.
The pond will be linked to other water bodies so as to help increase the water levels with ease. Once the surrounding areas are remade, they will be fit with food stalls and other tourist attractions. The entire area will be done up to make it into a mesmerizing garden with a plethora of flora. Since Indore doesn't have much of a hand hold on tourists, this will come as a great change.
The authorities have set aside a budget of 30 crores, to get the infrastructure required for water sports. Apart from that, the water here will also be used for agricultural purposes, serving dual purposes. By 2020, the authorities plan to host water sports competitions there as well.
At any rate, we're happy that the lake is finally getting the makeover it deserves. This will also be a major stepping stone towards a more tourist friendly Indore and will also help with other activities around the city. We're eager to try out the water sports for ourselves and can't wait till all the facilities are finally open.