Dying Varthur lake- 360 degree video


It's difficult to imagine that this could actually be Bengaluru's second largest lake. Spread out over a massive 445 acres, Varthur lake was created on the orders of the Ganga dynasty kings who ruled this land 1700 years ago.

Today, millions of gallons of sewage and industrial waste pour into it. All fresh water life has long ceased to exist. The only thing that thrives here is water hyacinth and alligator weed.

Ajmal V
Jishnu EN
Sandesh MS

Suma Nagaraj

Produced in collaboration with ICFJ-Google Fellow Royden D'Souza