Vihar Lake, the largest lake in the Mumbai city, is situated inside the premises of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The water needs of the lake are met through the rain water, collected in the catchment area provided by the Powai-Kanheri hill ranges. The lake lies between Tulsi Lake and Powai Lake, the other two lake situated in vicinity. Vihar Lake serves as one of the sources serving Mumbai’s water needs, especially of its southern region. The overflow level of the lake is approximately 80.42 m.
Earlier; people were allowed free access to the Vihar Lake. However, since 1995, the access has been curtailed to quite an extent. You can catch a glimpse of the Vihar Lake in many Bollywood movies, for which it is one of the most popular shooting locations. The lake is visited, in large numbers, by the local people as well as the tourists coming to the Mumbai city. It has become a very famous venue for picnics, because of its beautiful surroundings. The serenity of the Vihar Lake provides the best relief from the mundane and hectic city life.