Amazing Lakes in Ooty for Enchanting Holiday Trip

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Amazing Lakes in Ooty

Ooty is home for many naturally beautiful lakes. The mystical lakes in Ooty is a must-visit for nature lovers. The spectacular scenery of the enchanting lakes is undoubtedly a visual retreat. Most famous lakes in Udhagamandalam are Ooty lake, emerald lake, and pykara lake is few of the most famous lakes here. Apart from that Upper Bhavani Lake, Kamraj Sagar Lake, and Ooty lake park are few of the beautiful lakes that you can not miss! One can also enjoy water activities like boating in some of these lakes.

Here is the list of 7 Amazing Lakes in Ooty for Enchanting Holiday Trip

1. Ooty Lake, Ooty

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Ooty Lake is one of the most refreshing and beautiful places to visit in Ooty. It lies at a distance of approximately 2 km from Ooty city in the green hills of the Nilgiris district. The stunning lake is spread over an area of 65 acres, and its foundation was laid down by John Sullivan who was the collector of Coimbatore in 1824. Ooty Lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and greenery all around and is a great place to experience the beauty of this hill station.

2. Emerald Lake, Ooty

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Emerald Lake is situated in Emerald Village, around 20-22 kilometres from the main city of Ooty and is a part of the Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiris District. Serene and away from the maddening crowd, the lake and its surroundings are much cleaner and offer a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely time in the vicinity of nature and quietude. It is one of the unexplored and virgin places of the South Indian hill station, not yet encroached by the masses of tourists that visit the place every year. 

3. Avalanche Lake, Ooty

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At a distance of 26 kilometres from Ooty, the Avalanche Lake in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu is a famous tourist spot. Especially renowned among nature enthusiasts and photographers, the Avalanche Lake is counted as one of the star attractions that Ooty houses. The lake is set amidst a captivating landscape which is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to the beauty of the place. 

4. Kamraj Sagar Lake, Ooty

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Kamraj sagar lake is a dam and is located in the suburbs of Ooty. It is located far away at a distance between the woodlands and thus make an amazing picnic spot. There is a wide variety of herbs and shrubs available in the terrain and a beautiful place to capture the scenic beauty in your camera. Several good movies are shot in the neighbourhood on the open roads and on the slopes of the Wendlock sagar. 

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5. Upper Bhavani Lake, Ooty

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The Upper Bhavani Lake is a mesmerising and breathtaking lake that is located above the Avalanche Area in the Nilgiri Hills in Udhagamandalam, (also known as Ooty), in Tamil Nadu. This beautiful lake, which was previously ignored and consequently unexplored, is now gaining some popularity and credit for its charming beauty and picturesque scenes. Prior permission by the Forest Department is required to enter the area, along with details of the number of the car and the people who are coming into this zone. Tourists can also spot numerous animals and birds like peacocks and tigers on the way.

6. Pykara Lake, Ooty

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Pykara Lake is a popular getaway that is at a distance of about 20 kilometres from Ooty, in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Pykara village, along with a beautiful river by the same name, also houses a dam and a power plant. Because of the construction of the dam, the backwaters have formed an enormous lake, which is now known as the Pykara Lake and has become a significant tourist attraction that is visited by large numbers of people all year round. 

7. Lake Park Ooty, Ooty

Lake Park in Ooty is situated adjacent to the Ooty Lake. Adorned with vibrant flowers and a glossy green carpet, the park is a hot spot for leisure evenings and sunbathing. It also has dinosaur statues and entertaining games for kids.

So, when are you visiting these beautiful lakes in Ooty? Also, do not forget to share your experience in the comment section given below.

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