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 fa (Read More)mous 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 8 Amazing Lakes in Ooty for Enchanting Holiday Trip

1. Ooty Lake, Ooty

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. 

Timings:  9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 10 to INR 30 for adults and INR 5 to INR 15 for children.
Boating Charges: Paddle boats for 2-4 persons cost around INR 160 to INR 250, rowboats for 2 persons are about INR 150 to INR 220.
Boating Timings: Boating is available during the lake's operational hours, weather permitting. 

2. Emerald Lake, Ooty

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. 

Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 20 to INR 50 for adults and INR 10 to INR 25 for children.
Boating Charges: Paddle boats for 2 persons cost around INR 120 to INR 180.
Boating Timings: Boating available during lake hours, weather permitting. Check on-site for real-time information.

3. Avalanche Lake, Ooty

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. 

Timings: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Entry Fee: Entry costs around INR 15 to INR 25 per person.
Boating Charges: Rowboats and paddle boats are available, with charges ranging from INR 100 to INR 300 for 2-4 persons.
Boating Timings: Typically align with the lake's opening hours, but confirm on-site due to weather conditions.

4. Kamraj Sagar Lake, Ooty

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.

Timings: Kamraj Sagar Lake is open during daylight hours.
Boating Charges: Boating costs approximately INR 100 to INR 200 per person. 
Boating Timings: Boating is available during daylight hours; inquire on-site for the current schedule.

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5. Upper Bhavani Lake, Ooty

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. Tourists can also spot numerous animals and birds like peacocks and tigers on the way.

Location: Upper Bhavani Lake is located in the Nilgiri district, near Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
Permission and Entry: Visitors are required to obtain permission from the forest department to visit Upper Bhavani Lake due to its protected status. The lake is situated in a restricted forest area, and entry is regulated to maintain its pristine condition.

6. Pykara Lake, Ooty

Pykara Lake, Ooty
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Pykara Lake, nestled in the scenic hills of Ooty, is a serene and captivating freshwater lake. Surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, it offers a picturesque setting for boating and nature enthusiasts. The lake is known for its tranquil ambiance and the opportunity to enjoy boat rides while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the Nilgiri hills.

Timings:  10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Typically INR 5-10 for adults and INR 2-5 for children.
Boating Charges: Boat rides cost around INR 250-300 per person.
Boating Timings: Available during operational hours, typically starting at 10:00 AM. Check locally for exact timings.

7. Bellikkal Lake

Bellikkal Lake
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Bellikkal is one of those places where you can completely relax, without having to worry about a 'to-do' list for your vacations and yet experience mountains that will steal your breath away. Instead of having a hundred places to offer, it will take you by its beauty, calmness and serenity.

Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM 
Entry Fee: Typically INR 10 to INR 30 for adults, INR 5 to INR 15 for children.
Boating Charges: Paddle boats for 2-4 persons around INR 160 to INR 250, rowboats for 2 persons about INR 150 to INR 220 (actual rates may vary).
Boating Timings: Available during lake hours, weather permitting. Check on-site for real-time updates.

Best Time: Throughout the year

8. Lake Park Ooty, Ooty

Lake Park Ooty, Ooty

Lake Park, also known as Ooty Lake Park, is a serene and picturesque public park located in Ooty, a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu, India. This park is adjacent to the Ooty Lake and offers visitors a tranquil and scenic environment for leisurely walks, picnics, and relaxation. It's an ideal place to unwind while enjoying the natural beauty of Ooty. Lake Park in Ooty is an excellent spot for family outings and couples seeking a peaceful and romantic setting. 

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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