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. One can also spot numerous streams coming out through the hills. This is a perfect place to capture people who are genuinely interested in photography. The lake is filled with beautiful water birds with the exotic Nilgiri mountain ranges in the background.
Ooty Lake is pretty fun as well activity-filled place. One can hire paddle boats, rowing boats and motor boats from the boathouse here. There is a mini train too for kids to hop on and take a quick tour of the lake. Boat races, as well as other events, are also organized here for two days in May. Since there are a lot of visitors during weekends, it is advisable to visit the lake during weekdays. The romantic song 'Dil Deewana' from Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) too was shot here along with a few scenes of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009).
The visiting hours for Ooty Lake are from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The entry fee is INR 10 per person and INR 20 for still camera.
There is parking facility too as per the charges: INR 5 for bus, INR 3 for car, INR 2 for two-wheeler.
The mini train present for the kids costs INR 10 per head.
7D cinema, horror house as well as mirror house each costs INR 100 per head.
Dashing car, break dance and columbus rides cost INR 50 per head.
INR 200 for 4 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
INR 160 for 2 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
180 for 2 seater row boat for 30 minutes
450 for 8 seater motor boat for 20 minutes
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