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Visit Ooty Lake

Situated at a distance of approximately 3km from the city of Ooty in the Nilgiris district is the artificial Ooty Lake which spreads over an area of 65 acres. It was constructed in the year 1824 by John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The lake is skirted by tall Eucalyptus trees while its waters are fed by streams that meander through the hills. Those who have a keen interest in photography can surely get some amazing clicks of water birds along with the beautiful Nilgiri mountain ranges in the backdrop. 

Situated at a distance of approximately 3km from the city of Ooty in the Nilgiris district is the artificial Ooty Lake which spreads over an area of 65 acres. It was constructed in the year 1824 by John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The lake is skirted by tall Eucalyptus trees while its waters are fed by streams that meander through the hills. Those who have a keen interest in photography can surely get some amazing clicks of water birds along with the beautiful Nilgiri mountain ranges in the backdrop.

  • One can hire rowing boats, paddle boats and motor boats from the Boat House.
  • There is an amusement park which has a mini train for kids.
  • In the month of May, boat races and other entertaining events are organized for two days.
  • Visitors should note that the place remains crowded on weekends so it is advisable to go on weekdays.
  • Bollywood Connection: Some parts of the romantic song ‘Dil Deewana’ from the all time blockbuster movie Maine Pyar Kiya(1989) was picturised on this lake and few scenes of the popular movie Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani(2009) were shot here as well.

Timing

All days of the week 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nature Lovers ,Wanderers,Photographer

TIME SPENT

Around 30 minutes

ENTRY FEE

Rs 10 per person entry fee Rs 20 per still camera Rs 125 per camcorder Rs 180 per 2 seater row boat for 30 minutes boating Rs 200 per 4 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes boating Rs 450 per 8 seater motorboat for 20 minutes boating Rs 160 per 2 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes boating

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Natural beauty; Lake, view point and parks
  • Altitude

    2240 m
  • STD Code

    0423
  • Best Season

    Winters, October to June
  • State/Code

    /643001
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English