Emerald Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Explore the peaceful natural environment at Emerald Lake, a regionally renowned sightseeing and picnic spot with a wealth of wildlife. The lake lies surrounded by a mountainous landscape replete with tea plantations. From the onsite nature resort, you can embark on hiking and bird-watching tours, do some fishing, or enjoy mountain biking. Bring along binoculars to spot the lake's rich birdlife. Put Emerald Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .
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  • The Emerald lake is located in beautiful surroundings. The drive to the lake is not so good, but one can enjoy superb views at many places en route. You can't go on the dam.  more »
  • this comes as a part of the avalanchi trip. Generally,ooty sightseeing is divided into 3 days. ooty-conoor-pykara covered in 2 days. Then comes avalanchi trip,takes an entire day and trust me,its an e...  more »
  • just few kms for avalanche first check post, one way leads to emerald lake. This is nothing but another view point of back waters of upper bhavani lake. If someone is not able to see avalanche then th...  more »
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  • Another awesome place to visit when you're in Udhagamandalam. Super peaceful and clean. Please keep it that way!The lake has some lush blue waters, which was quite surprising i thought, again the government has done well here to maintain, worth visiting for nature lovers.
  • There is nothing to do here. Just a lake by some villages and power house. Good to visit if looking for a uncrowded picnic spot.
  • it was a splendid place with awesome adorable greenery. it was an neat and clean place which has clean water, full of greenery . The most important thing is the peace you get here .
  • If you want to get away from the maddening crowd & get drunk on nature's beauty & warmth, this is the place to be. The backwaters are cut off from the rest of the world. It is a breathtaking place. The color of the water just sucks you in. The drive though is horrendous with the roads too narrow & bumpy. But I guess that is the reason why not too many people visit this place. It's ideal for a trek & if you are an explorer of nature, this is where you need to be
  • Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.It is located in a region called the silent valley,about 25 kilometers from the Ooty town. The lake is an important tourist and picnic spot in the region. The lake is famous for a variety of fish in the lake and birds in the locale. It is also notable for the scenic sun rise and sun set views near the lake. The lake is surrounded by tea plantations where visitors can buy tea products.
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