Ooty Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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An artificial body of water framed by eucalyptus trees and busy vendors, Ooty Lake remains one of the major tourist attractions in town. Created through a network of artificial dams constructed in 1824, the lake encompasses 26.3 hectares (65 acres). A boathouse in the middle of the lake offers refreshments and water sports rentals. Choose your mode of water transport--paddle, row, or motor boat--and cast off on the lake for a trip away from the crowds. Back on land, a small amusement park invites you in for more entertainment, and small gardens provide shady places to sit and rest. To visit Ooty Lake on your trip to Ooty (Udhagamandalam), use our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip maker .
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  • Its a beautiful lake , nice and clean. We can enjoy boating here , Paddle , Row or motor as one desires. We enjoyed the paddle with lots of birds and ducks around , it was awesome. Good place to spend...  more »
  • Lake is dirty and majorly polluted. Some domestic tourists hire boats, swimming and fishing not allowed  more »
  • Quality family time place. You can find boating, kids play area, mini train for kids, etc. Don't miss the hot snakes in the evening here. Boating on the lake surrounded by tall tress n green, just awe...  more »
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  • A great tourist spot in the heart of Ooty! I have visited the Ooty lake for years and years and just love how touristy it is! Rent out a boat and peddle away, grab your cameras and take some epic photographs or get a cuppa tea and just spend time taking in the beauty of this place. I have seen plenty of movies being shot here and if you are lucky you probably will see a film crew in the distance!
  • Great place to vist. Make mind blowing near the dam. Their are many merchants near the lake. Be careful when you buy something from they. Few of them only few of them are fraud, not everyone. So be careful when you buy anything from there. Those who enjoy nature can enjoy the beauty. Beautiful weather is here on season.
  • Good lake and a very big one. It seems that the lake is deep. Water is almost ice cold. One should take care of the safety measures like life jacket. A nice place for enjoyment.
  • This has to be one of the Must Visit places in Ooty. There are a lot of things to do here you can spend time relaxing at the lake. Or go boating in groups of 4 or 2, do some street shopping,have quick bites.  There is also a small toy train at this place which takes us for a 5 mins journey which could be a good activity for Kids. If you visit this place during December then you can see weather changing very Rapidly and will definitely enjoy every moment.
  • Endless natural beauty... The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake became empty on three occasions when it breached its bund. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand race course, and the lake park. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake in 1973, for providing boating facilities as a tourist attraction.
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