Pykara Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Discover Toda settlements and the wildlife habitat around Pykara Lake, where you can see how varied plant and animal life flourishes in and around a reservoir of water created to support a hydro-electric power project. Follow the river that flows over series of waterfalls until your reach the last two, with heights of 55 m (180 ft) and 61 m (200 ft). Book a room at a boat house on the lake for that authentic experience and a chance to explore at your own pace. Plan to see Pykara Lake and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary builder app .
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  • Very nice and clean lake, better than Ooty lake. Excellent view in and around the beautiful lake. Boating experience was good. Hope it will not get commercialized like Ooty lake.  more »
  • That was a nice experience to visit this lake.I would advise all my freinds and family,whenever they are going to ooty to see pykara lake first.  more »
  • It's a river near ooty - mysore road. About 20km from ooty. Name of the place is also called pykara. A small temple is also there. Some group is considering this river as a sacred one. Water is so coo...  more »

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Where to stay in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

An established tourism destination, Ooty and the countryside that surrounds the hill station offer plenty in the way of accommodations. Most major Indian hotel chains have opened up shop in town and lie dotted around the hilly terrain by the main roads, the more salubrious among them enjoying a little more space and better views of the surrounding area. Look at the residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, or head for the rural areas that encircle the town center to find a number of atmospheric rental properties built during the colonial era.
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