A serene destination to spend time at

Pykara Lake in Ooty, Tamil Nadu

A serene destination to spend the day at in Ooty
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  • Hills
  • Waterfalls
  • Nature

Pykara Lake (Ooty)

Pykara is the name of a town which has Pykara falls, Pykara lake and reservoir and also Pykara river which is the major source of Pykara lake and falls. Pykara Lake in Ooty is 20 kms away from the Ooty bus stand and 72 kms from Mettupalayam railway station which is also the nearest railway station to Pykara Lake. Boating is the major activity to do at Pykara Lake in Ooty and for those who don't want to enjoy boating can head to boat house club where a small cafeteria will cater to all your needs for munching. Hiking to Pykara falls can also be enjoyed from Pykara Lake.

Activities to Do at Pykara Lake

Boating at Pykara Lake: Pykara Lake Ooty is a place where people come to relax, enjoy picnics with their friends and families and feel at one with nature. When here, don’t forget to indulge in about of Pykara Lake boating. It is famous for providing top-notch boating experience especially during the monsoon season when the water level of the lake is at its peak.

Hiking to Pykara Waterfalls: Pykara Waterfalls is a popular destination in Ooty for locals and tourists alike. The Pykara waterfalls is actually the location for a man-made dam, which forms a huge lake. The end of the lake is where the water falls from a great height creating a beautiful waterfall that leaves people in awe of the forces of nature. Hiking to these falls will be one of its kind experiences due to the stunning landscape surrounding the falls.

Other Activities to Enjoy at Pykara Lake

Visitors can spend a couple of hours here, preferably towards early morning or late evening to really enjoy the place, and the activities that abound here, from bird-watching and exploring nature trails to boating and sampling local dishes at the canteen.

About Pykara Falls

The Pykara Falls distance from Ooty is around 23 kms, and can be reached within an hour from the city center. When traveling in this gorgeous hill station, and covering all attractions, make sure to include the Pykara waterfalls in Ooty in your itinerary. Imagine waking up to misty mornings, with the lake shimmering and inviting as the sun rays fall on it.

Thankfully, one can stay near the Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls in Ooty, since there are several guest houses and resorts nearby. The scenic beauty of the place is definitely worth a stay.

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    RAGHAVAN GANESAN

    Chennai

    Raghavan's 2 days trip to Ooty

    Nice hospitality provided. Overall nice experience.

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    Madhu B

    Coimbatore

    Madhu's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Really planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels

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    Rahul Chowdhury

    Kolkata

    Rahul's 5 days trip to Ooty

    Mysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)

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    Hrishikesh

    Pune

    Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Hotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.

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    Yogesh Kale

    Pune

    Yogesh's 5 days trip to Ooty

    Special thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.

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    Anirban Banerjee

    Bengaluru

    Anirban's 3 days trip to Ooty

    driver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.

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    Hdoshi

    Mumbai

    Hdoshi's 3 days trip to Ooty

    Excellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended

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    Vinay Tej

    Hyderabad

    Vinay's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Hotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.

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    Varadharaj Pillai

    Surya nagar

    Varadharaj's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Awesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.

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    Nshah

    Navi mumbai

    Nshah's 4 days trip to Ooty

    It was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb

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    FAQ's of Ooty

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    The boating, with one time charges, can last for 30 minutes. It can be extended by paying more.

     

    There is a cafeteria within the premises of the lake.

     

    Online booking is possible for all the resorts nearby, as well as the government guest house.

    Bathing in Pykara Falls is not allowed due to safety reasons. The falls are dangerous hence they have been prohibited from approaching through barricades.

     

    Pykara Lake is about 22 km from downtown Ooty. You can either get on a bus, hire a taxi, or drive your own car via NH 181, and reach Pykara Lake in about 46 minutes. 

    It is very easy to reach Pykara Lake from Ooty by road as it is located at a distance of just 22.2 km from Ooty via NH 181 and would take somewhat around 45 minutes to reach here. Pykara Lake is located 72 km from Mettupalayam railway station and from here local taxis or buses can be hired to reach Pykara Lake.

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