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Ooty Lake

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Important Info

  • Entry Time : 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
  • Entry Fee : Rs. 10
  • Time Required : 1 to 2 hrs
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The biggest attraction of Ooty is Ooty Lake Boat House. This artificial water body was constructed way back in 1824 by John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore.

Over time, the Ooty Lake name has become a major draw for anyone setting foot on this charming paradise on earth. A long line of Eucalyptus trees lines one side of the lake, and a railway line cuts across the other end.

The main attraction is the boating house which allows tourists to take a tour of the lake. There are three types of boats available in Boat House i.e, Paddle Boat, Rowing Boat and Motor Boat. The very popular Ooty Lake is an L-shaped lake with a length of 2.75 km and a width varying from 100 m – 140 m.

Travel Tips

  • Evening will be the perfect time just before the sun set
  • Spent some time in the middle of the river
  • Around 2 km from bus stand.
  • Kids can try the horse ride here.

Detailed Information

Boating Rates:

Rs. 200 for 4 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
Rs. 160 for 2 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
Rs. 180 for 2 seater row boat for 30 minutes
Rs. 450 for 8 seater motor boat for 20 minutes

The beautiful Ooty Lake is spread over 65 acres and is located near the town center, quite close to the TN Ooty government bus stand area. However, it is a bit of a walk (about 2 km) from the bus stand to reach the entrance of the Ooty lake if you are interested in boating or the lake view. This calm lake is a must see in Ooty.

Though once used as a location for fishing, its main attractions today are boat rides, pony rides, and an amusement park. You can enjoy a trip across the water body on motor boats, paddle boats, and row boats

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