Ooty LakeCurrently Closed
- Address: North Lake Road, Ooty, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot
The Ooty Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Ooty. Spread across a relatively huge area, the lake is surrounded by thick forests on 3 sides. Activities like boating are carried out at the lake. It also has a nice little picnic spot on its bank and boasts of a Deer park as well. A good place to visit with the family. For the curious, the lake was artificially formed between 1823- 1825 by John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, by damming the mountain streams flowing down the Ooty valley. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ooty Itinerary 3 Days.
- Entering the lake waters for swimming and fishing is prohibited.
- 10/- per person for Indians.
- 560/- per person For Foreigners.
- 30/- for Still Camera.
- 125/- for Video Camera.
- Boating usually starts by 9 a.m.
- Central Bus stand
- Ooty Railway station
- Food kiosks around the lake.
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95% of people who visit Ooty include Ooty Lake in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
49.65% of people start their Ooty Lake visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ooty Lake
76.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ooty Lake
A good place for boating. Pedal, rowing and powered boat option is available. There is a toy train running alongside of Lake. Boating is good for first timers. A fun place to hang out with family or friends
Center attraction in ooty. Parking area is good enough. View is good. Water of lake is not good. Food, toilet, shopping, entertainment all available.
boating and the beauty of lake is the attraction there. we get different types of boats to ride as our needs. Good experience
History Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. 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.
The scenery is beautiful. A lake surrounded with all greenery and lush greens but the only thing that bothers everyone who visit here is the lake water. It’s very dirty and authorities here really care less about this tourist attraction. Also there is boating in this lake so you can take a peddle boat and take a round of the lake.