Pykara Lake

Currently Closed
  • Address: Near Mukurthi National Park, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Water Body, Waterfall, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids, Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot

Nestled in the Nilgiris, situated near the Mukurthi National Park and around 20 kms from Ooty town, the Pykara Lake is a breathtaking site to behold. The drive to the lake is also a beautiful one. The Paykara waterfalls are nearby and one needs to hike up for around a kilometre to reach the falls. Head out to the lake for some relaxing time with your family. Go boating or picnicking and don’t forget to hog on the pakoras and boiled peanuts available at various stalls around the lake. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Ooty Itinerary 3 Days.

  • Carry packed food and water as there are few restaurants in this area.

  • Boating charges apply.

  • Boating facility opens by 9:30 am to 10:00 am.

  • Pykara bus station

  • Government owned snack shack

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  • Pykara Lake Address: Near Mukurthi National Park, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Pykara Lake Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Pykara Lake Price: 20 INR
  • Best time to visit Pykara Lake(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Pykara Lake: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Ooty include Pykara Lake in their plan

  • 58.78% of people start their Pykara Lake visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pykara Lake

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

92.61% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pykara Lake

People normally club together Government Botanical Gardens and Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Medu while planning their visit to Pykara Lake.

People also prefer to start their day with Pykara Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Good place for Boating. But ticket fare is high. Clean water and sometimes we can see wild animals in the forest area while boating.

  • Beautiful lake. A little crowded at the boating area. There was actually a long queue with plenty of pushing around. But once you are into the boat, nature takes over. The view is breathtaking when you are out in the middle. Thick forest all around...

  • Awesome place.. though we visited in August is water flow was medium ..but still it was breathtaking... must go to see nature in it's true colors

  • Big lake located quite far from the city center but crowd is less unlike ooty lake. Peaceful and beautiful landscape.

  • This wonderful lake in pristine surroundings is a delight. The road to lake passes through dense forests and finally the lake itself is magical. If you can get a visit to the naval side then the view is fantastic. Lots of water birds around and the tall trees around make it a must visit place

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