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About Ooty Lake

The Ooty Lake Ooty is an artificial lake spread over sixty-five acres and constructed in 1824 by John Sullivan. Ooty is also known as Udhagamandalam and is nestled in the Nilgiri Hills.  Ooty Lake is where one can escape to for a quiet vacation in the summer. From March to June, the weather in Ooty is pleasant. You can venture out for sightseeing and other tourist activities like a pony ride on the shores of the lake, paddle boating, and motorboat rides. Pykara Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake, Second World War Memorial, Lady Canning’s seat, Ooty Club are among places worth visiting. Also, visit the Radio Telescope at the Ooty Radio Astronomy which is a 530-meter long 30-meter wide cylindrical parabolic telescope. Vacation rentals offer places to stay near Ooty Lake Ooty like the Turret House, Ooty Hillside stay, and Tee Stay holiday. Hotels near Ooty Lake are Ponmari Residency, Adarsh International, Hotel Charring Cross, Sunshine Inn, FabHotel Khems, and Taj Savoy which cater to the various budgets.

Pro Tip: Take a ride on the amazing Nilgiri Mountain railway which a UNESCO Heritage site. It has the slowest train in India, travelling 10 kmph, covering 40 km via 208 curves, 16 tunnels, and 250 bridges. 

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Adult : INR 10
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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Catherine Waterfalls

Catherine Waterfalls

Water Bodies

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St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Church

Heritage

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Government Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden

Government Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden

Gardens-Woods

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Doddabetta Lookout

Doddabetta Lookout

Landmark

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Hotel Shri Velmurugan

Hotel Shri Velmurugan

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 700

The name Hotel Shri Velmurugan will itself draw your attention if...
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Earl's Secret

Earl's Secret

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 600

This restaurant is no secret and is a favorite destination for ma...
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Ponmari Multicuisine Restaurant

Ponmari Multicuisine Restaurant

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Cost for Two - INR 600

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United-21 Paradise

United 21 Paradise

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 1000

The posh and swanky ambiance at United-21 Paradise lifts your spi...
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Upper Bazaar Road

Upper Bazaar Road

Street market

Economy

Situated just 1 km from the Ooty town center, Upper Bazaar is a p...
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Nilgiris Super Market

Nilgiris Super Market

Individual shop

Economy

Though Ooty does not have the malls and shopping centers of the b...
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Ooty Municipal Market

Ooty Municipal Market

Shopping Hub

Economy

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Charring Cross

Charring Cross

Individual shop

Moderate Budget

Charring cross is an intersection on the National Highway 67 that...
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Trek to Doddabetta Peak

Trek to Doddabetta Peak

Adventure

Moderate Budget

Dodabetta peak is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 26...
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Angling

Angling

Adventure

Value for Money

Fishing is a great way to spend time with your family as well as ...
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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Adventure

Value for Money

The Mountain Bike Park in Ooty is its latest tourist attraction a...
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Hang Gliding

Hang Gliding

Adventure

Value for Money

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s you on a hang glider! Hu...
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The Valley Bar

The Valley Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 500

Set against a fantastic backdrop, The Valley Bar nestles in the c...
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Selbournes Bar

Selbournes Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 400

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Canterbury Bar

Canterbury Bar

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 500

Ooty, the charming and laid back hill station of Tamil Nadu, is h...
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Club Mahindra

Club Mahindra

Entertainment

Cost for Two - INR 500

Club Mahindra Derby Green nestles in a prime spot in Ooty town, o...
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Places to stay in ooty

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