Fondly known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty is a nature lovers paradise! The rolling hills, lush green vegetation and the misty landscapes allure everyone to this hill station. This scenic beauty has lots to offer for the tourists, and lakes are some of the important attractions among them. In this article, let us make a virtual tour around some famous lakes in Ooty!
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Ooty Lake has been one of the most beautiful attractions of Ooty. Several movies have been shot here and boating is there from a long time. Now row boats, paddle boats and motor boats are available to take a tour in the lake. Ooty Lake which was created by damming of the streams in Ooty valley is one of the top tourist places in Ooty.
Upper Bhavani Lake
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Upper Bhavani Lake
The hidden Upper Bhavani Lake shows you the virgin beauty of the Nilgiris district! A journey for about 40km from the town of Ooty will take us to this picturesque location of Upper Bhavani Reservoir. It is famous for sunrise and sunset views, bird watching and fishing.
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Pykara Lake is one of the oldest power plants in India. Pykara Lake gets its name from the Pykara Village which is around 12km from the town of Ooty. Pykara Lake which is bordered by the Shola Forests is one of the scenic destinations in Ooty tourism. It is also known for boating and speed boats in the hill station.
Kamaraja Sagar Dam
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Kamaraj Sagar Lake
Kamaraj Sagar Lake is a famous picnic spot in Ooty. The scenic views of Kamaraj Sagar Dam also serves as the film shooting location. It is also known for fishing and dramatical views of sunset. Kamaraj Sagar Dam/Lake which is also called as Sandyanalla Reservoir is around 10km from Ooty town.
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The unique shape of Avalanche Lake attracts the visitors to this destination. Even the green landscapes surrounding the lake is a visual treat. Infact, the lake got the name from an avalanche which happened in the locality during 1800s. Today, Avalanche Lake is popular for activities like trout fishing, camping and nature walks. Hence, it is one of the famous lakes in Ooty.
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Emerald Lake along with the surrounding emerald green tea plantation is dream land for sure! Its tranquil nature takes us to a different world away from the bustling cities and towns. So, the vistas of Emerald Lake is worth exploring in Ooty.
Bellikkal is yet another scenic destination which is famous for Bellikkal Lake. The dense forests and hilly slopes around the lake is known for trekking and mountain biking. A visit to Bellikkal Lake will be rejuvenating and fun.
Lakes play an integral role in Ooty tourism. It is a must to explore these unforgettable beauties in the 'Queen of Hill Stations' in Tamil Nadu.