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Big Lake

Salem District, Yercaud 636601, India
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Yercaud
Type: Bodies of Water
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Yercaud Lake is the main attraction for tourists. You must take a row boat, if you are not confident of the pedal boat. And if you are lucky, you might get an interesting oarsman, like us .....who entertained us with stories about Yercaud. You can also ask the rower to take you for a bigger round in the lake....which... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lake is the main attraction of yercaud...one can do boating(pedal, row and motor). It's replica of Ooty lake. Outside boat house, one can do horse riding. One can buy a key-ring with your name written on rice grain is sold here.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Go for a pedal boat and trust me you will enjoy. Please don't go for a motor boat and it will be just 2-3 mins. Go for an extra hour and you will enjoy.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One of the joys of visiting Yerkaud is to take the paddle boat for half hour. It's open till 5pm and cost abt INR 50 per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This lake is situated in the centre of the city..It has parks surrounded around it ,where u can relax..You can go boating in the lake..They have motor boats,peddle boats etc..Its a nice way to while away your time..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is a big lake with boating facility. The maintenance of fountain is not good. The adjacent park with lot of birds are an added attraction for children.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Is is a small one in comparison with OOty or Kodaikanal, but much calmer. Tourist rush is not so much to disturb the serinity of the lake, nor thick surrounding of shos. One can seat besides it and spend time leasurely for hours together. Only problem, through 'trip advisor', I want to draw attention towards the authority that the gates... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful lake spanning a vast area at the center of Yercaud. There is a variety of boats like motor boats, row boats and pedal boats. One positive aspect of Yercaud lake is the administration makes it compulsory to wear life jackets. If other tourist centers like ooty, kodaikanal also strictly follow this in different lakes while boating it will do... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a small lake by any standards and when compared to the lakes in Kodaikanal or Ooty this is surely small!!!! But this is one of the star attractions in Yercaud and definitely worth a visit. For those who consider boating a recreation a choice of pedal boat, row boat or motor boat is available. The water quality isn't... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Good place for boating in evening time. but the lake needs to be much cleaner than it is. Prices are bit on higher side

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