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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pykara Lake

Pykara Lake
37 kms from Ooty, Ooty, India
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Ranked #4 of 48 Attractions in Ooty
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Chennai
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Its a nice place, i have visited this in the past. Unfortunately it was wrong time i was there, flow of water was very less. The travel is awesome if you are a nature lover.

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New Delhi, India
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“Rains ruined our trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Boat rides are too short and nothing much else to do there. Food served in the restaurant is nothing to write about. The usual Indian breakfast food.. however, we loved the omelettes they served probably because we were cold in the rain and starving and anything edible would seem heavenly.

Visited July 2013
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Erode, India
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“Thrilly boat riding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Actually we had been there a few years back .This time we went as a family trip. My hubby booked for the spped boat and without saying the details he just took us for the ride with all the safety measures. Only after started we came to know that it is a speedy one. But it was a really thrilling experience. We took a deep breath after coming done . But the boat ride was very trilling. We enjoyed a lot

Visited May 2013
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Good drive, nice lake, decent boating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

As with most places in Ooty, Pykara Lake is less crowded on weekdays than weekends, but any day much less crowded than the Ooty Lake. It’s a good picturesque 20 km drive from Ooty (towards Gudalur) and can be done on the way to or from Bangalore IF you’re taking the Gudalur route. The lake itself is quite nice and the boating is decent too. The normal motor boat ride lasted only for about 15 mins (inspite of the already short duration of 20 min mentioned). There are toilet facilities and some snacks/tea available in the area. There were quite a few boat types like 2/4 seater speedboats and 6/8/10 seater normal motor boats with rates varying from Rs.400 to Rs.600 per boat. A visit to this place can be combined with quick stopovers at some viewpoints on the way like 6th mile and 9th mile shooting points.

Visited June 2013
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“Doesn't like”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Far from ooty, Not mentained properly, does not have water in lake.. Totally waste of time... Better add few other travel destinations in your list

Visited July 2013
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