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“Not as good as its advertised” 3 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Not as good as its advertised”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Do not expect much from this, you need to walk down a bit before u reach the place and its lil disappointing once reached. u cannot get into the water :(

Visited August 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Calm and lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Best place to do boating or spend few hours. Better than Ooty lake, less crowded, clean. Boating rates are reasonable. I felt the lake was cleaner, and bigger. It has more openess compared to Ooty lake. Fresh air,

Visited August 2013
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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“Boating.. Boating..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is lovely place to go for a boating in Ooty, Located in Ooty-Gudalur road,This lake is quite vast and one can really enjoy the normal motor boat or even the speed boat over here, For me personally i like this place much better than the Ooty boating..

Visited January 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Pykara Lake, Ooty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

a horrible experience - there was a mad rush and no one to control the crowds. the booking counter had no clue about the number of boats in operation and the person in charge of sending of the boats had no tracking system - one had to fight for their paddle boat / speed boat. Boats were being overloaded - 20-24 people on a boat for 12. Disaster waiting to happen. The boatman of our boat was like - take it or leave it. Getting in and out of the boats were also very difficult. The lake was dirty and not maintained.

Visited May 2013
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Chennai
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“Good one”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Excellent place. We took a speed boat which is just a higher version of a normal boat. The speed is nothing to write about. Speed boats available in Munnar and in other hill stations is definitely much faster. It was for only 10 minutes . But the surroundings and views were really good. Rains added more to the beauty. Definitely a better option than ooty lake and recommended to go. Food and bathroom facilities are also available.

Visited July 2013
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