Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Address, Phone Number, Ooty Lake Reviews: 3.5/5

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Alex Kurian
5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The place is amazing. But a bit crowdy. Horse riding and cycling activities are there. Boating is also good. Keep the hats with you,its way too sunny.
Written January 4, 2022
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Vinod Agrawal
Navi Mumbai, India26 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Very neat and clean water, good for boating. Properly organised eating and enjoying place. One can keep 1-2 hours for visiting this place.
Written November 28, 2021
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Krupa C
Bengaluru, India84 contributions
Sep 2021
There are many lakes in Ooty but we chose to visit the Ooty lake because it offered boating and was closer to where we were staying. We had a mixed experience there.

First of all, you have to buy tickets twice - first to just enter the premises, then to enjoy boating. The issue is that they accept ONLY CASH! We had to go to the shops nearby and find a shopkeeper kind enough to give us cash in lieu of online transfer. (The shopkeeper agreed because we had previously bought chocolate from him.)

For boating, they charged us 250 for the pedal boat and 250 extra as deposit. This charge is for 30 minutes of boating time. Even a minute extra would mean losing the whole 250 deposit - yes they are that strict. There's a code scanned and a timer displaying how long you have been boating. It's a bit nerve-wracking, because with pedalling, you don't get too far into the lake before you have to turn back and hit the bay in time.

Free life-jackets were provided. The boat assigned to us was not necessarily clean. The lake itself was blue, sparkly and afforded great views of the tall trees ahead. We spotted a whole flock of wild ducks near one of the shores. They made for a cute sight.

After boating and collecting our deposit, we proceeded to the snacks area adjacent to a food court and a compact shopping mall. The stalls had twisted potato sticks, chocolate fountains, sweet corn etc. The food court was completely vegetarian, but quite dirty. The shopping options were the regular stuff - chocolate, ladies' and kids' apparel etc.

On the way out, we spotted a toilet, the defunct toy train for kids and an impressive plants nursery. Once out of the boat house, there are more shops and stalls to take a look at. This is where we encountered a scam.

So, there are these fruit sellers offering RED TREE TOMATOES FRUIT for 60 bucks. They look tempting, but they are always in a sealed pack and there's no way to know how they will taste. We bought a packet and discovered that they taste either bland or bitter or sour or just pathetic. This is the scam - don't fall for these tempting fruit packs.

If you do want to buy something, get chocolate. We highly recommend Syed Salman's little shop that stocks loose and small quantity chocolate which is fresh. We bought peanut chocolate for real cheap and relished it throughout our stay in Ooty. How I wish I can go back there are buy a whole kg of it!!

Once out, you can spot the Thread Museum which we regretted wasting our time and money on. Just a few steps ahead is an auto stand with a board clearly showing the fare upto major resorts and hotels in Ooty.

Our visit to the Ooty Lake was good but only for a one-time experience.
Written October 27, 2021
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Nitin Rege
Bangalore District, India72 contributions
Oct 2021
We had been to Ooty lake on oct 2021, its well maintained and also has option to do boating in the lake. You have several options and we selected a motor boat for 3 of us and my son loved it. The operator of the boat was friendly person and he allowed my son to sail it for some time. God experience. Recommended !!
Written October 21, 2021
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suresh Psr
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Solo
One of the most important parts of every Ooty tour, Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. nlt is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items.
Excellent lake Government owned and operated. Cheap prices. Pedalboat is around 170. Big queues.amd waiting time for boat Pedal boating is for half an hour. Good eateries inside. Has a small toytrain around the lake too for kids. Big crowds. But after you take a boat it's nice with great scenery and close to nature. There are lot of small wild ducks in the lake too which are good to see. Overall nice
Written October 20, 2021
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Lavi
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Nice place to enjoy both kitchen and food service team done a great job love to be again I will visit sooon
Written September 18, 2021
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Jayanth528
Chennai (Madras), India96 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
government owned and operated.
Cheap prices. Pedalboat is around 170.
Big queues.amd waiting time for boat
Pedal boating is for half an hour.
Good eateries inside.
Has a small toytrain around the lake too for kids.
Big crowds.
But after you take a boat it's nice with great scenery and close to nature.
There are lot of small wild ducks in the lake too which are good to see.
Overall nice to try.
Elders please take row boat or motorised boat but defenetly not pedal boat. Row boats are rowed by rowmen and not us.
Written July 28, 2021
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Lakshya
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
May 2021
Crowded during summertime, only one road to go there. It was full of cars and taxis, no parking. Better to visit off season time.
Written July 20, 2021
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atul
9 contributions
Mar 2021
This scenic lake located in central area of ooty is definitely better than similar lakes situated at other places.The natural surroundings will make this a very pleasant experience.Also there is a park and play area for kids with good amenities.
Written March 17, 2021
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Satendra Singh
Bangalore District, India8 contributions
Mar 2021
Enjoyed boating, all kind of boats available ( 2seater, 4 seater, speed boat, row boat). This place has kids rides. Enough parking space, many stalls. Trying to go there is evening.
Written March 16, 2021
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