Ousteri Lake

Ousteri Lake, Pondicherry: Tickets, Tours, Address, Ousteri Lake Reviews: 3.5/5

Ousteri Lake
3.5

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itinerarirasta
Kolkata District, India144 contributions
Huge waters but not much else
Dec 2019
Maybe we hit a wrong time,or perhaps the changes in the water use pattern are driving away the birds, but this really didnt seem to be worth the long drive out unless you like to just sit and gaze at a man made water body with nothing else to enliven the view.
Written January 8, 2020
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SBSB
India49 contributions
Good place but needs to be made better
Jan 2020 • Couples
Serene and calm place - but they had no boards and no boats operating. To see birds one has to go early morning - we couldn’t find the boats
Written January 3, 2020
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aranhaag
Pune, India187 contributions
Bird watching is a must
Dec 2019
To watch the migratory birds, you need to take a boat ride. In the center of the lake, the birds are found to be flocking together. The boatman will halt the boat at specific places to enable the tourists to take photographs. Evenings are the best time to observe the birds.
Written January 1, 2020
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Jean V
Johannesburg, South Africa49 contributions
No boats operating
Dec 2019 • Couples
Went specifically to bird watch - no boats operating as they were being repaired and we were told to come back another day. Very disappointing as we could not see much from the shore other than a couple of egrets.
Written December 23, 2019
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RichaRaj
Navi Mumbai, India110 contributions
Very calm place to visit - not for people who love typical sight-seeing spots
Oct 2019
Ousteri lake is a very huge lake in Pondicherry. Very calm and serene. We can spot many birds here. Also, there are boats that take you boating. However, it is not maintained properly.
Written November 2, 2019
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Meharoof jaraad
Pondicherry, India147 contributions
Good lake in pondy!
May 2019 • Friends
The ousteri lake is good place for visiting in pondicherry.many kind of birds are arriving from diffrent places of the world here.
Written October 31, 2019
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Priyanka S
Chennai (Madras), India53 contributions
Not worth before monsoon
Oct 2019 • Family
I won't advice anyone to visit this ace before november as water was very scare and so the number of birds....I went there as my daughter goes for bird watching but it was quite disappointing....it's also not maintained properly ...roads are also not good. We could see very few birds...
Written October 14, 2019
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sabrina r
London, UK267 contributions
Just on a whim boat ride
May 2019 • Couples
It was so hot I wasn’t sure this was a good idea, but the boats have a roof, and the movement causes a gentle breeze, inexpensive 200inr each , but we got charged 300 as only 2 people, so we took our driver as well, the water was low so the 30 min journey was cut to 15 mins, but that was ok, will us, as you could see it was low, our driver asked all our questions and we got lots of info from the boatman ,lots of birds to be seen and a few flowers, he said June all the lotus will open, we saw one or two, tricky descent to the jetty, and the jetty was like pentagon shaped rubber which moved as you stood on it, not impossible but a helping hand is needed, good fun
Written May 10, 2019
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SrinivasTV
Bengaluru, India19 contributions
Huge lake on outskiers of Pondy.
Mar 2019 • Family
Can take a 30 min boat ride to enjoy the huge lake with a vast collection of lotus flowers in one corner of the lake.
Need to take a bike to reach this place (10 km) from city center.
Written March 6, 2019
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NLB
Union Territory of Pondicherry, India385 contributions
Haven for birds
Feb 2019 • Friends
This water body attracts hundreds and thousands of birds. They are migratory, but some seem to have made it a permanent home. I have spotted pelicans, flamingoes, duck varieties, cormorants, and different types of other commonly seen herons and egrets.
Written February 12, 2019
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