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Review of Upper Bhavani Lake

Upper Bhavani Lake
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Visiting upper bhavani lake is a must. U need not go anywhere else in ooty. Its too beautiful for words. Enrute to lake there are picturesuqe spots. Make sure u hire a vehicle or drive your own so that u can stop wherever u want and drink in the beauty. Of the place.But getting there is hassle and u need to plan. Only govt bus goes in the forest and there is one every one and half hours . Pl plan properly best TiMe to go early morning. its amazing

Thank RJamadagni
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

It is good place to visit, not to regret.
But water is not very clear.
Though lake is very big, you will have to hire a boat at least for an hour. Worth to visit.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Place is just awesome and must visit. The lake water is pretty clear and really sparkle in sun light.

Thank roamerbang
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

It was the top most place which i liked in entire ooty trip... First go to avalanche which is 25KM from ooty. From there you need to take forest department van to go to this place. timings for start of van are 10,12,2pm. Make sure you reach very early to block your seat as only ~60 people can go each trip.

Thank makams
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

A lovely, clean and scenic place. One has to go around 21 km from Ooty for the lake. You need to park your vehichle and then take their eco-tour bus. The ticket cost Rs 150 each and generally kids are free but I will advice to take ticket of kids if they are more then 5 years or more as the bus is jam packed and you wont get any free place and traveling 2 hours in that small bus with kids in lap is a problem. There is a small eating place next to the ticket counter and one can have tea / snacks there. On the way they stopped near a very small waterfall and bhavani temple. However the main attraction is the Bhavani lake. The water is very clean and one can see through it. Very scenic and calm place . The bus will stop for 20-30 mins. The lake reminded me of Pangong Tso lake (leh) . In the first expression, I was in the impression that I am visiting Avalanche lake but latter it was clarified by them that it is Upper Bhawani and there is separate tour for emerald and Avalanche lake. But the place is a must for who ever is visiting Ooty and have some time with them as the total trip from ooty, bus tour and back to Ooty will take around 5 hours. Better start early and reach there by 9:00 to catch the first bus. After getting there first buy the ticket and have a seat in the bus as it will take no time for the bus to fill up. We took the bus ticket early but was unable to get the seat as it filled up very fast.

2  Thank saha_the_tourist
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