Emerald Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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#7 of 16 in Nature in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Explore the peaceful natural environment at Emerald Lake, a regionally renowned sightseeing and picnic spot with a wealth of wildlife. The lake lies surrounded by a mountainous landscape replete with tea plantations. From the onsite nature resort, you can embark on hiking and bird-watching tours, do some fishing, or enjoy mountain biking. Bring along binoculars to spot the lake's rich birdlife. Put Emerald Lake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .
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  • There is a road bridge near Avalanchi, on one side the green water of Emerald lake,on the other the blue Avalanche lake..You can go down to both the water bodies.Not a single soul is nearby. Close you...  more »
  • Loved this place, even amid the crowd, so close to nature, felt blissful. Visit during early morning for a calm surrounding!  more »
  • This lake is about 18 km away from Ooty, on the same road which goes to Avalanche Lake. You have to have your own transport or hire a cab to visit this lake. You have to take a right turn towards the ...  more »
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  • Very nice place and one of the must visit in ooty.
  • Very peaceful place with zero crowd. But don't expect to get boating service. Just go there and sit peacefully. Don't trust Google maps to reach the spot, just talk to locals.
  • It was a wonderful place. Reached by dusk. Wonderful view. Difficult to find it out in maps. There are no boating services though. Peaceful and zero crowd when I reached. An escapism from the crowded Pykara and Avalanche.
  • "only one word-fabulous"
  • Beautiful dam and back waters. The walk from the dam to the bridge offers lot of birding opportunities

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Where to stay in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

An established tourism destination, Ooty and the countryside that surrounds the hill station offer plenty in the way of accommodations. Most major Indian hotel chains have opened up shop in town and lie dotted around the hilly terrain by the main roads, the more salubrious among them enjoying a little more space and better views of the surrounding area. Look at the residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, or head for the rural areas that encircle the town center to find a number of atmospheric rental properties built during the colonial era.
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