Pykara Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Discover Toda settlements and the wildlife habitat around Pykara Lake, where you can see how varied plant and animal life flourishes in and around a reservoir of water created to support a hydro-electric power project. Follow the river that flows over series of waterfalls until your reach the last two, with heights of 55 m (180 ft) and 61 m (200 ft). Book a room at a boat house on the lake for that authentic experience and a chance to explore at your own pace. Plan to see Pykara Lake and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary builder app .
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  • Nice and beautiful, especially when compared to the dirty and crowded Ooty lake. This is quiet and peaceful. We really enjoyed boating there. The boat operators would ask for a tip and promise to take...  more »
  • Pykara lake is a beautiful lake about 30-45 mins drive from Ooty. The lake is nestled between the thick forest and the Nilgiri Mountains. The water is very clear without any signs of pollution. One ca...  more »
  • I liked Pykara. Since it is out of City, the place is a lot calm with a lot less crowd. The lake also offers much better views when compared to Ooty lake. If travelling from Mysore, it is better to be...  more »

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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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