Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ooty Pykara Lake and Falls

The grand attractions of Ooty are the well landscaped lakes, waterfalls jumping from the hillocks, ancient temples and monuments. This lake city enveloped in the Nilgiris has many beautiful lakes like Porthimund Lake, Emerald Lake, Upper Bhavani, Avalanche and Pykara Lake.

Among these major lakes Pykara Lake and Falls is the most popular tourist spot. Pykara River which is considered as the most sacred river by the local tribal’s originates at Mukurthi peak and adapts a hilly track to finally jump into the plains where a dam is constructed. The course of the river is rolling through a number of diversions encouraging many small streams or outlets. Finally the last two falls jumping from a height of around fifty five and sixty one meters are called Pykara Falls.

Pykara Falls

A forest house near the falls looks awesome. Pykara’s promising attraction is the boat house at the dam enveloped with tranquil surroundings, where tourists enjoy an exclusive boating experience. The surroundings of Pykara are adorned with the settlements of the locals called Todas and Sholas, wide spread grasslands and a wildlife reserve. The Toda huts are a beauty made out of eco friendly material.  This land was originally inhibited by the Todas and other local tribes. The present area of old Ooty was originally occupied by the Todas. The dam is located near the Ooty-Gudalur main road. Other places to visit in Ooty near Pykara, are the Mudumalai National Park and Doddabetta peak which is the highest peak of South India.

While coming from Ooty you will have to pass the Pykara village and proceed further three km from the main road towards Mysore to reach the falls. These falls can be best visited between August and January when they are brimmed up and the panoramic views at the backdrop are superb. Ooty has a plethora of tourist attractions and to explore the best out of these alluring attractions, plan your Ooty vacations and book your stay at our beautiful cottages of United-21 paradise Ooty. Stay in our cottages located on the picturesque slopes of Ooty hills will offer you romantic views of the surroundings.