Showing posts with label boating in Ooty Lake. Show all posts
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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.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Ooty Lake the pride of Nilgiris


Ooty Lake: 


It is an artificial lake escalated on a huge area at a central location is the magnificent creation of the British engineer John Sulivan in the year 1824. The original idea of constructing the lake was to use it for fishing. Presently it is the central attraction of this beautiful tourist destination. Boat house located at Lake End provides enduring boating experience, which is the major attraction for tourists. It provides pedal boats, row boats, and aqua bikes to have fun in crystal clear water of the lake. Getting a beautiful Ooty Lake view is the glamorous thing to be experienced while boating in the Lake.

Ooty Lake

Ooty Summer Attraction:

Summer attracts huge crowds of tourists to Ooty, in the Nilgiris. This destination offers many attractions in the form of entertaining festivals like annual Tea and Tourism festival held in the month of January. Summer festival held during month of May at the Botanical gardens is the prime means of attracting hoards of visitors to this place. This sixteen days long summer festival bonanza is a feast to the visitors of this hill station. The exclusive activities at this festival include flower shows, fruit shows, dog shows and cultural programs. There is a great rush at the gardens to view the exclusive varieties of flowers and fruits of the region. The most popular Ooty Lake is the venue of the boat races held every summer in the month of May. This boat races and boat show held for two days is the most alluring event for the tourists as well as the locals who flock in large numbers at the lake. Even tourists take part in large numbers in this enchanting event.

Ooty: Honeymoon Destinations

Ooty is always on the top of honeymoon destinations list. Romantic climate, glamorous views of the mountains and valleys at this destination make couples understand each other more closely. There are various option to stay in ooty but staying in cottages in Ooty would be better option for couple. There are lots of activities for them like catching the picturesque views of Dodabetta peak and Ketty valley. Enjoy a ride on the pony through the mountains and watch exotic flowers as well as bird species of the valley. Make the best of your Ooty vacations during various festivals specially organized for the tourists.