Ooty Lake Entry Fee
- 10 per person for Indians
- 560 per person For Foreigners
- 30 for Still Camera
- 125 for Video Camera
- 200 for 4 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
- 160 for 2 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes
- 180 for 2 seater row boat for 30 minutes
- 450 for 8 seater motor boat for 20 minutes
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Ooty Lake Address: Ooty Lake, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
Ooty Lake is an artificially constructed lake with picturesque natural surroundings. Originally constructed for the purpose of fishing, the lake has become all but an important tourist landmark in Ooty. An evening cycling around the lake (cycles are available for rent), or a quiet morning with your beloved by your side and the lake in front is enough to bring calm to yourself. Originally extending a much larger area, Ooty Lake has shrunk in size over the years giving way to other structures like the race course.
The main attractions you find surrounding the lake are the boat races and boat pageantry organized as a part of Summer Festival in Ooty. With the mountain railway running through one of its banks, the Ooty lake is among the most beautiful and picturesque lakes that you will come across in South India. The lake also has a boat house attached to it which makes boating one of the prime time attractions of the lake throughout the year. You also find a lot of shops selling local items like eucalyptus oils and shawls at competitive prices around the lake.
Over the years, the lake has been plagued by a lot of problems like the unchecked growth of weeds and the growing pollution due to people dumping the waste in the lake. Though the government "seems" to be taking active steps, all of them fall short of being successful. To conclude, Ooty Lake is one place which you cannot miss while you are there in Ooty.