Best time to visitN/A
Things to dophotography, boating, picnics
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank2 out of 67 attractions in Ooty
Located in the main hill station of the Nilgiris which is Ooty, this is a lean and large lake. People come here for site- seeing, photography or boating usually. Other than this, picnics are a common site here because spending fun time with the family amidst such natural beauty is sheer happiness. There is also a boat house here from where you can hire boats. You get an option when it comes to the type of boats. You can anything from speedboats to the normal ferry boats. The latter can usually carry about 8 persons which means the whole family can enjoy a boat trip together.
Reviews • 5
En routing lush green forest we reached Pykara lake . Serene environment , majestic view , chilly weather with a hot coffee - absolutely intoxicating . On the way back to Ooty , it started raining cats and dogs . We had no choice but to stop in a dense forest area and luckily found a tapri where a lady was selling sweet corn . We took a halt over there , had some corns and waited for rain to stop . After sometime we started off again to Ooty .
We took the long route through Mudimalai national park as we planned because there are more spots to see on the way. On the way we saw the beautiful pykara lake and pykara falls. There was speed boat service in pykara lake which is really worth for adrenaline rush. Sad thing is we couldn't do it because we don't had enough cash in our wallets and they don't have any system to do card payment. It is some what in the middle of the jungle so you won't get any alternate option. So make sure to keep enough money before leavening ooty town or else you will miss these all fun like us. We just took a normal boating service to have a closer look of the lake. If you are lucky enough you can see elephants too. After that we went to see the pykara falls. From road we have to walk a bit through a muddy path to reach the pykara falls. It is also a visual treat.
Pykara Lake and Falls
Second day we went for sightseeing @Pykara and Madumalai National park. There v spotted Deer, Peacock,Elephant,Gaur (also called Indian Bison).It was not worth at all going for sightseeing, instead on can stay at hotel and relax with nature.
The fare being on the higher side, Ooty makes sure that your every penny spent at Pykara is worth it. The river caries a very countryside feel with herds of cows and sheep grazing on the verdant landscape surrounding it. The water-body is quite silent and rather deceptive of the gushing waterfalls it hides within it. Do try fresh cherries sold by local vendors there. The Pykara dam and boathouse are located near the falls and are popular hot spots for boating and picnicking. There is a forest resthouse too for accommodation if you wish to stay overnight.