Third, and last, day we decided to go towards Pykara, which is 30 km from Ooty. Again, we booked whole day taxi (2,000/- for 8 hours). There were few film shooting locations on the way, and first stop was Pine Forest and Lake. It's nice small area worth spending 30-90 minutes. You are advised to carry your food as there is not much all the way except snacks, fruits, corns, etc. Freshly plucked carrots are common everywhere in Ooty.
Despondent and crestfallen with clamorous tourists on your arrival at heavily commercialized Ooty - southern India's favourite hill-station? Don't be, because you can still find a quiet escape at Pykara, a scenic hamlet, just 20 km away from Ooty town. Even if you are staying at Ooty, you can plan to have your tryst with nature and fill your lungs with exuberance at Pykara for a day. You can easily hire a cab or an auto for the day, to enjoy a hassle free journey.As you cruise through the windy ghats of the blue mountain range, you come across several resplendent locations, a couple of which have served as popular shooting spots for Bollywood movies. I stopped by the Pine Forest for a delightful view. As I traversed through the tall pine trees arranged in a small downhill, I reached the emerald colored Kamraj Sagar river.
Near the Mukurthi national park as it flows from its peak until the perimeter of the plateau, the Pykara falls are otherworldly. Crystal in nature and they portray scintillating vibes. The climax produced a transcending effect as we played ‘’the end’’ by The Doors on our way back.