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Boating, Sightseeing, Picnic

Pykara WaterFalls

Pykara is the name of a town and stream 19 kilometers from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The Pykara River is considered exceptionally hallowed by the Todas. It ascends at Mukurthi top, streams northwards, and after that swings toward the west after reaching to the edge of the plateau. The waterway courses through Murkurti, Pykara and Glenmorgan dams, and structures some portion of an imperative hydro-electric force project. The Pykara Station, pronounced as a heritage site in September 1997, set off the foundation of more hydro-electric force stations in the state. A boat house on the Pykara Reservoir is a very auspicious fascination for vacationers. The boat shelter with eatery is kept up by Tamil Nadu Tourism and Development Corporation. It comprises of a few vessels and has speedboats which are allowed in water for 20 minutes and speed boats which are considered for 10 minutes or 15 minutes sometimes.
Chaitali Chatterjee
I didn't expect to see much water as we went before the monsoon, but I wasn't disappointed.
Iswarya Sudhakaran
So we reached morning by 5.30 at Glanton Manor, which was a good three star hotel. Then for breakfast we went to Hotel Durga a vegetarian restaurant, and then started off to our first location which was the Pykara Waterfalls. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams, was as refreshing as it can be. Then, we went on to visit the Pykara lake, which was a clean and beautiful lake, not so crowed. There was a boat house, rest house and a restaurant that is run by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation.For lunch we went to Earls' Secret, which is a well maintained beautiful building nestled on top of a hill, with great food. After relaxing ourselves, we headed off to Shooting Point, also known as 9th mile, which has a spectacular view from the hill. Then, we went to the Pine Forest, which is also a scenic view, offering peace and tranquility. Number of Bollywood films including Saajan, Sadma, Deewana, Dil and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak have scenes shot in the Pine Forest. You need to walk down through the slopes (around 200 meters) of pine trees to reach the banks of the reservoir (Kamaraj Sagar/Sandynalla Reservoir). There are horses on hire for those who find it difficult to trek the slopes. After this we wrapped up our first day by having dinner at our hotel's restaurant.
Shetty Raksha
Pykara Falls, Lake and Boat-house