boating at pykara lake

Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.[1] The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas.[2] It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau.[2] The river flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glenmorgan dams, and forms part of an important hydro-electric power project.

The river flows over a series of waterfalls, the last two of 55 metres (180 ft) and 61 metres (200 ft) being known as Pykara Falls.[2] The falls are approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the bridge on the main road. There is a forest rest Budget Hotels  at Pykara. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boasts well-protected, fenced sholas, Toda settlements, large grassy meadows and good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, falls and reservoir attract many tourists.[1]

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