Distance (From Ooty Railway Station): 1 Kms
Commonly Visited From: Ooty Railway Station
Trip Duration (From Ooty Railway Station, Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 Km from Ooty Bus Station & Railway Station, Ooty Lake is an artificial lake built by John Sullivan between 1823 & 1825. Situated amidst beautiful valleys, lake is a major landmark in the town and it is the place most commonly represented for Ooty Tourism. Ooty lake is the prime attraction & one of the top tourist places to visit in Ooty.
The lake used to be much larger than its present size, and encompassed the present bus stand and race course as well as much of the present market. Next to the lake there is a Mini Garden with an amusement park for children with a toy train.
The average depth of this lake is 40 feet. Swimming inside the lake is not allowed. A well laid footpath circles the entire lake with a total length of about 2.75 Kms. Boating is memorable and most famous activity here. Visitors need to pay refundable deposit to hire a boat.
There is a large parking area with several shops selling woolen cloths and toys. Horse race is available out side the lake. There is a flower garden near the exit that also sells variety of flowers and seeds.
Boat Club Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM.
Entrance Fee: Boat House – Rs 5, Still Camera – Rs 10 & Video camera – Rs 100.
Pedal Boat (30 minutes): Rs 60 (2 seater) & Rs. 100 (4 seater). Deposit Rs. 100
Row Boat (30 minutes): Rs 95 (3 seater) & Rs. 125 (5 seater). Deposit Rs. 100
Motor boats are also available.