Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a charming hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is the capital of Nilgiris district in the state of Tamilnadu. Situated at an altitude of 7,440 feet, Ooty is one of the top hill stations in South India and also one of the top places to experience Tamilnadu Tourism. Often referred as ‘Queen of Hills’, Ooty is a nature lover’s paradise and also one of the top places to visit near Bangalore.The rolling hills, lush green vegetation and the misty landscapes attract large number of tourists to this hill station. The pleasant Ooty weather and the verdant green surroundings make Ooty Tourism is extremely popular. Apart from Ooty Lake, this scenic hill station also boasts of several lakes which are the important places to visit in Ooty. This is also one of the popular 2 day trip from Bangalore.
Pykara Lake is a placid lake formed by the backwaters of Pykara Dam in Ooty. Situated on Ooty – Mysore road, Pykara Dam built on Pykara River is a beautiful place offering breathtaking scenery. This is a blessed lake for the Todas, the local tribe of Nilgiris. Pykara Lake is one of the top Ooty Tourist Places and an ideal place to experience beautiful boat ride. Boating in the backwaters of Pykara Lake is a memorable experience and one can also catch a glimpse of wildlife like Elephants roaming on banks of the lake.
Emerald Lake is serene lake located near Emerald village in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. Situated amidst dense forests, it is one of the top places to visit in Ooty as part of Ooty Tour Packages. The lake is part of the Silent Valley National Park situated on the way to Avalanche village. The blue waters of Emerald Lake surrounded by lush green meadows and forest is simply mesmerizing. Emerald Lake is also a haven for a variety of birds. It is also notable for the scenic sun rise and sun set views near the lake. Besides these, there are also various activities for tourists around this lake like trekking, fishing and boating.