Ooty - Queen of hill stations
Udhagai / Udhagamandalam / Ootacamund / ஊட்டி / ऊटी
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Lake - Ooty, Tamil Nadu
From just behind the Main Bus Stand (also near the Railway station) the famous Ooty Lake stretches, in an irregular 'L' shape, for about two kilometres in length and varying distances in width. At the far end is the Boat House where all kinds of boats are available for hire from eight in the morning to six in the evening. During summer seasons, in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organised on two days at the lake which draw huge crowds.
In recent years the lake and the boat house have become the hub of entertainment for the visitors. At the boat house end there is children's park with a toytrain. In the adjacent site there is a deer park. A mini-garden is at the bus stand end and a well laid footpath circles the entire lake. Just outside the Boat house local ponies are available for jolly rides at a charge.
For the curious, this lake was artificially formed by John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, in 1823-25 by damming the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. The lake which breached thrice, completely emptying itself, originally extended upto the present day market and ferries were used to get across one side to the other. The lake gradually shrunk in size giving place to the present racecourse, the bus stand, mini garden and some part from the mini garden end.
If you love the outdoors, Ooty lake is a must see for you. It was built in 1825 and is about 2.5 Km long. Visitors to this lake can go for boating on the lake or enjoy their favorite outdoor activity of fishing. If the latter really appeals to you then remember to get fishing permission before you head to buy baits! The beautiful Ooty Lake is a favourite haunt of tourists. It was constructed in the year 1825, through the initiatives of Mr. John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. This lake was built in order to provide an irrigation tank to the people.
The Ooty Lake is the pride of the Blue Hills. It is the central and strategic attraction. Mr. John Sullivan formed this artificial lake in the year 1824, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The Ooty lake which extends to an area of 65 acres. Earlier the entire lake was used for fishing. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake for pleasure boating facilities in the year 1973. Another added attraction of the Ooty lake is the Mini Train and an amusement park.
The artificial Lake, yet another of Sullivan's contributions, has facilities for boating and permission to fish can be obtained from the office of the Assistant Director of Fisheries.
This is an artificial lake built by John Sullivan. It 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.
This beautiful lake is set amidst the blue hills built by John Sullivan. The lake offers the fine boating facilities with row boats, motor boats and paddle boats on hire. The lake garden and the toy train add to the beauty of this beautiful lake.
Central to Ooty existence, the lake (with a couple on a boat) occupies the foreground of any picture postcard from here. It is much sullied today, and could do with the TLC honeymooners display on its waters. If you have a permit, you could even do a spot of fishing.
This artificial lake was constructed by John Sullivan, the first collector of Ooty. Originally intended to be an irrigation tank it was dredged out during the years, 1823-1825.
Row, row your boat John Sullivan, the first District Collector of Udhagamandalam created an artificial lake in 1824. The action begins around 8 am and ends at 6 pm everyday. People line up at the jetty after buying their tickets and wait excitedly to hop into one of the numerous boats - paddle, oar or motorised. You can even hire a boatman who'll take you around.
It is a very popular tourist spot in Ooty. You can go boating between 8 AM and 6 PM on all days in this lake. A wide range of boats are available at the Boat House to suit varied tastes and budgets. A Mini Garden with an amusement park for children and a toy train are added attractions here.
The Lake with its green lakeside garden and toy train running along one bank is a popular holiday attraction, for all visitors to Ooty The picturesque lake set amidst the blue hills was built between 1823 and 1825, by John Sullivan. It has fine boating facilities with row boats, paddle boats and motor boats available on hire. The lake garden and toy train rides are other attractions.
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