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Oooty Lake

Relax by the water and go for a paddle on this peaceful lake, just minutes from the busy city center.

Sit on the grass beneath tall trees and watch as small boats meander across the waters of Ooty Lake. Try one of the peddle-boats or enjoy the surrounding woodland haven from your carriage on the toy train.

Measuring approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) in length, this L-shaped man-made lake was created by city founder John Sullivan in 1824. Intended purely for entertainment purposes it was formed by damming the streams that flow down the Ooty Valley.

Escape the bustle of the city and spend an afternoon sunbathing on the green banks of the lake. Work on your tan or lie in the shade of the lush eucalyptus trees that surround the water.

For something a little more active head to the boathouse at the north end of the lake where you can rent several types of watercraft. Stretch your legs on a peddle-boat or explore the calm water from the comfort of a small motorized vessel.

If you are feeling really adventurous you can even try your hand at horse riding. The center behind the boathouse offers short lessons as well as guided rides. Those who would rather trust their own two feet should walk through the woodland park to the south where you can spot deer among the dense trees.

Enjoy the best views of the area by hopping on the toy train. The track winds its way around part of the lake. Trains set off every few minutes.

Ooty Lake is a couple of miles southwest of the middle of town. If you would rather not walk, the city train station can be found on the northeastern side of the water. The lake and surrounding attractions are open all day year-round.


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KSTDC Hotel Mayura Sudarshan

KSTDC Hotel Mayura Sudarshan

Fern Hill, Tamil Nadu, Ooty
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ooty, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Thread Garden, Ooty Lake, and Government Museum. Upper Bhavani Lake and Ooty Rose Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Fortune Resort Sullivan Court

Fortune Resort Sullivan Court

123 Selbourne Road, Ooty
4.0
of 5, from 20 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ooty, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ooty Rose Garden, St. Stephen's Church, and Upper Bhavani Lake. Botanical Gardens and Ooty Lake are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£45
Sinclairs Retreat Ooty

Sinclairs Retreat Ooty

Gorishola Road, Ooty
3.4
of 5, from 17 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Government Museum, Upper Bhavani Lake, and St. Stephen's Church. Ooty Lake and Thread Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£109
FabHotel Nilgiris Inn Ettines Road

FabHotel Nilgiris Inn Ettines Road

183/B3, Opposite Race Course, Ooty
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Ooty, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ooty Rose Garden, St. Stephen's Church, and Ooty Lake. Upper Bhavani Lake and Botanical Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£85
Taj Savoy Hotel

Taj Savoy Hotel

Ootacamund 77 Sylks Road, Ooty
4.3
of 5, from 23 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Perched on a hillside amid colorful English gardens, this Ooty hotel is within 2 to 3 km of the city center, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, and the Ooty Railway Station. Doddabetta Peak is 10 km (6 mi) away.

£21
British Cliff Club Resort

British Cliff Club Resort

Mount Peasant Road, Ooty
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ooty Rose Garden and St. Stephen's Church. Ooty Lake and Botanical Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£21
Treebo Rosefield Heritage

Treebo Rosefield Heritage

206/207, Westbury Rd, Mysore Main Road, Ooty
3.0
of 5, from 1 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Ooty, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Government Museum and Upper Bhavani Lake. St. Stephen's Church and Ooty Lake are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£32
Kings Cliff

Kings Cliff

Havelock Road, Ooty
4.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Ooty, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Upper Bhavani Lake, St. Stephen's Church, and Government Museum. Botanical Gardens and Ooty Rose Garden are also within 2 mi (3 km).