Monday, October 17, 2016

Ooty Lake

The lake located in Ooty is one of the major attractions in the city. The lake offers boating facilities to the visitors for a nominal fee. It is an  artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824.



The lake is formed when the water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to occupy an area of 65 acres. The lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and a railway line used by Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs along its shore.



Originally it was used for fishing, but as it diminished in size, it was converted into  tourist spot by the authorities to restrict encroachment of the area.



The kids and adults equally enjoy the boat rides here. One can around in the lake with the choice of their boat such as Paddle boats, Row boats, and Motor boats.



Also one can also see water birds in this lake.

23 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos

Jeevan said...

Beautiful photos on the lake! But I wish they avoid motorboats to keep the lake, and its surroundings, clean.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely shots - and a nice place for an outing.

Photo Cache said...

I like that kind of boat.

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Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a lovely scenery. Well done

Fun60 said...

A trip on the water is always enjoyable. The views from the lake look beautiful.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow...

dhiru guri said...

Wonderful capture.

Melody Steenkamp said...

How extraordinary.... except perhaps from the second photo, the other photo's do not tell in which county this photo's are taken ;-)


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carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful area ~ Water in India!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

photowannabe said...

Riding in a choice of boats looks like a lot of fun.
Lovely Lake.

Lucinda Goce Bristol Tamhane Sahakian said...

ooty lake, wow.

Findlay Wilde said...

I bet there is lots of great nature to enjoy on a visit there.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Oh, I love lakes! It is great you had the opportunity to chec this one out.

Pietro Brosio said...

Fantastic views of the lake!

Amit Agarwal said...

Ooty..a double decker when it comes to 'O'!!
Great pics:)

Roger Owen Green said...

nice getaway
ROG, ABCW

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Beautiful photos of the lake and boats. What a lovely place to visit.

Powell River Books said...

Good to see that the lake is being protected and at the same time enjoyed by many people. - Margy

NatureFootstep said...

not often one see lakes from your country. Love it!

Rajeev Moothedath said...

Superb pics as usual!

Kokila Gupta said...

The famous place we have only seen in Hindi movies!