Pykara Lake

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: INR 60 per person for two-seater pedal boat*
Time Required
One hour.
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Families, Couples and Nature Lovers.

Quick Info

Set amidst pristine natural beauty and alluring greenery, the Pykara Lake is a famous attraction near Ooty. Many tourists visit this place to enjoy pedal boating, speed boating and motor boating. The lush green shore of the lake is an ideal place for a picnic. The Pykara Lake is basically a serene backwater formed because of the dam in the village.

Rankings & Ratings

A wonderful boating experience amidst a scenic environment.
Editor's Rankings

#1 in 5 Things to Do in Ooty

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Pykara Lake in Ooty has the perfect atmosphere for a memorable boating experience. The boats are of a top-class standard and guarantee a wonderful ride. The spectacular natural beauty all around the lake makes the experience way better. Although the rides are a bit expensive, they are worth every penny.


  • Scenic natural beauty all around.
  • Pleasant atmosphere, perfect for boating.
  • Top-class boating experience.
  • Clean and well-maintained place.


  • Boat rides are a bit expensive.
  • Can get crowded sometimes.
  • Quite far away from Ooty.
  • Nothing much to do apart from boating.

Detailed Info

The serene Pykara Lake in Ooty is an ideal place for pedal boating, speed boating and motor boating. The pristine natural beauty all around the lake creates a perfect atmosphere for a thrilling boating experience. You will see lush greenery with thick woods on the shores of the lake. The lush green area on the shores becomes an ideal spot for family picnics.

The Pykara Village has a gushing river that helps a dam and a power plant. The backwaters of the dam form the large lake. There is a waterfall close to the lake. Apart from the boating experience, tourists also enjoy the boat house which is an added attraction. Guests can also enjoy some delicious food at the restaurant near the lake. 

*There are different types of boats in the lake. The ticket price for each type of boat varies from the other.

Pedal boating takes about 20 minutes while speed boating takes about 10 minutes.