Boat house Timing & Entrance Fees

Lake 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Rs 15/ per head above 5yr 25 Tips

  •  Ooty Lake Entry fee Rs 15/-  Adult, Rs 10/- Kids
  •  Still Camera fee  Rs 50/-
  •  Video Camera fee Rs 145/-
  •  Pedal boat 2 seater Fees Rs 170/- Deposit Rs 170/-, Total = Rs 240/-
  •  Pedal boat 4 seater Fees Rs 260/- Deposit Rs 260/-, Total = Rs 520/-
  •  Motor boats 8 seater Fees Rs 520/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 560/-
  •  Motor boats 10 seater Fees Rs 640/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 680/-
  •  Motor boats 15 seater Fees Rs 950/- Driver Charge Rs 40/-, Total = Rs 990/-
  •  Row boat 3+1 seater boat Fees Rs 205/- Driver Charge Rs 45/- Deposit Rs 250/-, Total = Rs 500/-
  •  Row boat 5+1 seater boat Fees Rs 245/- Driver Charge Rs 45/- Deposit Rs 290/-, Total = Rs 580/-

 All deposits will be refunded after the boat ride, Entry fees last updated on 11/01/2017

Other activity fees inside Ooty Lake
  •  Mini train especially for kids which cost Rs 25/- per head
  •  7D cinema, Horror and Mirror House cost Rs 100/- per head
  •  Dashing car, Break-dance and Columbus cost Rs 50/- per head

Other things to do near by Ooty Lake

Places nearby :  Doddabetta (12km), Botanical Garden(3km), Rose Garden(3.9km), Thread Garden(Opposite to Boat House), Thunder World(1 km)

Ooty boat house also called as Ooty lake, 1 km distance from Ooty busstand, opened by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. Boating is the prime attraction at the lake. You can find other Beautiful Lakes in Ooty

The boat house offers boating facilities with Paddle boats, Row boats, and Motor boats. It also features a garden, a mini train and an amusement park. Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824.

The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand race course, and the lake park.

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake in 1973, for providing boating facilities as a tourist attraction. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. During the summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organized for two days.

 Beast place for childrens (kids), lots to enjoy for them, you can find all the below event inside the ooty lake.

  • Small toy train for kids (note : its not ooty mountain heritage train)
  • Wax museum
  • Pedal boat ride - (20 min to 30 min)
  • Motor Boat ride - (20 min to 30 min)
  • Horse ride
  • Small zoo
  • Cycling around the lake
  • Horror house
  • Shooting (balloon)
  • Small roller coaster
  • Dashing cars
  • Play cricket
  • More food vendors

You can find thread garden in front of ooty lake. can spend some time to learn something about flowers.

If you feel its over crowded for boating you can check the alternative boating in Pykara lake boat ride


Ooty Lake and Boat house

ooty Lake video


25 Reviews and Tips

6/24/2022 4:29:15 PM

Going to boating with my family 24.6.2022 12noon,the entrances staffs all very bad behaviour.the boating counter staff also using bad woods.we all very disappointed and came back.manegment should teach the stafft the proper guidance.

7/31/2019 10:11:31 PM

I was pleasant when seeing the huge lake in the center of the city. we used pedal boat for boating. they also provided the safety jackets while boating. it was good experience to boat inside the lake surrounded by trees. Not only boating there is also many activities for kids. its also good place for shopping,where you can find all ooty products and fancy items.

7/6/2019 2:54:29 AM

One of the must visit place in ooty. Boating is the main attraction and the place was over crowded when we visited,so avoid weekends.There is a toy train in the exit side of lake and it was very nice experience.Nice place to relax and the amazing place for photographers.

7/6/2019 12:44:23 AM

Very Scenic view.Place is surrounded by lush green trees & plants.We have a plenty of options like Motor boat,Pedal boat,row boat etc...Boating was refreshing.We enjoyed a lot.Apart from boating there are some other activities like mini train,children games,3 d etc.It's probably a good place for kids to have fun.

12/19/2017 11:50:15 PM

Ooty lake is a man-made Lake.It is not that great as natural lake view. Not that worth place to visit but if you have time then you can glance at it.

12/6/2017 4:49:14 AM

Ooty Boat House is one of the most beautiful places in Ooty.There are many game activities for kids. Boating is available. A pedal boat is a good choice for couples.Motor Boats also available for groups.Though the rates are given for boats for 8 seaters or 10 seaters, you can wait and make a group and share the cost.

11/24/2017 11:47:06 PM

Ooty Lake is a very cool place to visit with family, friends or with your partner.You can avail three types of boat rides - pedal, row or motor.If you visit Ooty it is the place you should never miss.There are many entertainment games for kids.Kids will really enjoy this place.

10/26/2017 12:05:01 AM

Ooty Boat House is the must-visit places in Ooty. The pedal and motorboat rides give so much of fun and enjoyment. Food is also available here. There are many games to play here.A small toy train ride is extremely good for kids.

9/21/2017 2:40:21 AM

The Ooty lake is very famous.Most of the travelers who visit Ooty will go to the lake.Many shops are there.There are boating facility.we can enjoy a boat ride by taking tickets. Lacking in hygiene.variety of choices of boats. Paddle, Rowboat, and Motor Boats. Surrounded by mountains. Family with kids will enjoy here. There are various activities to do here, & major one is of course boating.

9/5/2017 3:00:53 AM

It is a good place to visit in Ooty. Boating is really nice experience, but this place is crowded during season time.It is recommended to visit during off season for a hassle free visit.The lake was full of water even though the rains had just started.

8/7/2017 5:29:34 AM

Last week I visited boat house..!! Its was very cool and the place to enjoy Children and family.! Especially I enjoyed 3D,7D,And 9D cinemas...!!! And I too enjoyed Dashing car and Hot home made chocolates..!! Really I like that!!

8/7/2017 5:29:06 AM

Last week I visited boat house..!! Its was very cool and the place to enjoy Children and family.! Especially I enjoyed 3D,7D,And 9D cinemas...!!! And I too enjoyed Dashing car and Hot home made chocolates..!! Really I like that!!

7/14/2017 1:29:08 AM

I visited Ooty lake which made me regain my old experience.Many people arrive here for the memorable experience obtained in the boat house, where I also experienced the same. Moreover, motor boats are used here, It is nice to do boating in such a pleasant area in Ooty with cold climate. The experience of Ooty has given me such wonderful memories.

6/19/2017 2:18:17 AM

The good thing about the place is the weather and easily accessible and there are many activities which can keep you and your children busy for 3 - 4 hours. Boating experience will be good, no matter whichever boat you select (options are row boat, paddle boat, motor boat). Other activities include such as virtual reality games and mini train. There are many food stalls and souvenir shops near by this spot.

2/28/2017 11:51:13 PM

Ooty lake situated in the heart of Ooty has different boating facilities like a pedal boat, row boat, motor boat etc of different seating capacities. It's surrounded with greenery all around.The picturesqueness and serenity make this lake so special. Rowing or pedal boat in this serene and beautiful lake with your loved one definitely will be a lifetime memory.

2/28/2017 2:17:35 AM

It is always good to visit the lake with Kids and families in Ooty. They can enjoy boating. Cleanliness is maintained well by local staff. Pedal boating is preferable for boating lovers.

2/7/2017 11:02:59 PM

Ooty Boat house is the main attraction of the city. It is easily accessible from Ooty bus stand and railway station. Many shops are available for shopping.You can find many activities like boating, toy train ride, horse riding etc. There is a play area for kids which is very interesting.

2/1/2017 12:46:33 AM

Ooty Lake is a Very cool place to visit with family, friends or with your spouse.You can get three types of boat rides - pedal, row or motor.It is a place you should never miss in Ooty.

8/23/2016 11:30:34 PM

Ooty Lake is known as boat house is a famous tourist spot in Ooty. Boating is a highlight in this spot but you have to wait in long queues for the boat rentals. There is a small food stall and also there are a lot of eatables shops near to the lake. The evening is the best time to visit this spot.

7/1/2016 12:40:04 AM

Ooty Lake is the best place to enjoy with family and friends.You can avail boating.Games such as Horror House, 7D, 3D etc., are amazing one.There are canteen and shops available inside.You can spend more than half a day in this place.

3/3/2016 2:25:03 AM

Ooty Boat House gives you an awesome experience, which is near to Ooty Bus Stand.There are Mini Trains, Different Games are available to entertain kids.Boating in a lake is a key attraction, you can avail pedal boats, motor boats or Row Boats depending on the count.There is a restaurant inside Boat House run by TTDC, where you can get delicious and tasty foods and snacks.

2/10/2016 11:10:59 PM

The aura of the Ooty Lake is very attractive and fully surrounded by shops, chocolates, activities, greenery etc.., The games and fun activities such as Cycling track, shooting gallery, horse riding is also available which enthralls many and suits for all age group. Different types of boats are available and cost may vary depending upon the boat you choose. The wax museum, thread garden are near to Ooty Lake.

2/3/2016 11:11:00 PM

Ooty Boat House is a beautiful place to spend the time with family and friends.Different types of boats are available.Not only boating but also you can enjoy many games like Horror House,7D,3D and Children's games.You can also go for Pony riding just outside the boat house.Thread garden which is also there near the entrance of boat house.Restaurants are available inside the Boat House, where you can get a good food with reasonable rate.

12/3/2015 11:49:44 PM

Boat House is one of the must visit places in Ooty.Different types of Boating is available here.You can enjoy Pedal Boat Ride and Motor Boat Ride.Motor boat is best if you go with your family.There are also thrilling zones like Horror House,7D, Roller Coaster, Dashing Cars and many games are there to entertain the kids.Totally it gives a nice and memorable experience.There are many shops and Restaurants available in and around this place.You can also enjoy Horse Ride here.

10/16/2015 1:15:01 AM

One of the renowned tourists attraction place in Ooty. Different types of boats are available for your ride. If you are a couple then you can choose the pedal boats which gives you a privacy. There is a restaurant inside the Ooty Lake. There is a mini train, fun rides, mirror house, play area for the kids. Other than boating you have other outdoor activities such as Cycling, Gun shooting, Horse riding. There are also many shops in and around Ooty lake.

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