Emerald Dam Timing & Entrance Fees

Lake 9:00 am to 6:00 pm 21 Tips

Timing: Mon-Fri: Any Time, Sat - Sun: Any Time

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees: No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the dam

Places nearbyAvalanche (5.5km),Upper Bhavani (37km), Manjoor (16km),Radio Astronomy Out view point (13km), Kunda Power station (11 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Emerald Dam

            Emerald dam which is a lovely lake and it has a scenic view and the view is mesmerizing. The Avalanche and Upper Bhavani are two dams which is near to the Emerald dam. So if you plan for a trip to inflict Emerald dam you can have a trio place inflict. It is  a beautiful place with pine trees and farms sorrounding the blue water of Emerald. Emerald dam is one among the major supply of water to Kundah Hydro Electric Power Station. This is one of the favourite picnic spot for the tourist and also it is one of the major attraction place for the tourist. From Emerald you have to go 1.5km to reach the emerald dam that is you need to short climb to reach the climb. It is another mind blowing place to inflict.


             Emerald dam which is a lovely lake and it has a scenic view and the view is mesmerizing. The Avalanche and Upper Bhavani are two dams which is near to the Emerald dam. So if you plan for a trip to inflict Emerald dam you can have a trio place inflict. It is  a beautiful place with pine trees and farms sorrounding the blue water of Emerald.

21 Reviews and Tips

2/16/2018 12:03:08 AM

Emerald Lake is 18 km far from Ooty Bus Stand.This place is not easily accessible but the view of the Lake is very attractive. Bring water and food items when you visiting this lake. We did not find any restaurants and shops nearby and its complexity in reaching there.

11/30/2017 11:50:03 PM

Emerald dam is under TNEB control, the access is restricted without prior permission and photography banned, the lake offers great views. There was a small children's park on the right side of the entrance which is not maintained well. If Department of Tourism in conjunction with TNEB promotes this, it offers a very beautiful tourist destination.

11/27/2017 2:38:29 AM

Emerald Lake is the best destination or must visit place in Ooty. It is so peaceful place. This place is very calm and the visitor also less.You can enjoy the great view of the mountains from here. The travel is worth it especially if you are from a metro city as you cannot experience this elsewhere.

10/21/2017 12:55:58 AM

Emerald lake is on the way to Avalanche Lake but the route to reach lake is little tricky as you have to walk down for 10 minutes. The views are good but you can see the same views in Avalanche Lake also.

9/16/2017 4:02:43 AM

We visited the emerald lake, we were amazed because it was a clean and pollution free place. The place was covered with beautiful trees all around you can take various photos with the best scenery frame.Never miss the lake when you visit Ooty. It is the best and peaceful place.

7/27/2017 10:34:37 PM

we visited the emerald dam, such a pleasant place to enjoy and the best place for photography. Most of the people arrive there to see the beauty of sun at the evening, the view points were wonderful.It was a great experience.

3/14/2017 2:50:40 AM

Emerald Lake is really awesome. We haven't expected this much beauty here. Nice place to visit with friends.

3/7/2017 12:07:39 AM

Emerald lake is one and half an hour drive from Ooty. It is not an easy place to find. This spot is serene where you can spend those special moments with your loved ones. Make a move before it gets dark as there are hardly any vehicles or people that travel on this route. Best time to visit after monsoon season.

10/14/2016 3:02:44 AM

Emerald Dam is a must visit place for the nature lovers.This lake offers awesome views.Private vehicles are allowed only till avalanche check post.After that, you must go by forest department vehicles.It is a very beautiful place and good picnic spot too to spend a time with family and friends.

9/26/2016 11:26:12 PM

Emerald lake is on the way to Avalanche, you can spend an hour in that lake . It is surrounded by tea gardens and the place is very serene. You need not get permission from forest department to visit this lake. A nice place to visit especially right after the monsoon.

8/5/2016 3:57:19 AM

Emerald dam is highly recommended place to visit in Ooty. The drive to this lake is amazing through lush green plantations.The visitors to this lake is less, so you can enjoy its calm and serene beauty without any hurry.Monsoon season is the best time to visit because in summer time the water level will be less.

7/20/2016 12:16:39 AM

Emerald Lake is far from Ooty. It offers a breathtaking view.Best time to visit is winter and monsoon season. During the summer season, the water level will be less.Fishing is allowed in this lake. For the nature lover, it is the must visit places in Ooty. The serene beauty of the lake is excellent and it is a very calm place, where you can spend more than half an hour to thoroughly enjoy its beauty.

7/4/2016 1:51:42 AM

Emerald Dam is a wonderful place to visit in Ooty. The drive to this lake itself gives an awesome experience.The view of the lake is great.There was no signs or direction to this lake and the road to the lake was a slight detour from a village.It is the best place for Trek Lovers.

6/24/2016 12:33:33 AM

Emerald dam is located at Avalanche. It is a restricted area you can see the only view of the Dam because private vehicles are allowed only till avalanche check post.The drive to the lake is beautiful and views of villages and farms below are extremely good.No shops available,so it is advisable to carry foods if you go with your children.For Nature lovers, it is the best place to inflict in Ooty.

6/21/2016 11:26:12 PM

Emerald lake is a hidden beauty which is located in Emerald Village. It is one of the picture perfect lakes and the views are breathtaking. The roads from Ooty to this lake will be enjoyable for bikers.As it is a prohibited area you can't go near to the lake but from the mountain, you can see the beautiful view of it. Beautiful view and an excellent place for photography.

4/15/2016 4:30:19 AM

Emerald Dam is about 30 meters from Ooty Bus Stand.It is prohibited area,you can't go near the lake.But you can enjoy the view from the roadside.It offers an awesome view.For Trek Lovers and Nature Lovers, it is the best place to visit in Ooty. It is also one of the best places for photography.

2/24/2016 2:55:38 AM

Emerald Lake is one of the scenic picnic spots in Ooty, which gives an excellent sunrise and sunset views.You can do fishing on this lake.This lake is surrounded by lush green tea plantation, you can also get tea products from here.This is the ideal place for photography.

2/4/2016 2:22:31 AM

It is located in the region called silent valley, which is 25 kms from Ooty town. The lake is notable for the sunrise and sunset near the lake which gives a feast to the eyes. The lake is surrounded by tea plantation where tourist can buy the tea products. There are many resorts like Red hill nature, destiny farmstay for the tourist for accommodation.

1/7/2016 3:24:32 AM

Emerald lake is a famous tourist spot and the place to behold. A perfect place for bird watching, trekking, biking etc.., You can find different varieties of flora and fauna. This place is really good for Nature lovers and Photography enthusiast.

12/16/2015 12:00:13 AM

Emerald Lake is one of the must see places in Ooty, which is on the way to Avalanche Sanctuary.It takes more time to reach there from Ooty. The view is excellent and breathtaking.This place is very quite and beautiful.The visitors can engage in Trout Fishing.They can also use this place for Tent Camping.

10/20/2015 2:51:57 AM

Emerald dam is about 25km from Ooty and the road is not that great but if you are a nature lover then this is a must place to inflict and also you need to get the permission to visit this place.The one thing is there is no dining facility, better you can carry snacks or food.This lake is also used for angling. You can spend the quality time with your friends or families.

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