Pykara Timing & Entrance Fees

Lake 8:30 am to 5 pm Rs 30/- Per Adults 27 Tips

Pykara Lake & Boating

located in the scenic Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu, is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. The Pykara Lake Boat House is one of its prime attractions, offering a delightful boating experience for visitors. In this article, we'll dive into the essential details you need to know about Pykara Lake's Boat House, including parking fees, operating hours, and a breakdown of boating options and their prices.
Parking Fees
Before embarking on your Pykara Lake adventure, it's important to know the parking fees:
- Two-Wheeler: Rs 10
- Car: Rs 20
- Van or Bus: Rs 40
This affordable parking fee makes it convenient for visitors to explore Pykara Lake without worrying about the cost of parking their vehicles.
Operating Hours
The Pykara Lake Boat House operates from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. These hours give you ample time to plan your visit and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of the lake.
Boating Options and Pricing
Pykara Lake Boat House offers various boating options to suit your preferences and group size. Here's a breakdown of the available choices and their respective prices:
1. 8 Seater Boat
   - Price: Rs 1000
   - Duration: 20 minutes
   - Capacity: Suitable for a group of up to 8 individuals
   - Description: The 8 seater boat is perfect for a small group or family looking to enjoy a leisurely ride across the serene waters of Pykara Lake. With a reasonable price and a 20-minute ride, it's an excellent choice for a short yet memorable experience.
2.  10 Seater Boat
   - Price: Rs 1200
   - Duration: 20 minutes
   - Capacity: Ideal for larger groups of up to 10 people
   - Description: The 10 seater boat is a great option for bigger families or groups of friends. At just Rs 1200 for a 20-minute ride, you can create unforgettable memories as you explore the picturesque Pykara Lake.
3. Speed Boat (2 or 3 Person)
   - Price: Rs 1000
   - Duration: 10 minutes
   - Capacity: Designed for 2 or 3 individuals
   - Description: If you're an adventure enthusiast or prefer a more intimate boating experience, the speed boat is an exciting choice. With room for 2 or 3 people and a thrilling 10-minute ride, you can enjoy the lake's beauty at a faster pace.
Pykara Lake Boat House is an attractive destination for nature lovers and those seeking a unique boating experience. With reasonable parking fees, convenient operating hours, and a range of boating options at affordable prices, a visit to Pykara Lake promises to be an unforgettable experience. Whether you're exploring the lake with your family, friends, or on a romantic getaway, there's a boat option tailored just for you. Make the most of your visit to Pykara Lake and its Boat House by enjoying the serene beauty and the thrill of boating.


Pykara Water Falls

Nestled in the lush Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu, Pykara Water Falls is a tranquil haven for nature enthusiasts and those seeking respite from the chaos of city life. In this article, we will guide you through the essentials of your visit to Pykara Water Falls, including details on entry fees, the battery car service, operating hours, and what to expect when you arrive at this picturesque destination.
Entry Ticket
To access the breathtaking beauty of Pykara Water Falls, you'll need to purchase an entry ticket, which costs just Rs 30. This modest fee provides you with access to the pristine surroundings and ensures the maintenance and preservation of this natural wonder.
Battery Car Service
Upon entering Pykara Water Falls, you have the option to utilize the convenient battery car service for just Rs 20. This service takes you from the entrance area to the falls, saving you from a long and tiring walk. It's an excellent choice, especially if you want to conserve your energy for exploring and admiring the stunning cascades.
Operating Hours
Pykara Water Falls welcomes visitors from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. These hours offer ample time for you to plan your visit, whether you're a sunrise chaser or prefer a leisurely afternoon exploration. Be sure to arrive during these hours to make the most of your experience.
What to Expect
1. Nature's Beauty As you approach Pykara Water Falls, you'll be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of the cascading water. The falls are surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene and picturesque atmosphere that's perfect for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.
2. Photography Delight Pykara Water Falls provides numerous opportunities for photographers. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, the natural lighting and pristine landscapes make it a photographer's dream come true.
3. Leisure and Picnicking  You'll find designated picnic spots near the falls. It's an ideal place to relax, enjoy a picnic with your family or friends, and immerse yourself in the soothing sounds of nature.
4. Adventure Activities For those seeking adventure, there are opportunities for trekking in the nearby hills. It's a chance to explore the unspoiled wilderness and get a different perspective on the region's natural wonders.
Pykara Water Falls offers a rejuvenating escape from the daily hustle and bustle. With an affordable entry fee, a convenient battery car service, and a generous operating schedule, it's an accessible destination for all. From the tranquil beauty of the falls to the adventurous trekking options, Pykara Water Falls promises a memorable experience for everyone. So, plan your visit, immerse yourself in nature's beauty, and let Pykara Water Falls leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.


Places near by :   Mudumalai (29km), 6th Mile (12km), 9th Mile (9 km),  Bison valley (10km)

Entry fees last updated on 10/26/2023

Pykara Water Falls and Pykara Lake

                   Pykara is the name of a village and river located 19 km from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boats of well protected fenced shoals. There is a restaurant and motor boats(20 minutes ride) and speed boats(10 minutes ride) are available. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams. There is a forest rest house in Pykara and also the scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary 

Pykara WaterFalls Video

Pykara is the name of a village and river located 19 km from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boats of well protected fenced shoals. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams.. 

27 Reviews and Tips

11/28/2022 4:11:21 AM

Nice Waterfall, Good Time spent with Nature

7/14/2019 11:32:18 PM

Picture sque lake and water falls with amidst grassy meadows.But avoid week ends and carry some warm clothes and take care of kids and aged people when climbing up and down the stairs.Must visit place for couples.

2/13/2018 4:26:14 AM

Pykara falls is a small one, but it offers a wonderful view. This place is neat and clean and one needs a little walk to see the falls. Battery car service also available from the parking place to the falls.

1/2/2018 12:47:51 AM

If you visit Ooty, you could add Pykara Lake to your itinerary. This lake is surrounded by pine forests and has multiple trekking options. Clean blue waters and the serene environment is a worthwhile experience. Lake extends over a large area and can be seen from multiple points.

9/4/2017 4:44:59 AM

Pykara lake is a natural lake with a huge amount of water & pine trees surrounding. It is picturesque!You can avail Speed or Motor Boating.You can also club it with Pykara falls.It is one kilometer away from this lake. You can only enjoy the beauty of water.Getting inside the lake is prohibited.

8/10/2017 1:11:11 AM

We visited Pykara, It was the great experience to see both falls at the same point of the falls.The boating which we did there gave us a special and different experience. We enjoyed the trip in Pykara.

7/12/2017 11:48:44 PM

The boating at Pykara Lake was really a good experience. There is no good restaurant to avail food near the lake. The water fall near the lake is also very beautiful but there was not much water when we visited the place. One time visit is recommended.

6/14/2017 11:23:09 PM

The road leading to the Pykara is very scenic. Parking a car is little issue in this spot. Only speed and motor boats are available. Good place for a boat ride with a nice view of pine and eucalyptus.

2/6/2017 11:15:06 PM

Pykara falls is very scenic and magnificent place to visit during your trip to Ooty. The surroundings of the Pykara waterfalls is picturesque.We spent around 2 hours in this place just to enjoy the scenic view and took many snaps.It is one of the must visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers.

1/30/2017 11:53:26 PM

Pykara is nice and well-maintained Lake. Different types of boats available here. This place is a must visit place for couples.Best time to visit is between 3 to 6 pm.

1/18/2017 2:12:15 AM

Pykara lake is Clean and located in lush green surroundings.You can visit the lake within one hour time.We availed speed boating.The charge is quiet high but the boating experience was amazing.Beware of monkeys.

1/8/2017 11:57:27 PM

Pykara is known for its scenic beauty. Nice place for boating.You can easily spend 2 hours in this lake. You will enjoy the scenic beauty around the lake while boating. Early morning is the best time to visit to avoid the crowd.

1/1/2017 11:47:00 PM

Pykara Lake offers very good and scenic views. It is located bit far from the city, can take up to 1 hour from Ooty in the case of traffic. Boating is good but bit expensive like Rs.750 for 20 min for 8 seaters. The best time to visit is during the non-season time because in season time the crowd will be more and you are not able to enjoy boating.

12/26/2016 10:38:26 PM

Pykara Lake is a nice scenic place for photography.You can sit and relax and enjoy nature in this silent lake.We enjoyed speed boat, the experience was excellent.The boating in Pykara lake is much interesting when compared to Boating in Ooty lake.

12/25/2016 7:12:04 AM

Good place to visit

11/2/2016 12:40:28 AM

Pykara lake is a wonderful tourist spot known for it's nature beauty and is a paradise on Ooty. One will love boating in this lake. Pykara falls near to the lake is a superb place for photography.There is a forest rest house at Pykara for guests. The Pykara falls, boating in Pykara lake, Pykara dams attracts many tourists. Near Pykara boat house there is a restaurant.

P. Chandra sekar
10/29/2016 9:36:12 PM

Very nice

10/25/2016 6:57:54 PM

It was a awesome boat riding in Pykara lake, Pykara is a major lake in Ooty. Its 19 kilometers away from the Ooty town. Boat Ride Videos

9/19/2016 10:58:13 PM

Pykara lake and Pykara falls are must visit place when you are planning for the Pykara tour. There are a restaurant and small shops near to Pykara lake and falls. The boating price is little expensive in Pykara lake. In season time you have to wait in queue for at least 2 hours to avail boating. The mountain scenery adds to the value of the Pykara lake.

8/2/2016 11:59:16 PM

Pykara lake is the best place for boating.The parking place is available. Restaurants and Shops are also available here. But beware of Monkeys and keep your things safe.Speed Boating gives an excellent experience,if you go by family then Motor Boating is the best choice.The best time to visit is during Monsoon Season.

6/20/2016 3:29:51 AM

Pykara is one of the good tourist places to visit in Ooty.Pykara boat house is the best place to enjoy with family and friends.You can avail boating.The speed boat is the best boat to avail for couples and friends.The boating is about 20 minutes.Shops and restaurants are available in this place.This Lake is well maintained and life jackets are must if you want to go for boating.

6/1/2016 12:19:29 AM

Pykara lake is one of the renowned tourist spots and is located between the lush greenery amid the dense forest. Forest rest house is available in this area. Pykara is also renowned for its boat house. The restaurant and rest house is available in this boat house too for relaxation.There is an entry fee for this place.

2/18/2016 9:49:28 PM

Pykara Lake is the main attraction in Pykara, which is located 20-25 km from Ooty. This lake is very good and the water in the lake is clean and you can enjoy a boat ride.Instead of Ooty Lake, you can go for Pykara lake, which is better than Ooty Lake.Pedal Boats, Motor Boats and Speed Boats are available here.This place is very calm and it is the best place to spend the time with our family.

2/1/2016 3:37:57 AM

Pykara waterfall is the main attraction tourist spot in Ooty. It is located nearly an hour from Ooty. To reach waterfall one need to trek for around 7 to 10 minutes. For elders and kids electric car(only one) facility is available. Nice place to visit during the winter season.

12/14/2015 2:04:52 AM

It's a must place to inflict in Ooty around 19km from Ooty on the way to Ooty-Mysore road and vice versa. Beautifully scenic and neatly maintained. Boating is the prime attraction. 6,8 and 10 seater boats and speed boats(3-4 can accommodate ) are available and Pedal boats are not available. You can avail horse riding in this place.Best time to visit this place if from November to March.

10/12/2015 9:48:55 PM

The major attractions in Pykara are Pykara Falls, Pykara Lake or Pykara Boat House.Pykara Lake is neat, clean and well maintained and a boat ride is for 20 minutes which gives excellent experience.So don't forget to visit this fantastic place.

10/12/2015 9:44:01 PM

Pykars is the most beautiful and must visit sightseeing places in Ooty.Boating in Pykara Lake is amazing, which offers different types of boating.You can enjoy the Motor Boats and Speed Boats offers by the lake, restaurants also available at Boat House.

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