Upper Bhavani Timing & Entrance Fees

Lake 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 150 Rs/- Per Head 15 Tips

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

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees: No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby  Emerald Dam (37 km), Kunda (46km), Manjoor (27km), Avalanche (21km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

The govt vehicle is time bound and has 3-4 stops to go around and shoot the landscape, Our advice is to go early in the morning (tour starts at 9.00am so be there well before that) to avoid crowd. If you are lucky Fog and mist adds to the mystery to the road that lead to this place is scenic in itself .
  1. Avalanche Hydel Power
  2. Cauliflower forest 
  3. Bhavani Amman Temple
  4. upper bhavani back water


How to reach Upper Bhavani

The Best way to reach Upper Bhavani There are many ways to reach Upper Bhavani from ooty
Coonoor --> kaikatty --> Manjoor --> Upper Bhavani
Mpalada--> Ithalar --> Avalanche  --> Kunda --> Upper Bhavani
Both the routs are good for drive
Via coonoor you will pass through Chamraj Tea Estate, more green and full of Tea Estates Views
We recommend to go through via ithalar, you will pass more sceneries and green tea estates, with beautiful Dams, On the way you will pass Porthi (Emerald dam) at just 0.5 km from ithalar, emerald dam, and then you will pass through Avalanchi, but if you like to see avalanche you have to drop your plan to Upper Bavani, because to reach avalanche itself will take more time, where you won’t have time to reach Upper Bhavani in right time as per forest department schedule
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Special permission to make tent stay in upper bhavani
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Upper Bhavani one of the good tourists scenic lake in ooty, It’s a beautiful blue-green lake perched inside the deep forest of Nilgiri. To see this sightseeing place you should drive around 1 hour from Ooty, around 24 kms downhill from ooty town and there after another 30 mins drive in forest department vehicles (Tempo Travel) to reach upper bavani lake, The Lake is not accessible via private cars or cabs, Over there, you have to buy tickets which is INR 150/- for a shared van , which takes you to upper Bhavani lake.

15 Reviews and Tips

5/28/2022 7:19:38 PM

Want to visit Upper Bhavani dam And view point

7/31/2019 4:17:51 AM

Prominent picnic spot and research center.Take a good walk and spend time in beautiful and serene location.You can park your vehicles in the base location ,remember there are very less parking slots,so start early from Ooty. Mesmerizing place and worth of traveling to this pleasant breath taking view near avalanche.

7/5/2019 11:56:00 PM

Good location but no water

11/16/2017 11:01:29 PM

We thoroughly enjoyed in Upper Bhavani.We took department Jeep from check-post. You are allowed only after the permission from forest department. No plastic bags are allowed from the check post point. The Jeep rate is 1200/-. It was a 2 hr trip. We will see many viewpoints including cauliflower viewpoint, Bhavani Temple etc. The last point is Upper Bhavani Lake. It was such a marvelous scene. We have enjoyed this trip very much.

10/6/2017 11:07:29 PM

You have to take government vehicle to visit this place. It takes 45 minutes to reach this lake through an uneven road. Views of the lake are impressive and no boating is allowed here. You can spend 15-20 minutes at the lake and you can enjoy the surroundings. On the way back you can click the beauty of nature.The government bus stops at 2-3 places for few minutes.

10/25/2016 2:24:51 AM

Upper Bhavani lake is a must visit places in Ooty. The view of the lake is excellent.It is the best place for photography.But the permission has to get from the forest department before visiting this place.The drive to this lake itself gives a memorable experience.Don't miss to visit this place in your lifetime.

6/20/2016 11:15:31 PM

Upper Bhavani one of the most scenic and serene spots in Ooty. Safari ride which cost Rs 150 /- per head and Jeep safari ride Rs 1200/- (max 8) the ride takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. You will be allowed half an hour in upper Bhavani to enjoy its scene and lake. The best time to visit is after rains because in summer the water level will be low.

4/13/2016 9:07:03 PM

Need an information, please. Is any permit required to drive private car from Ooty to Upper Bhavani via Emerald, Avalanche, Kundha?

4/13/2016 3:30:38 AM

It is a beautiful lake with crystal clear water. The private vehicles are allowed only till the check post. After that, you have to take the forest department vehicles to reach the lake. Both Jeep and Van rides are available.This ride is around 2 hours.Booking counter opens at Morning 9.30 am and closes at 3.30 pm.

3/2/2016 4:36:51 AM

1. We are planning to reach Upper bhavani dam next week. We are planning to take this route from Karamadai-Mulli-Manjoor-Thaisholla-Upper bhavani dam. Please advise is it possible to reach the destination by the above mentioned route by Swift car? do we allowed to reach Dam by private car? 2. Once we reach the dam,our next plan is to reach ooty by Avalanche route. So please advise weather we are permitted to use this road to reach Ooty. Please reply Asap because we are planning for next week. Thanks a lot in advance.

2/16/2016 12:57:38 AM

Upper Bhavani is one of the unique places to visit in Ooty.You have to get prior permission from the forest department to visit this place.Only forest department vehicle is allowed inside the Upper Bhavani, which will accommodate maximum 20 people.The trek to this place gives an amazing experience with excellent views.For nature lovers and adventure lovers, it is the best place to inflict in Ooty.

1/6/2016 10:12:46 PM

Dear sir 8 persons come with upperbhavani on 17/01/2016 ( Sunday ) kindly arrange the permission for u r vehicle. pls contact 9865703810 thank you velkumar

1/6/2016 10:08:47 PM

Dear sir 6 persons come with upperbhavani on 09/01/2016 ( Saturday ) kindly arrange the permission for u r vehicle. pls contact 9566361444.

10/11/2015 5:29:56 AM

Best place for nature lovers, but make sure its an eco-tourism spot, don't expect any other special activity there, food is the main concern, you don't get good hotel around 25 km from the spot

10/11/2015 12:54:03 AM

This is must see place in Ooty, its near avalanche, need to get forest tickets to go for the forest ride, which could cost you around 150 per person

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