Pykara is a river around 20 km north west from Ooty in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The river has a dam & a power plant. Due to this dam the back water forms a very big lake kind of a thing which sometimes is also referred to as Pykara Lake. There is a boat house which has boat rides with motor boats. This amazing boat ride with beautiful scenery of the Nilgiri trees in the back drop makes the place very attractive to the tourists. We need to take a left after the Pykara village while coming from Ooty & going towards Mysore & go around 3 km inside from the main road.
There is also a beautiful water falls - Pykara Falls after the dam, one has to walk half a km from the main road to go to this water falls. There won't be any water in this water falls during the summer, so best time to visit this falls is August - Jan.
How to reach:
From Ooty on the way to Mysore on NH181
Pykara village is around 20km
Boat house is around 22 km
Pykara Dam is around 21 km
Pykara Falls is around 21 km
Places of interest nearby Pykara:
* Ooty - 20 km - Hill Station
* Mudumalai National Park - 32 km - Tiger Reserve
* Doddabetta - 30 km - Third highest peak in South India
Motor Boat Tariff:
6 seater boat : 350 Rs (20 mins)
8 seater boat : 400 Rs (20 mins)
Video Captured from the boat ride in Pykara Lake ..