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Emerald Lake Overview

Ranked 16 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

Emerald Lake is located in the upper plateau region of the Nilgiri Hills, hardly 25 km from Ooty. This lake is part of the Silent Valley and is situated close to the Red Hill Nature Resort. Visitors can enjoy sunrise and sunset from this place.

There are various birds, duck and other aquatic animals found in this lake. Moreover, at the tea plantation in the suburbs, tourists can taste wide variety of fresh and flavoured tea.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Navin Singh3.9/5

91 reviews

One should visit this place if you want to have some peaceful time out from the busy city life. Good views of natural lake. One should have your own or hired conveyance to reach this place. It is about 20 kms from Ooty town. You can go down to both the water bodies. Not a single soul is nearby. Close your eyes and relax. This is a Gifted place. Green islands of Avalanche will mesmerise. The view was unbelievable. You wouldn't find any better place to have a Sunset view.

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Umang Kardani4.3/5

37 reviews

Found empty thats lucky

When we visited very few visitors were there and that was great so we were able to click some great pics, love the natural beauty and there were horses are also available for clicking some beautiful pics.

Anshul Karwa3.6/5

2 reviews

One of the unexplored or unvisited place in Ooty

Emerald lake is around 20 kms from Ooty and is a really good place for picnic or even to do camping overnight, it is very refreshing and a good place to hang out, it is still not being visited often by the tourists, so it remains clean till now.Enjoy the scenic view here and click a lot of pictures, visit here in rainy season and you'll find more greenery.Sunrise and sunset both are the best time to visit but I recommend sunrise as after sunset there might be a chance of wild animals while going back to Ooty.

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Vijay Anand4.3/5

23 reviews

Getting lost in the uninhabitated

To Ooty everybody travels on the same Kotagiri or Coonoor route, but this time we decided to find go on a new route. So we took manjoor route which is around 60 km from Karamadai, a route through forest and the check post opens by 5.30 am. The tarmac is completely worst till manjoor but the scenic beauty and the peace you encounter makes you forget about the road. From karamadai to Emerald lake en-route you will happen to see many old dams. From Emerald Lake, Ooty is just 18 km. You won't much stores or hotel rather in manjoor or kundah.The climate is pleasant and you will find a good time in this trip rather than crowded ooty.Happy riding. On the whole trip there will be 2 check post there u have to pay Rs 20 for each 2 wheeler which is not officially fixed but the cops will demand.

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Kapil niranjan4.3/5

3 reviews

Beautiful lake, make your journey awesome

While going from Ooty to Coimbatore, please take route via Emerald, Avalanche, Pilloor dam. It's a beautiful journey with minimum traffic. Many times you will be alone with no one around, except some wild animals. You may sight elephants also. There are some places which allow fishing in Emerald/Avalanche lake. I am yet to try those places. This will make this journey/place even more awesome. For sophisticated types, food will be a problem, unless you have booked a room in one of the resorts near Avalanche.

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Rajesh Marar3.9/5

45 reviews

Beautiful Lake amidst nature

Beautiful lake amidst nature. Great view of the mountains from here. The travel is worth it especially if you are from a metro region / city as you cannot experience this elsewhere.

S.m.bega Raaj5.0/5

145 reviews

Stunning Emerald Lake

Water colour resembling like Emerald!!! So it's Emerald Lake.We went there on 21st September 2015 and enjoyed a lot. The views from the start to the end is absolutely awesome. The whole day was a memorable day in my life starting with Emerald Lakes scenic views and then Avalanche and finally ended at Upper Bhavani.Must visit for all age groups when you are in Ooty. Please experience this experience for experience sake and then give a thumbs up.

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Farhan Kt4.3/5

2 reviews

Emerald Lake - The best in Ooty

Personally the best destination or must visit place in Ooty. It is so calm and the cold humidity makes the place very interesting and will visit once again. A cool breeze and most probably no other visitors.

Vignesh Navi5.0/5

10 reviews

Romantic place ever

This is an awesome place for romance and also for peaceful time spending. This is a right place for a honeymoon for a new couple and also for childrens who want to spend their vacation here in Ooty. Please dont miss the fun life.

Raja gopal2.9/5

6 reviews

Fantastic nature

Everywhere the problem is that, the nature is fantastic but no where you will get proper guidance or not kept clean or not up to the level of international standard of tourism.

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Emerald Lake, Ooty

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Sowmya Rakesh

Breathtaking view of Emerald lake
Emerald Lake, Ooty

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Ajmal Rafeeq

Emerald Lake, Ooty
Emerald Lake, Ooty

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S.m.bega Raaj

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