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Ousteri Wetland And National Park

Pondicherry

13.6/5(2 Ratings)

Ousteri Wetland And National Park Overview

Ranked 32 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

Ousteri Wetland and National Park are situated approximately 10 km from the town of Pondicherry on the main Pondicherry-Villuppuram Road. The entire wetland covers an area of around 390 hectares and is geographically located in both Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. It also has a large number of aquatic species and is essentially a bird sanctuary.

There are several small herbs and huge trees present at this place that supports migratory avifauna and native birds. Ousteri Lake and Boat House are also located at this site, which are visited by several tourists. The Ousteri Lake is one of the biggest lakes in the town, which is the major source of drinking water. This site is frequented by several tourists year-round, especially by those interested in watching birds  and boating.

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What travellers are saying about Ousteri Wetland And National Park

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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Famous for:
Sanctuaries
Entry:
free

Reviews and Ratings

Pulak Dasgupta

Pulak Dasgupta3.6/5

1 review

Underrated Heaven for Bird Watchers

If you are bird lover, then this place surely won't disappoint you. Just 10 km from Pondicherry on way to Villupuram, you will find this man-made lake with boats available for sight seeing. For a decent price, they will take you around the lake while you enjoy wide variety of migratory as well as resident avians.
  • Underrated Heaven for Bird Watchers
  • Underrated Heaven for Bird Watchers
  • Underrated Heaven for Bird Watchers
  • Underrated Heaven for Bird Watchers
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Amit Rao

Amit Rao3.6/5

59 reviews

A beautiful place to a evening stroll.

The lake is located at the outskirts of Pondicherry, but is easily accessible by road. Few Buses also operate in this route.This place is a open lake where lot of migrants birds can be seen. The Government of Pondy also runs a Boat service on this lake. Rs. 120/- per person for speed boat, and Rs. 120/- for a peddle Boat for 4. The Lake has a very small park for kids, but it could have been better maintained.To give a little flavor of Bollywood, few of the scenes from Film Taalash staring Mr. Amir Khan was shot her. Camera, and sun glasses mush during the day time, evening is pleasant.

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  • A beautiful place to a evening stroll.
  • A beautiful place to a evening stroll.
  • A beautiful place to a evening stroll.
  • A beautiful place to a evening stroll.
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Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry

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Amit Rao

Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry
Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry

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Amit Rao

Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry
Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry

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Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry

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Amit Rao

Ousteri Wetland and National Park, Pondicherry