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Emerald Lake

Emerald Village | Nilgiris, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
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Truly a hidden gem

This hidden gem of a lake is situated approximately 20 kms from Ooty town. It's a huge lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sonali3188
,
Bengaluru, India
Beautiful lake but you can view from a distance

Lake undoubtedly is beautiful but you can view it only from a distance so not really worth too much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
R987
,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“hidden beauty” (3 reviews)
“ooty town” (7 reviews)
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Emerald Village | Nilgiris, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This hidden gem of a lake is situated approximately 20 kms from Ooty town. It's a huge lake sprawling across hillocks. There's also a dam built on it. We were lucky to come across this serene beauty thanks to it's proximity to the property where...More

Thank Sonali3188
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lake undoubtedly is beautiful but you can view it only from a distance so not really worth too much effort.

Thank R987
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reaching the lake itself is tough as there's no proper road that leads to the lake. You have to stop at a point and trek down a bit to reach the lake. But it's completely worth it

Thank Arkopriya
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This i think is a prohibited place .. not sure ,, the driver took us to this beautiful place .. we were surprised with no crowd .. it seems there is some dam here

Thank CoolTravelFreak
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We were quite fortunate to make it to Emerald lake. For some reason, we weren't allowed to visit the dam though. Our taxi driver was a local guy. He was pretty smart to take us through the prohibited area to get a glimpse of the...More

Thank Malvika T
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Another awesome place to visit when you're in Udhagamandalam. Super peaceful and clean. Please keep it that way!

Thank sawhneysaab
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The lake has some lush blue waters, which was quite surprising i thought, again the government has done well here to maintain, worth visiting for nature lovers.

Thank prabhavmusaddi89
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Emerald Lake is about 18 km far from Ooty but not easily accessible. Lake is very pretty. Keep enough food and drinking water with you if you are planning to attend it. We did not visit due to lack of time and its complexity in...More

1  Thank NIL_MODI
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

There is a road bridge near Avalanchi, on one side the green water of Emerald lake,on the other the blue Avalanche lake..You can go down to both the water bodies.Not a single soul is nearby. Close your eyes and relax. This is a God-gifted place.Green...More

1  Thank ghosal_rg
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Loved this place, even amid the crowd, so close to nature, felt blissful. Visit during early morning for a calm surrounding!

1  Thank Madhurima C
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Ranjan P
7 April 2018|
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Response from ghosal_rg | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I hate the proposition. Most of Malabar is spoilt like this. Please take bath in you hotel and enjoy the pristine beauty.
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hello iyer h
27 August 2017|
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Response from rohansapare | Reviewed this property |
only our vehicles.
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rajesh13it
26 April 2017|
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Response from Bakpakker | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if you are a nature lover.
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