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Ousteri Lake

Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 9497
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A calm and peaceful place to chill with friends. Nothing much to do here. Location on google maps... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sufyan_Shaikh
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Chennai (Madras), India
Nice lake for boating & bird watching !!

The Ousteri Lake located on the outskirts of Pondicherry main town is a beautiful man made wetland... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Memoirs-Sachin
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Mumbai, India
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“migratory birds” (14 reviews)
“bird watching” (9 reviews)
“nature lovers” (6 reviews)
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Pondicherry, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A calm and peaceful place to chill with friends. Nothing much to do here. Location on google maps is wrong so better ask locals.

Thank Sufyan_Shaikh
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Ousteri Lake located on the outskirts of Pondicherry main town is a beautiful man made wetland. It offers view of some beautiful migratory birds during October to March.There are boating options available near the lake. Must visit if are looking to explore places outside...More

5  Thank Memoirs-Sachin
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Ousteri lake (oussudu lake ) lake is about 13 kms from Pondy-cudallore highway( if you are travelling from Cudallore towards pondichery) . Take a left turn from Thavalakuppam junction and continue 13 kms to reach the boat house. Roads are in good condition. If you...More

Thank sudhish_1971
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Ousteri Lake is 10 km due West on the Vazhudavoor Road in Puducherry. It is easily accessible by public transport from the main bus stand as well as from Rajiv Gandhi statue. It is a beautiful place for an evening stroll or a ride. It...More

1  Thank Amrita67
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Nice place to visit. This lake is very big. Good breeze.You can spend time by watching birds and if needed boating.

1  Thank SURAJSMILE
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Ousteri or osudu is a very big lake approximately 30km from Pondicherry. There is a boating point where you can take boat ride for Rs100 per person for 15 mins and Rs180 per person for half hour. We had gone there expecting to see lots...More

Thank sarikaathavale
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

The century old man-made Ousteri Lake - also referred to as Osudu Lake - is situated about 10 kms from Puducherry town and has been recognized as one of the important wetlands of Asia by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources...More

2  Thank Dipankar S
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

This is a large lake with clean waters and is a little faraway from the city crowd. A must visit place when you are in Pondicherry. There are boats available by the state tourism board available on an hourly rental. A quite boat ride in...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

It was such a beautiful view and really soothing. There was a bed of lotus flowers and there were countless number of seagulls. I just wish we could have come earlier so we could have done the paddle boat.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

A calm lake, very relaxing . It's extremely silent. Most people are here bird watching so if you're lucky you may spot a few rare birds

Thank Aaron D
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shivi_77
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Response from prabalmall | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Here are my inputs: 1. As the lake is pretty close to Pondicherry city, most drive is thru city except the last few kms 2. Best time will be morning or around 4-5 PM 3. I did see some migratory birds. Lotus beds are... More
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