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Address: Pondicherry, India
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Lake & Wetlands

The Ousteri lake is located about 10 kms north of Pondicherry town.The wetland covers a rather large area of 390 ha with it being largely a bird sanctuary.Though i did not see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this not a tourist when we had gone to see for sightseeing there is nothing over there to see only small lake in there in the spot

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Newdelhi india
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ousteri lake is located about 10 kms north of Pondicherry town.The wetland covers a rather large area of 390 ha with it being largely a bird sanctuary.Though i did not see many birds around.One can do boating & spot a rare bird if you are lucky ! The local Govt. is planning to expand the area by aquiring the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

nice place to visit early mornings as the boat ride will enable you to see migratory birds, I would recommend hiring the entire boat. totally can give this place a miss if time is not on your side. not on the must to do list.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A good attraction point near Pondicherry. It's 10km from MG road or white town. You can see Migratory birds if you go early morning.

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Thank siddiitr
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has recognised this lake as one of Asia's important wetlands. Boating and bird watching are two main activities for tourists here. I saw varieties of native and migratory birds here.

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Thank Mallik61
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Nice place for an evening outing. You are taken on a boat ride across the lake, where many birds are visible. Although you can give this place a miss if you are tight on time or money.

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Guwahati, India
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

beautiful lake. the boat trip was nice too except that engines were noisy which scared most of the birds. In case you prefer to pay a bit more, I think it would be worthwhile hiring an entire boat just for yourselves to save yourselves the cacophony of the fellow travellers which will give you more time to absorb in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

There was nothing there. There was no activity on the lake. Waste of time. There was no staff and I couldn't see any birds.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

The boating here starts only after there are sufficient tourists & one needs to keep waiting till then.The ride is good,but life jackets are old,torn & worn-out.The ride is scenic but the birds are limited & not much of a variety.An average place for a visit.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

For those who love calm serene environment, this place is largely un-tourist kind. The place gives you a close encounter with the migratory birds that flock to the lake. early morning time was when i went. It was ethreal! Can't comment on the boat ride, since I didn't have one.

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