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Emerald Lake

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Address: Emerald Village | Nilgiris, Ooty, India

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Scenic attraction!

Not much water these days due to draught in Tamil Nadu. But you can drive few kilometers north of the lake till the powerhouse to get better views of lake and vistas around

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AnanthTE
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Bikaner, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Water is low at the time we have visited. Crowd in very low; Many time you will found yourself alone with no one around.

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Thank Himanshu O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much water these days due to draught in Tamil Nadu. But you can drive few kilometers north of the lake till the powerhouse to get better views of lake and vistas around

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Thank AnanthTE
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake and the surrounding looks very good, had there been water, it would be real good. Though it would be good to see just after monsoon.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just saw it on the way and it looked very beautifull. went on jan 17th, have to check it out after rains, may be it will look even more beutifull

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent views, many view points all over the roads around, just choose your spot as you go. Don't worry too much about Google Map showing this or that, just download the offline area in advance and don't blindly follow the Navigation Instructions rather choose from the position you are in. Pure Nature, no cranky noisy crowd. PLASTIC LOVERS - KEEP... More 

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Thank Biswarup M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had great expectations for this lake. Unfortunately there has not been rain for 3 years so its not much of a lake and definitely not Emerald. Its a pretty spot but not sure its worth the long trip getting there.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Emerald Dam and views, We stopped by a bridge and they were so nice to watch and kill time. We spent around 20 minutes at the Emerald lake and splurged happily with nature.

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Thank Karthik R
Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Technically a dam that too with TNEB control, the access is limited and photography banned, the lake offers excellent views. There was a small children's park on the right side of the entrance which is in dilapidated condition. If Department of Tourism in conjuction with TNEB promotes this, it offers a very beautiful tourist destination.

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Thank Anand G
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

While we had been planning going to Avalanche Dam halfway there a taxi told us the dam had been closed for maintenance. Hotels i the city apparently have no communication regarding the same! At least ours did (Tea Nest, Coonoor). So we tried to get permission at the Emerald Dam office to let us visit the Lake. They said no.... More 

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