1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour
Pykara is perfectly poised providing you with an awe-inspiring visual treat. Get close to the nature with our day trip.
Package: 1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour by Private Cab
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Package Starts from: 1,999/- Booking Open

An idyllic vacation gateway, Pykara village is located around 20 kms from Ooty on Mysore-Ooty road. Pykara is perfectly poised providing you with an awe-inspiring visual treat with its lush green grasslands, widespread shola forests, the unique Toda tribes, an array of varied wildlife and notable waterfalls.

Get close to the nature as you witness the meandering river that enhances the grandeur of this tranquil place with our 1 Day Ooty Pykara Private Tour. Originating at Mukurthi Peak, the alluring river flows northwards and then takes a west turn to reach the plateau end. The tortuous river flows through three major dams namely Mukurthi, Pykara and Glenmorga.

Experiencing the greenery enriched Pine forests, interwoven with its wide spectrum of flora and fauna proves to be an ideal retreat for nature lovers with our Ooty 1 day tours. Bejewelled with verdant grass plains, wondrous waterfalls and exotic valleys the place is appreciated for being one of the most appealing tourist destinations.

With our exquisite one day Ooty Pykara local tour package, one can witness the untainted serenity of the place. The one day tour comprises of a visit to the undulating lush green pine forests, the well known Kamraj Sagar Dam, the ancient and historical Toda Hamlet, Paye Mund, Pykara Lake and Pykara Waterfalls.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Package by Car
  • Full Day Ooty Pykara Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing places covered- Pine Forests, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Toda Hamlet / School Mund, 9th Mile / Paye Mund, Pykara Waterfalls, Pykara Lake / Boat Club
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 6.00 PM
  • Inclusions - Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Ooty Hotel
  • Exclusions- Entry Fees; Lunch / Any meals

Package Cost for 1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour
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12 Seater
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22 Seater

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1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package

Pykara 1 day tour offers an enchanting experience as you visit the evergreen terrain surrounded with multitude of pine trees, notable dam, river and gushing waterfalls. Pykara is home to the unique pastoral community named the Todas whose art, culture and traditions are still admired and appreciated for their uniqueness.

The luxuriant forests that stretch from Ooty to Thalakunda have trees ranging from 3m to 80m. The tallest among them is Ponderosa Pine which is 81.79 m tall and majorly found around the Rogue River. Another major tourist attraction offered by the amazing place is Wenlock Downs also noted as the 6th mile and 9th mile. Located exactly at 6 and 9 miles from Ooty the undulating grasslands are favourite movie shooting spots too.

Photograph enthusiasts will find it a perfect place for satiating their desire to capture everything that the nature has to offer in their cameras. Discover the unparalleled beauty of the fascinating place gifted with the largest river of the Nilgiris, the Pykara River. The majestic terrain is studded with narrow valleys, deep forests and dotted with lake, dam and rivers.

Get absorbed in the scenic beauty of this quaint place with our one day Pykara local tour that keeps your mind filled with wonder as you visit the Kamraj Sagar Dam, Toda mund, Boat house and wonderful Pykara Waterfalls.

Itinerary for One Day Ooty Pykara Tour Package

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Pine Trees Forest 10:30 AM
Kamraj Sagar Dam 11:00 AM
Toda Hamlet / School Mund 11:45 AM
Wenlock Downs / 9th Mile / Paye Mund 1:15 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {}. Plan to finish lunch by - 2:00 PM.
Pykara Waterfalls 3:15 PM
Pykara Lake / Boat House 4:45 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 6:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these listed tourism places in Ooty and around or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other Ooty sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Ooty fixed 1 day tour package.

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What is Included? Ooty Pykara 1 Day Local Tour Package
  • Pick and drop to your Ooty Hotel
  • Selected Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded? - 1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Package
  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
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Ooty Pykara Tour Quick Quide- What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the Ooty Pykara tour package.

1. Pine Trees Forest, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Pine Trees Forest
  • Plan to Depart by 10:30 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do:Take a stroll along the Pine Trees.
  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: NA

Embark on the tour to the mystical place with our one day Pykara local tour starting with the visit to the thick Pine forests. Gaze at the towering Pine trees with major trees ranging from 15 to 45m. The lofty trees with needle shaped leaves, spiral twisted branches and thin flaking barks offer an overwhelming experience of being close to the nature and enjoying the tantalizing scenic views. Towering Pine trees exemplify this deep green refuge and enhance the beauty of the charming hill station.

If you are a movie freak, you would definitely be delightful, visiting this preferred movie shooting spot where movies like Saajan, Dil, Qyamat se Qyamat Tak and Sadma had been shot. The common inhabitants of the forests include moth, squirrels, birds and butterflies.

2. Kamraj Sagar Dam, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Kamraj Sagar Dam
  • Plan to Depart by 11:00 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Bird watching and Fishing.
  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: NA

After having explored the beauty of the prominent Pine Forests you would be heading off to Kamaraj Sagar Dam, the second spot of our one day Pykara local tour package. Also renowned as Sandynalla reservoir, the dam was completed in 1963 and has been holding back water for several purposes since then. The exceptionally stunning forests, herbs and shrubs adjoining the dam along with varied species of birds including kingfishers, herons and sunbirds makes it a most interesting sight to visit.

The dam is built on Kamarajar Lake and is a chosen spot for movie shooting. The impressive dam also proves to be a preferred spot for student’s research and study about nature. Outlined with beautiful grasslands it is a heaven for bird watchers as they get captivated with the cacophony of the birds. Situated just 10 km from Ooty the other major popular activity you can indulge in is fishing.

3. 6th mile / Toda Hamlet / School Mund, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Toda Hamlet / School
  • Plan to Depart by 11:45 AM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Familiarize yourself with their unique dress, culture and tradition.
  • Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: NA

Witness the unique culture, lifestyle and customs of the Toda tribe still existing in the Nilgiris, as we move ahead to our next stop of one day Ooty Pykara local tour. It is believed that the Toda Tribe was originated from Muthanand Mund. The ethnic tribal community of the Todas have been living in the highest elevation of the Nilgiris.

The Todas live in small hamlets called mund spread across the Nilgiris. Their barrel shaped huts made of bamboo and grass hatches are interesting sights. The distinct huts that stand ten feet high, eighteen feet long and nine feet wide are devoid of windows. They are characterized with a small entrance as a protection from the wildlife. Another distinctive structure is the Toda temple which is constructed in circular pit lined with stones.

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4. Wenlock Downs / 9thMile / Paye Mund, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Wenlock Downs / 9th Mile
  • Plan to Depart by 1:15 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Stroll over the lush green grasslands surrounded with striking scenic views.
  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: NA

You would be lost in the grandeur of the nature as we move ahead towards the next destination of our one day Pykara local tour, the 9th Mile / Wenlock Downs. Covered with a carpet of greenery, the 9th Mile as indicated by its name itself, is 9 miles away from Ooty. The lush green grasslands are accompanied with wild flowers like the Dandelions and the Clustered Summer Gentian.

Spread across 20000 acres of land, the spectacular meadow has a Gymkhana club as well. Popular as Paye Mund, it has been attracting several directors of the Indian Film Industry to shoot their movies amidst the beautiful landmark and to name a few, movies like Bombay, Deewana and Raja Hindustani were shot here.

5. Pykara Waterfalls, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Pykara Waterfalls
  • Plan to Depart by 3:15 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do:Visit the extremely beautiful waterfalls hitting the rocks.
  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs.5 / Person

Waterfalls are an ultimate manifestation of nature’s forces. Discover the nature’s bounties as we set off to our next destination, the Pykara Waterfalls with our Pykara day tour. As the serpentine river flows down the mountains it forms two waterfalls one at a height of 55m and another 61m.

The astonishing sights at the backdrop of the waterfalls offer a mystical experience. Located at a distance of 1.5 km from the Lake, these waterfalls seem to be more gorgeous during the monsoons. The incredible views make Pykara an extraordinary travel gateway.

6. Pykara Lake / Boat Club, Ooty

1 Day Ooty Pykara Tour Local Sightseeing Package with Pykara Lake / Boat Club
  • Plan to Depart by 4:45 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do:A boat ride is highly recommended
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs.60 / Person for 2 seater pedal boat
    Rs.325 / Person for 6 seater pedal boat
    Rs.400 / Person for 8 seater pedal boat

Head off with our one day Ooty Pykara private sightseeing tour’s next destination, the pristine Pykara Lake. You can choose from an array of boats perfectly maintained by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation exclusively for the tourists to take a ride across the sparkling blue waters. You can board on a speed boat that runs for ten minutes or a motor boat for 20 minutes to have a closer view of the glistening landscape encircling the lake.

The TTDC also runs a restaurant and a rest room for the tourists to suffice their appetite and relax amidst the stunning views of the landscape.

Summer and autumn months are the best time to traverse around the lake that has a depth of 170m. The lake provides you with ample opportunity to explore the nature’s splendour that you would cherish forever.

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Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Ooty Pykara tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there will be additional charges.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in the package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges will be applied.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Ooty Pykara tour package. This 1 day Ooty tour package is not customizable.

The time spent on each Ooty tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Ooty sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from list of sightseeing places.

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Guest Reviews:

all the top Ooty places in 1 tour - by , 8 Dec, 2017
5 / 5 stars
this particular trip is not at all hectic. all the top places in Ooty are covered in this pykara one day tour. Itineary is well planned and driver was great too.

perfect ooty tour - by , 23 Nov, 2017
5 / 5 stars
We are very independent travelers and normally we dont opt for traditional tour packages, however we weree short on time planning our tour to Ooty. we reached out these guys for one day tour on the same day of arrival. We were not disappointed...