Emerald Lake, Ooty

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Emerald Lake
The Emerald Lake
The Emerald Lake
Location The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 11°19′41″N 76°37′08″E / 11.328°N 76.619°E / 11.328; 76.619Coordinates: 11°19′41″N 76°37′08″E / 11.328°N 76.619°E / 11.328; 76.619
Frozen No
Islands No

Emerald Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.[1] It is located in a region called the silent valley,[2] about 25 kilometers from the Ooty town.[3]


The lake is an important tourist and picnic spot in the region.[2] The lake is famous for a variety of fish in the lake and birds in the locale. It is also notable for the scenic sun rise and sun set views near the lake. The lake is surrounded by tea plantations where visitors can buy tea products.[2]

The Red Hill Nature Resort[edit]

The Red Hill Nature Resort is an accommodation facility for visitors adjoining the lake. The facility is housed in a building constructed in the late 19th century. The resort is surrounded by tea plantations. The various facilities arranged by the resort for tourists include mountain biking, bird watching, fishing and trekkeing in the regions surrounding the lake.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emerald Lake". traveldest.org. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "EMERALD LAKE". ooty-tourism.com. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Ooty Sightseeing". ootyhotels.org. Retrieved 2011-09-30.