Ooty, the picturesque spot in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu allures travelers and wanderlusts with its mystic valley, greeneries and pleasant atmosphere. But undulating landscapes with natural green carpets on the surface and clouds hovering here are there are not the only attractions of Ooty. Situated at a distance of 19 kms from the main hill town is a village named Pykara from where one can have a great treat for the yes in the form of a cascading waterfall, known as the Pykara Falls.
Pykara River, which originates from the Mukurthi peak flows through the mountains, gets divided into a number of waterfalls and finally jumps into the Pykara Reservoir, which is a dam and powerhouse. Pykara Falls is the last lap of the falls. The cascading waterfalls flow by the edge of a plateau and by the village of the Todas. The Pykara River is considered as sacred by the Toda people.
The surroundings of the falls is very picturesque with grassy meadows forming a perfect backdrop. One of the biggest attractions around the Pykara Falls is a boathouse on the bank of the Pykara Reservoir. Maintained by the Tamil Nadu government, the boathouse features a number of small boats and motorboats that allow visitors to sail out on short ‘voyages’ of 20 minutes and 10 minutes respectively. There is also a restaurant at the houseboat which offers a nice ambience to sit and enjoy some light snacks. It also offers a grand view of the waterbody with shadow of the green mountains falling on the water.