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Thrilling ride: The high-speed boat which was introduced on the Pykara Lake near Udhagamandalam on Friday. -
Thrilling ride: The high-speed boat which was introduced on the Pykara Lake near Udhagamandalam on Friday. -

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The place has become very popular among tourists

Udhagamandalam: Located amidst sylvan surroundings about 22 kilometres from here, the Pykara Lake has over the years become very popular among the tourists.

The water spread extending over several kilometres had been converted into a boating facility about 17 years ago to relieve congestion at the Ooty Lake.

With the number of visitors steadily increasing, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) which runs the boat house at Pykara has been steadily improving the facilities that hare available there.

In keeping with this, it had installed a floating fountain sometime ago and on Friday it introduced a high speed boat.

According to the Boat House Manager Udhayakumar, the cost of the boat was Rs. 7 lakh.

The hire charge for three persons was Rs. 600 for a ten-minute ride.

The TTDC has been requested to supply three more speed boats.

At present, the total number of boats in the Pykara lake was 22.

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