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Good but nothing exceptional

It’s a lake cum bird sanctuary. There are a lot of migratory birds that can be spotted here. This... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Mukul A
via mobile
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A calm and peaceful place to chill with friends. Nothing much to do here. Location on google maps... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Outseri is an off the track location with very little transport options available. Even if you manage to reach here, there isn't much you can do. The lake hasn't been maintained well at all. Also, the roads leading to the lake are in poor shape.

1  Thank Akriti M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Pleasantly surprised to see 1000’s of flamingoes at Ousteri lake in August along with the pelicans and painted storks. A mesmerising sighting indeed!

2  Thank sophiarnd
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Pondicherry for a few days and Ousteri was on our radar. We used Google maps but still ended up taking a wrong turn into a country road that was long and winding though with plenty of potholes. We turned back and retraced...More

5  Thank Ajit R
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a lake cum bird sanctuary. There are a lot of migratory birds that can be spotted here. This lake is a little away from the White Town (10 km approx).

1  Thank Mukul A
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This surely is not a tourist attraction. For starters the lake is outside the city with no connectivity and public transport. Cabs and autos refuse to go there and even if they do, they charge an arm and a leg. The approach to the lake...More

Thank vmraghunath
Reviewed 23 May 2018

A calm and peaceful place to chill with friends. Nothing much to do here. Location on google maps is wrong so better ask locals.

Thank Sufyan_Shaikh
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Ousteri Lake located on the outskirts of Pondicherry main town is a beautiful man made wetland. It offers view of some beautiful migratory birds during October to March.There are boating options available near the lake. Must visit if are looking to explore places outside...More

5  Thank Memoirs-Sachin
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Ousteri lake (oussudu lake ) lake is about 13 kms from Pondy-cudallore highway( if you are travelling from Cudallore towards pondichery) . Take a left turn from Thavalakuppam junction and continue 13 kms to reach the boat house. Roads are in good condition. If you...More

Thank sudhish_1971
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Ousteri Lake is 10 km due West on the Vazhudavoor Road in Puducherry. It is easily accessible by public transport from the main bus stand as well as from Rajiv Gandhi statue. It is a beautiful place for an evening stroll or a ride. It...More

1  Thank Amrita67
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Nice place to visit. This lake is very big. Good breeze.You can spend time by watching birds and if needed boating.

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Response from Ajit R | Reviewed this property |
If you visit a couple of bars Pondicherry is famous for before you visit Ousteri, you can see penguins too. Just joking of course. Nice drive though roads are potholed. Around 15 km from Rock beach. Drive down one of the... More