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Ousteri Lake

Pondicherry, India
+91 413 233 9497
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Lazy government employees

We stayed in Pondicherry for a few days and Ousteri was on our radar. We used Google maps but still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ajit R
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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 4 weeks ago
Mukul A
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“bird watching” (10 reviews)
“migratory birds” (16 reviews)
“nature lovers” (6 reviews)
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Pondicherry, India
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+91 413 233 9497
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Ajit R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

1  Thank SURAJSMILE
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Ousteri or osudu is a very big lake approximately 30km from Pondicherry. There is a boating point where you can take boat ride for Rs100 per person for 15 mins and Rs180 per person for half hour. We had gone there expecting to see lots...More

Thank sarikaathavale
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The century old man-made Ousteri Lake - also referred to as Osudu Lake - is situated about 10 kms from Puducherry town and has been recognized as one of the important wetlands of Asia by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources...More

2  Thank Dipankar S
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shivi_77
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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
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