March 27, 2016

Ottiyampakkam Quarry Lake

Site Name: Ottiyampakkam Quarry Lake
Site Type: Picnic
Location:   Ottiyampakkam, Near Tambaram and Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A little known scenic place in Chennai
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tambaram and Chennai
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants:  A lot of options across Chennai and Tambaram

Ottiyampakkam is a small village located at a distance of around 16 kms from Tambaram. Around 1 km from Ottiyampakkam bus stand and Otteeshwarar temple, in the interior the Ottiyampakkam quarry lake is situated. It is a fresh deep water lake formed due to quarry and it looks very beautiful, especially during the rainy season. It is a little known scenic and breezy site around Chennai. In 2014 CE, the participants of Triathlon used this lake for swimming competition. Few Chennai based trekkers also visit this site very rarely.

Happy travelling. 

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