Avalanche Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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At Avalanche Lake, observe surrounding untamed subtropical forests full of blooming orchids, rhododendrons, and magnolias. The lake was created in the 1800s when a sudden destructive flow of snow from the mountains, triggered by glacial movements, covered the area and gradually melted. Now, green verdant woods shelter many species of animal and plant life, including over 2,700 species of flowering plants, as well as wild animals like leopards, tigers, sloth bears, gaurs, and barking deer. The forest department near the lake offers van or jeep tours for eager visitors, with discounts for students and children. Make Avalanche Lake a part of your Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation plans using our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary planner.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Good place easy to go 2 hours safari pvt. Cab rate for safari 1200 & 8 person alloted .................... overall good  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    The place is average and the access road can be a bit challenging. A place which can be given a miss.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    Amazing place for me. Looks like that nature has came on its feet. Amazing beauty. Breathtaking place.  more »

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Where to stay in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

An established tourism destination, Ooty and the countryside that surrounds the hill station offer plenty in the way of accommodations. Most major Indian hotel chains have opened up shop in town and lie dotted around the hilly terrain by the main roads, the more salubrious among them enjoying a little more space and better views of the surrounding area. Look at the residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, or head for the rural areas that encircle the town center to find a number of atmospheric rental properties built during the colonial era.
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