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. Avalanche Lake is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Edition.
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  • Avalanche can easily be compared to Pyongyang Lake. While the entry route is bad, the moment one goes into the forest with the eco-tourism bus, a clear blue water awaits. Pointers: Do carry umbrella /...  more »
  • Your visit to Ooty will be incomplete if you have not visited Avalanche. Heaven in Ooty. Ask your hotel for booking a cab, as shared bus service is not available. After reaching the Avalanche forest o...  more »
  • First of all, only go to this place if you want to go just want to see nature's beauty and nothing else. This is a place which involves considerable amount of effort in reaching, but once you do its d...  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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