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 lake is hidden beauty. If you don't go too this place, you are missing something in life. It's better to reach the avalanche forest by 9.30-10.00 to avoid rush. The forest bus takes you till...  more »
  • We had taken the forest Safari and visited Avalanche lake as part of Safari. This was last stop during our Safari. The lake is really beautiful amidst the nature. One should definitely visit this plac...  more »
  • Pick 1 place to visit in ooty---this is here. I am overwhelmed. Just hire a car from the town ,no prior permission needed, travel for 45 min, road is through forest, lovely,dark and deep,reach the che...  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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