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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  • It is one of the famous tourist spot in Ooty.Every nature lover will love this place.Lack of security system and roads are not well maintained.These two things are drawbacks for this lake.Otherwise re...  more »
  • this comes as a part of the avalanchi trip. Generally,ooty sightseeing is divided into 3 days. ooty-conoor-pykara covered in 2 days. Then comes avalanchi trip,takes an entire day and trust me,its an e...  more »
  • The way from Ooty to Avalanche lake is awesome. Take your time to capture beautiful backgrounds on the way. You can avail safari for 150/- per head for shared Van. 2000/- for Jeep , can be shared by 8...  more »
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  • Avalanche Lake Ooty makes the perfect setting for a family, adventure package. If you are wondering how the lake landed with such a name, it is a misnomer because it was formed by a huge landslide and not an avalanche. You find large varieties of flowers, like magnolias and rhododendrons blooming on all sides of the lake. If you are interested in spending the night there, take a tent with you as you have provisions for pitching tents there. The lake is available for fishing and nearby the lake itself you have a trout hatchery, from where you can get fishing rods and other essentials you require. The mountains surrounding the avalanche lake are wonderful trekking spots and you can do a little bit of exploration of your own. But do take the necessary precautions before you venture out into deep forests. The best time to visit the lake would be just after the monsoon when all the surrounding land will be blooming with flowers. Be sure to take warm clothes while going there as the climate is bound to get chilly and early morning dew is also very high. If you have trekking in your mind do take the proper gear as if you are going after the monsoons there is a high probability of leeches being present all through the way. A perfect hang out during the daytime, you can set up a camp site and cook the fish you caught and then enjoy the night in the night in the tent with your family
  • A good place to visit and lovable nature love to travel over the water false love to drive in mountaineering but Road systems are very bad all the roads were damaged and security systems is so poor they could improve little bit still people love to travel I request people to maintain roads even you can collect parking and toll charges and maintain it
  • It's a nice place. It's a far away from ooty, needs nearly 1 hr travel. Tourists are Not allowed in the Lake. You can view when you come to Avalanche forest area. There is a scheduled safari ride available. Near the forest office there is a stream of water coming from the hills which is very clean and cool water.. Enjoyed there...
  • Blissful view of lake... Drive to the lake was awesome... You can enjoy it if you are nature lover.. you can see sambhar deer... Tiger , bison and cheetah if you get some luck...
  • Wonder lake situated within the mountains. The water is fresh and it's offers such a scenic view. I would definitely suggest you to visit this place if you are in Ooty. They offer you boats rides and speedboat rides and you should definitely try the boat ride as it treats your eyes with lush green trees and what a surrounding beauty. A must visit place.
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