Sanctuary Avalanche, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Enjoy the nature at Sanctuary Avalanche, a forested wildlife reserve in the Nilgiri Mountains. A popular tourist attraction for nature-lovers in the Ooty area, this grassed sanctuary with cauliflower shola trees, rhododendrons, and orchids provides excellent hiking opportunities, the most popular being the trail along the Bhawani River. Climb up the hills to get sweeping views of Ooty, then visit a Toda highlander village and see their cylindrical huts. The area centers around Lake Avalanche, famous for its trout. Rent fishing gear from the trout hatchery and fish for some fine trout specimens. And don't worry--despite its name, the area hasn't experienced an avalanche since 1825 To visit Sanctuary Avalanche and other attractions in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), use our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online driving holiday planner.
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  • At a distance of 23 km from Ooty, ,Avalanche Lake & sanctuary is beautiful lake situated at Avalanche village in nilgiri. Very Popular destination to visit.The Lake is surrounding by lot of wild...  more »
  • So we booked Rs.200 per person ticket for the government mini bus. Our cab driver had pre-boked the tickets as there is long wait there sometimes. The expectation were high and as we were waiting...  more »
  • A wow lake
  • awesome experience, clean and neat 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.
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