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Avalanche Lake, Ooty

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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 vacation plans using our Ooty itinerary planner.
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  • This lake is so good and very very beautiful.... roads are not that great .... and its not crowded..  more »
  • Avalanche is an enigma of sort. Have from many that it is hidden gem which resulted two visits at two different points of time in the same year. Usually the plan is to visit the forest and as it is re...  more »
  • The route in itself to this lake is quite absurd and takes you thru some thick forest on either sides and sometimes you feel you are lost but then once you reach the forest department outpost you feel...  more »