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Avalanche Lake, Ooty

(4.2/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I completely recommend to visit this place, you can even skip the regular site seeing at ooty. This place is a serene. it looks like oasis in a desserts. 
  • The first thing you should know about this lake is you can visit there only from 9.30 - 3.30 PM and the journey to this is lake is bumpy and has hair pin bends so be careful, When i went there it was ...  more »
  • It takes around 1.5 hours to reach Avalanche check post beyond which private vehicles are not allowed. One needs to spend 150 bucks per person to travel in a government bus. It is a 2hour trip and the...  more »