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Avalanche Lake, Ooty
(4.3/5 based on 260+ 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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  • What a nice place it is..scenic beauty is really mind blowing..a clear green lake right at the center of the hills..definitely plan avalanche and Emerald dam as both are in a same way around 20 KM fro...  more »
  • Have visited with my family , one of the best place of ooty And the lake is inside forest. walking inside forest and taking snaps with family and enjoy the view of lake is very pleasant and stress rel...  more »
  • Location of Avalanche is beautiful and its inside forest. Worth visiting place. Avalanche lake is the best place in and around ooty for site seeing and relaxing. You will enjoy the raw wonderful natur...  more »