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Sanctuary Avalanche, Ooty

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Wildlife Area
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 Add Sanctuary Avalanche and other attractions to your Ooty trip itinerary using our Ooty trip generator.
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  • It become a major attraction with unbelievable crowd. Hardly any chance to spot animals due to crowd / number of vehicles plying. Would suggest Upper Bhavani or Trek via Emerald for better chance of a...  more »
  • It is not very clear why it is called a sanctuary. There are two end points inside one which the forest department vehicles will take to in which you can see the Amman Temple, a very steep waterfalls ...  more »
  • We had traveled a lot before visiting this one in the same area and found many wild life on our way from Bengaluru to to Connor and seen a lot of wild life and hence compare to that we did see nothing...  more »