Avalanche Lake in Ooty
The rugged beauty of the lake and the mountains surrounding it
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Avalanche Lake (Ooty)
Avalanche Lake was formed naturally as a result of a landslide in the year 1823. Surrounded by the picturesque landscape and exotic variety of flora, Avalanche Lake in Ooty is a great scenic tourist spot. It is a reserved area that is taken care of by the tribal community and the government, so one needs to seek permission before visiting Avalanche lake.
Avalanche Lake, situated at a distance of 26 km from Ooty in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, is a heaven for nature lovers. Hop on a tour to this stunning spot set amidst the captivating landscape which is replete with lush greenery and clear water. And, grab a chance to cherish its natural beauty and some peaceful moments. It takes its name from the landslide that occurred back in 1823. Maintained by tribal people, this almost untouched habitat offers enchanting views and avalanche of tourist activities making it a perfect location for an adventure junkie.
Trekking at Avalanche Lake
Trekking to Avalanche Lake in Ooty is a popular activity. Private vehicles are not allowed here so one can reach the lake through trekking after seeking permission from the forest department. Also, there are other trekking trails like that to the upper Bhavani region that can be taken up by tourists to enjoy scenic views.
Wildlife at Avalanche Lake
Avalanche Lake area is surrounded by the sanctuary and various species of animals can be found here. Some popular species that can be often seen are bears, tigers, sambar and barking deer, gaur, leopards, Nilgiri langur, and sloth bear.
Things to Do at Avalanche Lake
Show off your photography skills at the Avalanche Lake as the landscape is worth-capturing.
Enjoy trout fishing here by hiring trout equipment from nearby trout hatchery.
Look for different flora species around the lake like magnolias and orchids.
Trekking from Avalanche Lake in Ooty can be enjoyed nearby areas like the Upper Bhavani region.
Camping can also be enjoyed with friends and family.
Facts About Avalanche Lake
The lake emerged naturally as a result of a landslide that hit Ooty in the year 1823.
The Avalanche Lake in Ooty is a protected area hence prior permissions from the forest department are required to visit the lake.
On the way to the lake, you will see hydropower plant and Bhavani temple.
Trout fishing can be done at Avalanche Lake.
Hop on Avalanche Lake tourism to indulge in mountain trekking, rafting, horse riding, open jeep driving, and more for an exhilarating experience like never before!
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Raghavan's 2 days trip to OotyNice hospitality provided. Overall nice experience.
Madhu's 4 days trip to OotyReally planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels
Rahul's 5 days trip to OotyMysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)
Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to OotyHotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.
Yogesh's 5 days trip to OotySpecial thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.
Anirban's 3 days trip to Ootydriver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.
Hdoshi's 3 days trip to OotyExcellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended
Vinay's 4 days trip to OotyHotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.
Varadharaj's 4 days trip to OotyAwesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.
Nshah's 4 days trip to OotyIt was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb
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FAQ's of Ooty
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Fish trouting, trekking, camping, photography are some of the best activities to do at Avalanche Lake.
It is safe to trek here, but the paths are prone to leeches, so make sure to wear the proper gear.
It will take nearly 2 hours to explore the place to your heart’s content.
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