Avalanche Lake, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

4.1
#5 of 14 in Nature in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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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. PutAvalanche Lake into our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Lake was totally dry but there was a beautiful rivulet flowing thro' the middle of it and all had a great time in the rivulet...It was like being transported to the states of HP or UK where you'll... 
    Lake was totally dry but there was a beautiful rivulet flowing thro' the middle of it and all had a great time in the rivulet...It was like being transported to the states of HP or UK where you'll...  more »
  • We visited here in June and did not find any water. Everyone came here for the beautiful view and Instagram worthy pics. But there was no water. The view is good but the water was missing. Maybe in... 
    We visited here in June and did not find any water. Everyone came here for the beautiful view and Instagram worthy pics. But there was no water. The view is good but the water was missing. Maybe in...  more »
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  • Good half day visit. Jeep ride is waste.
  • You will forget Ooty once you visit this location.

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