AVALANCHE

Avalanche - Ooty Tourist spot

Lake 9:00 am to 6:00 pm no fees 16 Tips

Timing: Mon-Fri: Any Time, Sat-Sun: Any Time

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees: No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Other Fees: Rs 150 per person (Forest Safari Ride)

Places nearbyEmerald Dam (6.7km), Kunda (16km), Manjoor (19km), Upper Bhavani (21km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Avalanche

                Avalanche is a reserve forest area, about 30km from Ooty. Avalanche is renowned for avalanche lake and Avalanche sanctuary. The Avalanche lake is one of the best tourist attraction in Ooty. The Avalanche dam is also called as Canada Dam because Cand funded it. The lake is fully surrounded by blooming flowers which give a delight to your eyes. It is near to the Emerald lake. The Avalanche lake is also one among the major source water supply for the Kundah Hydro Power stations. Trout fishing is allowed in the avalanche lake. Fishing rods and Fishing accessories required for the fishing is available on the trout hatchery which is nearby. The avalanche sanctuary is fully surrounded by the dense forest and you can enjoy the beauty of nature and can have a peaceful and blissful trip.

16 Reviews and Tips

Sabarish
11/23/2017 12:18:05 AM

The forest department operates tour package from Avalanche Check post. Private vehicles allowed till Avalanche Check post, only Eco tourism vehicles will take the tourist to all locations inside. They have individual Jeep tour on special request with maximum 8 members. From Avalanche Check post you have a round trip which covers Cauliflower/Shola Forest View, Thalai Bhavani, and Lakkadi.The ride cost is free for the child below 8 Yrs.The ride fee is Rs 150 for one adult.You can prefer Jeep Tour for Rs 1200 if you go with your family and friends.

Immaculate
7/31/2017 1:55:51 AM

Avalanche lake is situated 1 hour away from Ooty Bus Stand and it is accessible by car. The Eco Tourism Management Council of the locals and the forest department arranges a van or jeep safari which takes you up to Upper Bhavani Dam en route through grasslands and Sholas. Entry fee is Rs.1200 for one adult.The trip to and fro takes 2 hours. It is the best place to spend your time with your friends.

Immaculate
7/31/2017 1:55:51 AM

Avalanche lake is situated 1 hour away from Ooty Bus Stand and it is accessible by car. The Eco Tourism Management Council of the locals and the forest department arranges a van or jeep safari which takes you up to Upper Bhavani Dam en route through grasslands and Sholas. Entry fee is Rs.1200 for one adult.The trip to and fro takes 2 hours. It is the best place to spend your time with your friends.

Riyana
7/13/2017 11:48:07 PM

Avalanche Lake situated 1 hour away from Ooty and accessible by car. The last 5 km of road is little rocky but drivable by even a sedan. The tourism is conducted by The Eco Tourism Management Council of the locals and the forest department. After getting a pass for Rs.1200, the council arranges a van or jeep which takes you up to Upper Bhavani Dam en route through grasslands and Sholas. The journey to and fro takes 2 hours. A great way to spend time amid nature rather than at Ooty. Plan your trip during weekdays or off season to avoid the tourist crowd.

Anil Kumar
6/27/2017 12:11:52 AM

If you visit Ooty then you have to visit this lake. The view is just eye catching and you will have a nice and quite time away from the city life. The private vehicles are not allowed beyond the forest check post. In the ride, they will show 3 points in forest vehicle which they cost you Rs 150/- per person. There are only very limited number of vehicles and the crowd will be huge on weekends.

Somanath
6/9/2017 2:09:31 AM

Avalanche is a very panoramic view of hills. You have to driver 25kms from Ooty to reach this place. Only till Avalanche check post you the private vehicles are allowed. Then you have to travel by the Government forest vehicles only which would cost Rs 150/- per person. This is because this post is protected by the forest department and cannot be commercialized. Visit this place if you love nature and driving through the forest.

Karthick Ragi
4/11/2017 2:59:09 AM

This view is closed on Mondays... Pls dont go and get disappointed on Mondays

Benedict
2/2/2017 11:03:35 PM

You should travel around 1.5 hours to reach Avalanche check post beyond which private vehicles are not allowed. You need to spend Rs 150 per person for a ride conducted by the forest department.This 2 hrs journey stops at three places where third being the lake. You can only get a view of the lake and cannot actually go close to the lake. The view is good but almost 5 hours will be wasted just for a travel and the road is also bad. So would suggest to give it a miss.

Karthick
7/12/2016 11:37:22 PM

Avalanche lake is about 25 Km from Ooty. This is the best place for adventure lovers.It is not recommended to go with small kids because they can easily get bored.The best time to visit the lake is Monsoon season.You can go till check post in private vehicles after that you must go by forest department vehicles.The ride is around 45 minutes.But wait for the ride will be tedious.There is a beautiful cauliflower forest on the way to the lake.The view of the lake is spectacular and eye catching.

Ananya
6/20/2016 3:34:06 AM

Avalanche is one of the sequestered and serene places in Ooty. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest area the only possible way to reach this forest area is by Van/ Jeep provided by the forest department.The road to reach this lake is not that great but after reaching the lake the views will be good. If you are lucky you can spot some animals like elephant, bear etc.The first ride starts at 9.30 and then for every two hours.

bhargavi
6/1/2016 1:17:04 AM

please let me know where to get the permission? where is the office of forest dept in ooty town? how long will they take to give permission? what are the charges?

Reena
2/29/2016 4:00:51 AM

Avalanche Lake is a restricted area, but it is the best scenic spots to inflict in Ooty. This is the unique place and for photography lovers, it is the best place.You have to get prior permission from forest department to visit this place.You can go till Check post by your own vehicle after that you will be allowed only by Forest Department Vehicle.Food stalls are not available inside, so bring foods while visiting this place.There is accommodation available in Avalanche but advance booking is needed.

Harick
2/3/2016 12:27:08 AM

Avalanche is about 15 to 20 km from Ooty town.Emerald Lake is a key attraction.For nature lovers and honeymoon couples, it is the must visit places in Ooty. Trek to this place is bit difficult but after you will reach here you can feel the beauty of the place.It is one of the unique places to visit and offers an awesome view.It is a restricted area, you have to get prior permission from forest department to visit these places.Totally you can enjoy visiting with your family and friends.

Angel
1/13/2016 11:47:31 PM

Avalanche is one of the must visit places in Ooty. It is a preserved area, you can go inside only after prior permission from forest office.Emerald dam, Canada dam and avalanche lakes are key attractions in this place.But it is located little far from Ooty. Avalanche Sanctuary is a major attraction, you can go early morning because private vehicles are not allowed, you have to travel in Jeep or Van which is provided by the forest department.

Vidharth
11/3/2015 10:13:19 PM

Best spot for nature lovers, on ride forest department vehicle, stops at three main spots they are Shola water falls, Bhavani temple and Bhavani lake.The ride inside the sanctuary will be for 2 hours.The ride timings will be 10.30 am and 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm.

Hancy
11/2/2015 4:34:49 AM

Avalanche is one of the best tourist spots in Ooty. You need to get the forest tickets to go for the forest ride. You can either avail Buses or Jeeps. It would cost Rs 150 per person for Buses and Rs 1200 for the Jeep( Maximum 8 persons).

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