We visited Avalanche lake today. It took us about 1 hour to reach to the Forest Office, Avalanche from Ooty. There is no advance permission required for visiting this place these days. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the reserve area. Jeep safari has also been stopped. Forest department mini bus is available for the tour (15 and 26 seater), which operates at interval of 2-3 hours. We missed the 12 noon bus by 10 minutes. We had to wait for 2.5 hours for the next bus.There is no fixed time of departure of these buses.It depends on number of tourist available. Generally buses operates at 10, 12 and 2 PM. Forest officer asked us to pay for minimum 10 seats incase no fellow tourists are available for the trip. Finally few people turned up after long wait. Per person bus trip charge is Rs 150/- (kid above 8 years are charged full amount). Overall great experience, it was very sunny but breeze was cool. We trekked along with children from road until the lake to feel the shiny clear water of the lake. Road to lake passes through a very dense forest but we could not see any animal. Further you get to see great view of tea and carrot plantation on the way to Avalanche from Ooty.
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