Avalanche Lake
Avalanche Lake
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ARUNA M
Hyderabad, India9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
we visited the lake on 12th april there was no water in the lake its dry. but enjoyed the drive a lot. worth visiting up to the lake. nice view of mountains from the down. the road was narrow but good. should visit in the rainy season to see the fullness of lake.
Written April 18, 2023
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Garima Agarwal
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Very nice place. Although a little off-route and very less known, but its really beautiful and a must place to visit. The road which leads to Avalanche lake is very scenic, you get very nice view of Nilgiris and the destination is amazing. There is a small government canteen at the lake which serves delicious food and have decent variety available. It have an ample parking space to park your vehicle.
Written April 9, 2022
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sanjayvora45
Ahmedabad, India676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Road towards the lake is closed due to landslide. Forest deptt. is operating bus tour upto this lake. Maybe after march 2020 this place might opened for tourist.
Written February 28, 2020
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Jaseem B
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
It inside the hills . From Ooty town around 21 km. Roads are narrow but way to there have a good nature scenery. At half a day we should spend there. There if not a mansoon we can play in water . There is a jeep safari also they charge 250 per head.
Visiting here vl b a good experience.
Written May 17, 2022
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jaimin
Ahmedabad, India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Best beautiful place in ooty. Must visit this place.Because avalanche situated in the forest and the way is very beautiful and adventure. Forest officers won't allow private vehicle to forest.Only forest vehicle allowed.A wild life Safari trip in a covered van is a good option.
Written June 19, 2020
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nvp
Bhavnagar, India609 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The lake is situated amongst forest area. The drive is very charming. The lake too is beautiful. There is an Avalanche river which leads to the Avalanche lake. You have to park your vehicle at forest check post. It is just half a kilometre walk to the lake. It is very scenic location as you move along the river and you have to pass through a small pine forest also. If you have half day to spare , you can definitely visit it. Post Covid they have stopped boating and night camping here.
Written September 26, 2021
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kashyapnimisha
Bengaluru, India193 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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 the rainy season, the water level will be up and it might be a nice view. The route to Avalanche lake has so many scenic views that even when water was not in the lake, we didn't regret going there.
Written June 9, 2022
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Shraddha Bhatt
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We weren't sure about visiting this place but let me tell you its just like heaven on earth. Very serene and unadulterated. Very less population at the spot. Though its a little far away from the city center but definitely worth the visit.
Written November 8, 2021
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Spike Anderson
Bengaluru, India96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
An old British house with 3 spacious rooms. The food was very tasty. The best place to stay in Avalanche lake.
Written March 15, 2015
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Jesthi
Cuttack, India343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Again here there is a confusion. This lake mentioned as Avalanche Lake is actually "Lakkidi Lake". The name is clearly displayed. However since guides tell this as Avalanche Lake tourists name is so. I had been here recently and my tips are below:

1. Book a cab from Ooty. You can cover Lakkidi Lake (Avalanche Lake for some), Emerald Dam, Avalanche Dam & Emerald Lake in this trip. Approx cost Rs.1500 for a indica or santro.
2. Start early and head straight to the Forest check point in Avalanche for entry tickets.
3. From Avalanche you have to take Forest Dept. Bus (Rs. 150 per person) or their Marshal car (Rs. 1200 with max 8 person allowed).
4. The ticket counter open at 9:00AM.
5. During season time there is heavy rush and we need to arrive before time to get ticket for the first ride so that you save time.
6. Ride timing are 9, 12 & 3PM. Each ride is for 2 hours. So plan accordingly.
7. However during off season you can get stuck at the entry gate as very less tourists come. Officials wait for minimum 8 tourists so that they can allot a Marshal jeep. This happened with me. I had to wait till 11:00AM until another couple arrived. They we both paid for the entire jeep and took the ride.
8. There are 4 main attractions of this tour. A rare flower that blooms once every 12 years (next blooming is in 2018), Cauliflower Mountains (named because its surface resembles a cauliflower), Maa Bhawani Temple, and finally the beautiful Lakkidi Lake.
9. Be careful guides claim this to be the Upper Bhawani Lake. But this is not.
10. You might be lucky to spot some wild animals on your trip.

The Lake is scenic and worth spending time. It refreshed my memories of Pangong lake, Ladakh. Quiet, serene place.

Caution:
Only for nature lovers....Others pls stay away....
Written February 19, 2015
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