Wednesday, February 26, 2014 By

Trip to Unexplored Ooty - Avalanche Lake

N:B - This post is part of my earlier post regarding Rediscovering Ooty
Some spectacular hideouts exist in an around Ooty which could be a magical spell in your journey.Emerald color Avalanche lake with blue water sits into the lap of untouched wild 'Nilgiri Biosphere' providing  a view of valley occupied by little hamlets, fertile farmlands and lush green tea beds encircled by wooded hills.

The more you are away from Ooty, the landscape gets more quaint and picturesque
We had started for Avalanche early morning from our resort with a private vehicle.After some half an hour,a huge school with impressive European architecture, in the backdrop of a quaint hamlet caught my attention.Just after passing the 'Good Shepherd' school,surrounding landscape started changing.The winding road passed through villages on the foot hills of western ghat,freshly scrubbed farm fields where spell of water was getting sprinkled like a fountain.Rolling tea plantation unfolded their aromatic presence with full of tender tea leaves. An aroma of green tea leaves mixed with smell of damp soil,bright sunshine, pleasant temperature and the picture postcard scenery makes our journey a memorable one.

Blue haze of the "Nilgiri Mountain" range - On the way to Avalanche Lake
Soon the tea beds melts away into the thick foliage of restricted forest,leading to a vast grass land dotted with yellow wild flowers.At the end of the meadow,Avalanche lake sits in solitude with sparkling water as the afternoon sun rises high above the sky.The place has nothing to do except savoring the sound of silence.

Wandering in Avalanche Lake,Ooty !

How To Reach Avalanche Lake From Ooty

It is around 30 K.M away from Ooty and a restricted wild sanctuary area under Nilgiri Forest Biosphere,needs private vehicle which will drop you at forest check-post.From check-post government-run buses are available at Rs 150/head  for 2 hrs trip next to Avalanche Lake.
There is no such resorts in an around lakes or surrounding forests as the area is under restricted forest area.You can pitch your tent near the lake or there are couple of good home stays and farm-stays,but don't announce your presence without prior booking.You can go for hiking to untouched upper Bhavani Lake surrounded with thick forest and infested with wild habitats.

Traversing back from Avalanche Lake, with memories forever