Avalanche Lake - Tamilnadu

Avalanche Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Nilgiri district. It is located around 25 km from Ooty hill station (also known as Udhagamandalam) and is surrounded by the beautiful Nilgiri Mountains. The lake got its name from a major landslide that occurred in the area in the 1800s, creating the beautiful body of water. Avalanche Lake is known for its quiet and peaceful environment, making it the perfect destination for adventurers and adventure seekers alike. Nestled among lush greenery and dense forests, the lake offers magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. It is a natural lake formed by water flowing from the slopes of the Nilgiri Mountains. One of the most attractive features of Avalanche Lake is its clear water, which reflects the surrounding mountains and creates a wonderful view. To see. The lake is also home to many species of animals and plants, making it an ideal place for bird watching and wildlife observation. Visitors can see Nilgiri langurs, red deer, Indian gaur.

History of Avalanche Lake

It is believed that heavy rains caused landslides and caused large debris to block the stream flowing through the valley. As a result water accumulated behind this resource forming a natural lake and formed the current Avalanche Lake.

Nearby sightseeing places

Avalanche forest reserve, Mudhumalai tiger reserve, Mystique ville, Kalhatti falls, Annamalai Murugan temple, Tamil Nadu tourism Ooty boat house.


Hiking, Boating, Fishing, Camping, Wildlife viewing, Jeep safari

Visiting time

8.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Jeep safari charges

Rs. 2000 per person.

How to reach Avalanche Lake?

By Air- Coimbatore airport is the nearest to reach Avalanche Lake that covers about 106 km.
By train – Mettupalayam railway station is the nearest junction to reach Avalanche in Ooty.
By road - Driving from Coimbatore is the easiest way to reach Avalanche Lake covering 95 km. National Highways - NH 209 and NH 275