Avalanche Lake, Ooty

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Avalanche Lake
The Avalanche Lake
The Avalanche Lake
Location The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 11°19′19″N 76°36′40″E / 11.322°N 76.611°E / 11.322; 76.611Coordinates: 11°19′19″N 76°36′40″E / 11.322°N 76.611°E / 11.322; 76.611
Frozen No
Islands No

Avalanche Lake (Avalanchi lake)[1] is located 28 kilometers from Ooty in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The lake derived the name avalanche because of a huge landslide (avalanche) that occurred in the region in the early 1800s.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Mountain-top view of the Avalanche Lake
Mountain-top view of the Avalanche Lake

Avalanchi Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris district.[3] The lake is surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers like magnolias, orchids and rhododendrons. Tourists can traverse beside the lake through winding paths around the lake.[1] Tourists visiting the lake can also engage themselves in Trout fishing.[4] A trout hatchery is established near the lake, from where visitors can get fishing rods and other fishing accessories required for trout fishing.[5] The lake is also used by tourists as a camp site wherein they pitch tents near the lake. Other tourist activities in the area include rafting across the lake and trekking the nearby hilly regions[6] like Upper Bhavani where there are thick forests and untouched wild habitats.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shaji, K A (18 February 2011). "Flowers in the window". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Avalanche Lake". traveldest.org. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ Ayub, Akber (29 May 2011). "Footloose in the Nilgiris". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Fishing in the Nilgiris". tamilnadutourism.org. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ a b "Peaks of pleasure". Daily News and Analysis. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ Cycil, Chandrika (18 May 2002). "Adventure: Avalanche". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 September 2011.