Travel 28 kms from Ooty town past the Emerald Lake surrounded by undisturbed forest and you have reached Avalanche. It is on the way to Upper-Bhavani from Ooty via Emerald Camp. The gorgeous scenery at every turn is an experience of wonder and delight. The views  from the top of the hill at Avalanche give a magnificent sight of the Avalanche Valley and reservoir  In many places here, the shoals are so thick that even sunlight cannot penetrate.  Avalanche is home to a wide variety of birds in great abundance.  Spotting and identifying them can be a very rewarding experience for bird lovers.  It is also popular with angling enthusiasts for trouts.  The shoals here are a heaven for rare temperate Orchids.