Abounding 360 degrees of beauty At 2,623 mts above MSL, Doddabetta is the highest Peak in the Tamil Nadu and is about 10 kms. from Ooty bus stand. The name Doddabetta literally means ‘Big mountain’ in the Badugu Language, which is so in reality. It is at the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats and offer beautiful vistas of Nilgiri Hills range. It is surrounded by dense Sholas. One can have a magnificent panoramic view of landscape and the whole of the District and even beyond through the Telescope House run by T.T.D.C., which is an added attraction . The Sunset is spectacular from this view point.
One of the most impressive choices among the Ooty tourist places list, the Dodabetta peak breathes fresh air into your body, making you feel amazing from the tip of its peak.
Try to go in early morning so you can visit other places in the afternoon, Awesome view. The highest in south India. You can enjoy some carrots, corn cob, some mangoes and some peanuts and Ooty City on one side. Kotagiri on the other side (far away).
You can spend an hour easily in the surroundings. The atmosphere is simply beautiful and refreshing. You get to see Gods own Art as Clouds array themselves in formations and the Sunrays peek into valley thru clouds. you get a 360 degrees Horizon of peaks & valleys below you. You observe that the Nilgiris are truly Blue Mountains.
Dodabetta is strategically located between the Western and Eastern Ghats, thus it is an ideal vantage point for the entire Nilgiris. The peak, or the Dodabetta viewpoint, can be accessed via a vehicle as well as on foot, this feature makes it a perfect destination to visit whether you are seeking leisure or adventure.