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					Ooty Doddabetta peak
    2nd Highest Mountain Nilgiris Hills
   There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is
    9 km from Ooty,on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the
    Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a
    popular tourist attraction with road access to the
    summit. The Chamundi Hills can be viewed from
    the peak
                 Big Mountain
   Originated from Kannada language Doddabetta
    means big Mountain
             Surrounding Doddabetta
   The area surrounding Doddabetta is mostly forested.
    Sholas cover the hollows of its slopes. Slightly
    stunted, rhododendron trees, in the midst of thick
    coarse grass, flowering sub-elphine shrubs and herbs
    are common, even very near the peak
                    Telescopes View
   There is an observatory at the top of Doddabetta
    with two telescopes available for the public to enjoy
    the magnificent panoramic view of the whole
    district. It opened on June 18, 1983 and is run by the
    Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation
                Telescope House
   The average number of viewers in 2001-2002 was
    3500 per day in season and 700 per day in the off
    season
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   Book your Ooty Cottages call now 89039 29206 /
    89039 70366 or email cst@panoramicworld.biz to
    know more visit
    http://www.united21paradiseooty.com

				
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Description: Situated at 2623 meters above sea level, at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats and surrounded by dense sholas, Doddabetta is the highest peak in South India.