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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.
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 United-21 Pradise Ooty Book your Ooty Cottages call now 89039 29206 / 89039 70366 or email email@example.com to know more visit http://www.united21paradiseooty.com
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