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Doddabetta Peak

Enjoy spectacular views and an array of plant and tree life at the tallest mountain in the Nilgiri range.

Discover fields of rhododendrons and fragrant herbs as you make your way to the summit of Doddabetta Mountain. Head to the telescope tower to gaze over the skyline of Ooty and look further to the sweeping forests of Bandipur National Park.

With its peak standing at 8,650-feet (2,637-meters) above sea level, Doddabetta Mountain is the highest point in the district. Its closest competitors are Chamundi Peak to the north and Kattadadu further west. Both of these are visible from Doddabetta Peak on a clear day.

Start the 2-mile (3-kilometer) ascent of Doddabetta Mountain along rugged, winding paths that lead into open fields. Your journey will pass long, grassy slopes lined with rows of ferns and sub-alpine herbs that fill the fresh air with rich aromas. Be alert to spot colorful rhododendrons dotted among the greenery.

As you approach the peak you will notice that it holds a slightly curved flat surface. This means that there are plenty of places to sit and relax in the sun after the journey up.

After a rest, make your way to the octagonal-shaped telescope tower that rises out of the middle of the peak. This indoor platform has several telescopes that you can use in order to make the best of the breathtaking panoramic views. Along with Ooty to the west you can also see the great open highlands of Mysore and Bandipur National Park to the north.

Doddabetta Mountain is situated about 4 miles (7 kilometers) east of the city center and is best reached by public bus. If you would rather not walk to the top you can catch a ride with one of the shuttle jeeps that run throughout the day. Come early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the frequent afternoon mist.


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Delightz Inn Resorts £28
Delightz Inn Resorts

Delightz Inn Resorts

Belmonte Terrace, Tiger Hill Road, Melthalayatimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Ooty aparthotel is located in the historical district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Nilgiri Hills, Doddabetta Peak and St. Stephen's Church. Government Botanical Gardens and Ooty Lake are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Fortune Retreats
    Fortune Retreats

    Fortune Retreats

    Belmont Terrace, Tiger Hill, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the mountains, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Doddabetta Peak. Government Botanical Gardens and St. Stephen's Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      The Conerstayz £47
      The Conerstayz

      The Conerstayz

      Coonoor Rd, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Doddabetta Peak. St. Stephen's Church and Government Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        OYO 4239 The Bliss Resorts and Cottages
        OYO 4239 The Bliss Resorts and Cottages

        OYO 4239 The Bliss Resorts and Cottages

        Funcity, Lovedale Junction, Ooty-Coonoor Main Road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Ooty, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Doddabetta Peak. Government Botanical Gardens and St. Stephen's Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          OYO 3221 Forest View Cottage
          OYO 3221 Forest View Cottage

          OYO 3221 Forest View Cottage

          Ooty Coonoor Main Road, Ooty
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Ooty, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Nilgiri Hills, Doddabetta Peak and Ooty Lake. Ooty Rose Garden and St. Stephen's Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Sherlock Hotel
            Sherlock Hotel

            Sherlock Hotel

            Tiger Hill Road, Upper Thalayatimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Ooty, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Doddabetta Peak. Government Botanical Gardens and St. Stephen's Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              FabHotel Vinu Valley Resorts £22
              FabHotel Vinu Valley Resorts

              FabHotel Vinu Valley Resorts

              4/924, 4/925, Funcity, Ooty, Ooty
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Ooty, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Doddabetta Peak. St. Stephen's Church and Government Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Logan Camp Ooty £63
                Logan Camp Ooty

                Logan Camp Ooty

                Yellanelli, Arkad, Nilgiris, Ooty, TN
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Nilgiri Hills and within 6 miles (10 km) of Doddabetta Peak and Government Botanical Gardens. Ooty Lake and St. Stephen's Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).