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Doddabetta Peak in Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Admire picturesque views all around from Doddabetta Peak
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Best time to visit
Mar - Jun
About Doddabetta Peak (Ooty)
Located about 9 kilometers from Ooty hill station, Doddabetta Peak in Ooty is the tallest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu. The view from the summit is mind-blowing, greeting the eyes with panoramic visions. The hills here are full of wildflowers, and a few wild animals as well, thereby being a massive attraction for locals and tourists alike during the season. Being the highest mountain peak in the Nilgiris, Doddabetta Peak offers stunning views of the sunrise and the sunset.
Height and Altitude of Doddabetta Peak
One of the most beautiful sights of Ooty is the Doddabetta peak, the highest mountains in the Nilgiri Hills. The height of Doddabetta peak is around 8,650 feet, and it is one of the most popular places to visit when in this hill station. The Doddabetta temperature remains pleasant all year round, and during the rainy season and the winters, it is advisable to bring along woolens when visiting here. The best part about the Doddabetta peak, Ooty is that visitors have road access to the summit, and can choose to spend time exploring the many smaller walking paths there as well.
Weather in Doddabetta Peak
Doddabetta Peak in Ooty experiences pleasant climate throughout the year. It can be visited at anytime of the year as it is located at a high altitude. During the winter season, the temperature would remain here at 5 degree Celsius. During the summer season, early morning is the best time to visit Doddabetta Peak when the temperature is lowest and offers great views of the valleys.
Trekking in Doddabetta Peak
There are a plethora of things to do at Doddabetta peak in Ooty Tamil Nadu, for adventure enthusiasts. Doddabetta peak trekking is a popular activity, and there are several easy and hard treks for people to choose from, based on their preferences. The total trek distance is about 10 kms from the main town of Ooty and it is considered a very easy trek, hence it can be undertaken by anyone. Doddabetta Peak can also be reached by jeep but trekking to the main point increases the overall beauty of this place as the trekking trail is scenic and mesmerizing
Even a novice in trekking would be able to complete Doddabetta Peak in Ooty trek very easily. You just need to wear comfortable sports shoes for the comfort level and also to prevent slipping. Carry your own water bottles and snacks as you might not get any eatery on the way as the trekking trail passes through the dense forest area.
Telescope House in Doddabetta Peak
This lovely place on the peak enables visitors to catch wonderful panoramas of the hill station and evergreen scenery. It is a popular attraction for both adults and kids. The view in summer is more clear than monsoon months.
Doddabetta Tea Factory
There is also a Doddabetta tea factory in Ooty ? which is much acclaimed for offering travelers a chance to enjoy the taste of some amazing tea. The Ooty Doddabetta tea factory is also a great place to purchase tea leaves of different flavors. The tea factory was founded in the year 2005 and is spread in the area of 1 acre amidst the lush green valleys and rugged landscape of the Nilgiri mountain range. Here you will get to know the economic impact of the production of tea, the various flavours that are manufactured in tea and also the history and the evolution of tea.
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FAQ's of Ooty
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Is it safe to trek at the Doddabetta Peak?
Yes, the treks here are pretty safe to go on.
Are there any shops at Doddabetta Peak?
There are no shops at Doddabetta Peak, so make sure to make all purchases in the city.
Can one take their personal vehicles to the summit?
Yes, personal vehicles can be taken to the summit.
What is the height of Doddabetta Peak?
The height of Doddabetta Peak is around 2637 meters. It is the highest point of the Nilgiri mountain range.
In which hill range is the Doddabetta Peak?
Doddabetta Peak is located in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu somewhat 9 km from the hill station of Ooty. It is the highest peak in the Nilgiris mountain range.
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