Showing posts with label Doddabetta peak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doddabetta peak. Show all posts

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Doddabetta Peak: An Enchanting Ooty Attraction

The Doddabetta Peak is situated at an altitude of 2,623 meters. Touted as one of the highest point in the region, this peak draws plenty of visitors every year. Situated merely at a distance of 10Kms from Ooty, Doddabetta peak offers you with an opportunity to click great pictures of nature and wild with ease. You can trek or visit here through a vehicle. The peak is safe hidden amidst dense clouds, but on a clear day, you can see the surrounding sprawling greenery with ease. The pleasant climate in Ooty enhances the beauty of this place. The charm of this place is such that most visitors consider it one of the best Ooty attractions. The breathtaking views of lofty and greenish mountains spread on all sides are an absolute treat for eyes.

Doddabetta Peak
Doddabetta Peak
The Tamil Nadu tourism corporation has set up telescopes, which allows visitors to get a glimpse of distant beauties in the form of dense forests, never-ending valley and mountain. The path to this peak is dotted with dense green forests and tea gardens. The visual appeal of this place can’t be expressed in mere words. Before deciding to visit this destination, you must undergo a physical checkup because the path towards Doddabetta Peak is extremely difficult. If you are mentally and physically prepared to take up the challenge, then you’d have great time during the hike to this peak.

How to reach Doddabetta Peak?

If you are visiting this hill station for the first time, then you might have to perform some research in regards to reaching this destination. The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore airport, which is situated at a distance of 88Kms. You can even consider taking a plane from Bangalore, as it is also connected with various cities across the world. The nearest railhead to Ooty is Mettupalayam. It is situated at a distance of 40Kms.

Ooty: A Charming Getaway from the Clamour of City Life

Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in India. If you are looking out for a retreat from your mundane city life, then head straight to Ooty. Located at a far off distance from city clamour, Ooty features a pleasant climate, which enthrals every visitor. Following are some of the most popular Ooty attractions, which you should not miss out:

Nilgiri Mountain Railway:
Situated at an approximate height of 2,600 meters, Ooty stands tall amidst Nilgiri Mountains. The Nilgiris Toy Train connects Ooty to Mettupalayam. The construction of this line was a mammoth task particularly because of the hilly terrain. In the year 1854, the first plan was to build a mountain railway from Mettupalayam to the Nilgiri Hills. This railway is regarded as a marvel in the field of engineering. The train itself is an extremely charming bluish beauty with large windows and wooden coaches. Travelling in this train is one of the best things to do in Ooty. 

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Doddabetta Peak:
This peak stands at an approximate altitude of 2,623 meters. It is regarded as the highest point in the district, making it possibly the most popular attraction in Ooty. Situated at a distance of 10Km from Ooty, this peak is a favourite destination for nature lovers and photographers. On a clear day, which is a rare occurrence, you can click epic pictures from this peak. If you are an adventure lover, then you should definitely visit this place to indulge in some of the most thrill seeking stunts. 

Doddabetta Peak, Ooty
Doddabetta Peak

When it comes to accommodation, United-21 Paradise Resort is one of the best resorts in Ooty. We constantly monitor Ooty hotel rates for offering  accommodations to our customers at budget rates.

Accommodation in Ooty
Accommodation in Ooty

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Doddabetta peak

Doddabetta peak Nilgiri Tamil Nadu

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. Another major attraction here is the telescope house which can broaden your sight even beyond the whole of the district.

Ooty Doddabetta Peak view
Ooty Doddabetta Peak View

How to reach Doddabetta Peak 

Doddabetta is around 10KMs from Ooty and is on the Ooty Kotagiri route. To reach Doddabetta is by way of booking a bus or car and reaching the foot of the Daddabetta peak and from there trek up and enjoy your Ooty vacation.
Doddabetta Peak Ooty
Doddabetta Peak Telescope House

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ooty Pykara Lake and Falls

The grand attractions of Ooty are the well landscaped lakes, waterfalls jumping from the hillocks, ancient temples and monuments. This lake city enveloped in the Nilgiris has many beautiful lakes like Porthimund Lake, Emerald Lake, Upper Bhavani, Avalanche and Pykara Lake.

Among these major lakes Pykara Lake and Falls is the most popular tourist spot. Pykara River which is considered as the most sacred river by the local tribal’s originates at Mukurthi peak and adapts a hilly track to finally jump into the plains where a dam is constructed. The course of the river is rolling through a number of diversions encouraging many small streams or outlets. Finally the last two falls jumping from a height of around fifty five and sixty one meters are called Pykara Falls.

Pykara Falls

A forest house near the falls looks awesome. Pykara’s promising attraction is the boat house at the dam enveloped with tranquil surroundings, where tourists enjoy an exclusive boating experience. The surroundings of Pykara are adorned with the settlements of the locals called Todas and Sholas, wide spread grasslands and a wildlife reserve. The Toda huts are a beauty made out of eco friendly material.  This land was originally inhibited by the Todas and other local tribes. The present area of old Ooty was originally occupied by the Todas. The dam is located near the Ooty-Gudalur main road. Other places to visit in Ooty near Pykara, are the Mudumalai National Park and Doddabetta peak which is the highest peak of South India.

While coming from Ooty you will have to pass the Pykara village and proceed further three km from the main road towards Mysore to reach the falls. These falls can be best visited between August and January when they are brimmed up and the panoramic views at the backdrop are superb. Ooty has a plethora of tourist attractions and to explore the best out of these alluring attractions, plan your Ooty vacations and book your stay at our beautiful cottages of United-21 paradise Ooty. Stay in our cottages located on the picturesque slopes of Ooty hills will offer you romantic views of the surroundings.