It is situated at a distance of about 10 km from the main town and offers an extremely attractive view of the natural scenery. One is sure to be awed by the interesting views. We propose that you forever to take a camera in hand at any time you set out for the Doddabetta Peak. The one and only hills of the Nilgiri range, the beautiful green carpeted valleys are purely a delight to the eye. There is an observatory at the crest of Doddabetta with two telescopes offered for the people to benefit from the wonderful panoramic sight of the entire region. It opened on June 18, 1983 and is run by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC). The standard number of viewers more or less 4000 per day in seasonal time and 900 per day in the off season. In fact it is even believed that if the weather does not give up you in any way, probability are there that you will get a view of great distant off areas. On clear time the far plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands of Mysore can also be sighted. However it cannot be without that such clear days not often to come and it is usually cloudy. But however the view that the Dodabetta Peak normally commands is awesome. There is a telescope house is organized by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation in the Dodabetta Peak to allow the tourist to get a better view. Any tourist is sure will be overwhelmed after a visit to this main peak of the Nilgiris.
Doddabetta Peak, 4 km east south east from ( Ooty) Udhagamandalam, with a height of 2,637 meters above sea level (8,652 ft) is the highest point in the Nilgiri is and the southern extent of the range.
Coonoor is 18 km away from Ooty, and that an altitude of 1,850 meters above sea level (6000 ft), and is the second main hill station in the Nilgiri hills. It is an perfect base for a number of hike trips foremost interested in the Nilgiris.
Kotagiri (Altitude-2000m. 60 kms from Coimbatore ). Kotagiri located in a little drive of just 16 km away from Ooty, It is one of the beautiful tourism spot through leafy green tea gardens, by the side of the mountain slope.
Avalanche Altitude Avalanche at 2036m altitude, is by a sparkler clear, a light to brilliant bluish green lake of the same name, encircled by field, mountain, cultivated area forest and dense sholas. 25 kilometers from Ooty is one of the most fantastic sights of nature in the Niligiri region -- Avalanche Lake.