At 2,623 mts above MSL, Doddabetta is the highest  Peak  in  the  Tamil Nadu  and   is   about  10  kms.  from  Ooty  bus  stand.  The name  Doddabetta  literally  means  ‘Big  mountain’ in the Badugu Language,  which  is  so  in  reality.  It  is  at  the   junction  of Western  and  Eastern  Ghats  and  offer  beautiful  vistas  of  Nilgiri  Hills  range.  It  is  surrounded  by dense  Sholas.  One  can  have  a   magnificent   panoramic  view  of  landscape  and   the  whole  of  the District  and  even  beyond  through  the  Telescope  House   run   by   Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation  (T.T.D.C),   which   is   an   added attraction . The Sunset is spectacular from this view point.The Doddabetta Peak is said to be one of the highest peak in south India & famous tourist spot in India.Any visitor is sure will be impressed after a visit to this highest peak of the Nilgiris.