The name Doddabetta means Big Mountain and with the summit at 8640 feet or 2660 metres, it’s the highest mountain in the south of India. It lies at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats and the views from the summit are just spectacular.
About 6000 feet below us in the distance can be seen parts of Ooty. It was interesting as we drove up through the different climate types to see forests of huge Gum trees, and this surprised me, for in my ignorance I had always thought that they only grew in Australia. …….Never to old to learn something new!
This mountain was the highest part of the planet that I’ve visited, beating Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand by 225 feet.