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Views from the Highest peak in Nilgiris – Doddabetta

Facing West from Doddabetta Peak

 Students from a leading international school in Mumbai, recently visited the Nilgiris to explore the cultural and natural diversity and wealth of the region.  Among the many study modules and activities, our 42 students accompanied by 4 teachers also had the opportunity to visit the highest peak in The Nilgiris – Doddabetta.   With an elevation of 2637 Mts above MSL, the name “Doddabetta” traces its roots from the Badaga/Kannada language translating into ‘Big Mountain’.  The surrounding views are spectacular and slopes below are a great reminder of the rapidly disappearing native forest covers.  The visit highlighted the geological significance of Western Ghats, its role as a major watershed, the various land covers of the region and challenges posed by tourism to ecologically sensitive regions. Here are some images taken on this visit to the peak.

The Northern view

Southern view over the Palghat Gap


One Earth Foundation works towards the conservation and preservation of the immense natural and cultural wealth of the Nilgiris region in South India.  For additional information about our inspiring and challenging field trips for students, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary

1 Comment to “Views from the Highest peak in Nilgiris – Doddabetta”

  1. Great pictures !!!! Thanks a lot Raminder

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