Anybody visiting Ooty (the Queen of Hills of Nilgiris ) in Southern India can not afford to miss to visit the highest peak namely Doddabetta about 9 km from Ooty located at the confluence of the Eastern and Western Ghats.It is at the height of 2637 meters . On a clear day you can get clear impressive view of the surrounding places such as Coimbatore and well known Chamundi Hills of Mysore.
Area around peak is a protected forest . When surrounded by clouds you feel as if you are in the Heaven. This peak mountain is in the itinerary of every birder who is visiting Coonoor or Ooty. I too was interested in observing birds at the peak. Yes even when the place was crowded with tourists in the afternoon I could observe Great Tit, Red Whiskered Bulbul, Myna, Nilgiri Laughing Thrush and the Grey Jungle Fowl (female). I was surprised to see the laughing thrush very close to the visitors.