City Of Enchanting Eskers

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Tamil, English

2 Days

October-June

Coimbatore International Airport
18℃ to 26℃

How to reach Ooty

Ooty is well connected by road with the rest of the India. The city does not have a airport and railhead of its own but one can reach Ooty Via Coimabtore or Chennai.

How to Reach Ooty by Flight

Coimbatore International airport is the nearest airport from this city. It is about 88 kms away, the airport is well connected with most of the cities in India. One can also reach Ooty via Banglore, Kempegowda International airport as it is well connected with all the major cities across the globe. Daily flights are available from the all the major cities to both the airports. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a local cab or take a private bus to reach Ooty.

How to Reach Ooty by Train

The closest railhead is Mettupalyam which is about 40kms away from the city, there are daily trains from Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore and Mysore which connects to Mettupalyam.From Mettupalyam, you can board the heritage train known as the Nilgiri Mountain train which takes you to the uphill on an exciting journey. However, if you wish to reach faster,you can always take a local cab, bus or rickshaw from the railway station.

 

 
 

 

How to Reach Ooty by Bus

Ooty is a important place of attraction in South India for the visitors and tourists so you can easily find both government and private sector luxury buses from Bangalore, Mysore and Chennai to Ooty. These are overnight buses and the journey is quiet comfortable. There is also a special government bus service,this bus leaves daily at 5pm and 7pm from Calicut and it takes around 6 hours to reach Ooty.

 

How to Reach Ooty by Road

Road trip to Ooty is really the best thing that one will ever do, as you drive through the reserve forest area and stunning scenery you will be astonished by the beauty of this truly amazing city,Ooty. If you wish to drive from Bangalore to Ooty there are 2 routes you can take: via Mysore or via Chamarajanagar. Finally you reach Gundlupet, the border town and enter the forest road amidst Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. While on this strech you will get to see the Elephants so don't forget to eye for it.

How to travel within Ooty

To travel in Ooty one can take local buses, hire autos and rickshaws, Although people prefer to hire a local jeep to get around in Ooty. Cheap packages are available for these jeeps in all the nearby shops, two wheelers are also available for rent.The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Board  also operates day-trips on buses. These day trip buses would cost you around 150-/ INR, this is an efficient and best mode of travelling within Ooty. It is prefered to carrry small denominations while travelling through auto, rickshaws and buses.