Bangalore to Ooty
Travelling from Bangalore to Ooty
By Bus – The Bangalore to Ooty bus is easy to catch. The travel time is around 8-10 hours and there are a number of state and private run buses that ply on Bangalore to Ooty by bus route. All the buses start their journey in the evening from Bangalore and reach Ooty in the morning.
By Train - There is no direct Bangalore to Ooty train. The nearest railway station is Mettupalyam that is 40 km from Ooty. There area connecting trains to Mettupalyam form where one can climb aboard the heritage train which is also known as the Nilgiri Mountain train. Travel to Ooty from Bangalore by train, as this train takes you uphill on an exciting journey. The duration of travel is around 16 hours.
By flight - There are no direct Bangalore to Ooty flights. The nearest airport is in Coimbatore city which is 88 km from Ooty. There are regular flights to Coimbatore from Bangalore which take about an hour, then from Coimbatore one can take a bus or a cab to reach Ooty.
Cab/Car- Wondering how to reach Ooty from Bangalore easily? Bangalore to Ooty by car is a scenic journey that has a great view of the mountains. Bangalore to Ooty distance is approximately 266 km. There are two routes that one can take, one via Mysore and the other via Chamrajnagar. The time taken to travel from Bangalore to Ooty by road is around 6 hours.
Ooty – A Relaxing Hilly Holiday
Things to do
For sightseeing in Ooty, visit the botanical garden which is home to some stunning and exotic plants spread out in well-maintained lawns. Take a joy ride in the Nilgiri toy train for a fairy-tale ride to Conoor through mind blowing scenic route which combined with the ‘old world charm’ train ride makes for an exceptional trip. Adventure enthusiasts can go for hiking, trekking, angling, fishing, and even mountain biking. Udhagamandalam or Udhagai, better known as Ooty is a hill station located in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Hailed as the queen of hill stations, Ooty is a picturesque hill station with quiet, green areas where tall pines rise above what could almost be English country lanes. Visit Toda Hills and experience the lives of Toda tribe. Take the Toy train ride through scenic UNESCO World heritage site Nilgiri route or trek to Doddapetta peak and Pykara river. You could even visit Mukurthi National Park and Parsons Valley.
Being a tourist hill station there are a number of Bed and Breakfasts, budget hotels as well as top-end accommodations to suit travellers of any budget. Hotels in Ooty are a wonderful combination of vintage beauty and modern amenities. Ooty is an ideal place to stay for family vacation, or even for honeymooners who enjoy the cosy town.