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.


Accommodation

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.


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Imran

Imran, Bangalore,
Tourist
2 Reviews | 2 Views

Roads are excellent

Aug 22, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

We had a good experience by travelling in a car so that we can see as many places as we can but one thing is we had visited in rainy season whenever we had to stop at any place we need not have to ask others to stop, never go short way.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Bangalore - Mysore Rd
Ajit Sridharan

Ajit, Bangalore,
Explorer
16 Reviews | 8 Views

Good Roads. Return journey takes longer.

Jun 15, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

We left Bangalore at 5. 30 am. There was no traffic in getting to the Mysore Road, and except for a halt to fuel up, we reached Mysore Road within half an hour. We took the normal route via Channapatna, Krishnagiri and Mandya and then turned left towards Ooty a little before Mysore. Road conditions were good throughout. The best part of the journey is when you cross the Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, which continues as Mudumalai National Park once you enter Tamil Nadu. This stretch is beautiful. If you're lucky enough, you get to see lots of animals on this route. We saw sloth bears, peacocks, bison, some elephants, including a huge tusker. This stretch is fairly long, and there are speed breakers virtually every 100 metres or so, to protect the animals. Hence, the average speed comes down once you enter the forest area. Once you cross the national parks, you start the upward climb to Ooty. This stretch is extremely winding, with 36 hair-pin bends. The turns are very sharp and steep, making it difficult and dangerous to overtake others. We have a 2 year old kid, and he got nauseous on this stretch. I would advise travellers to drive peacefully on this stretch, and not try to drive too fast. The scenery on either side of the road is beautiful though, and as you ascend, you can literally see the clouds coming closer and closer. Overall, the drive is very enjoyable. We took about 7 hours to reach Ooty, including a breakfast break and 3 breaks when our kid got nauseous.
On the way back, the route is almost the same, except that you take a different route while descending from Ooty. The descent is about 10 km longer than the ascent. While the number of hair pin bends is far lesser, the road is narrower, and there are a lot of turns, which means the average speed comes down quite a bit. We again drove through the Mudumalai and Bandipur National Parks, and having left Ooty at about 1 pm, it was nearly 5 pm by the time we reached the junction of the Bangalore-Mysore Highway. Mandya to Maddur was a breeze. After Maddur, we got caught in a very bad traffic jam, which started a little before Channapatna, and continued all the way till Bangalore. Having reached Maddur at about 7 pm, we reached the nice Road exit only by 10. 30 pm.
For travellers returning to Bngalore on a Sunday, I would strongly recommend that you leave Ooty before 9 am. I am told that the traffic issue starts on Sunday evening, when tourists return to Bangalore from Ooty, Coonoor, Mysore, Coorg and Wayanad on the same route. Our return journey took us about 10 hours. The best way to avoid this is to return to Bangalore on a Saturday. I have returned to Bangalore fromCoorg on a Saturday, and the traffic is fairly peaceful.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • Bangalore - Mysore Rd
Muthukumaresan Balasubramanian

Muthukumaresan, Coimbatore,
Tourist
1 Review | 8 Views

A good experience

Mar 27, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

We traveled from Bangalore to OOTY for trekking, tent stay, wild animal and bird watching, camp fire at OOTY Hidden Valley Jungle Camp. We were group of 5 members. We reached OOTY at 4.30 hrs. We traveled via Mysore and through forest to reach OOTY. It was very nice experience.

    • Car Type:
    • Sedan
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Route Taken:
    • Bangalore - Mysore Rd
Ashish

Ashish, Bangalore,
Tourist
4 Reviews | 11 Views

A comfortable journey

Feb 13, 2016
Mode of Transport: Bus

The Bus was very good and they play nice movies inside bus and seats also very comfortable. They were also giving water bottle in the bus and for halt they choose good hotel where you will get all variety of food and clean bathroom and toilet.

I will definitely recommend others to go for Ksrtc Airavat Club Class bus.

    • Bus Type:
    • A/C
    • This bus has:
    • TV/Entertainment
    • Comfortable seats
    • Blanket
    • Water Bottle
    • Reading Light
Jai jain

Jai jain, Delhi,
Scout
7 Reviews | 6 Views

Good route by car

Jan 27, 2016
Mode of Transport: Car

While going from Bangalore we have taken 36 hair bend route which was scary and beautiful. While coming back we have taken the Bus route which is long and safe. Going by car experience is really good because you can see Bandipur and Mudumalai park on the way.

    • Car Type:
    • Hatchback
    • This route has:
    • Petrol pumps
    • Accomodation
    • Food/Dhabas
    • Clear Signages
    • Route Taken:
    • NH67

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