Kotagiri is located at a distance of around 63 km from Coimbatore. A renowned hill station noted for tea plantations and estates, situated in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri is well connected to Coimbatore by road.
The best way to reach Kotagiri from Coimbatore is by road, which takes around 1 hour 15 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Coimbatore to Kotagiri are Coimbatore - 8 km -> Thudiyalur - 19 km -> Karamadai - 9 km -> Mettupalayam - 31 km -> Kotagiri.
Several ATMs and hospitals apart from petrol pumps like that of Hindustan Petroleum are present at regular intervals. Many restaurants such as Ayyappa Sweets, Pearl Restaurant, Sri Krishna Sweets and Tasmac also fall on the way.
Transport options from Coimbatore to Kotagiri
Coimbatore to Kotagiri By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Kotagiri, which takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. The approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 8 to 19, depending upon the type of car hired. Ideal for group travel this mode is also suitable for families with senior citizens and kids.
I travelled in my own car. The route was better than Ooty road. I take this route even to travel to Coonoor or Ooty because less traffic and scenic. There's not much to see. You see the lights in the night of Mettupalayam. Stops for tea only, nothing much.
This route has:
Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy and Mettupalayam - Kotagiri Rd/SH 15
Go by car to Kotagiri, it is best because you can find beautiful views and greenery around you. It is best to start in the early morning so that you can see some animals like elephants coming out. The road conditions are really good. But there are no dhabas or refreshment stalls to help travelers. My advice to the people is to drive slowly and have safe and beautiful journey and enjoy the surrounding.
We worried about the kids and ladies motion sickness while travelling by car but the driver of the Innova was very good and took great care of by breaking the journey with small breaks. Such as photo sessions at nice picturesque spots on the way. Vehicle was well decorated to have a nice ambience and had an excellent sound system along with latest fast beat collections. Excellent experience in all.
I went to Kotagiri with my friends in car so we relaxed on the way and also we visited Ooty and Doddabetta on the way. We are able to stop the vehicle where we want. We enjoyed the beauty of Ketti vally. We are able to take food where we like and we were able to discuss freely about the tour and able to take snacks as we wish.
By car to Kotagiri is best. You find beautiful views greenery. It is best start in the early morning, you can some time see the animals like elephants coming out, which we saw. Scenes and road condition are good. But there are no dhabas or refreshment stalls that the travelers will be benefited. My advice to the people drive slowing and have safe and beautiful drive and enjoy the sights seeing places.