Ooty is located at a distance of 103 km from Coimbatore. Counted among one of the most famous and beautiful hill stations, Ooty is well connected to Coimbatore by road.
The best way to reach Ooty from Coimbatore is by road, which takes around an hour. The places covered during the journey from Coimbatore to Ooty are Coimbatore - 43 km -> Kanjikode - 36 km -> Nemmara - 24 km -> Ooty.
On the route, there are several petrol pumps available at regular intervals such as Bharat Petroleum (BP) and Hindustan Petroleum (HP). Various rest stops and hotels are also present on the way including Gem Family Restaurant.
Transport options from Coimbatore to Ooty
Coimbatore to Ooty By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Ooty, which takes around an hour. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 8 and 19, depending upon the type of car. Travelling by a cab or car is suitable for group travel and for families with kids and senior citizens.
The trip is a wonderful experience with serene scenes along the way. The road is wonderfully laid and without any potholes or disturbances. The Kothagiri Town, Kodanandu View Point, Dodebetta Peak and all are on the way. There are few restaurants and tea shops on the way where we can refresh and continue the journey.
We started by 9.00 in the morning and reached Ooty by 1.00 pm and the travel was ok as the roads were good. As we travelled in our one car (self driving) we were very slow in driving otherwise the trip can be made in less than 3 hrs. Except for two places on the way (Mattupalayam and Coonoor) you do not have any place to refresh, eat or relax. You can also visit a few places in Coonoor like the dolphin's nose, Sims park, etc.
We took toy train from Mettupalayam to Ooty. This train runs daily. We travel in 2S sitting, there is also general class and first class. On the go, the train engine was pushing the 3 boggy from back, its unique. It stops at several scenic and beautiful places and we took pictures.
When I travelled through car, I must say this was one of the best experience of my life. The scene and the atmosphere was too good and I enjoyed the whole tour of South (Ooty) especialy by car. If I travel by any other way then I cant see the clean greenery of this place and perhaps I might not understand the value of Ooty. So, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride by car.
Taxi was good, car was well maintained. Friendly driver but some time he drives crazy in hill curves which scared me many times. But he was damn friendly and guided us nicely. Because it was my first trip to Ooty. He suggested many good spot according to our taste and acted as our living gps. The travels name is Coimbatore taxi..
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