Ooty is situated at a distance of around 837 km from Hyderabad. The hill station is located in the Nilgiri mountain range and is well-connected to Hyderabad by airways and railways. However, the best way to reach Ooty from Hyderabad is by flight. No direct flight is available from Hyderabad to Ooty. Take a flight from Hyderabad to Coimbatore, the nearest airport to Ooty, which takes over 2 hours. Coimbatore airport is located around 98 km from Ooty. There are various facilities at the airport, such as parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, snack bar and book shop. Take a taxi from Coimbatore airport to reach Ooty, a journey of 2 hours.
Transport options from Hyderabad to Ooty
Hyderabad to Ooty By Flight: Take a direct flight from Hyderabad to Coimbatore, which takes around 2 hours. Coimbatore airport is approximately 98 km away from Ooty and you can hire a cab from the airport to travel to Ooty, which takes about 2 hours. Ideal for seniors, families travelling with kids and group travel.
Hyderabad to Ooty By Train: Take a direct train from Hyderabad to Coimbatore railway station, which is situated around 89 km away from Ooty. The major stations on this route are Hyderabad - 269km -> Guntur - 246km -> Nellore - 467km -> Salem - 65km -> Erode - 104km -> Coimbatore. From Coimbatore railway station, take a taxi to reach Ooty, which takes over 2 hours. Prior booking of train ticket is recommended.
The journey to Ooty from Hyderabad by car was amazing. It took us a 17 hour drive with halts in Bangalore and Mysore for food. The drive from Mysore to Ooty was awesome and the Nilgiris start as you start from Mysore. The journey through Bandipur National Tiger Reserve was splendid. Amazing greenery with wild animals (one may find elephants, deer, rabbits and tigers).
Word of Caution: Be cautious before getting out of your vehicle on this piece of road. Also ensure that your vehicle is apt enough with all back-ups. There is a shortcut as you take the ghat road in the Bandipur Forest to Ooty. But the shortcut is with complete sudden curves on the road. If one does not want to take risk, take either longer one.
I chose Siri Krishna Travels and it's a very nice bus. But there is a TV facility in that. Frankly I feel so bored. My friends and I went for the tour but I was very very satisfied with their tour. I reached Ooty at morning 4.00 am after that we took a lodge. I appreciate the tour driver because he was searching a good lodge for us and he became a guide to us. I advise traveller to please maintain a good TV and seats and a well experienced driver. Experienced driver is also important because all that areas are ghat roads.
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