Ooty is located at a distance of about 127 km from Mysore. The hill station is also known as Udhagamandalam and is well-connected to Mysore by roadways and railways. The best way to reach Ooty from Mysore is by car that takes about 3 hours. The places covered during the journey to Ooty are Mysore - 25km -> Nanjangudu - 37km -> Gundlupet - 56km -> Kadasholai - 11km -> Ooty. On the way to Ooty, Jungle Bungalows, PHC Kallatty Hospital and several small restaurants are located. Besides, ATMs and petrol pumps can also be found at regular intervals on this route.
Transport options from Mysore to Ooty
Mysore to Ooty By Car: Take a cab from Mysore to Ooty that takes around 3 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR12 to INR55 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families, seniors and group travellers.
Mysore to Ooty By Bus: Take a bus from Mysore to Ooty that takes about 4 hours. The Ooty bus stand is located in the city centre. Ideal for youngsters, individuals and backpackers.
The travel was good we saw Bandipur Wild life sanctuary and saw deer, peacocks on the way. It was beautiful and scenic. Though we were scared that we might encounter tigers but I wanted to see one live tiger but did not see one. Saw lots of monkeys and deers all through.
Road travel is good as roads are good. It has taken us about 5 to 6 hrs by road to travel. You will see lot of animal which includes elephant, deer, peacock, goat etc. In the evening time temperature is perfect and everyone enjoyed the weather. All the faculty are provided in the road like petrol, restaurant, CCD etc..
This route has:
Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/NH 212 and Coimbatore - Ooty - Gundlupet Hwy
We travelled in our own car and the journey in the car was good. Fully busy traffic was there from Mysore to Nanjangud and the roads are in very worst conditions. After Nanjangud journey took its excitement as weather was excellent.
I want to just say it was an awesome journey from Mysore to Ooty through the forest. It was the extraordinary journey which I can never forget. The road was superb but was scared looking at the valley (the sharp curves) but later felt comfortable and excited.
My friends and I started early in the morning (best time for travelling) from Mysore. We took Mysore - Nanjagud - Gundlupet - Bandipur - Khallatti Ghat - Ooty route, which is most picturesque. Definitely one should visit Ooty with own car so that Ooty can be explored. I strongly recommend people to take a break in Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary for a Jungle Safari.
Excepting Gudalur route, all other roads are good, so guys be careful on Gudalur Route. Another very important point to remember is forest roads are closed between 9 pm to 6 am.
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