How to Reach Ooty
Being one of the frequented hill stations in India it has an easy access from other major cities in India. With flourishing Ooty tourism, the mighty hill station perched on the Nilgiri hues is mostly travelled by road. Ooty also encircles some of India’s tourist destinations and major cities. The distance from Coimbatore to Ooty is approximately 90kms where as from Chennai it approximately 550kms. One can even reach Ooty by road from Madurai, which is approximately 290 kms away. If you are in Hyderabad, it is going to take you half a day to reach Ooty. One needs to cover a distance of 850kms by road from Hyderabad. The approximate distance from Tirupati to Ooty is 540kms. Ooty encircles vast foliage dotted with wild lives and thus one can even drive to the Mukerti National Park and Lake, Madumali National Park and Bandipur National Park. The distance from Bangalore to Ooty is approximately 270kms whereas from Mysore to Ooty is only 120kms. If you are planning to drive to Ooty from Cochin, then you need to cover a distance of 270kms.
One who is willing to reach Ooty by train has to opt Mettupalayam, which is 47 km away from Ooty whereas Coimbatore and Chennai acts as the busiest railway stations that connects Ooty via Mettupalayam. Mettupalayam and Conoor are connected to Ooty with toy trains.
The Chennai International Aiprort, Cochin International Airport and the Bangalore International Airport are the closest airports from Ooty. Whereas international flights from New York to Bangalore and other international cities connects Ooty via Bangalore Aiport, which is the closest International Airport. Mysore Airport is the closest domestic airport that connects Ooty by air to rest of India. There are scheduled flights from Kolkata to Mysore and flights from Delhi to Mysore.
Thus how to reach Ooty is not a matter of fuss and still if you inquire then there are daily buses plying from Coimbatore, Cochin, Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai.
How to reach Ooty by Air
The nearest International Airport is Coimbatore International Airport, roughly two and a half hour drive from Ooty. Coimbatore Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities like Delhi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad via Air Arabia, Air India, Indigo, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet.
Nearest Airport : Coimbatore International Airport, Coimbatore
How to reach Ooty by Rail
Ooty has its own Railway Station named as Ooty Railway Station. It is connected to the major cities of Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the major New Delhi- Coimbatore railway line and is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Kochi, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.
How to reach Ooty by Road
Ooty is 19 Kms from Coonoor, 52 Kms from Mettupalayam, 84 Kms from Coimbatore, 104 Kms from Tiruppur, 127 Kms from Pollachi, 136 Kms from Palakkad, 154 Kms from Dharapuram, 159 Kms from Udumalaipettai and is linked through Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) and some private travel services.
AttractionsNatural beauty; Lake, view point and parks
Best SeasonWinters, October to June
LANGUAGESTamil, Telugu, Kannada, and English