Linkgae & Connectivity
How to reach Ooty, The Nilgiris
Popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is the most admired hill station in South India. So, how to reach Ooty is not a matter of worry as this picturesque hill station is easily accessible by various means of transport. People mostly prefer to travel by road as all routes to Ooty are quite scenic and picturesque. You could also opt for the Nilgiri Mountain train, which is an experience in itself. Those planning to travel by air and train can book their tickets till the nearest Coimbatore airport (85 km) and Mettupalyam railway station, respectively.
An amazing way of reaching Ooty is by the well-maintained state and national highways. Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSTC) buses along with some private buses connect Ooty with major neighbouring cities like Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore. NH 209 and NH 275 connect Bangalore with Ooty, and a number of luxury buses operate from Bangalore, which takes around 7 to 8 hours.
Ooty is well connected by good roads. It is 535 km from Chennai (via Salem), 89 km from Coimbatore, 18 km from Coonoor (via Gudalur), 155 km from Mysore, 187 km from Calicut, 290 km from Bangalore, 281 km from Kochi (via Coimbatore and Palakkad), 236 km from Kodaikanal (via Coimbatore and Palani).
There is a regular bus service from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Tanjavur, Tirupati and Cochin. Buses ply regularly to Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotagiri, Coonoor and Doddabeta.