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how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

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Bokaro, India
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how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

how to reach ooty from madras/ Bangalore

Edited: 11:00 am, March 01, 2012
Bokaro, India
posts: 2
1. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

What is the distancefrom BANGALORE TO OOTY.

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for Chennai (Madras)
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2. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

Hi shree,

From Bangalore ooty is around 260 km This route you must take a bus or cab. from chennai you have two options 1) by bus or cab 2) take train from chennai central to mettupalayam and from mettupalayam toy train to ooty

with regards,


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3. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

Hi shree_himanshu,

Blue Mountain Express (leaves Chennai daily @9:00PM) connects Chennai and Mettupalayam. From Mettupalayam you may catch the toy train. But the toy train takes more than 4.5hrs to climb up the hill.

Also there are many private and public buses plying between Chennai and Ootty. Most of them starts by evening from Chennai and reach Ootty the next day morning.

Have a great trip!


Edited: 1:40 am, March 02, 2012
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4. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

Even though the journey by toy train (Nilgiri Mountain Railway) takes long hours, it is recommended to include that in your trip. It will be a great experience. There are lot of curves, bridges and tunnels in the 46km stretch. There is only one train connecting Mettupalayam and Ootty and it leaves by 7:10 in the morning.

If you are not able to include Mettupalayam - Ooty trip, try to go for Coonoor - Ootty trip. It takes only an hour and has more number of trains (4 trains per day).

Coimbatore, India
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5. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai


There is a regular KSRTC bus service from Bangalore to Ooty and vice versa. The general options to reach Ooty from both the locations are trains, buses or cab(if you prefer) to Coimbatore and then either by state run buses or the toy train or by cab to Ooty.



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6. Re: how to reach ooty from madras/chennai

Coimbatore is the nearest airport and important railway station for Ooty, situated about 105 km away.

Alleppy exp conncting Bokaro to Combatore daily.

Best option getdown at coimbatore airport/railway station and proceed to ooty by cab.

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