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How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

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How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

What is the best mode of travel to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) railway station?

We will be reaching Calicut at 5.30 am.

Can anybody guide us about the easiest & fastest way to reach Ooty ?

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1. Re: How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

Hi s-tushar2005,

Welcome to Trip Advisor.

If your plan is to reach Ooty from Goa, I would suggest, you disembark from the train at Shoranur Junction (Stn Code - SRR) as this would be the nearest rail head in the way to Ooty. From Shoranur, you have the options of reaching Coimbatore by train, taxi or bus. From Coimbatore, you may take a bus or hire a cab. There is also a direct train from Madgoan (# 06012) to Coimbatore.

Reaching Ooty from Calicut, your easiest & fastest option would be to hire a cab and get yourself dropped at Ooty. It is about 160 kms. You also check the state transport buses for an option.

Regards

Prasanna

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2. Re: How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

HI,

After arriving the calicut station

1.option bus - you will get bus to waynadu, Suthan Batheri 100km or kalpetta 65km form waynadu to ooty 115km.

2. take a taxi on km base RS 9/- then to waynadu 60km and 115km to Ooty This route will take 6 hrs journey to reach Ooty

if you are planing a holiday rout this will be the better rout you ever get .cos you will get lot of sightseeing in this rout .

On the way sightseeing places

1. THUSHARAGIRI WATERFALLS

2. GHAT VIEW Waynadu.

3.POOKODU LAKE

4. TEA PLANTATIONS in Meappadi

regards

KERALA DAYZ

Edited: 12:49 am, May 03, 2012
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3. Re: How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

Thanks Mr. Prasanna and M/s. Kerala Days,

Since I have already booked train tickets to Calicut, the taxi journey from Calicut to Ooty sounds attractive considering the possibility of siteseeing on the way. ( even though 6 hrs seems a long journey by road.)

I hope it is safe route to travel by taxi.

Is it possible to get taxi from the Calicut station itself? or is there a separate taxi stand in city ?

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4. Re: How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

hi,

you can check out the taxi operators list from TA

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5. Re: How to reach Ooty from Calicut (Kozhikode) rail station?

Hi...

The direct route from Calicut to Ooty would not touch Wayanad. This is through Nilambur, Palad,Gudalur etc., which will be around 160 kms. The other one would be to go via Thamarassery, Kalpetta (Wayanad is a slight detour), Sulthan Bathery, Devarshola, Gudalur etc., would work out to 190 kms w/o doing Munnar and 205 kms with Wayanad.

Safety is not a concern in this case as you would reach the foot hills in broad day light. Considering you time of arrival, I would suggest you to prebook a taxi as finding someone waiting for you at the railway station itself would give you that confident feel. I think, you might find many online. Search for taxis at wee hours would definitely be irritating and the choices also would be minimal and the chances of bargaining also gets limited. If you have a cab waiting for you, you may hit the road at 6 AM and can stop for wash and breakfast in any town around 8 AM. A lot of time would be saved.

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