How To Reach Ooty From Chennai
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Chennai To Ooty Guide
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Ooty is a popular destination for many travelers, from all over the country as well as the world. Its lush greenery and gorgeous landscapes offer travelers to relax and enjoy being ensconced nt he lap of nature, at the same time. For those traveling to this beautiful place from Chennai, there are a few options available. Travelers can pick and choose from these options as per their comfort, requirement and budget. The distance between Chennai and Ooty is around 562 kms, and it can be covered via train or roadways. Flight is not a viable option for traveling from Chennai to Ooty because there is no airport in Ooty, and the nearest airport to Ooty is in Coimbatore. Traveling from Coimbatore to Ooty via road will roughly bring the time spent traveling same as traveling by train or the road from Chennai to Ooty.
By Air: There are no airports in Ooty, and the closest airport to this hill station is in Coimbatore, which is nearly 100 kms away from the city center. Covering the final distance from Chennai to Ooty is done by road, by either traveling in a local bus or hiring a private taxi for oneself. This is not a much preferred method for those living in nearby cities, such as Chennai, since trains and buses are more preferred for traveling to Ooty.
By Road: The distance from Chennai to Ooty by road is nearly 562 kms, which can easily be covered within 10 to 11 hours. There are several local buses available that travel from Chennai to Ooty. While some of these buses are direct buses, there are also a few buses that have to be changed from certain destinations enroute Ooty from Chennai.
By Train: The Chennai to Ooty distance by train is around 600 kms, which are covered within 15 to 16 hours. The only problem with opting for this route is that there is no railway station in Ooty. The closest railway station is in Mettupalayam, which is a good 50 kms away from the city center of Ooty. Once people deboard at Mettupalayam, the remaining distance to Ooty has to be covered via the road, which again takes a lot of time, or by the toy train, which although pleasant is still a long journey
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Raghavan's 2 days trip to OotyNice hospitality provided. Overall nice experience.
Madhu's 4 days trip to OotyReally planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels
Rahul's 5 days trip to OotyMysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)
Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to OotyHotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.
Yogesh's 5 days trip to OotySpecial thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.
Anirban's 3 days trip to Ootydriver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.
Hdoshi's 3 days trip to OotyExcellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended
Vinay's 4 days trip to OotyHotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.
Varadharaj's 4 days trip to OotyAwesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.
Nshah's 4 days trip to OotyIt was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb
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Ooty is the right destination to stock up on dried spices and a huge variety of tea. One can also purchase hand-embroidered shawls, leather goods and wooden artifacts as souvenirs of the trip.
Although a fairly small destination, Ooty is rich in terms of natural wonders. There are a plethora of lakes, waterfalls and mountain peaks to explore, as well as a few historic monuments, museums, and theme parks. So make sure to have t least 5 to 6 days in hand to explore it fully.
There are several ways to pass time in Ooty, starting from visiting the beautiful natural attractions to the historic monuments, from shopping at the local markets to sampling local dishes.
ATMs are easily available in Ooty, and most major shops accept debit and credit cards of all major banks.
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