Everything about Ooty!Bangalore to Ooty
Bangalore to Ooty road distance is about 300 km. Here we list various travel options to travel from Bangalore to Ooty.
Well, let us state the obvious first for the sake of the ones who are new to this part of India. Bangalore is in Karnataka state while your destination Ooty ( Udagamandalam in Tamil) is the Tamilnadu state.
The region where Ooty is located is referred as the Nilgiris ( Blue Mountain ). So essentially Bangalore to Ooty route is an interstate route. On the road map you can find Ooty on the southwest direction of Bangalore at a point near the borders of Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala meet.
We’ll see the road,rail and bus options to reach Ooty from Bangalore.
Bangalore to Ooty by Road:
There are two popular route to Ooty from Bangalore, first via Mysore, second via Kanakapura.
These roads converge at Gundlupet. Again there is a bifurcation after Bandipur. First is via Gudalur (bus route) and the second is via Masinagudi (with steep climb and hairpins)
In short the Bangalore – Ooty route options are like this:
Bangalore – Mandya- Mysore – Gundlupet – Bandipur – Theppakadu – ( via Masinagudi or Gudalur ) – Ooty
Bangalore – Kanakapura – Chamarajanagar – Gundlupet – Bandipur – Theppakadu – ( via Masinagudi or Gudalur ) – Ooty
Checkout Bangalore to Ooty by Road for driving directions.
Bangalore to Ooty by bus :
There are many direct buses from Bangalore to Ooty, mostly the luxury buses (Volvo)operated by KSRTC (ksrtc.in). There are also other private operators in this route. Travel time about 8 hours. For bus Bangalore -Ooty-Bangalore bus timing see Bangalore to Ooty by Bus.
Bangalore to Ooty by train:
Coimbatore is the nearest major station for Ooty with train connections from Bangalore. There are about 5 express trains between Bangalore and Coimbatore.
The best bet is to catch the Nilgiri Express coming from Chennai to Mettupalayam at Salem Jn. This involves some midnight transfer. The benefit is, you'll get directly to Mettupalayam from where the Nilgiri Mountain Train leaves for Ooty.
Bangalore to Ooty by Train for timing and other train options for Ooty from Bangalore.
The two major road routes to Ooty from Bangalore: Route 1: Bangalore – Mandya- Mysore – Gundlupet – Bandipur – Theppakkadu – ( via Masinagudi or Gudallur ) – Ooty Route 2: Bangalore – Kanakapura – Chamarajanagar – Gundlupet – Bandipur – Theppakkadu – ( via Masinagudi or Gudallur ) – Ooty See also Bangalore to Ooty road route for driving directions and road conditions.