Bangalore To Ooty By Road
Travelling from Bangalore to Ooty needs great driving skills, since these are Ghat roads, but once you reach Ooty it is worth the drive. The journey from Bangalore to Ooty, is a 9 hour drive, without taking a break,except for taking meals.
Ooty is 284 kilometers, from Bangalore city. One can get good restaurants between Bangalore and Mysore, but from Mysore to Ooty one should stock their car with home food, because on this stretch there are no hotels at all. So while starting from home equip yourself with food, and check out the car that it is in good condition.
While driving from Bangalore to Ooty there are two routes. The 1st route is as follows – Bangalore – Mysore – Nanjangudu – Gundlupet – Bandipur – Mudumalai – Masinagudi – Kalhatti – Ooty.
The stretch between Masinagudi to Ooty is a steep mountain drive and there are 36 hairpin bends on this stretch. One has to negotiate the car with caution. The 2nd route to take to Ooty would be – Bandipur – Gudalur- Naduvattam – Pykara – Ooty.
Tourist spots in OotyOoty Botanical Gardens - These gardens were laid out in 1847, and cover an area of 22 hectares. There are over 650 species of plants and trees, planted in this garden. A Summer festival is held annually ,during the month of May. During this festival, they conduct flower shows and host a variety of cultural programs.
Annamalai Temple - This temple is 20 kilometers away from Ooty and is a famous temple of Lord Muruga.
Kalhatty and Pykara Falls – Kalhatty falls are 15 kilometers away from Ooty and are lovely waterfalls. At Pykara falls one can enjoy boating out here.
Pine Forest – This is a great scenic spot and many Bolly- wood films and other regional films are shot in this place.
Doddabeta Viewpoint – This is the highest viewpoint in Ooty, and many people flock here just to get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding country side.