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Bangalore To Ooty By Road

Ooty by road from Bangalore

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.

 Ooty is a short name for Ootacamund,and this place is a popular hill resort in the state of Tamil Nadu. Ooty stands at 7,347 feet above sea level and is in the Nilgiri mountain range. Ooty was founded in the 19th century by the British and served as the summer residency of the erstwhile Madras Presidency.

Tourist spots in Ooty

Ooty 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.

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