Bangalore to Ooty Route Map:

Bangalore > (Mysore State Highway) > Mandya > Mysore (turn right just before entering the city and take the ring road) > Nanjangud > Bandipur > Theppakadu > Masinagudi > Mavanalla > (there are 36 hairpins on this route) > Ooty

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Bangalore to Ooty Distance : 280 Kms 

Bangalore to Ooty Drive Enjoyable ride thru' Mysore, Bandipur, Masinagudi.
Road Condition (March 2011): Excellent from Bangalore to Mysore. Do not enter Mysore city, instead turn left onto the Ring Road (there is a board indicating left turn)

Road between Mysore to Nanjagud has just been laid. Within Bandipur forest area, drive carefully as wild animals could cross the road. Also, there are fair amount of pot-holes on the road within the forest.

Stop Over : Jungle Resorts Restaurant just before Bandipur Forest

Bangalore to Ooty by Train

There are no direct trains to Ooty from Bangalore. You need to travel to Coimbatore by train and then take bus to reach Ooty

Ooty By KSRTC Bus : Get detailed KSRTC timings - Bangalore to Ooty

Ooty Accommodation

Options range from economical hotels like Reflection Guest house, Sweekar Hotel. Economical hotels are best suited for those going with friends or those into treks. Families prefer heritage homestays and mid range resorts listed in Ooty Resorts

Contribution by Mallikarjun Das