How to reach KodaiKanal from Ooty

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Hi,

I am travelling for 6-7 days to ooty - kodai kanal. I will be going to Coimbatore from there i shall go to ooty. Would like to know what transportation options are available from ooty to reach kodai kanal?

Also would like to know what transportation options are available from kodaikanal to reach coimbatore back to catch the flight?
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Ooty to Kodai

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You should take a cab from Ooty come back to Coimbatore Via Mettupalayam and then proceed to Kodai.

If you want to take the best roads, then the route is: Coimbatore - Pollachi - Udumalpet - Palani. From Palani, the route is upward journey in Kodai hills and it would take 2 hours of driving up hill.

Total distance via Palani is 170 kms.

Regards, Raghu

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Originally Posted by bhavik View Post Hi,

I am travelling for 6-7 days to ooty - kodai kanal. I will be going to Coimbatore from there i shall go to ooty. Would like to know what transportation options are available from ooty to reach kodai kanal?

Also would like to know what transportation options are available from kodaikanal to reach coimbatore back to catch the flight?
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Thanks for the reply , Will i get the cab directly from ooty or i will have to come to coimbatore to take the cab for kodai?
Also what would be the approximate cost fro the cab?

Regards
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You should take a cab from Ooty come back to Coimbatore Via Mettupalayam and then proceed to Kodai.

If you want to take the best roads, then the route is: Coimbatore - Pollachi - Udumalpet - Palani. From Palani, the route is upward journey in Kodai hills and it would take 2 hours of driving up hill.

Total distance via Palani is 170 kms.

Regards, Raghu
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You would get a cab from Ooty itself. I'm not sure on the rates. But you would end up spending almost 7-8 hours travelling
OOty to Coimbatore takes almost 3 hrs ; Coimbatore to Kodai Road is another 3.5 hrs.. Kodai road to Kodaikanal will take another hour.

Alternatively, you can try the Coimbatore - Dharmapuri - Oddanchatram - Kodairoad route. some stretches are not that good but you would save about half an hour.
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Private buses are also available between the two places. They are not luxurious but much cheaper as compared to taxis.

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Cab to Kodai

Hi Bhavik,

You take a cab from Coimbatore as it might be expensive to hire it from Ooty itself being a tourist spot. Check out the below link. You can check over phpne how much they charge for your Kodai trip and then make reservations online.

http://www.coimbatore.com/priyacabs/

I suggest you take the toy train from Mettupalayam to Ooty when you proceed to Ooty on arrival. Its a great experience. there is only one train in the morning and you need to check the timings.

Regards, Raghu



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Originally Posted by bhavik View Post Thanks for the reply , Will i get the cab directly from ooty or i will have to come to coimbatore to take the cab for kodai?
Also what would be the approximate cost fro the cab?

Regards
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Bus from ooty or cab from coimbatore, both seems to be a good option. But want to explore more on the private buses.
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Ooty to Coimbatore

You can take the bus too. its very economical and can reach coimbatore by spending less than 100 rs.

but atleast i would suggest you should travel by toy train either up or while coming down.

Bye, raghu


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Coimbatore to Palani you can go by bus.Then take a cab from Palani to Kodai.You have to bargain a bit. The taxiwallah will say his rate to Kodai is only to the lake area and if you want to go to a hotel elswhere he will ask for more
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Bhavik, if you want, you can get a quote by calling Jagadeesan taxi driver at 91 94423 70007, we use his taxi service whenever we are in that region. He is honest and reliable. Obviously it would be much cheaper if you took a bus to Coimbatore and a cab from there to Kodai and back.

If you take the cab from Ooty, then from Mettupalayam it is possible to bypass Coimbatore altogether and go through Annur to Palani and Kodai. It would still be a long drive.

It is of course your choice, but why not consider spending more time at Ooty exploring some other parts of the beautiful Nilgiris, instead of wasting a whole day in travelling to another hill station?
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kodaikanal

hello i want to make a trip to kodaikanal ooty and mysore. I am from sangli maharashtra.

is it possible to travel mysore to ooty and again ooty to kodaikanal
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Originally Posted by irphanm View Post hello i want to make a trip to kodaikanal ooty and mysore. I am from sangli maharashtra.

is it possible to travel mysore to ooty and again ooty to kodaikanal
Yes irphanm.

From Mysore, there are buses to ooty hourly once from 7 am to 4 pm and travel time is 5 hours. outside of this window, buses are there but with reduced frequency. Plan out this travel in day time as you can enjoy the scenery of Nilgiris and also if luck favours, few wild animals too as this Mysore - ooty highway passes via Bandipur NP and Mudumalai NP (Wildlife Sanctuaries).

ooty to kodaikkanal will be a tiresome journey if done non-stop and there is 1 or 2 direct buses between these places during Apr-June months. Best is to catch bus from ooty to coimbatore followed by another bus to palani followed by another bus to Kodaikanal . If you hire a cab, it will take you through bit shorter route. But again 7-8 hours is what we are talking between ooty and kodaikanal.

Hope this helps.If you need more info, Please post.

Velu

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