the transporation from Mysore to Ooty and Ooty to Ernakulam?

#1 Apr 13th, 2008, 15:49
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It seems the directest way to get the three place is by bus. But we've heard about the steep gradient on the road. We're thinking about taking train though it should be time-consuming.

Does anyone tell me if we want to get Ooty from Mysore, which will be the safest way to adopt? And also the transporation between Ooty and Ernakulam? It seems there is no direct train on the route, so which station should we go to change the train?
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From Mysore to Ooty the only option is Bus. It's 160kms & around 3 1/2 hours running time. Bandipur & Mudumalai Sanctuaries are en-route in this road.

The steep Gradient road you talks about comes into picture if you travel by car. From Masinagudi there is a steep road to ooty with 36 Hair pin bends (Steepest in south india). But the public buses will travel via only Masinagudi, Gudalur to reach ooty with Roads after Masinagudi is poorer.

From ooty, Catch a bus to coimbatore (100 kms , 3hours, frequency is more ) OR take the much famous Toy-train upto Mettupalaiyam followed by a bus to coimbatore. From Coimbatore JN, you have several trains to Ernakulam Jn.

To know about Mysore- Ooty Bus timings, this Link will help you
www.ksrtc.in (karnataka Government Buses) and apart from this you could catch Tamilnadu government buses also from Mysore to ooty.

Hope this helps
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This is very belated, but might be helpful for future users. If you are looking at trains, as an option, fix up Coimbatore. Coimbatore is well connected by trains to Cochin and from Mysore(via Bangalore) and may be with the Toy Train(via Mettupalayam). If the gradients are a matter of concern, you might also try doing it in a bus from Mysore to Coimbatore and proceed to Ooty from here, as a direct bus from Mysore to Coimbatore will save a lot of time comparing to train.
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Originally Posted by bvsprasanna View Post If the gradients are a matter of concern, you might also try doing it in a bus from Mysore to Coimbatore and proceed to Ooty from here, as a direct bus from Mysore to Coimbatore will save a lot of time comparing to train.
Even on the Mysore-Coimbatore route you need to traverse a fairly steep ghat section (with about 27 hairpin bends if my memory serves me right) at Dimbum. So it doesn't really make sense going that way in order to avoid gradients. I think the road between Gudalur and Ooty which buses take is not as steep as the Dimbum ghats, so taking a direct bus to Ooty will certainly save a lot of time and distance with the same amount of risk element.
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Would definitely agree that. But, by personal experience of having driven these roads, the Mysore - Coimbatore drive is far more comfortable(mentally) than the Gudalur side.

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