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Hi, We are planning a trip to Ooty. We will reach Mettupalayam around 6.15 am from Chennai by Nilagiri Express. Is there any Shared Cab service from Mettupalayam to Ooty ? Please advise . Also it would be great if you can suggest any Car Rental Agency at Ooty that offers Cab hiring for sightseeing trips in & around Ooty at a reasonable rate. Thanks in advance for your advice.
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Plenty of buses from Mettupalayam to Ooty. You will find taxis also. I do not recollect seeing any share taxis there.

For car services see Jagadeesan referred http://www.indiamike.com/india/tamil...ation-t125831/
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There're no share taxis Arup. Also, the road going up to ooty has lovely tall trees as you ascend and it's worth driving. As an aside, my suggestion is to go to a smaller place nearby, perhaps Coonoor, it's a better place to be.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post For car services see Jagadeesan referred http://www.indiamike.com/india/tamil...ation-t125831/
Thanks aarosh for sharing the link It seems that the agency is based in Coimbatore. Let me check if they are interested to provide cars for sightseeing in Ooty.

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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post There're no share taxis Arup. Also, the road going up to ooty has lovely tall trees as you ascend and it's worth driving. As an aside, my suggestion is to go to a smaller place nearby, perhaps Coonoor, it's a better place to be.
Now I'm thinking to hire a taxi for Mettupalayam to Ooty stretch . Thanks vaibhav for your input
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Would you be alone AG? If yes then try the train. There are general seats available in the train.
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BTW, you will get a connecting train also between Metupalayam and Ooty.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post Would you be alone AG? If yes then try the train. There are general seats available in the train.
No, aarosh . I'll be travelling with my wife & junior (6 yrs). I'm planning to do the Ooty - Coonoor stretch by train. So thinking to reach Ooty from Mettupalayam by road .
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In such case you may get down at Coimbatore and take cab from there. You will have multiple choices.
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BTW, you will get a connecting train also between Metupalayam and Ooty.
Sorry, I missed your post Prakaant. I'm planning a road trip from Mettupalayam to Ooty. Thanks for your comments
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post In such case you may get down at Coimbatore and take cab from there. You will have multiple choices.
Yes, that's an option. I'll check that also .
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Also it would be great if you can suggest any Car Rental Agency at Ooty that offers Cab hiring for sightseeing trips in & around Ooty at a reasonable rate. Thanks in advance for your advice.
No idea about Ooty, we stayed at hotel Vivek in Coonoor.
The manager arranged a car for local sight-seeing, for a full day we had to pay (in 2012) 1600 rs.
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When are you planning to do this AG? You might need light woollens. I recollect visiting Ooty in mid September (more than a decade ago) with out any warm clothing and shivering in Doddabetta.

Have you prebooked a hotel in Ooty? If yes they could also arrange a taxi for sight seeing for you. The person recommended in the link is good and he would be able to provide you service in Ooty and around.
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Originally Posted by vonkla View Post No idea about Ooty, we stayed at hotel Vivek in Coonoor.
The manager arranged a car for local sight-seeing, for a full day we had to pay (in 2012) 1600 rs.
Thanks vonkla . I'm a follower of your posts & a fan of your Trip reports / journals . It's nice to have advice from you

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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post When are you planning to do this AG? You might need light woollens. I recollect visiting Ooty in mid September (more than a decade ago) with out any warm clothing and shivering in Doddabetta.

Have you prebooked a hotel in Ooty? If yes they could also arrange a taxi for sight seeing for you. The person recommended in the link is good and he would be able to provide you service in Ooty and around.
I'm in two minds on the timing of this trip, aarosh. We'll do the trip either in March '17 , after Junior's Final Exam gets over Or during end of September, next year ( during the Puja Vacation). I'm planning it well in advance. Thanks for sharing your experience of Ooty in September. Will definitely carry woolens, if we go there in September.
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You will require light woolens during early mornings and nights during both the segments, however, won't be required during day time
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I think you will get a shared Cab service, Just after you come out of Mettupalyam Railway Station, the people will ask for cab service, then you can ask them how much do you charge per head, i have been to ooty around 5 years back they charged us Rs 200/- per head. For sight seeing the cabs will be arranged by Lodge owners on package basis or else we can even hire they charge around Rs 10/- per KM.

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