Ooty: An escape from the summer heat

Texy & photograph by Aditya Narayanan

I had recently started a new job in Bangalore. They say when away from family, colleagues and flatmates become quite close. Still, I missed being with my family as my birthday was fast approaching. My flatmates decided that we will take a trip to celebrate and we will also get a break from the summer heat. So we decided to travel to Ooty for the weekend. To enjoy the trip we all decided to book a comfortable Bangalore to Ooty cab. it is advisable to search online and book after reading customer reviews.

Overview and daily activities:

As the journey was long so we planned to start early morning and enjoy the sunrise on the way. There are three routes from Bangalore to Ooty, shortest one via NH 275, second via NH 209 and third via NH275 and Mysore-Ooty route. There was not much difference between the routes so we decided to go by Mysore-Ooty route and enjoy the scenic beauty drive. We slept for the initial journey and stopped after a few hours on a roadside stall for refreshments and enjoy the mountains. Sun has risen by then so it made the perfect backdrop for our travel pictures. We reached Ooty in a few hours and then checked into our pre-booked hotel. After freshening up we started our exploration of Ooty with Rose garden.

The largest rose garden of India mesmerised us with the variety of roses and the scenic view of the gardens and the hills. Next stop was Pykara lake and waterfall. We spent hours frolicking in the waterfalls surrounded by forests. Later we enjoyed the boat ride in the lake. In the evening we went to Eco Rock to enjoy the mesmerising views of Nilgiri hills and the sunset. From there we proceeded to Ooty lake to enjoy some more boat ride in the cool Ooty evening. As we travelled around Ooty, the bumpy hilly roads were another proof that our decision to book a reliable taxi in Bangalore in good condition was a good one. The next day was spent in seeing other tourist attractions of Ooty like Botanical gardens, Dolphin’s nose, Emerald Lake, Kamraj Sagar lake, and Mukurthi National park. Then with a heavy heart, we commenced our return journey to Bangalore.

Ooty in all its lush green beauty. Photo credit: Aditya Narayanan

Ooty in all its lush green beauty. Photo credit: Aditya Narayanan

How to reach Ooty from Bangalore:

One can travel to Ooty from Bangalore in many ways. There are buses, trains and flights to choose from. But if one wishes to enjoy the scenic beauty of the route then going by car or cab is the best option. That way the travel is convenient and one is free to follow one’s own itinerary. For an enjoyable road trip book a comfortable Bangalore to Ooty cabAs Ooty is a hill station, so remember to book a reliable taxi in Bangalore in good condition so that the travelling is with any discomfort and the driver is an expert in driving on bumpy hill roads.

Distance and time taken:

Distance from Bangalore to Ooty depends on the route taken. The shortest is 277 km via NH 275 and the longest is 283 km via Mysore-Ooty route. The journey takes roughly 7 hours.

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Aditya Narayanan

Aditya Narayanan

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Aditya heads the content team of a travel organization and spends all his free time exploring new destinations, reading and writing.

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