Ooty is a town in Tamil Nadu, and a popular hill station located in Nilgiri Hills. It is a beautiful place covered in greenery, including pine trees and tea plantations. If you are planning a family trip but you cannot decide a place, I have made your job easier. You can visit the Upper Bhavani Lake, Pykara lake, Emerald lake, Second World War Memorial Pillar, Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, to name a few places in Ooty. If you want to get a souvenir from Ooty to remind you of the good times and you don’t know what to get, one of the things I’ll suggest is the local hill honey. It is naturally crystallized and is creamy and smooth. You can also get the famous Nilgiri Eucalyptus oil produced there due to the availability of eucalyptus in the region, and also get homemade chocolates.
If you want to travel from Delhi to Ooty, you should know that there are no direct flights or trains or buses between New Delhi to Ooty. If you are looking to travel cheap, I would recommend you to take the train. You can take a train from New Delhi to Bangalore, to begin with. From Bangalore, take the Shatabdi Express to Mysore and then from Mysore, take State Transport Bus to reach Ooty.
The distance between New Delhi and Bangalore is 2365 kms. The rail connectivity is very efficient between them. On a weekly basis, 9 trains run between the source and the destination stations. The 12650 Ktk Sampark K Express is the first train to leave from New Delhi station to Bangalore station. It departs at 6.45 AM and reaches Bangalore in about 19.10 PM. The last train to leave from Delhi to Bangalore is the Yesvantpur Junction Duronto Express. It leaves from the source station at 23.00 PM and reaches destination station at 7.30 AM.
If you want to take a train that reaches Bangalore faster than all the other trains to reach Bangalore from Delhi to sort out the time taken to reach Ooty since it involves further travelling from Bangalore, you should take the Yesvantpur Junction Duronto Express. It is the fastest train. It will get you to your destination station in approximately 8-9 hours. The slowest train that runs between New Delhi and Bangalore is the Chandigarh Yesvantpur Junction S F Special 02686. It takes about 45 hours to reach Bangalore station from New Delhi station. To see where is your train, make use of online tools.
There are nearly 4 direct buses plying between Bangalore to Ooty. These buses are State Transports, Srs Travels, Kpn Travels and Vibhav Holidays etc. The minimum time a bus takes to reach Ooty from Bangalore is 6h 38m. The cheapest way to reach Ooty from Bangalore takes you 9h 14m, which is to take Basava Express from Bangalore to Mysore then take State Transport Bus from Mysore to Ooty. The fastest way to reach Ooty from Bangalore takes you 5h 29m, which is to take Ashwini Tours from Bangalore to Mysore then take a cab from Mysore to Ooty.