We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

Level Contributor
8 posts
9 reviews
Save Topic
Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

While searching on google map, I checked the distance between Mysore and ooty is 218km. But after checking on some other sites on internet, its mentioned the distance as 130-150km. I would like to know the exact distance and actual time to travel by car.

6 replies to this topic
Chennai (Madras...
Destination Expert
for Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Level Contributor
3,690 posts
52 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

There are two routes as detailed below with their respective distances:

(1) Mysore - Nanjangud - Gundalepet - Bandipur - Masinagudi - Kalhatty - Ooty (125 Kms)

(2) Mysore - Nanjangud - Gundalpet - Bandipur - Gudalur - Naduvattam - Pykara - Ooty (160 Kms)

The details of both these stretches are discussed in detail at this link:

https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowTopic-g297679…

Chennai (Madras...
Destination Expert
for Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Level Contributor
3,690 posts
52 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

A little more info on this link as well:

https:/…Background.html

Level Contributor
8 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

Thank you for quick reply!! That's very helpful

Level Contributor
8 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

Can you please tell me, how much time it takes to travel by car for experienced driver if We choose first option-120km

Chennai (Madras...
Destination Expert
for Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu
Level Contributor
3,690 posts
52 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

Mysore to Masinagudi (the plains before the Steep Ghats start) is about 100 Kms and is normally done in a little over 2 hours. The Ghats, the steep climb of about 20 Kms with 32 hair pin bends is normally about 45 minutes. These are during non peak seasons.

Weekends, peak tourist seasons normally have huge traffic which can delay travel times a bit. Similarly, the forest Opening / Closing times at Bandipur, also piles up traffic

You may also want to check in advance, as sometimes during peak tourist seasons, the two routes (Kalhatti or Gudalur) are declared one way zones (meaning you use one route to climb up and the other to descend) and if you end up getting down the Gudalur route (and additional 35 kms on the ghats), you will need to add an hour of travel time to it.

Level Contributor
8 posts
9 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty

Thank you very much for the information!!

Reply to: Distance and time to travel from Mysore to Ooty
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted
Get answers to your questions about Ooty (Udhagamandalam)