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Chennai to Ooty Taxi

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About Chennai


Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the fifth most populous city in India.With its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks,Chennai offers many interesting locations to visitors. One of the most important tourist attraction of Chennai is actually in the neighbouring town of Mahabalipuram with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom. The 15 km long and 400 to 500 meter wide Marina Beach features the Light House, memorials, statues, walkways, gardens and drives alongside the beach front.Tamil and Indian culture and tradition is on display in several art galleries and cultural centers. Valluvar Kottam is an auditorium in memory of the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar. It also has a 101-feet high temple chariot structure. Kalakshetra, a centre for the revival of Indian art and crafts - especially the dance form of Bharatnatyam.The most famous temple in Chennai is the Kapaleeshwarar temple in Mylapore. The Thousand Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the country and is a revered place of worship for Muslims. South of the city, along the East Coast Road, is an important centre for herpetological research called the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, which houses several fresh-water and salt-water crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and also turtles and snakes. Chennai has variety of public transportation such as buses, autos and taxis. BookCab offers special car rental packages for city travel. There are various types of cabs for hire ranging from Tata Indica to Mercedes Benz for your specific needs to travel within Chennai. Explore the beauty of Chennai by renting a cab with BookCab, BookCab also provides taxi service from Chennai International airport to anywhere in Chennai and other nearby destinations. Bookcab specializes in providing taxi services for outstation holidays from Chennai. Booking a cab for your weekend getaways from Chennai is now easy with BookCab.

About Ooty


Ooty (Ootacamund/Udhagamandalam) is a popular hill station in South India and is located 297 km away from Bangalore. Ooty is 7,347 feet above sea level in the mountainous range of Nilgiris. Ooty was under British rule in the early 19th century, and served as the summer capital of Madras Presidency. Ooty is well connected by road and rail and can be reached easily from Bangalore.

The weather in Ooty is 15 - 20C around the year and attracts swarm of tourists every year. The landscape is marked by dense forest areas, rolling hilly region, tea garden and eucalyptus trees. The yearly Summer Flower festival held at the Botanical gardens is a main attraction during the season and attracts thousands of tourists. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, one of the oldest mountain railways in India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A road trip to Ooty is through heavily forested winding roads comprising of sharp hair-pin bends. The shortest route from Bangalore is through the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, though this road would be closed at night as it passes through the jungle.

Places to visit


Most of the sightseeing spots in Ooty are to do with the scenic landscapes and natural surroundings. Few major attractions are:

  • Botanical Garden: The Government Botanical Garden is maintained by the Horticulture department and is spread over 55 acres. It was laid out in 1847 and contains few rare species of trees. The fossil of a tree which is more than 20 million years old is an important highlight of the garden. There are also a wide variety of flowering plants and bushes in myriad colours and a fern house with an extensive range of ferns and orchids. The Flower show held at the garden every year in May exhibits some rare species of plants and attracts thousands of tourists.
  • Dobbabetta Peak: Doddabetta peak is 8650 feet above sea level and is the highest point in Nilgiri hills. It is known for the flattened curve of its summit. There is an observatory with two telescopes available to enjoy the panoramic view.
  • Lake: Ooty lake was artificially formed by John Sullivan, founder of Ooty. It is one of the popular sightseeing spot in Ooty. Boating is the main attraction on this lake. This is also a hub of entertainment with children's park, shops and ponies for ride.
  • Rose Garden: The Government Rose garden is the largest rose garden in India. This garden has more than 20,000 variety of roses including unusual colours like black and green.
  • Pykara Falls: Pykara falls is located 19 Km away from Ooty. Pykara is the largest river in the district. There is a dam close to the falls and also a power station. The boat house near the falls is an added attraction.
  • Government Museum: This museum was set up in 1989 and holds many arts and artifacts of the local Toda tribe. It is open on all days, except Fridays, Second Saturdays and National Holidays.
  • St. Stepens Church: The church was founded in the 1820s and is one of the important colonial structures of Ooty.
  • Tea Factory: There are several tea factories in and around Ooty. Many factories offer guided tour and tea tasting.

Things to do around Ooty



  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway: Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage site and connects Ooty with Mettupalayam. It travels through many curves and tunnels and is also fondly called the 'Toy Train'. The Uphill journey takes close to 5 hours and downhill journey takes almost 4 hours.
  • Coonoor: Coonoor is the second largest hill in Nilgiri and is situated around 19 km from Ooty. It has several popular attractions like Sims Park and Lambs rock. It can also be reached by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
  • Mudumulai Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located around 67 km from Ooty. It is an important wildlife habitat in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 321 square kilometers and shelters Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and other threatened species.
  • Kotagiri: Kotagiri is the largest hill station in Nilgiris and is located 30 Km away from Ooty. The important sightseeing spots are Catherine Falls and Kodanad view point.
  • Avalanche: Avalanche lake and dam are situated 25 Km away from Ooty. This valley is surrounded by shola trees, orchids and magnolias.

Some of the other places to visit around Mysore are Nagarhole, Bylakuppe, Somanathapura, Talakad, Melkote, and Nanjangud.

Shopping and Places to eat


The shopping spaces in Ooty are flooded with the natural products of the forest. Tea, eucalyptus oil and spices are very popular among tourists. Ooty is also famous for its Chocolates. Farm fresh vegetables, especially Carrot and fruits can be seen everywhere for sale.

Places to eat: There are numerous restaurants in Ooty serving mostly South Indian Food, though not difficult to find a North Indian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant. For something Western, one could try the Sidewalk Caf. Ooty is famous for its Bakery products, so do not miss to try the buns, cakes and other baked goods.

Travel tips


Ooty is a destination which can be visited all through the year. The maximum temperature during summer gets up to 25C and in the Winter the minimum of 4C. It is advisable to carry some warm clothes in spite of the time of your visit. Summer is the most popular time to visit, especially during the Flower show. If planning to visit the Flower Show, plan ahead and make hotel reservations in advance as the town gets busy with thousands of tourists visiting during this time.

Also if travelling by road from Bangalore and taking the route via Wildlife sanctuary, plan the trip during the day as the road closes in the night. This route is very scenic and if lucky enough, one could spot few wildlife animals.

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Chennai to Ooty Taxi Fares

Car Type
Tata Indica A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
8.5 / Km
Estimated Cost

10500

Car Type
Tata Indigo A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
10.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

12300

Car Type
Toyota Innova A/C
Passangers
6 + driver
Fare Per KM
12.5 / Km
Estimated Cost

15300

Car Type
Toyota Innova A/C
Passangers
7 + driver
Fare Per KM
12.5 / Km
Estimated Cost

15300

Car Type
Ford Fiesta A/C
Passangers
4 + driver
Fare Per KM
16.0 / Km
Estimated Cost

19500

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