One Day Mysore to Ooty Trip by Cab

One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab
One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab (courtesy: pragyashukla)

Tucked in the blue Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a popular escapade from the busy city life. With its paradisal views, lush greenery, and exciting adventures, Ooty promises lovely memories for the tourists.

With a one day Ooty sightseeing tour from Mysore, you can soak in its breath-taking scenery embellished with emerald mountains, dense forests, and hills covered with tea, coffee, and spice plantations. Besides, you can try thrilling activities like boating and hiking along nature trails. Delve deep into the rich history, culture, and heritage of the region at this splendid hill town. 

When you take a private rental cab for your one day Mysore to Ooty tour, you can immerse yourself in the scenic vistas of the hill station. Spending your time exploring the hill station at your own pace makes the journey unforgettable.

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Highlights of Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Ooty tour from Mysore
  • Duration: 8 to 12 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Mysore Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Mudumalai National Park, Pykara Boat House, 9th Mile Shooting Point, Ooty Botanical Garden, Ooty Rose Garden,Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, and Ooty Tea Factory.

Package Price for 1 Day Mysore to Ooty Sightseeing by Cab

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 5,699/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 6,999/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,199/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
6 – 7 Seater / SUV

₹ 7,599/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

Price on Request

Mini Bus for One Day Trip
Mini Bus
12 – 22 Seater / Mini bus

Price on Request

Book your 1 Day Mysore to Ooty Tour Package!

Following are the car rental companies that are organizing this private tour, select your preferred vendor from the list, check availability and book your tour!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Mysore
  • Cab for Ooty sightseeing from Mysore as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Allowance

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Ooty
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation at Ooty
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Ooty Trip from Mysore

What to expect on your One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Taxi

The distance from Mysore to Ooty by road is 124 kilometers. We will arrange an early morning pick-up from your place of stay in Mysore so that you can lavishly enjoy the picturesque route while having enough time for sightseeing in Ooty.

We will pass through Bandipur National Park in Karnataka and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in Ooty. On the route, you will see S.G.S Ashram, beautiful churches and temples, and cafés and eateries. The road from Gudalur to Ooty is uphill. Near the Frog Hill viewpoint, the two sides of the road are dotted with shola forests and rolling hills and lakes.

Enjoying the scenic journey we will reach Ooty, where you can spend time at the Mudumalai National Park. Our next stop will be the Pykara Boat House where you can enjoy the splendid beauty of the region while boating. 9th Mile Shooting Point is a great spot to unwind and indulge in activities like horse ride.

Ooty Botanical Garden and Ooty Rose Garden are perfect places to explore the regional flora. Next, you can witness the pristine beauty of the hill station at the Ooty Lake and enjoy boating. Doddabetta Peak is the best vantage point where you can trek up to the summit.

Nature lovers can enjoy nature walks across the Ooty Tea Factory. At the end of the day, you will be dropped at your accommodation in Mysore.

Itinerary of One Day Mysore to Ooty Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Mysore at 8:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Mudumalai National Park60 minutes
2Pykara Boat House40 minutes
39th Mile Shooting Point30 minutes
4Ooty Botanical Garden40 minutes
5Ooty Rose Garden50 minutes
6Ooty Lake40 minutes
7Doddabetta Peak50 minutes
8Ooty Tea Factory20 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Mysore by 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Ooty listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Mysore to Ooty city tour by private car.

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Places to visit in and around Ooty in one day by private car from Mysore

Some of the top places to visit in Ooty in one day with your sightseeing trip starting from Mysore are:

1. Mudumalai National Park

Visit Mudumalai National Park with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab

Mudumalai National Park is a tiger reserve and the first wildlife sanctuary in South India. It was established in 1940 and extends up to 321 kilometers. Moyar river and the Nilgiri river also flow through the reserve. 

Surrounded by the tropical evergreen forests, shrubs, teak trees, swamp, moist mixed deciduous, dry teak forest, and secondary grasslands, it is one of the major tourist attractions in Ooty. You can enjoy spotting the indigenous animals in their natural surroundings. Gray langur, bonnet macaque, leopards, tigers, striped hyenas, sloth bears, dholes, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals are prominent animals in the region. 

There are also different species of birds, like, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, Malabar Grey Hornbill, and Crested Hawk Eagle. You can opt for a Van or Elephant Safari for a one-of-a-kind experience of the extensive flora and fauna.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Admire the natural beauty of the region up and close.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person, INR 50 for still camera, and INR 315 for video camera

2. Pykara Boat House

The boathouse on the Pykara reservoir is a notable tourist spot in Ooty. You can explore the well-protected and fenced shola forest, the Toda community, large grassy meadows, and awesome wildlife. A highly recommended attraction to visit on this one-day Ooty tour from Mysore by a private car.

Speedboats and motorboats are available for a 20-30-minute ride. Be mesmerized by the gushing Pykara waterfalls flowing through Murkurthi, Pykara, and Glen Morgan Dams. There is also a forest rest house and a small cafeteria where you can have delicious bites. You can sit by the waterside and unwind while watching the extraordinary scenes. From here you can visit the 9th Mile Shooting Point.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy boating and have a picnic by the lakeside.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 10 per person
Visit Pykara Lake/ Boat House with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab

3. 9th Mile/ Shooting Point

Visit 9th Mile/ Shooting Point with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab

Located at a short distance from the Pykara Boat house, 9th Mile Shooting Point is also known as Wenlock Downs or Shooting Medu. It is named so as it is a popular Shooting spot for both Hindi and Tamil film industries. This vast parkland is one of the best picnic areas of Ooty, owing to its panoramic views of the Nilgiris and the picturesque meadows. 

An Instagram-worthy destination and a great spot to stop on this full-day Ooty tour from Mysore by private taxi. The environment is calm and tranquil, ideal for a refreshing trip. It is a nice place to spend time with family, friends, kids, couples, and seniors. You can arrive at this place in the early morning to witness the fog embracing the pastures. For the sheer burst of greens around you can choose the sunny afternoons. The sunsets are equally mesmerizing. You can opt for a quick walk or take a horse ride to the summit. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Look around at the splendid beauty of Ooty.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 10 per person and INR 30 for camera

4. Ooty Botanical Garden

Laid out in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale, the garden spreads over 22 hectares. Lying on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak, its landscape has a terrace-style layout. A well-known sightseeing attraction and a great spot to visit on this same-day Ooty sightseeing tour by private car from Mysuru.

Maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department, it is famous for sightseeing, nature conservation, and flower exhibitions. Ideal for photography and educational trips, the garden houses more than 600 plant species. It possesses well-maintained grassy lawns and artificial ponds. 

You can notice medicinal herbs, angiosperms, bonsais, and fern plants. Walk around the charming Italian poolside garden or smell the varieties of roses in the Rose Garden. Vibrant floral carpets are crowd-pullers while birdwatchers can witness the brightly-colored native Nilgiri birds.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Treat your senses to the flora of the region.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults, INR 15 per person for kids, INR 50 for still camera, and INR 100 for video camera
Visit Botanical Gardens with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Car

5. Ooty Rose Garden

Visit Rose Gardens with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Car

Covering an area of 4 hectares in 5 curving terraces, Ooty Rose Garden has the largest collection of roses in the country. It is famous for sightseeing among nature lovers and photographers on this sightseeing trip. It was formerly known as Jayalalitha Rose Garden, Centenary Rose Garden, and Nootrandu Roja Poonga.

There are over 3000 varieties including miniature rose, Hybrid Tea rose, ramblers, Floribunda alongside black and green roses. These varieties of roses were collected from different parts of the world. Located on the slopes of the Elk Hills, at an elevation of 2200 meters, it is one of the most beautiful and well-maintained gardens in the country. 

Thousands of tourists flock to this place to witness its natural grandeur. You can stand on Nila Maadam, an observation platform, and catch a glimpse of the entire garden. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the natural grandeur of the region up and close.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults, INR 15 per person for kids, INR 50 for still camera, and INR 100 for video camera

6. Ooty Lake

The pristine Ooty Lake is also regarded as the Ooty Boat House. An often-visited spot on this day trip, it covers over 65 acres of area and is surrounded by the Eucalyptus groves while a railway line runs along one of the shores.

In 1824, John Sullivan had constructed a dam on the water flowing from the mountain streams to form this artificial lake. It was originally intended for fishing and ferrying in 1973. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation took it over for introducing boating facilities and developed it as a tourist attraction. 

You can also enjoy activities like mini-train, horror house, 7D cinema, dashing car, breakdance, and Columbus ride in the theme park area. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Indulge in boating at the lake.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 13 per person for Indians, INR 560 per person for foreigners, INR 30 for still camera, and INR 150 for video camera
Visit Ooty Lake with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Taxi

7. Doddabetta Peak

Visit Doddabetta Peak with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Taxi

Standing tall at 2637 meters in the Nilgiris, Doddabetta Peak is the fourth highest mountain in Southern India. Located at the intersection of the Western and Eastern Ghats, the viewpoint provides uninterrupted views of the astounding surroundings. It is picture-perfect and a great attraction to visit on this one-day Mysore to Ooty sightseeing tour!

In the early mornings, you can witness how clouds arrange themselves in unique formations, and sun rays peek into the valleys through the clouds. Be prepared to make a short climb over many well-spaced and long steps.

You can get an amazing 360˚ view of the beauty from the Observation Tower. It is a perfect spot to unwind yourself from the hectic city schedule. You can capture innumerable splendid frames for creating some commendable memories.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the natural grandeur of the region up and close.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 6 per person for individuals above 5 years, INR 10 for still camera, and INR 50 for video camera

8. Ooty Tea Factory

Ooty is surrounded by lush tea estates. You can visit the Ooty Tea Factory to learn about the process of popular Nilgiri tea making and tasting. Situated on the Doddabetta Road in Ooty, it tells you about the evolution of tea from its origin to the present day. It has a wide variety of preserved tea leaves on display. 

You can peacefully walk in the plantations to enjoy the verdant ambiance. You can even cycle along the tea estate roads. It offers the perfect spot to take photographs. A wide variety of tea leaves are available at the adjacent souvenir shop.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the natural grandeur of the region up and close.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
Visit Ooty Tea Factory with One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Taxi

Things to Do on your Mysore to Ooty Tour by Car

Things to do on your One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab
Things to do on your One Day Mysore to Ooty Tour by Cab (courtesy: madhugowda)

Ooty is a charming hill station in South India and a popular tourist destination with a variety of shopping and eating options.

What to Shop during your One Day Mysore to Ooty Sightseeing Trip by Car?

On your one day Mysore to Ooty tour you can enjoy shopping at the various local markets. Shopping in Ooty is fun because of the pleasant and cool weather. The huge array of bright and useful products is all reasonably priced. However, you can also try a bit of bargaining. 

You can purchase handmade, traditional, and authentic gift items. Steeped in colonial history, and the influence of the Toda tribe, the hill town offers some amazing artifacts, antiques, ornaments, home décor, and woolens. 

Besides the rare and specialty items, you must also pick the delicious handmade chocolates and bakery goods. Aromatic tea, coffee, and spices are great souvenirs. You can also buy aromatic oils, like camphor, eucalyptus, and citronella, and ayurvedic products.

What to Eat during your Full Day Ooty Sightseeing Tour from Mysore by Taxi?

A one day Ooty tour is incomplete if you do not try the local delicacies. You can have a delectable and pleasant meal at the streetside eateries or head to one of the fine dining restaurants in Ooty. Since Ooty is a South Indian resort town, you can definitely find scrumptious South Indian meals. Nevertheless, you can also dig into different cuisines like Italian, Chinese, and North Indian. You can buy soft and yummy pastries, cakes, croissants, buns, and bread from authentic bakeries and local confectionaries.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 day Mysore to Ooty city tour package. Ideally this full day tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during this Ooty same day trip from Mysore, they can check the possibility of the same with the above listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

We recommend our guests to stick to the time spent at each tourist attraction in Ooty as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it may not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with listed cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Mysore to Ooty sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However guests can check if it’s possible to customize the tour with the above listed Mysore cab vendors before booking the trip. Additional charges might apply.


A one day trip from Mysore to Ooty by car is the most exhilarating way to satiate your wanderlust soul. Hiring a rental cab is the best way to spend time in the dreamy hills of Ooty. You can comfortably enjoy the scenic drive and unwind without worrying about transport.


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