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Driving to Ooty - Scared and need tips :)

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by riturajmnnit, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. riturajmnnit

    riturajmnnit Amatore

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    Bengaluru, India
    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and confidence boosters :)

    I did ooty this friday, while going up, I took masinagudi (36 bends) route and it was indeed a fun to drive, my only query is in almost all the bends I had to keep my car in first gear, I was not able to touch Power Band in second gear. Any tips ?? or this is normal for a steep hike ?

    While coming back, I took Gudalur route, which was not that bad except 3-4 big sized potholes which could be carefully negotiated (but yes never take this route in night).


    Thanks again
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  2. sandeep.12

    sandeep.12 Amatore

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    Bangalore
    I think thats normal. I have driven in Punto and Swift both MJDs.
    I had to climb in first gear most of the times.
    Remember thats one of the steepest climbs..
  3. livelyyoungman

    livelyyoungman Regolare

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    Chennai
    Chennai
    Linea 1.3
    From Chennai to Ooty which is better and scenic?

    1. Chennai -> Krishnagiri -> Salem -> Perundurai -> Annur -> Ooty
    2. Chennai -> Villupuram -> Salem -> Perundurai -> Annur -> Ooty
    3. Chennai -> Ulundurpet -> Kallakurichi -> Attur -> Bhavani -> Sathyamangalam -> Mettupalayam -> Ooty
  4. RedPoint

    RedPoint Amatore

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    Chennai
    I would suggest the below as far as I know.

    4. Chennai -> Krishnagiri -> Thoppur - > Mettur -> Bhavani - > Sathyamangalam -> Mettupalayam -> Ooty

    However the route from Thoppur to Bhavani via Mettur is not a national highway, bit averag. Can enjoy mettur dam view and hill side road. If you have time you can also enjoy Hogenakkal falls.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2013

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