Directions to Masinagudi from Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Coimbatore, Chennai, Mumbai

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Bangalore is 260 km from Jungle Retreat

Cab: Possibly the most comfortable way of travelling into the sanctuary is in a cab, which we can organise for you. It takes about 5 hours to get here from Bangalore. If you're driving yourself, we advise you to try and head out of the city by 7 AM to avoid the traffic getting out of the city.

Bus: Board a bus to Ooty with a ticket to Theppakadu and hop off at Mudumalai Wildlife Reception Centre, Theppakadu. Ask the driver to stop here as it isn't always a scheduled stop. The bus should reach Theppakadu in about 6 hours time. From Theppakadu you could either hire a Jeep or call Jungle Retreat from Mysore or Gundelpet and organize a jeep to pick you up in advance.

Train: There are many passenger trains shuttling between Bangalore and Mysore. Check local departure timings. The most convenient one would be the Shatabdi that leaves Bangalore at around 11:00 am and reaches Mysore by 1:00 pm.



      
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Mysore is 107 km from Jungle Retreat.

Cab: We organize cabs from Mysore at a cost. Approximate driving time from Mysore to Jungle Retreat is 2 hours.

 

Bus: Get onto an Ooty-bound bus and get off at the Mudumalai Wildlife Reception Centre, Theppakadu. From Theppakadu you could hire a jeep or board a Swaraj Mazda, which would drop you at Masinagudi Village. At Masinagudi you could hire a local jeep or call Jungle Retreat for pickup at a cost.



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Ooty is 35 km from Jungle Retreat.

Cab: Get on the Ooty-Mysore road. Approximately 1 km from HPF you will reach Thalaikunda. Turn right onto the Kalhatti road (Segur Ghat road) which is also the Ooty-Mysore "shortcut". A word of caution - this winding road has 36 hairpin bends and is one of the steepest in South India. DRIVE WITH CARE. Once you are off the hill, you will pass Mavanalla Village. 5 km after this village, turn left onto a tarmac road. You are now 6 km from Jungle Retreat. Follow the road (and signs) till the very dead end, where we are located. Total drive time between Ooty and Jungle Retreat is 45 minutes to an hour. 

Bus: Get onto a Masinagudi-bound bus and get down at Masinagudi. You could then hire a local jeep or call Jungle Retreat for pickup at a cost.


 

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Coimbatore is 135 km from Jungle Retreat.

Cab: Approximate driving time by cab from Coimbatore is 4 hours. Alternatively you could get to Mettupalyam and catch the toy train up to Ooty, then follow the instructions in the previous section.

                         Please note: All transportation provided by Jungle Retreat will be charged.

Chennai is 575 km from Jungle Retreat

Air: You could fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and catch a cab. Instructions as to how to get onto a bus etc. from Bangalore or Coimbatore can be found in the concerned sections.

Train: Catch a train to Coimbatore or Mysore and follow instructions thereafter in the related sections.

Bus: Adventurous souls can attempt it - the journey is very long and tedious - though we don’t recommend it.

 

                                   Please note: All transportation provided by Jungle Retreat will be charged.

 

 

 

Air: Fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and catch a cab. Instructions as to how to get onto a bus etc. from Bangalore or Coimbatore can be found in the relevant sections.


 
 Please note: All transportation provided by Jungle Retreat will be charged.

 

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