Green Park Resorts is very near to major cities of South India and is easily accessible from Bangalore, Calicut, Mysore and Coimbatore . Driving down from these cities could be a scenic and thoroughly enjoyable way to reach us, although there are other ways of getting here as well.
Click on your nearest city: Bangalore , Mysore , Ooty , Coimbatore , Calicut .
By Air From Mumbai & Chennai, Location Map
By Road: Bangalore is 247km from Green Park Resorts with a driving time of approximately 5 hours. En route you pass through the historic city of Mysore and the twin sanctuaries of Bandipur and Mudumalai. Possibly the easiest way to get here.
By Bus: There are many Ooty bound buses that leave Bangalore at periodic intervals – morning , afternoon and evening. Please check local timings at the KSRTC Bus Stand in Bangalore . Buy a ticket upto Theppakadu Mudumalai Reception Centre and after driving through for 6 hours easily hop off at Theppakad (which is 8 km before to Masinagudi town). Take a local taxi jeep or call us for assistance. Our Resorts is located at Singara Road, Masinagudi town.
By Train: There are many passenger trains shuttling between Bangalore & Mysore. Check local departure timings. It is preferred to take a taxi from Mysore to Masinagudi.Green Park is 8 KM away from Mudumalai Reception Centre (Ooty Road)
By Road: Mysore is 100km from Green Park Resorts and a driving time of 2 hours maximum. You will pass both Bundipur and Mudumalai Wild Life Santuries.
By Bus: Buses abound to Ooty by the hour at regular intervals. Drop in to Theppakadu Reception Centre. You could also call us for help
By Road: Ooty is 30 km from Green Park Resorts. Driving route: Get on to the Ooty - Mysore Road , turn right about one km after HPF (at the village) onto the Kalahatti (Sigur Ghat) road which is also the Ooty - Mysore 'shortcut'. One word of caution – This winding road has 36 hairpin bends and steepest in South India . DRIVE WITH CARE Approx. driving time from Ooty: 45 min to one hour.
Route1 : From Ooty: > After 5 KM from Talakundha Take diversion to Kalhatti > Masinagudi > Green Park is just 1 km away from Masinagudi town (Singara Road) Please feel free too call us for help.
Route2 : From Ooty > Mysore Rroad > Naduvattom > Gudalur > Thorappally > Theppakad Reception centre > Take diversion to Ooty Road through a small bridge. > Masinagudi Please feel free too call us for help.
By Road: Coimbatore is 125km from Green Park. Approximate driving time by car is 5 hours. Get onto the Mettupalayam road and from there hit the ghats going up to Coonoor. One passes through some breathtaking views of the tea plantations and the valleys adjoining with the plains below.
By Train: Alternatively you could take a train to Mettupalyam, from where you could catch the renowned toy train up to Ooty. Seats on the right provide some great views as you pass through the plantations, some waterfalls, etc
At a height of 2,600m stands Udhagamandalam (Ooty) the Queen of Hill Stations. The 'Nilgiri toy train' connects Mettupalayam to Ooty, at the foot of the Nilgiris.
The constructions of this line was a big challenge as the terrain is rather tricky. It was in 1854 that the first plans were drawn to built a mountain railway from Mettupalayam to the Nilgiri Hills But it was a good 45 years later in 1899 that the first train chugged up this track. This railway is widely regarded as a marvel of engineering. The train itself is a charming blue and cream with wooden coaches and large windows. It is hauled uphill by steam engines, desgined and built by the Swiss Locomotive Works. Twelve of such locomotive engines survive even today.
The Nilgiri Hill Train.
The train covers the 46 km to Udhagamandalam in four - and - half hours. There are five stations between Mettupalayam and Coonoor - Kallar, Adderley, Hill Grove, Runnymede and Kateri - and, at one time, there were five between Coonoor and Ooty too. Though Wellington, Aruvakadu, Ketti, and Lovedale are still functional, Fern Hill, the last one, was closed down a few years ago.
Extensive rice fields surround the 7 km stretch between Mettupalayam and Kallar. Soon after is an impressive 21 km section through truly rocky terrain. The track passes over 26 viaducts, and twists and bends through 13 tunnels. After a steep climb, the train enters Coonoor, the little hill station known for its tea plantations. From here, the track is uphill till you reach Fern Hill at a height of 2,218m, the highest point on the railroad. Shortly before Ooty, the line dips downhill. If you enjoy taking pictures, keep your camera ready for a few shots of the viaduct between Kallar and Adderley.
This ride is sure to turn the most hardened rail critic into an avid fan. You'll delight in the edge - of -the - seat twists and turns as the train runs cross tall grider briodges, and over green hills before gently meandering through rolling tea estates. The exhaust beat of the loco never falters, maintaining a defening staccato which can be heard for miles around. Truly a journey to remember.
By Road: From Calicut > Manjeeri > Nilumbur > Vazhikadavu > 15 Hairpin bend will take you to Gudalur. The Road coverd by thick rain forest of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Green Park is located at Masinagudi the town sourrounded with Mudumalai wild life Santuary National Park.
By Bus: Get onto a Gudalur bus and take a taxi to Masinagudi. Green Park is just 1 km away from Masinagudi town. (Singara Road)
The nearest airport is situated in Coimbatore and Bangalore. You can catch a direct flight to Coimbatore from Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore and Mumbai. Indian Airlines flies Delhi-Kochi via Mumbai and Coimbatore.
From Bombay : Fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and catch a cab. Instructions as to how to get here by bus, train or cab can be found under the respective cities. Alternatively there are trains leaving Bombay to Chennai / Bangalore etc., for those who are not time bound
From Chennai: You could fly to Coimbatore or Bangalore and follow instructions thereof from the related cities. Or you could catch the Shatabdi that leaves very early in the morning for Mysore . As for driving all the way through or catching a bus, adventurous souls can attempt it. The journey is very long and tedious and we definitely don't recommend!!!