From Theppekadu the road is divided into two, one goes towards Masinagudi and other towards Mudumalai national park. While going towards ooty I suggest you guys to take Masinagudi route, there are 2 reasons for that. One it is the shortest path available, second there lies the scenic 36 hairpin turns which shows a trailer of what we gonna see from now onwards when we reach ooty. This continues 36 hairpin turns as it goes up it make the surroundings more beautiful and we can feel the chill and freshness in the air. While coming back even if this way is the shortest I won't suggest it, I prefer the other long route which comes through Mudumalai national park. Reasons are one is while coming down this steep 36 hairpin bends are little dangerous and brake pad of our vehicles is gonna get almost damaged once you reach the bottom, next is you have much more beautiful spots to see if you choose the other way (longest one). And finally we reached ooty around 11:30, but there comes the next problem, we have to book a room.