Mysore and Ooty (Nilgiris in Tamilnadu) makes two ideal pair of destinations. Ooty is south of Mysore. These are well connected adjacent districts. You can also add a couple of other attractions en route. The highlight of the travel is crossing the wildlife sanctuaries (Bandipur National Park & Mudumalai Tigre Reserve ) part of the Western Ghats .
The most popular means to travel from Mysore to Ooty are by bus and car.
There are many private tour operators and the the state run KRSTC that operate regular bus services to Ooty.
Check out the routes options to travel from Mysore to Ooty.
The French born celebrated sculptor of the time, William Robert Colton was commissioned to execute a statue in memorial of the maharaja.He is the same sculptor who executed many famous sculpture in India including the statue of Sir K Seshadri Iyer, at Cubbon Park in Bangalore, who was the Dewan of Mysore State from 1883 to 1901.