Apply Official TN E-Pass (2024) To Ooty And Kodaikanal Online

TN E-Pass To Ooty and Kodaikanal
TN E-Pass To Ooty and Kodaikanal

As the summer heat intensifies, popular tourist spots like Ooty in Nilgiri district and Kodaikanal in Dindigul district are witnessing an unusual inflow of visitors, worsening the yearly issue of limited parking space and heavy traffic congestion.

Summer Vacation To Ooty and Kodaikanal:

The wave in tourist visits, particularly during the months of April and May, has posed significant challenges for tourists and locals alike. Families travelling in private vehicles, predominantly cars, struggle to find adequate parking arrangements, leading to gridlocked roads and inconvenience.

Madras High Court TN E-Pass Order:

In response to mounting concerns, the Madras High Court has intervened, issuing a climactic order aimed at helping the congestion woes plaguing these picturesque destinations. Effective tomorrow, May 7, until June 30, the court has mandated the requirement of an electronic pass (e-pass) for all individuals intending to visit the Nilgiris and the Kodaikanal.

The proactive measure aims to regulate tourism and streamline traffic management during the peak summer season. Travellers are advised to promptly apply for the e-pass, with registration now open and accessible through the official portal at

Why E-Pass implemented in Ooty and Kodaikanal?

Notably, the Government of Tamil Nadu has clarified that commuters travelling to the Nilgiris via government-operated buses will be exempt from the e-pass requirement, offering a viable alternative for those seeking to explore the region's scenic beauty without the hassle of securing additional permits.

The imposition of the e-pass system represents a concerted effort by authorities to strike a balance between facilitating tourism and preserving the tranquillity and accessibility of tourist spots. With this Epass, the administration aims to ensure a less chaotic and enjoyable tourist experience without affecting the locals.

As travellers adapt to the new regulations, stakeholders hope these measures foster sustainable tourism practices and enhance the overall visitor experience in Ooty, Kodaikanal, and beyond.

How To Apply E-Pass To Ooty and Kodaikanal? 

Step 1: Log In to

Step 2: Fill in the mobile number, enter the captcha, and then enter the OTP.

Step 3: Enter your Applicant name, Purpose of visit, Vehicle Registration number, Number of passengers, Year of manufacture, Vehicle type and Fuel Type.

Step 4: Mention the Date of Entry, Date of Exit, Country, State and Address.

Step 5: After filling out the form, click 'Confirm' after reading the guidelines.

Step 6: E-Pass will be generated.

How the TN E-Pass will be checked At the  Checkposts?

After TN E-Pass registration, a QR code will be sent to your mobile phone. Police at checkpoints will scan the QR code to verify the pass.

"Tourists and commercial vehicles can register on the website using their phone numbers. A QR code will be sent to their phones. We will verify the authenticity of the pass at the entry points by scanning the QR code," Nilgiris collector M Arunasaid.

Documents Needed :

  • Ration Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Driving License
  • Vehicle details
  • Pollution Certificate (Preferred) 

Who needs an e-pass?

Non-residents of Ooty and Kodaikanal who travel in private vehicles must need an E pass. The locally registered vehicles and the Commercial vehicles that supply essential goods don't need the Epass.

The reason behind the TN E-Pass System to Ooty and Kodaikanal:

  • E-passes enable the government to manage and preserve the population in towns.
  • The primary goal of TN E-Pass for Ooty and Kodaikanal is to provide visitors with the best services and experiences that meet their expectations.
  • This can reduce the traffic congestion.
  • When strict rules are implemented, accidents can be avoided, especially among the bikers.
  • The local's livelihoods will not be affected or disturbed.
  • On the other hand, the tourist crowd is expected to be reduced due to the E-pass system.
  • The number of private vehicles entering Ooty and Kodaikanal will be reduced, and tourists may opt for government transportation for hassle-free vacations.

Tourists have started flocking towards Ooty and Kodaikanal. The Ooty flower show is set to begin from May 10 to May 20, and this year the duration of the flower show has been extended. Nilgiris has arranged some interesting events to entertain the tourists and make their visit memorable.

On the other hand, it is expected that the Manujummal boys vibes will be back in Kodaikanal as the movie was released on an OTT platform on May 2. It is expected that tourist numbers will increase in Kodaikanal compared to Ooty.