Ooty is a small town, with tourism as its main revenue. Unlike the big metropolitan cities, it doesn't have cab services, which can be compared. Most of the taxis are operated by small fleet owners or owner cum drivers. Every taxi stand - you can find them in every junction- has a board written with rates. It gives you the price for every place. Even if you want to hire it for a day, you can. But, as I said in my first sentence, it is a tourist town. The law is NEGOTIATE.