Udhagamandalam, sometimes abbreviated to Udhagai and better known as Ooty -Famous Honeymoon Destination
Ootty, is the capital of Nilgiri district of Tamil nadu, India .it is a towm as well as municipal capital too. It is popularly known as the "Queen of Hill Stations' among the tourists. The establishment of numerous tea estates makes Ootty famous. Lofty mountains,sprawling grasslands, dense forest and miles and miles of tea gardens, greet the Visitors on most routes. No doubt, if you want to spend the most memorable time of your honeymoon midst the Nilgiri Hills and the clear blue mist, then Ooty has all the stuff a dream honeymoon is made of. The nearest Town connectivity is Coimbatore It is , 105 km away from Coimbatore and 535 km from Chennai. You can go by a bus or a toy train from Chennai or Coimbatore.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway , Doddabetta, Ootty Lake
There is a Toy train operates along the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Metupalaiyam to Ooty. Its engine is an 'X' Class steam locomotive, made in Switzerland and pulls quaint blue and cream wooden carriages with large windows. Normally the engine is commonly changed for a diesel powered one at Coonoor, to provide greater traction for the steep climb up to Ooty.
There are first class and second class seatings in the toy train journey
There's only one toy train that departure daily. It leaves Metupalaiyam at 7.10 a.m, and arrives in Ooty at noon. return, the train leaves Ooty at 3 p.m. and reaches Metupalaiyam at 6.35 p.m.
Normally an additional toy train service does run during the peak summer tourist season in April and May of evey year. It usually starts from Metupalaiyam at 9.30 a.m. More frequent passenger train services also run from Coonoor to Ooty.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ticket Cost
The train fare is 24 rupees (50 cents) in second class and 142 rupees ($3.00) in first class, one way.
Indian Railway service
Toy Train No - 56136.
Staion code - Metupalaiyam is MTP, and Udagamandalam (Ooty) UAM