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Timings Of Toy Train Ride, Ooty

One of the most popular toy trains of India

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Toy Train Ride Timings (Ooty)

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), better known as Ooty toy train is the highlight of the popular hill town of Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India. This is a world heritage train that travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor daily and imparts picturesque views while providing relief from the stifling summer heat. Started in the year 1899, it has continued to charm its visitors with equal zest winding its way through the best of nature. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005.

Ooty to Coonoor train ride is ethereal that weaves amidst the forests, dark snaking tunnels, sharp bends and amid the mist and fog. The toy train in Ooty is a trip to treasure up and down the hilly slopes. Apart from offering a beautiful journey, the uniqueness of the ride lies in the fact that the rail system is the steepest in Asia. The ride `starts from Mettupalayam; a small place on river Bhavani. For the first few miles, vacationers travel on plains but the next miles take up to an elevation of up to a height of 4363 feet. This lovely toy train ride from Ooty to Coonoor is the best means to discover the pristine treasures of the Nilgiris.

History of Ooty Toy Train

Earlier, Ooty toy train route was only between Coonoor and Mettupalayam in the year 1899. This railway line was taken care of by the Madras Railway Company and later was purchased by the South Indian Railway company. Seeming its increasing popularity among the tourists, the route was extended to Ooty in the year 1908. The toy train in Ooty comes under the authority of Nilgiri Mountain Railway and is a world heritage train and the highest elevated one in Southern India.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Routes

The toy train in Ooty is 42 km long which starts from Mettupalayam and ends at Udhagamandalam (Ooty). There are a total of 9 stations between this route on which the train stops and out of these 2 are water stop stations. The entire route is Mettupalayam, Kallar, Adderly, Hillgrove, Runnymede, Coonoor, Wellington, Aruvankadu, Ketti, Lovedale, and last being Udhagamandalam which is the other name for Ooty.

About Mettupalayam Railway Station - The Starting Point of Ooty Toy Train

Mettupalayam Railway Station is the starting point of Ooty toy train hence it is a popular railhead in Coimbatore. The railway code of this station is MTP. The first toy train from Mettupalayam leaves at 07:10 in the morning and reaches Ooty at noon and return back from Ooty at 05:30 in the evening.

Ooty Toy Train Classes and Seats

There are three categories in Ooty toy train which are first class, second sitting, and unreserved/general. There are just 16 seats available in first class and 214 in the second sitting. If you want to get a seat in first class then it is recommended to book online in advance as the ticket availability is always short.

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    Chennai

    Raghavan's 2 days trip to Ooty

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    Madhu's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Really planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels

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    Rahul Chowdhury

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    Rahul's 5 days trip to Ooty

    Mysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)

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    Hrishikesh

    Pune

    Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Hotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.

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    Yogesh Kale

    Pune

    Yogesh's 5 days trip to Ooty

    Special thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.

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    Anirban Banerjee

    Bengaluru

    Anirban's 3 days trip to Ooty

    driver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.

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    Hdoshi

    Mumbai

    Hdoshi's 3 days trip to Ooty

    Excellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended

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    Hyderabad

    Vinay's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Hotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.

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    Varadharaj Pillai

    Surya nagar

    Varadharaj's 4 days trip to Ooty

    Awesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.

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    Nshah

    Navi mumbai

    Nshah's 4 days trip to Ooty

    It was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb

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    Stations that are covered during an Ooty toy train ride include Mettupalayam, Coonoor, Kellar, Wellington, and Lovedale.

     

    The most spectacular scenery and best views are situated along the stretch from Mettupalayam to Coonoor.  

     

    Those not looking forward to the complete Mettupalayam to Ooty route, can get on this toy train and experience its charm when they visit Ooty or Coonoor.

     

    Yes. You can book the tickets for Ooty Toy Train online via IRCTC website. And, if you want to avail on-the-spot tickets to Coonoor or Metupalayam, you need to visit Ooty Station about 2 hours in advance. 

    There are two toy trains operating between Ooty and Mettupalayam, which can easily be booked online through various travel portals. Or, you can also reach the Mettupalayam Station 2 hours before the traveling time, and avail the tickets on the spot. 

    Though, there is no restriction in regards to carrying luggage in the Ooty Toy Train, it is advised not to travel with luggage, for there is not much space to store luggage in the toy train. 

     

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