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Ooty toy train history

Nilgiri toy Train This toy train service was first started between Coonoor and Metupalyam during 1899. But the line was extended upto Ooty during 1908. The passenger service was started on 15.10.1908 from Ooty to Coonoor. This is the only heritage train and runs at the highest elevated place in Southern India. The service comes under Niligiri Mountain Railway (NMR) and is a major tourist attraction. Approximately 5lakh people travel every year in this toy train. Below are few of our experience during the journey by this train.

We left Mettupalayam at 7.30 AM and the train started traveling at a speed of not more than 12 KM/hour. This train covers a distance of 46Km in a five hours journey passing through Hilligrove, Coonoor, Wellington, Aravankadu, Keeti, Lovedale stations and finally ends at Udagamandalam or Ooty. At the starting of the journey for nearly half hour the train traveled through Jungle but plain area. The hills started after that and temperature started falling as we climbed up.

During every start in the hill slopes the engine gives a jerk in trying to push the train from behind. After traveling three or four KM in the hills, train stopped as one tree has fallen and cutting and removing work was going on. After a brief stop of 10 minutes train started climbing again. Lights inside the compartments were switched on as the train started moving inside the dark tunnels. Train bridgeThere were few long tunnels and most of the tunnels were short in length. There were water in the small rivers and water falls even during the month of pick summer (month of May). During the journey most of the time the valley was in the left side of the train. The road from Mettupalayam to Ooty was visible from the train and was crossing the train line in many places .

One can flick flowers through open windows of the compartments at unscheduled stops of the train. Steam engine was stopping after every one hour of journey to take water in small stations during its journey of 19Km up to Coonoor. This opportunity was utilized by all travelers to jump out and take photo of the train and the surrounding hills. At Coonoor steam engine was replaced with a diesel engine for the last part of the journey ending at Ooty.

Train going to OotyAs we moved towards Ooty, there were tea gardens; valleys with pine trees were visible through open window of the compartments. There were very brief stops after Coonoor but enough to take a cup of coffee. Finally we reached Ooty at 1 PM delayed due to tree cutting and late starting at Mettupalayam. The platform at Ooty was already full with tourist waiting for this train to board its return journey to Mettupalayam.

During five hours of journey the train has passed through 16 tunnels and 250 bridges.

This train does not have toilet facility in its compartments.

Indian Railway Station Codes
METUPALAIYAM - MTP
CHENNAI CENTRAL - MAS
UDAGAMANDALAM - UAM
COIMBATORE JN - CBE


utkrisht

16-12-2008

please tell me where ooty train is found and which state ooty is found
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when yousend me massage i am very happy.
go2india.in

17-12-2008

This train line connects Mettupalayam to Ooty both inside Tamilnadu state.
K Ravi

29-05-2009

Hai,
How do we book a ticket in advance for toy train from metupalaiyam to ooty?

Regards
krishna

04-06-2009

Hai,
How do we book a ticket in advance for toy train from metupalaiyam to ooty?

Regards
krishna
Man

09-06-2009

hi,
Book ticket from MTP to UAM from any reservation counter or throught IRCTC :)
thnx
Manjunath
yesudass

11-06-2009

let me know the best time to visit.
shanmugaraman

30-06-2009

Hey,
How do we book a ticket in advance for toy train from metupalaiyam to ooty?

Regards
ram
swaroop jai

05-07-2009

sir
we 4 couples want to join toy train so plz tell me how to reserve that
swaroop jain
maharastra
ajay jain

05-07-2009

How do we book a ticket in advance for toy train from metupalaiyam to ooty
sveera

30-07-2009

NOw toy train is running and how to book a ticket please tell me sir
abdul azeez

20-08-2009

Please send the details to book the train for next year July 2010. I am from kerala residing in AbuDhabi
sreekanth CR

27-08-2009

i got a chance to travel in the heritage train last week at ooty. wat an nice experiance...if u go to ooty dont miss that train trip. plan accordingly by booking the train travel.u can view all the inner parts and beautiful ooty by this travel. gud luck..!
MIR ASAD ALI

29-08-2009

I would like to book a ticket for 2 in advance on the toy train,is that possible . Kindly reply Asad Ali
bharathi

02-09-2009

please give the details for train chennai to mettupalayam and mettupalayam to ooty, cbe to mettupalayam and mettupalayam to ooty kilo meters and ticket rate pls sir r mam
Rishab Ahamed

25-10-2009

We are Sixteen Peoples,We want to book the traon from Ooty to Koonoor. Please give the train timing and Ticket Reservation Procedure?
S.NAGARAJAN

08-11-2009

how to book ticket in toy train from matupalyam to ooty
Stanger

10-11-2009

Book the Nilagiri Express train(UAM MTP PASSR) through http://www.irctc.co.in Stion code:Udyogamandala(UAM) - Mettupalayam(MTP.

Gud Luck!!!
Sunil

17-11-2009

The correct name is UDHAGAMANDALAM (for OOTY) - railway code UAM
n.vinay

24-11-2009

please tell us the train number and name for the nilagiri passenger (toy train) & how do i book the ticket from bangalore
Doug Fordham

04-12-2009

Is the hill train from Metty to Oorty running these days or was there too much damage done by landslides a month ago? We heard reports that roads into Ooty, Coonoor, etc were closed for this reason.
Nimesh

10-02-2010

is the train available now? because of the land collapse on the way..
PLease tell me whether its avaiable now...
Ashwin

12-02-2010

I assume that the train service hasnt yet ressumed after the Landslid last?? B\'cos when I try to book tickets in Train no:662..it says TRAIN CANCELLED for any day you try to book..
Rosalynn

24-02-2010

The Nilgiri Express Train currently runs only from Udagamandalan to Connoor and back, its a one and half hour journey (one way), the tickets can be purchased on spot.
Balaji

09-03-2010

Answer to Bharathi

2671 NILAGIRI EXP
Chennai Central to Mettupalaiyam
Distance -532 kms

Fare
Sleeper Class
Rs 252

Departs Chennai at : 9 p.m.
Arrives Mettupalaiyam: 06.15 a.m.


Train Number: 662 MTP UAM PASSR
Mettupalaiyam to Udagamandalam

Mettupalaiyam Departure: 07.10
Udagamandalam Arrival: 12.00 afternoon
Journey Time: 04:50 minutes

Fare
2 class sitting only
Rs 24

You have to book tickets in advance else you know what you will get in Indian Railways.
Thank you
Balaji

09-03-2010

All those who want to book online tickets of Indian Railways here is the web site.

http://www.irctc.co.in/

You have to register first and it is free.

Check out the difference between e-ticket and i-ticket.

Vijayakumar

14-03-2010

now we planned a tour on 27th and 28th March 2010 to OOTY.
My Doubt is Toy Train is Running or not?
Can we have the tour journey to travel in it?

Reply ?
sajeesh

24-03-2010

now this train is available to travel..i heard this train stop the services.please inform me if the train is available or not.
stephan

09-04-2010

hi,
is the old steam working again?
ramesh

14-04-2010

i want 2 know about the nearest broadgage railway station 2 ooty
S Kumar

16-04-2010

This train service was temporarily stoped due to mud slide on the tracks in Sep.2009. Now everything is cleared. The services resume from may 1,, 2010 onwards.
Dhanya Davis

11-08-2010

Can I opt train to go to MTP From ooty?
Is there any trains running from UAM to MTP ?
How can i book the same?
sanju.09995889184

05-09-2010

what is the timing of return the toy train..? ( ootty to mettupalayam ) ?
Basith

28-09-2010

can any one tell me, what time I can catch this train from Ooty?
Rajesh

09-10-2010

Hi
I booked tickets in toy train on 29/12/2010, but I want make sure that from Chennai Nilagiri express will reach at time to MTP. I have some doubt, if train becomes late what we can do ?? kindly help me somebody plz
jogendar more

03-12-2010

very nice/important information
tarun

06-01-2011

What is the timing of the train from ooty to mettupalayam?
How I can get advance booking nd what are the charges?
Kindly provide me this information.

Bala

24-01-2011

How do we book a ticket in advance for toy train from metupalaiyam to ooty
kaviquilan

18-02-2011

Hellow sir/madam,
now ooty toy train ll be running are not?
Gyana

10-03-2011

Hai,

Can u tell me, now whether the toy train is running or not, if yes! pls. mail me the details like (How to reserve, Departure time details)
tenzin

16-03-2011

how to travel from mangalore to Ooty by train...
vikram

19-03-2011

Toy train stil running
you can book ticket on line via www.irctc.co.in

Stn code ONR for coonor
MTP for mettupolayam
dinakar

06-04-2011

Hai,
journey is marveless.
anuradha

08-05-2011

we are staying in ooty for a week from28th to 4th. how do i book tickets for toy train from ooty to coonoor?
Naresh

11-05-2011

We r planning to move to Udagamandalam from mumbai(maharashtra) in this season so, pls give info of which train will go for the same.
K.ISSAC

18-05-2011

What is the timing of the train from ooty to mettupalayam?
How I can get advance booking nd what are the charges?
Kindly provide me this information.
M.M.BABU

07-06-2011

I want train number of Nilgiri spl from MTP to UAM & with timing also plz
Roopa

08-07-2011

How to book tickets for Niligiri Passenger
Sanjeev Mangal

08-07-2011

How to reach mettupalayam from Mysore via bus or train in order to reach mettupalayam at 6.30am in the morning to board Toy train
Ravindra

19-07-2011

I m planning to visit to ooty with my friends for 4 days stay,But i m from mumbai,
1.I have planned to travel from mumbai to coimbatore so in morning at 6.30 am i will reach coimbatore,then any body can help me how to reach ooty with train ,bus and help me for fares
and i want to reach booking place ( valley view bunglow on the road leading to doddabetta peak,upper thaliyattimund Gori hills ,reservoir road ooty 649001 ) and what will be time taken for the same .If any body can Help me I will be very thankful,Hoping for Urgent reply
Aneesh.kv

26-07-2011

Answer to Roopa

Train Number: 56136 MTP UAM PASSR
Mettupalaiyam to Udagamandalam

Mettupalaiyam Departure: 07.10
Udagamandalam Arrival: 12.00 afternoon
Journey Time: 04:50 minutes

Fare
2 class sitting only Rs 23
Fare
1 class sitting only Rs 142

You have to book tickets in https://www.irctc.co.in
Thank you
darwin

18-08-2011

can you tell me the correct train station code and train number from Udagamandalam to mettupolayam and also the return info on tarins
Alex

19-08-2011

please tell me the train number and station code for toy train from mettupalayam to Udagamandalam so that i can book my tickets for twoways by online
Anu

31-08-2011

Hi,
Can you please tell me how to travel (preferably by night) from Kerala to Ooty (where I want to spend only 1 day) to Mysore (another day trip) and from there, to Banglore (2 days' trip)??
Thank you
sekhar

18-09-2011

how can i book accomodation at OOTY through Tamilnadu tourism corporation? Can anybody help in this regard?
KAVI

25-09-2011

Hi,
Can you please tell me how to travel (preferably by night) from Kerala to Ooty (where I want to spend only 1 day) to Mysore (another day trip) and from there, to Banglore (2 days' trip)??
Thank you
can you tell me the correct train station code and train number from Udagamandalam to mettupolayam and also the return info on tarins
Ramu

01-10-2011

Hi ,

Reg : MTP UAM PASSENGER

What is the Difference between FC and 2S in the above train .Can any 1 please help me. Whcih 1 will be good to travel to ooty from Mettupalyam.


Regards,
Ramu
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mouli

17-11-2011

please tell me where ooty train is found and which state ooty is found
please tell me the answer on my id please send me massage.
my state is andrapradesh
how can i come from andrapradesh to ooty
Maneka Samukcham

02-12-2011

Mettupalyam to Connoor- train is always under repair.

Coonnoor to Udagamandalam (Ooty) we have trains regularly.
Khuram

16-01-2012

Has the Toy train been repaired ? What are the timings from Ooty to Mettupalyam and from Mettupalyam to ooty?
siva

13-03-2012

Hai,
How do we book a ticket in advance for train from metupalaiyam to ooty?online bokking there.how?
IFTHAKAR AHMED

28-03-2012

HOW TO BOOK THE TRAIN FROM METTUPALAYAM TO OOTY IN ADVANCE
Chandra Sekar

05-04-2012

In this Toy train Tatkal is available ????
Please reply.
Sags

01-05-2012

Hi..
Please tell me the train number and station code for toy train from mettupalayam to Udagamandalam so that i can book my tickets for twoways by online. I'm coming from Hyderabad - A.P. Waiting for revert.

Regards,
Sag's
suresh

09-05-2012

we are staying in ooty for a 2days. how do i book tickets for toy train from ooty to coonoor?
chandru

13-05-2012

Hi,
I need the train fare for mettupalaiyam from chennai for first class & second class also.
bhaskar

03-06-2012

it was superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb.............
thomas

30-06-2012

average hoels are giving in ooty and coonoor
imitation foods it is a desperate matter...
my thirty years experience!!! I apologize to all my contacters......
Manish

04-08-2012

Please tell me how can i book the ticket from mettapaulum to ooty.Please suggest me.
safeer

08-08-2012

i don't know where is this type of train in ooty. how much is the charge
on train
safeer

08-08-2012

CAN YOU INFORM ME THE ROUTE OR WAY AND OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THIS TRAIN
VirusKD

11-03-2013

Answer to Safeer:
This train covers a distance of 46Km in a five hours journey passing through Hilligrove, Coonoor, Wellington, Aravankadu, Keeti, Lovedale stations and finally ends at Udagamandalam or Ooty
Syed Javeed

10-04-2013

Dear Friends
Me and my spouse with two kids 5yrs old and 9yrs old are going to ooty from 18th to 21st April 2013.
Do we have to take warm clouths ? REPLY FAST PLEASE.

tHANKS
Riya Chatterjee

07-07-2013

hi friends, how can i go ooty from chennai? psz send your answers immediately. thanks
anurag pandey

19-08-2013

ooty is nyc place
parveen

18-12-2013

please reply me with the refund rules in toy train for cancellation.
Girish

14-03-2014

How to reach Ooty from Mangalore? I want to go to Kotagiri
jafar

08-05-2014

Hi foreigner want to travel to ooty. How to get train ticket from mettupalayam to ooty. I go to book on line asking local phone number to get pin number.pl reply
micheldx

26-08-2014

I need train information or bus timings to reach mettupaliyam from mysore
Since I had go to ooty
Thanks in advance

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