Planning a holiday in Ooty? take a toy train up.
The beautiful journey by the Nilgiri mountain toy train promises
to give you a really memorable experience. Travelling at a
maximum speed of 33 km per hour, the train passes through 16
tunnels, forest-clad hills and lush green tea-plantations, and
rumbles across tall girder bridges. The fresh clean air and the
breathtaking views are not to be forgotten easily. Also
sometimes called the Queen of Indian Hill Stations, this little
hill resort in Tamilnadu nestles about 2,600m above sea level
and has a pleasant climate all the year round. The journey up
begins at Mettupalayam and covers the distance of 46 kms in 4
hours. Mettupalayam is one of the railway mainlines to Chennai
and Coimbatore, 90 kms away, is a major railhead.