Ooty Train Travel

The head of the nearest railway gauge is off Mettupalayam (46 kms). The broadgauge the main railway junction is Coimbatore. It is connected with all major cities. Mettupalayam to Ooty, is connected by a railroad of the mountain that is 4 hours journey.
At a height of 2.600 m of carts Udhagamandalam (Ooty) the Queen of the hill stations. The toy train of the of Nilgiri connects Ooty to Mettupalayam, at the foot of the Nilgiris.

The construction of this line was a challenge because the terrain is a bit complicated. It was in 1854 that the first plans were drawn to build a railway from Mettupalayam to the mountains of Nilgiri hills. But it was a good 45 years later in 1899 that the first train of the above chuggd this track. This itself is a charming blue and cream with a bus of wood and large windows. It is carried by the rise of steam engines, designed and built by the work of Swiss locomotive. Twelve of such locomotive engines survive even today.

The train covers the 46 km to Udhagamandalam in four - and - about half an hour. There are five stations between Mettupalayam and Coonoor - Kallas, Adderely, forest of the mountain, Runnymede and Kateri - and, while there were five between Coonoor and Ooty too. While Wellington, Aruvakkadu, Kette, and Lovedale are still functional, Fern of the mountain, finally, were closed down some years ago.

Extensive rice fields surround the 7 km stretch between Mettupalayam and to Kallas. Soon after is an impressive 21 km section through truly rocky terrain. The track passes over 26 viaducts, and twists and bends it through 13 tunnels. After a steep climb, the train enters Coonoor in the small of the hill station known for its tea plantations. From here the trail is that you climb up the hill alcangar of Fern in a height of 2.218 m, the highest point on the railway. Shortly before Ooty, the line plunges down. If you enjoy taking pictures, keep your ready for photographic reproduction for some shots of the Viaduct between Kall and Adderley.

This tour is sure to turn the most hardened critic of the trail in a avid fan. You will delight at the edge - if - - based twists and turns as the train runs through the bridges of high beam, and on green hills before gently meandering through the properties of the rolling tea. The exhaust beat of the loco never hesitate, maintaining a deafening seconded that can be heard for miles around. Truly a trip to remember.

Ooty Tours

Ooty is the capital town of the district of nilgiri. I would say that the climate in ooty is pleasant and is a great place for leisure tours. There are many places you can tour, such as the Botanical Gardens, Lamb's rock and Dodabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Kodanadu's View Point, and also weekend trips like: Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotagiri, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Dolphin's Nose, Avalanche, Coonnoor, on tours to Ooty India.

Some of the tourist attractions of Ooty are Ooty Lake which was was built for providing an irrigation tank to the people of this region, Botanical Garden situated on the lower slopes of the Dodabetta peak and Kalhatty Falls which is located about 113 kilometers away from ooty.

Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway, connected to Mettupalayam (47 km), which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor. A good network of roads and national highways connect Ooty with all major towns and cities. There are regular bus services to and from Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut, Tirupati and other important destinations in South India. Ooty is also well connected with major cities of Kerala and Karnataka. Coimbatore, 105 km from Ooty, is the nearest airport.

You can opt for an ooty tour to enjoy this beautiful destination of charming hills and pleasant climate. I think it is during summer vacation most people are visiting this place. Ooty is also a honeymooners paradise in south India.

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