Mettupalayam Tourism & Travel Guide

3 Days
Best Way to Enjoy OOTY..Nilgiris 

As of today My Favourite Hill Station is Udhagamandalam ie OOTY -Nilgiris District...

Ashwin Naidu
3 Days
A Zen Weekend at O'land Plantation, Coonoor

Beautiful landscapes, blue hills, forests, peace and quiet, and delicious home cooked food - thes...

4 Days
Kodanad! - A serene hilltop on Nilgiris range

A serene hilltop - less explored - hidden with adventurous trek trails and filled with abundant n...

Manoj Kumar
6 Days
RESORT TO NATURE Press Trip: Coimbatore To Coonoor, South India August

Thursday~August 28th It was last Fall, almost one year since I had left the United States in Sep...

Kanksha Mehta
10 Days
Wayanad & Ooty (India) - Come Fall in Love

highway scenes at Mananthavady forest range Kabini river at Kuruvadeepwoodden raft on Kabini rive...

3 Days
The crazy trip to Ooty and Back

This trip is from Manipal, Karnataka to Ooty and back. It was a backpacking trip. The plan was...

Sankranti Joshi

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion m...
Best time to visit - January,September,October,November,December
About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (also known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands of t...
Eravikulam National Park
Best time to visit - April,May,June,September,October,November
This national park is the breathtaking home of a plethora of precious flora and fauna, and lies along the Western Ghats....
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November
Once the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore for six centuries, Mysore is now the third most populous state of Karnataka. Bu...
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Known as the gateway to Karnataka, the picturesque city of Mangalore is famous for its golden beaches, revered temples a...
Best time to visit - April,May,June,August,September
Translating to 'the gift of the forest' in the native language of Tamil Nadu and originally home to the Palaiyar tribal ...

About Mettupalayam

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor. It's the only meter gauge, rack railway in India. Also known as a cog railway, it has a middle rail fitted with a rack that engages a pinion on the locomotive. This provides traction for the train to go up steep inclines. (Apparently, it's on of the steepest track in Asia, increasing from 1,069 feet to 7,228 feet above sea level). The train travels through the 208 curves, 13 tunnels and 250 bridges. And the architectural intelligence of bridges and stations are remain the same.How to book tickets:The tickets are booked through IRCTC website. IRCTC is an Indian railway website to book tickets. However the train tickets will be filled in 10 minutes of opening time it has a general unreserved compartment. The train has one unreserved compartment and other two reserved compartment. The tickets can be reserved by  IRCTC website or by railway station booking counter. But the general unreserved tickets will be provided on the day of travel. If you are willing to travel through unreserved coach the you should be there in Mettupalayam railway station by 5 AM in the morning. There is a Queue in the 2nd platform which helps you to get the seats in the train. you will be given tokens then you can get the tickets and travel to ooty. The unreserved ticket costs around 15 rupees per person. Nearest city: Coimbatore.

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