Ooty Toy Train connects Mettupalayam
and the popular hill station, Ooty
. The train ride offers breathtaking views across plains, plantations and forest covered hills. It is a major tourist attraction and a reminder of the Indian Railways' glorious beginning. This narrow-gauge toy train is one of the few remaining diesel engine trains, with a maximum speed of 33 km per hr. It is a 46 km journey from Mettupalayam, and takes four and a half hours to reach Ooty.
There are 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges on the way. The train operates daily. It leaves Mettupalayam for Ooty early morning and arrives at Ooty by noon. This service is often disrupted during the heavy monsoon season.
One way first class: Rs. 173.00
One way second class: Rs 35.00