The track is a total of 46 kilometers and runs completely through the picturesque Nilgiri Mountains and the journey is worth the time spending in the train. You get both first class and second class tickets and if you are a person who loves some quiet and calm, go for the first class tickets and enjoy the mountains and the beautiful scenery that whisks pass you in the train. Initially the mountain train was pulled by a steam locomotive, but now this is sometimes replaced by a diesel one to give the train more pull.
The carriages have always remained the same blue and cream color and it is easily recognized from many South Indian movies. The Nilgiri train timetable currently says that the train leaves at 07:10 hours and reaches Ooty by 12:00 hours, and the return journey from Ooty starts at about 14:00 hrs and reaches Mettupalayam by about 17:35 hrs. Do confirm this before you leave.
Toy Train from Mettupalayam to Ooty
Toy Train from Coonoor to Ooty
Toy Train for Return Journey
There are multiple toy trains from Ooty to Coonoor & Mettupalayam. As per Nilgiri train time table, the toy train from Ooty leaves at 14:00 hours and reach Mettupalayam at 17:35 hours. Also there are 3 toy trains daily from Ooty to Coonoor, the first toy train from Ooty leaves at 09:15 hours and reaches Coonoor at 10:25 hours. Below is the list of trains and time table:
Toy Train from Ooty to Mettupalayam
Toy Train from Ooty to Coonoor
56136 Toy Train Route from Mettupalayam to Ooty