The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, often called The Queen of Hills are a range of mountains and a district in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. See the famous hill station of Ooty reached by the Nilgiri Blue Mountain Railway.
Chennai - Coimbatore. This afternoon we are transferred to the train station and board the overnight sleeper train from Chennai to Coimbatore (1st class air-conditioned sleeper).
Overnight: Sleeper train
Coimbatore - Mettupalayam. We arrive into Coimbatore this morning and drive to Mettupalayam where we check into our hotel. The rest of today is at your leisure to explore the local area or to simply relax.
Overnight: Mettupalayam | Breakfast
Mettupalayam - Ooty. Early morning transfer to Mettupalayam Railway Station for the Nilgiri Blue Mountains railway toy train to Ooty. At a maximum speed of 33km/hour, this ‘toy train’ treks across plains, plantation and forest clad hills. The 16 tunnels and tall girder bridges on the way, along with the breathtaking views make this toy train journey to Ooty something not to be missed! Beginning at Mettupalayam, you’ll cover 46kms in 4 hours enjoying the view along the way. The train is unusual in the fact that the engine pushes its carriages rather than pulls them along.
Overnight: Ooty | Breakfast
Ooty - Coimbatore - Chennai. Drive to Coimbatore for your flight to Chennai. Upon arrival in Chennai, transfer to your hotel or the airport for your onward flight.
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