"Places To Visit in Ooty And Nilgiri Mountain Train"

Ooty Unknown Places To Visit

Tourist places in and around Ooty gives Its coolness and scenic beauty make it a sight to behold. No matter how many times you go there again, this magical place never make bore you.

Most visitors thinks, places to visit in Ooty is still a botanical garden, boat house, rose garden, and horseback riding. But here is some unknown beautiful places that can visit. Though there are many places to see in Ooty, Coonoor, Manjur, Avalanchi and Kotagiri, But it is not enough to finish in a one-day trip.

1. Siri (Karnataka Siri Horticultural Garden)

It is located on the 38 acre site at Fern Hill, just 5 km from the Botanical Garden of Ooty. It opened to tourists in 2018. Ooty is a part of the Karnataka, india. It is the second largest garden of Ooty.


History of Siri

It was formerly owned by the Mysore dynasty and handed over to the state of Karnataka in 1964. The Gardens, Valley, Tea Garden, Herbal Garden, Glass House, Italian Garden, Hanging Bridge and Musical Fountain are some of the popular attractions of the place. The garden is open to tourists even though it has not been completed.

2. Cairn Hill

It is a great place to enjoy the scenic beauty and scenic beauty of Ooty. Cairn hill is a protected forest on a 176-hectare tract, Ooty - Avalanchi Road. It is a garden of cypress trees planted in 1868. Cypress trees are the main attraction here. Other attractions of the region include the museum, the hanging bridge, the watch tower, butterflies and birds.

This is an awesome place in Ooty.  This place has number of walking trails to choose from, surrounded by trees giving you a complete feel of a Jungle with in the Park. It is total bliss listening to the bird songs and feeling the Peace. 

A must visit place if you want to experience Forest for a few hours away from the hustle bustle. It's completely safe, just carry your own water and some snacks according to how much time you intend to spend inside (please don't litter waste), Toilet is at the entrance only.

It's nearly 7 km distance from Ooty main city. Entry fee for adult is Rs.20/- and parking fee is Rs.10/- (It may change)

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3. Glenmorgan

Glenmorgan is one of the oldest tea gardens in the Nilgiris. It is named after the Glenmoregan estate. It is about 25 km from Ooty and about 10 km from the Paikkara boat house. From Gudalur, you can reach Glenmorgan by traveling from left to left at Payikkara.

Glenmorgan is one of the great mountains that you can see right from Masinagudi. The scenic beauty of the place is breathtaking. This is the attraction of the place. The small check dam at Glenmorgan and the flat water from the dam will appeal to anyone. The Glenmorgan Powerhouse, along with the dam and lake are some of the highlights.

Ooty Toy Train (Timing, Fare, Ticket Booking, Online Reservation)


Nilgiri Mountain Railway


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Nilgiri Mountain train

The Nilgiris Mountain Railway built by the British in 1908. It connects people in the mountains to the plains. In July 2005 UNESCO added Nilgiris Mountain Railways a World Heritage Site. This meter gauge railway line provides you with a railway travel experience that will be unforgettable one. This is a classic example of the engineering and technical work involved in establishing railway service through mountainous terrain.

Time Table for Ooty to Coonoor Toy Trains


Train No / Name From Dep To Arr Duration
56139 / Udagamandalam-Coonoor MG Passenger Ooty (UAM) 9:15 Coonoor (ONR) 10:25 1h 10m / 19 km
56142 / Udagamandalam-Coonoor MG Passenger Ooty (UAM) 12:15 Coonoor (ONR) 13:20 1h 05m / 19 km
56137 / Udagamandalam-Mettupalayam MG Passenger Ooty (UAM) 14:00 Coonoor (ONR) 15:05 1h 15m / 19 km
56140 / Udagamandalam-Coonoor MG Passenger Ooty (UAM) 18:00 Coonoor (ONR) 19:10 1h 10m / 19 km


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Two trains run from Ooty to Coonoor.  

Train No. 56137 Udagamadalam - Mettupalayam train will leave Ooty at 14:00 hrs and arrive in Coonoor at 15:05 hrs.  

Train No. 56139 Udagamadalam - Coonoor train will leave Ooty at 9.15 am and reach Coonoor at 10.25 am.


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Train number 56136 Ooty Train (Nilgiri Mountain Train) will start its journey from Mettupalayam to Ooty at 7.10 am. It takes five hours and reaches Udagamadalam at 12 noon.

If you are traveling from Chennai or Coimbatore, you have the option of boarding the 12671 Blue Mountain Express (via Chennai to Mettupalayam via Nilagiri Express via Coimbatore) which will reach Mettupalayam at 6.15 am and connect with the early morning departure of the Mountain Train. You have to book Ooty toy train on IRCTC. It's a must experience in Ooty.


Time Table for Train No. 56136 Mettupalayam to Ooty 


Train No / Name From Dep To Arr Duration
56136 / Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger Mettupalayam (MTP) 7:10 Ooty (UAM) 12:00 4h 50m / 46 km

Mettupalayam to Ooty Train Timing

Station Name Arrives Departs Halt Km
1 MTP Mettupalayam S 7:10
2 ONR Coonoor 10:30 10:40 10m 27.4
3 WEL Wellington 10:47 10:48 1m 29
4 AVK Aravankadu 10:59 11:00 1m 31.8
5 KXT Ketti 11:19 11:20 1m 37.7
6 LOV Lovedale 11:39 11:40 1m 42.2
7 UAM Udagamandalam 12:00 hh


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Ooty to Mettupalayam Train Timing


Time Table for Train No: 56137 (Ooty - Mettupalayam MG Passenger)

No Code Station Name Arrives Departs Halt Km
1 UAM Udagamandalam
2 LOV Lovedale 14:10 14:11 1m 4.2
3 KXT Ketti 14:24 14:25 1m 8.6
4 AVK Aravankadu 14:41 14:42 1m 14.5
5 WEL Wellington 14:51 14:52 1m 17.4
6 ONR Coonoor 15:05 15:15 10m 18.9
7 MTP Mettupalayam 17:35