Darjeeling to Coonoor

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I am hoping this is the correct forum to post but I would like to travel from Darjeeling to Coonor.
Is this route sensible/viable - Darjeeling taxi to Bagdogra airport - Indogo flights to Chennai then overnight sleeper to Mettupalayam followed by taxi to Coonor.

Forum members may know of problems with this plan - ie late flight missed train or luggage that does not make the change of aircraft etc etc .

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When are you planning to do this? Try to see if you get flights to Coimbatore from Bagdogra. There is a direct train from New Jalpaiguri to Coimbatore.
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I cannot find any direct flights, they all seem to involve a change. However we could fly to Chennai and stay the night before catching another flight the next day to Coimbatore.

I think just the one train would take too long - around 48 hrs - but one overnight train is okay...

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There are no direct flights to Coimbatore from Bagdogra or Kolkata. Your thought of flying to Chennai and then taking another flight to Coimbatore makes sense.
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Originally Posted by smokeyone View Post Hello
I am hoping this is the correct forum to post but I would like to travel from Darjeeling to Coonor.
Is this route sensible/viable - Darjeeling taxi to Bagdogra airport - Indogo flights to Chennai then overnight sleeper to Mettupalayam followed by taxi to Coonor.
Are you not interested to travel from Mettupalayam to Coonoor with the Nilgiri Mountain train?.
This train waits for the arrival of the train from Chennai.
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It's probably my fault for not being clear enough - yes we are planning on visiting the Nilgiri railway and thought we would stay in Coonor - where the workshops are and where the steam takes over from the diesel - hoping we can visit the workshops....
Anyway we are also visiting the Darjeeling and I was enquiring as to the most sensible way of getting from Darjeeling to Coonor - either all flights or a mixture of flights and overnight train -
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See if you can get a good combination of direct flights between Bagdogra to Delhi and Delhi to Coimbatore.
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Why not fly to Chennai then take the overnight train to Mettupalayam. This connects with the Nigiri Mountain Railway daily train up to Coonor and Ooty. The section to Coonor is the best bit and worth the early morning start.
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After a change the Indigo flight lands at 18.25 Chennai - is there more than enough time after collecting luggage and taking a taxi or the metro to the station to catch the 21.15 train to Mettupalayam.
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We arrived twice with an international flight in Chennai, around 08.30 AM.
With a pre-paid taxi we went to our hotel which was close to Egmore station.

The first time it took, including customs, somewhat over 1.5 hour. The second time it was 2.5 hours but that was on Republic day.
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So we should be okay especially as we have domestic flights ......

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