Kochi - Coimbatore - Mettupalaiyam - Ooty

#1 Aug 4th, 2006, 12:25
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Hello !

Mid-september I'm doing a trip from Kochi towards Ooty. I read a lot about this route on this forum.
First I go from Kochi to Coimbatore by train. I'll spend the night in Coimbatore. Then I'll take the Nilgiri Express that brings me to Mettupalaiyam. Eventually I'll take the Toy Train to Ooty.

My question: I've reserved tickets for the Nilgiri Express (Coimbatore - Mettupalaiyam). How do I make reservations for Mettupalaiyam to Ooty (I didn't find any train timetable for that track)? Can you make reservations for that track? Or is that track included in the Nilgiri Express-track?

By the way... how is the weather situation there... mid-September, begin October? Still heavy monsoon?
#2 Aug 4th, 2006, 13:28
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Originally Posted by christophe913 My question: I've reserved tickets for the Nilgiri Express (Coimbatore - Mettupalaiyam). How do I make reservations for Mettupalaiyam to Ooty (I didn't find any train timetable for that track)? Can you make reservations for that track? Or is that track included in the Nilgiri Express-track?
This post has the details about the train

http://www.indiamike.com/india/showp...2&postcount=11

Or you can go to indianrail.gov.in and from the "Trains" link, select "Special Hill" and then "Ooty" for more details about the train timings.

You can make reservations through irctc.co.in as in the case of other trains.The station code for Mettupalaiyam and Ooty is MTP and UAM respectively..
#3 Aug 4th, 2006, 13:41
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MTP to UAM

The train from Metupalaiyam to Ooty is #662, MTP UAM Passenger. You can only book in advance in First Class. Otherwise just buy a second class ticket at MTP station. There is enough time between the arrival of the Nilagiri Express at 06:15 and the departure of 662 at 07:00.

If you want to travel First Class and can't book in advance, just buy the second class ticket at MTP, find an empty seat in First Class (look at the posted booking charts) and pay the upgrade to the TTE when he checks the tickets.

Monsoon should be winding down by the time you are travelling there.
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