Chennai to Ooty by toy train was such a nice experience. The toy train starts after this Nilgiri Express reaches, Mettupalyam Station. It was good with very pleasant weather, very economical when I planned in advance, a weekend of 2 or 3 days is sufficient.
The ticket fare and safety is fine at the train travel. Thatís why I choose train to go to Ooty. This train is so long that the Arakkonam Station, the electronic boards are not reflecting the coach numbers so it is very difficult. We waited in the nearby forest and at the middle of the platform. But, our coach is at last after the platform. We run fast and catch the train and board into the coach. If we travel with family, definitely we will not be able to catch the coach. It is one of the worst train experience.
The Nilagiris Express (12672) is always on time, because it starts at 7-45 pm at Mettupalayam and goes to Chennai via Coimbatore.
My acccommodation class is 2 AC. The seats were in good condition. Travellers can take food items either at Erode or Salem. The toilets are clean. Food, water and other refreshments are served from the pantry car. The bedding, towel are very clean. I was never harassed for tips. The staff in the train serves with smiling face.
I travelled in Nilagiri Express train (First class) from Chennai to Mettupalaiyam and went by CAB to my booked hotel. Its really a very good moment for my wife and I . The best transportation is the train. We returned back from Ooty by KPN Travels sleeper class bus. Its was an awesome journey and I enjoyed my honeymoon trip.
Itís very good to travel by train rather than by bus or car for a long distance. The train departed on time and arrived in time. As usual, toilet facilities are not worst. The cleanliness in train is not worth for the money and the tax we pay as citizens.
Travelled in 3rd AC. Got blanket and white sheets. Reached on time. And then we got into a Indica car from Coimbatore railway station, it was booked in advance. Thankfully the driver was very helpful. It was a good ride with nice mountain views on the way. Enjoyed the journey completely.
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