|Metupalayan – Coonoor by Toy Train |
Morning drive to Metupalayan to take the UNESCO-listed Toy Train that carries us into the verdant hillsides of Coonoor, where we visit a local tea factory. It runs from Metupalaiyam to Udagamandalam (Ooty), via Coonoor, in the Nilgiri Hills. The track is 46 kilometers (28.5 miles) long, and passes over 250 bridges (including 32 major ones) and through 16 tunnels. The most spectacular scenery and best views are situated along the stretch from Metupalaiyam to Coonoor which 30 kms and cover in 3.20 hrs, This Journey is particularly picturesque because of the surrounding rocky terrain, ravines, tea plantations, and forested hills. Coonoor, with its world famous teas, is a tourist destination in itself. Reach Coonoor at 10.30 hrs transfer to Hotel. Your home for 2 Nights
Afternoon visit to Ketti is a large valley in the Nilgiris and a town as well. It is one the most beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty. Ketti Valley is home to several tribes,such as Todas and Badagas. These tribal people are experts in cultivating fresh vegetables and fruits in the valley. There are over 14 villages in this valley that belong to the tribes of Badagas.
Ketti valley is a heaven for nature lovers and photographers. It is one of the most visited tourist sites of Ooty. It offers one of the best views of the valley. Nature lovers, adventurists, experience seekers and even casual travelers will love the view from the Ketti valley viewpoint. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. Overnight stay in Coonoor [B, D]