To cater to tourists visiting the Nilgiris region, Southern Railways will operate special summer trains on the Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) from May 21.
The special trains will be operated as fully booked trains and weekly trains will run between Metupalayam and Udagamandalam.
The Mettupalayam – Udhagamandalam train will leave Mettupalayam at 9.10 am on Saturday from May 21 to July 17 (nine services) to arrive in Udhagamandalam at 2.25 pm on the same day.
The Udhagamandalam – Mettupalayam train will leave Udhagamandalam at 11.25 AM on Friday May 27 to July 22 (9 services) to arrive in Mettupalayam at 4.20 PM on the same day.
The train will head to Kallar, Hillgrove, Coonoor, Wellington, Aravankadu and Ketti Lovedale to reach Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Likewise, three round trips per day will operate between Udhagamandalam – Ketti – Udhagamandalam on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (five days in week) from May 22 to July 21, according to a press release.