Tourists and heritage enthusiasts can reserve tickets on the Nilgiris Mountain Railways special trains from tomorrow. The Nilgiris Mountain Railways will run 52 services this season.
‘Heritage Steam Voyage’ summer special train services are being operated in the Nilgiri Mountain Railways section between Mettupalayam and Coonoor, from 31st of this month to 24th June on weekends. Totally 52 services, 26 onward journeys and 26 return journeys will be operated.
The Summer Special Train will consist of two first-class coaches and one 2nd class Chair Car coach. The train will start from Mettupalayam at 9.10 am and will reach Coonoor at 12.30 pm with stoppages at Kallar and Hillgrove. In the return direction, the train will start from Coonoor at 1.30 pm and will reach Mettupalayam back at 4.20 pm stopping at the same stations.
For an adult, a first class ticket will cost Rs.1100 and a second class ticket will cost Rs.800. For children between 5 and 12 years, a first class ticket will cost Rs.650, and a second class ticket will cost Rs.500. Children below five years are not charged.