Rosewood by Nature Resorts in Ooty. The property is 2.5 km from Charring Cross.

Closest airport: Coimbatore Airport

Closest railway stations: Coimbatore station

The toy train

When you travel on the toy train in the Nilgiris, the journey is indeed the destination. For this quaint little train that recently chugged into the listing of UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites, brims with raj nostalgia. Built over a century ago, the 40 km track that ducks through 16 tunnels and trundles over 362 bridges, snakes up mountains that are carpeted with virgin forests, rolling meadows and the neat geometric patterns of tea plantations. And if you are lucky, you might even get to see a herd of wild elephants crossing the tracks.

According to Discovery channel, the narrow-gauge track between Mettupalayam and Coonoor is one of the steepest in the world and it was one of the very first railway projects to use the cogwheel to negotiate the incline.

The toy train is a year-round service. It chugs out of Mettupalayam every morning and returns in the evening. Its timings tie in with the overnight NilgirisExpress between Chennai Central Station and Mettupalayum via Coimbatore.

The railways run an additional service between Mettupalayam and Ooty to cope with the summer and Diwali vacations rush.

In addition there are morning and evening shuttle services between Coonoor and Ooty – 19 km apart.

The Guest can come till Ootyfrom toy train and then the guest can hire a car from Ooty to come till rosewood by nature resorts property.

Getting to nightingale by road

(Distances in Kilometres)

Coonoor 19 km
Ooty 2.5 km
Coimbatore 85 km
Salem 217 km
Kochi 275 km
Mysore 125 km
Bangalore 265 km
Chennai 556 km
Hyderabad 865 km
Mumbai 1,191 km

Rosewood Travel Map

Time taken to travel by air and rail to coimbatore

(The closest airport and main-line station to the resort)

Time in Hours

Salem -- 2.5
Kochi 30 minutes 4
Mysore -- 5.5 (bus)
Bangalore 30 minutes 8
Chennai 1 9
Hyderabad -- 24
Mumbai 1 hours 50 minutes 36

The drive from Coimbatore to rosewood is about 2.50 hrs


Latitude : 11.423196
Longitude : 76.837359
Altitude : 7349 feet or 2240 meters above sea level.