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weather in january.

hi need some information please.we are holidaying in goa dec -january and would like to fly to bangalore then on to ootacamund to see the mountain railway.have watched the series on t.v. and really want to see it for real.can anyone tell me the weather conditions at this time of year,is it had good time to visit or would we be better visiting later in the year?thinking around 12th of january.

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1. Re: weather in january.

Hi

January is usually a safe bet for Ooty if you don't mind the cold, for it is the last leg of the winter months.

You can get to ooty from Bangalore through Mysore, in which case, added bonuses are Mysore & surroundings, Bandipur (a wild life Sanctuary) which you will need to drive past.

From Ooty, you can take the toy / mountain train to Mettupalayam and then from Mettupalayam to Coimbatore (either cab or train) and fly out of Coimbatore to wherever is your next leg.

The other option is to do the toy / mountain train from Ooty to coonoor and back track to Ooty and back to Bangalore to Mysore. I would not suggest this for 2 reasons. One, it is all the way back and is long, and Two, more importantly, the Coonoor - Mettupalayam stretch is actually the more scenic train route and most of the pictureseque valleys, plantations, tunnels, rivulets etc that the train pases through are on this sector.

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thank you for the information.i dont mind the cold as long as its not wet also.we were planning to fly to bangalore then after a couple of nights take the train to coimbatore and get the nilgiri express to connect with the miniature train.looking to fly back to colva in goa from coimbatore.on a bit of a budget and not a lot of spare time but will look into coming through mysore and let you know what we think.thanks again..

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If you are in Bangalore, would suggest you take a train (Shatabthi) to Mysore, possibly spend a day at Mysore and take a bus / cab to Ooty, via Bandipur, Masinaguid (about 120 Kms).

The trains from Bangalore to Coimbatore may not be a good connect to Nigiri express which departs from Coimbatore at 5:00 AM early morning and reaches Mettupalayam by 5:45 AM. The toy train connects to Niligi express. In any case, you will be back tracking the same route into Coimbatore.

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hi thanks for the recommendations.will definately look the route up really want to do this little trip.trouble is when you get settled on your lovely goan beaches one becomes very lazy and its a long way to travel to laze all your days away.so ooo going to make some plans well a head.thank you again..

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5. Re: weather in january.

Its a great news that you have planned to spend time in ooty to see the montain rail. At the January the climate will be moderate in the day time and it may be cold in the evening. There are many places to visit in ooty. For further details please visit http://www.ooty.net/

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Thanks for the informations!!!

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