We wanted to take the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam to Ooty and were searching for a place to stay over night at the starting point. Very happy to find out our choice with MKG House was the right one. It was no problem to establish communication in very good English and received a warm welcome by our host Ranjini (after getting all needed directions to find the place). We found it really a "pearl" - a large house, old structure but in perfect shape with a beautiful front garden. Very nicely decorated rooms, equipped with all you need. Very very clean. A/C available. You will feel like home quickly. We also felt free to be treated to dinner - a perfectly home-cooked meal with veg and non-veg options (not included in room price of course!). The bonus: train station is only a few minutes away (walking distance maybe 10min), so even when you didn't make a reservation you can reach the station at 5am early morning to queue for the (few) freely available tickets. Our recommendation: find out for yourself and you will get a good nights rest.