Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty
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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway
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85 Ratings & 66 Reviews

About Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.35 AM - 6.35 PM , Saturday: 9.35 AM - 6.35 PM , Sunday: 9.35 AM - 6.35 PM , Public Holidays: 9.35 AM - 6.35 PM

Any tourist who comes to visit Ooty wants to travel by this train. This train has an interesting history apart from the vintage charm that it exudes. The Nilgiris toy train” connects Ooty to Mettupalyam at the foot of the Nilgiris. The Nilgiri Hill railway

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 11
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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66 traveller reviews for Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Ishvari Kumari
  • Ishvari Kumari
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 10 Reviews

"Amazing and worth visiting" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Here is a must experience in Ooty. You can have it provided you the patience to make the journey but is really worth it all. The scenes you get to see during this travel are just amazing and diverse.
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Waghmare Vicky
  • Waghmare Vicky
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 7 Reviews

"Toy train ride" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
You can take toy train for short journey from Ooty to Coonoor. The train runs every two hours so be on schedule so you don't miss the train. The first class ticket cost Rs. 100/- whereas the general ticket is Rs. 10/- per person. This train will offer you many scenic views of Nilgiri Mountain range and city. Turns and Tunnels add fun to the travel.
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  • 11 votes

Raju Bammidi
  • Raju Bammidi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"Toy train journey is must in Ooty"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is memorable journey. It would be good if you go by toy train while going to Ooty. If not at least come by toy train while coming down. It is wonderful experience. Better reserve tickets a month/2 months before.
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  • 8 votes

Pritesh Shah
  • Pritesh Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 photo
  • 9 Reviews

"Heritage train which is well-maintained"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This is the heritage train and well-maintained. The route is wonderful to experience. But the train engine is not steam ( for the route of Ooty To Coonoor ). Clean train and rail track. On the route one can experience many tunnels. Overall, good experience.
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  • 9 votes

Phinny Joseph
  • Phinny Joseph
  • 5 Reviews

"Great experience travelling through the hill station"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Amazing experience to enjoy in the train that goes towards the mountain top from where you can see the entire Ooty under you. So its a must visit train.
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  • 8 votes

Vignesh Navi
  • Vignesh Navi
  • 3 photos
  • 9 Reviews

"A lovely place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Place ever seen in my life. Excellent architect used here for railway and the hills attracting, greeny atmosphere won't allow you to go back to your home such a lovely place.
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  • 8 votes

Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 148 photos
  • 124 Reviews

"A silent journey"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The Nilgiri mountain train journey is really an interesting & enjoyable trip. The small train running in the mountain tops & viewing the beauty of the nilgiri hills is very attractive. It takes one hour journey from Ooty to Coonoor on mountain train. Those who are visiting Ooty must conduct this mountain tour with kids.
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  • 8 votes

Sudarshan Mn
  • Sudarshan Mn
  • Lives in Anantapur
  • 17 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"The scenic and breath taking beauty takes you to the past"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Get down at Mettupalayam Railway station in Tamilnadu, on the Broad Gauge Platform and slowly walk across on to another platform to get a completely different look of Indian railways. You would move back into the time by at least 40 years. You would suddenly hear a old steam engine whistle, if you don't believe, watch it with your eyes, an old age steam engine chugs out of its shed to pull three coaches up the majestic Nilgiri hills all the way to Ooty. On a 5 hour long journey at the slowest speed possible and ensure you would spend the time out capturing the whole beauty of the majestic Nilgiri mountains and its valley. If you have kids they will keep themselves busy peeping out of the windows, watching the steam engine, take the twists and turns through the curves of the mountain. Keep your breath intact even though the sceneries are breathtaking, because you might encounter elephants standing on the railway if you are lucky enough. Your train would wait patiently for the elephants to move out because the elephants have the right of way. You would pass through several bridges hearing the sound of gentle streams flowing under them. Several small rivulets and waterfalls, birds and bushes, trees and mountains, cloud and rain, rainbows and colors all in one place with one train journey. Believe me its one train journey that you would not want to miss in your life time. Train passes through difficult terrain, under the cut rocks and steep gradients. Before you reach Coonoor, you would get the glimpses of the Nilgiri Tea Gardens and they would never far from there. The Ooty station itself is in the heart of the city and will give you warm feeling of travelling through one of the most beautiful railways in the world.
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  • 9 votes

Tapas Sarkar
  • Tapas Sarkar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 14 Reviews

"It's worth to have a trip of Nilgiri mountain rail"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
When you are planning to visit Coonoor from Ooty, don't miss the opportunity to travel through Nilgiri mountain rail. There are two timing of the train, one in the morning 9:15 and second in the afternoon. You can book your ticket through online. It is a nice view of mountain and villages through mountain rail if you get an opportunity to sit on the right side window.
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  • 9 votes

Amisha Sikri
  • Amisha Sikri
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 2 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Dont miss this experience"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Dec 8, 2014
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is seriously breathtaking. The route is from Ooty to Coonoor. In the way there are many tunnels and picturesque scenes. The police officers in the railway station are very helpful and strictly take care of the rules. The system of the station is very good and systematic.
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  • 9 votes

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