Nilgiri Mountain Railway


14.5/5(160 Ratings)

Nilgiri Mountain Railway Overview

Ranked 5 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

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

What travellers are saying about Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Experience scale
  • Very Good 26
  • Excellent 18
  • Good 10
  • Poor 1
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:35 AM -6:35 PM
9:35 AM -6:35 PM
9:35 AM -6:35 PM
Public Holidays:
9:35 AM -6:35 PM

Other Details

Famous for:
Offbeat Attractions
Not Allowed:
85% voted as clean

Video Reviews

Ooty to Coonoor

Pleasant journey

Good railway station

Boarding the Toy train from Lovedale

Awesome Toy Train

Ketti Valley View from the Nilgiri Mountain Rail

Nilgiri Toy train, Lovedale

Review and Ratings


63 reviews

Epic train journey

One of the most beautiful train trips in my life.Tickets can be booked from either Railway Station or online. Any one trying Online booking should be booked at least 2 months before the trip. The train runs very slowly. Children will surely have fun when the train travels through the small tunnels. Deep valleys, small waterfalls and forests are on the way.

Shubham Shubham3.6/5

5 reviews

Coonor to Ooty

it was a good ride in 10 rs. th7ose are feeling bad in hill areas for those are perfect but if you want ticket . need to wait 1:30 hours timings of train from ooty 9:15,12,2:15 only

Subir mondal4.3/5

5 reviews

Memorable journey

Please take the toy train trip from ooty to coonoor. its nice with great side seeings. only INR 10 per person on unreserved seats. hats off to Indian railways for maintaining this heritage.

Himanshu Khandelwal4.3/5

34 reviews

Beat sight-seen from toy train

Good for sight Seen & take some awesome picture. Pollution Free Environment & good for all either child or adult so must visit if you are In Ooty & toy train cost also nominal around Rs 25/- . Make sure book in advance ( UAM - MTP )

Umang Kardani5.0/5

37 reviews

No words can describe, must ride train atleast once

Can't describe the feeling of the experience it's awsome experience would love to have it again I am fan of railway a well as hills that's why it was like a dream come true I was really jumping when I got my tickets confirm and really loved to ride there are some beautiful views in train which can not be seen by road trip and it will be best if u climb from mettupalayam to ooty bcz it's new experience it runs with steam engine from mettupalayam to coonur and that's most exciting part train litrally climb in tilting manner

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Santosh Nemawarkar5.0/5

9 reviews

Salute to Indian Rail, the Engineers and contractors

Engineering marvell and Well maintained tracks and station. Boggies should have been more maintained. Very cheap tickets. I salute to the Engineers and contractors whom built it and the once whom are maintaing the legacy. I would strongly recommend the must visit place while coming to ooty.

Venkatesh Kini3.9/5

19 reviews

Good train ride, must do activity

Good train ride from Coonoor to Udagamandal (Ooty). Very picturesque and the Heritage train even has a steam engine but our trip was driven by a diesel engine. There are 3 stations Wellington, Aravankadu, and Letting between and the total journey takes 1.5hrs. Please queue atleast 45mins earlier as for the general booking starts 30mins before departure. The general fare in only INR 10, but what we missed is for only a INR 15 you can get a reservation and travel in the reserved coaches ! The general coach is added to the train at Coonoor as the train originates from an earlier station and comes with people already boarded. You have to queue up on the small platform and is managed by the railway police and staff ! :) Was overall fun but don't miss the reserved coach as the seating in the general coach is a bit uncomfortable. The staff manages it well though. There are 3 timings going to Coonoor 7:45 am, 10:45 am and 12:30am or so but best checked on IRCTC or the hotel. The return was either at 2:00pm or 6:00pm so opted to take a car back instead. Fun ride like the Shimla mini train.

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Rajiv vadasseri kappalakal2.1/5

9 reviews

Just an average Trip

We family of 2 adults and 2 kids took this train from Conoor to Ooty. Its good to do a reservation and not wait for the last second as there was mad crowd for general cabin. The seats are really tight with 5 ft long seat assigned for 5 members. There is totally nothing much to see and enjoy in this trip for adults and kids. No great valley nor mountains to view. May be can try for a 5 hrs trip from mettupalayam to ooty. This might have few great sights.

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Sunil Jacob5.0/5

16 reviews

Most memorable travel in life

This is really superb experience in this train.. this trains goes from huge mountains from where you can see all near by places to ooty. see people on their daily duties. tickets is just 5rs. for which you have to come and stand in line by 8:30am in the morning . carry your camera too take nice photos. stops all small stations for 5-10 mins wr you can get down and take eatable and pics.


4 reviews

Lovely scenery on the way




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