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Heritage Train

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Coonoor, India
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Lovely trip

We very much enjoyed our trip from Coonoor to Kollum on the train. The scenery is spectacular and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
forans
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Traveling to Mettupalayam

Traveling in a century old train. Booking early is necessary especially for decent seats in first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam E
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Mumbai, India
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first class” (84 reviews)
“steam engine” (28 reviews)
“in advance” (32 reviews)
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Coonoor, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip from Coonoor to Kollum on the train. The scenery is spectacular and the fun that the local families were having was infectious. Although, it was rather disappointing when the middle aged Indian couple in our carriage threw their empty...More

Thank forans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling in a century old train. Booking early is necessary especially for decent seats in first class - as only few are available. Rack and pinion drive on slopes. Looks to be diesel-steam locomotive pulling/pushing the bogies. Worth the experience to see the hills from...More

1  Thank Sam E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the one of its kind toy train journey. Better to book your ticket through online, otherwise you have to be in queue for tickets, which is very time consuming. Get the window seat and enjoy the journey. All greeneries throughout the journey. Don't...More

Thank kinkarsarkar43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ticket cost one side for 2nd class is Rs. 25 and the trip is worth it. It provides beautiful views and the ride is only for 1hr 15 mins, so it does not get boring. Sit on the right side of the train when...More

Thank Vidhi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very different experience as compared to normal daily life. The train travels through beautiful hills and lush greenery.

Thank rjain2029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a metre gauge toy train which snakes its way up the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, South India, from Mettupalayam at the base to Udagamandalam (Ooty) at the top of the hills. The NMR has now been added to...More

Thank EkMusafir
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Riding this trip is not about the comfort amenities or elegance. It is about going back on time, admiring beautiful scenery and enjoying a he treat for the rice of a candy. I would take it daily just to relax and admire nature and people.

1  Thank MarcelaToledo
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Our trip was made by other passengers from Kerala, in our carriage, who sang and danced as we went up the mountain. Unfortunately the engine had problems which caused a long delay but everyone happy and sharing food - fruit and nuts. Monkeys were also...More

1  Thank Brionycooper
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome trip on the nilgiri mountain railway. Booked online via IRCTC. WL 2&3 got cleared on charting. Travel first class (4 ppl per row). UAM - ONR: Diesel traction, 1 FC, 1 2S, 3 GEN. ONR - MTP: Oil fired steam loco, 1 FC, 1...More

Thank Anubhav S
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

If you feel sick of bus travel, then try travelling in toy train coonoor to metupalayam (time restricted). It took around two and half hrs to reach metupalayam with only 2 halts in between. The journey was through the forest which had abundant nature with...More

1  Thank Natarajan B
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abijithakk
22 December 2017|
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Response from Anubhav S | Reviewed this property |
The best views can be experienced between Metupalayam and Coonoor. Its hauled by Steam Locomotive and also has the only “rack railway” in India. The Coonoor -Ooty stretch is beautiful too but is hauled by a regular Meter... More
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Paramita G
24 July 2017|
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Response from Basketballer2003 | Reviewed this property |
You can go to the IRCTC website and book the first class tickets
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Megha G
31 March 2017|
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Response from arundhatib72 | Reviewed this property |
You need not book tickets online. Just go the station early, at least an hour if not early and stand in the queue for the tickets. You should be able to board the train with a valid ticket easily.
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