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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty, India
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Visit Ooty, which is also known as Udhagamandalam. It's a beautiful little city with pleasant weather and serene landscapes. Ooty is situated in Nilgiri Mountains near Tri Junction of states Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Explore the "queen of hill stations" in a fully air-conditioned vehicle with a professional guide.
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Deepak Farmania wrote a review 13 Jan
Bengaluru, India44 contributions14 helpful votes
The train is not that great. Its neither a toy train nor has a steam engine. Views are also just okay which one generally gets in any IRCTC train in mountainous region. Tickets can be booked online or at the counter. Its 1 hr ride from ooty to coonoor. Return we did with bus as immediately there was no train
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Date of experience: January 2021
jaimin wrote a review Jun 2020
Ahmedabad, India22 contributions21 helpful votes
Can't describe the sensation of the expertise.It's impressive expertise.Would like to have it once more.I am fan of railway a well as hills that is why it had been sort of a dream come back true i used to be extremely jumping after I got my tickets ensure and extremely favorite to ride.There area unit some stunning views in train which may not be seen by road trip.And it'll be best if you climb from mettupalayam to Ooty it's new expertise it runs with external-combustion engine from Mettupalayam to coonur and that is most fun half train lit rally climb in tilting manner
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Date of experience: October 2019
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sanjayvora45 wrote a review Apr 2020
Ahmedabad, India617 contributions82 helpful votes
We took nilgiri train journey from ooty to metupalaiyam. Train route was developed during british era and still running by steam engine in half section of the route. Picturesque journey though mountains, valley, waterfalls, tunnels and tea plantation is really unforgettable experience. Overall scenic journey though lush green forest is paradise for nature lover. For comfort level it is advisable to take first class ticket. In tourist season advance online reservation is must as limited seats are available. There are 8 seats in one coupe for 1st class coach. Train stop at coonoor station for a brief period of time where you can get down and stretch your legs. This is a must experience journey in ooty.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Karen P wrote a review Apr 2020
Girona, Spain799 contributions78 helpful votes
Enjoyed the experience of riding from Mettupalayam back to Ooty, but wasted a lot of time in the day queueing BEFORE the ticket office opened one hour before the journey to ensure a place, having missed all the tickets earlier in the day for the opposite direction. Please note for enthusiasts, this is not the steam section of the journey. Being able to buy advanced tickets would have given us more time to enjoy the surrounding area.
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Date of experience: January 2020
cchampagnetaste wrote a review Apr 2020
London33 contributions20 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the journey, purchased 1st class tickets, but only seemed to be authenticated on the day of travel. We were the only passengers in our compartment so were very comfortable. Were given a complimentary bottle of water and some local goodies in a bag. The train travels very slowly so can see the beautiful scenery. Wouldn’t have wanted to miss this trip.
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Date of experience: February 2020