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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty, India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Horrible train but amazing views

We went from Coonoor to Ooty. This wasn't the steam engine train. So if you are looking to get the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Overland Park, Kansas
Heritage train

We had an unforgettable journey in this heritage train,one can feel the beauty of real nature. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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“first class” (228 reviews)
“steam engine” (79 reviews)
“ooty station” (34 reviews)
Ooty, India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went from Coonoor to Ooty. This wasn't the steam engine train. So if you are looking to get the steam engine, make sure you do your research. The train itself is nothing to talk about. It has 2 classes - First Class and general....More

Thank imranmu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an unforgettable journey in this heritage train,one can feel the beauty of real nature. It worth travelling.

Thank Tameshchennaih
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very excited about this journey. But the tickets queue was horrible. I had to wait for 3 hours in a queue to get the general ticket. So advance booking is preferable. The station codes are UAM and ONR. The train we went on...More

Thank Sourav R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from ooty to COONOOR. Positives * One of the main attractions in ooty * You will come across beautiful valleys, landscapes etc. *Thrilled to travel in mountain train * Very cheap fare for second class general unreserved compartment * Good crowd control by Railway...More

Thank Rathinaraj R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for kids. Book ticket well in advance through IRCTC site. No restroom in the train, so use restroom in station before boarding the train.

Thank VjZen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One should not miss this ride. Atleast travel from cunnor to ooty if not from mettupalyam. To save time while travelling from coimbatore by car cover cunnor visit the board 4 pm train fromcunnor to ooty ask driver to pick you from ooty station

Thank Krishnan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky to get 2nd class confirmed tatkal ticket from ooty to mettupalayam , also after conooor we were only three left in 8 seater cabin unbelievable, stretched my legs and enjoyed the blessing. The awe inspiring beauty of the ride is really from...More

Thank shyam_shrivastav
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Book your train tickets in advance in irctc website... Passes through the tunnels and between the mountains(famous chaiyya chaiyya song from film Dil Se)... Good but do not have high expectations...

Thank Sameer_VP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent ride !!!. we drove to connor from and caught the train from there. At Ooty railway station there are long queues for tickets. For 1230 train from conoor, the ticket window opens at about 1130 for which u need to reach conoor railway station...More

2  Thank Travel_Baaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a fun ride and the places from which it passes it something which you cant describe in words and you need to visit. Please book the ticket in advance from IRCTC site

Thank giri22in
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snehal g
19 October 2017|
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Response from Balasubramanian S | Reviewed this property |
Take a bus from the bus stand of mettupalayam the railway station and bus stand are together just behind the bus s stand. There are frequent buses to ooty , and coonoor its uphill ghat road about 22 kms from mettupalyam... More
Sathish M
16 October 2017|
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Response from 505bala | Reviewed this property |
I found booking at the railway station reservation counter was the best option. Sometimes the first class tickets get sold out within minutes. 8 am at the reservation counter and I’ve managed to get tickets every time.
Shuvra Kamal M
5 October 2017|
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Response from VjZen | Reviewed this property |
Better stay in Coonoor or Kotagiri - choose some home stay amidst tea estate. We stayed at sunvalley homestay coonoor and it was very good. Activities: 1) Visit a tea factory 2) Mountain train ride from Coonoor to... More