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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty, India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Difficult to get tickets

The plan was to go to Connoor by NMR -Nilgiris Mountain Railway. I went to the railway station... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Karthik R
Chennai, India
A Must do activity in Nilgiris

An hour of scenic ride in heritage train is rare. There are stretches where train puffs at 15-20... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Ooty, India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The plan was to go to Connoor by NMR -Nilgiris Mountain Railway. I went to the railway station around 8 AM for 12:15 train and there was a vert long queue - this was quite bit of surprise. I was there around for 20 minutes...More

Thank Karthik R
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

An hour of scenic ride in heritage train is rare. There are stretches where train puffs at 15-20 kmph allowing you to soak in the views and the environment. A fun ride specially if you are travelling with kids.

1  Thank sanjaytanwani
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The scenic views of Queen of hills scores above the inconvenience of ticketing and poorly managed train journey. They can make it a nice experience with announcements sharing more about the heritage train and the route etc . Increase revenue with hike in cost of...More

Thank Gopal N
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Fun train ride with plenty of scenery along the way. Very popular with tourists and limited first class seats, not that they are anything really special. This attraction is also an inexpensive thing for families to enjoy.

Thank SydneySchoey
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it. My only recommendation for people visiting is to reach the railway station right at 8 am pt you might miss out on tickets and the other timings aren't that great.

1  Thank rahulsP7215WB
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very nice and beautiful journey from the heart of nature.We traveled from Connoor to Ooty. Reached station at 11:30 AM and bought the tickets for 1st class. Only 16 tickets are available for first class and costs 100Rs each while normal ticket is Rs.10 If...More

Thank Alok K
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time traveling in thid train from Cunoor to Ooty. One of the TTR: Mr. Subramanian, helped us in getting reserved seats, when we were misguided about the tickets. We had elders with us & couldnt afford to travel standing for 2...More

Thank MoCraby
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Its hard to get ticket for this. For 0915 hrs train, tickets are issued at 0800 hrs and people start queuing from 0800 hrs. You need to pray to get tickets. The 30 odd tickets get over before you realize and then you have to...More

1  Thank Arun P
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nilgiri Hill Railway is one of the oldest Hill Railways with heritage status,in 108th year of experience.There are rides from Ooty station to Coonnoor and back.Some rides go farther beyond Coonnoor.Ooty- Connoor is an hour's journey,full of amazing views Nilgiri valleys,meadows,tree lined villages,tiny railway stations...More

Thank uak395
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

You need to board the train from mettupalayam. Limited tickets and seats on first come basis. Starts early morning and takes around 3-4 hours to reach Ooty with stops in between. You can get down on the way and click snaps. Wonderful outing for kids.

Thank RV0681
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12 July 2017|
Response from Shweta S | Reviewed this property |
please check IRCTC.you can put source as UAM(Ooty) and destination as ONR (conoor)
Safvan M
27 June 2017|
Response from Shernaz D | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it is available every day
Safvan M
26 June 2017|
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Response from Balasubramanian S | Reviewed this property |
Ooty is the District head quarters of The Nilgiris District. Under this district come four major places. Ooty , Coonoor, Kotagiri and Gudalur. There are many villages in the Nilgiris. * Ooty has some main attractions viz... More