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“NILIGIRI MOUNTAIN RAILWAY”

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Ooty
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

serene mountains, misty weather, and nostalgic steam engine!!! Tha small stations which are actually the pit stop for the engines. white steam coming out from the engine~~

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

one must take this journey but must get reservations done in advance. we had a bad experience at the booking counter. no body tells you what to do and then u end up taking a general ticket. plz do the reservation for 1st class. that is what is heritage.

4  Thank sanah35
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Give good opportunity to enjoy sceneic beauty from ooty- coonoor.we had ride from ooty to coonoor.trains' compartment are not cleaned.Boggies need maintainance.requires renovation & updating.trip can be made more luxurious by catering tea/coffee/snacks with charge.Lot of waste of time due to on availability of clear signal enroute.nice experience overall due to excellent sceneic beauty enroute.

2  Thank dr_shrenik
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

This is the only heritage train and runs at the highest elevated place in Southern India. We left Mettupalayam at 7.30 AM and the train started traveling at a speed of not more than 12 KM/hour. This train covers a distance of 46Km in a five hours journey passing through Hilligrove, Coonoor, Wellington, Aravankadu, Keeti, Lovedale stations and finally ends at Udagamandalam or Ooty. Taking a ride of this Nilgiri Toy train is must. There are close to 16 tunnels and bridges on this scenic route. It is the steepest railway track in the whole of Asia. Alternate Biting system (ABT), also called the rack and pinion system, is used to overcome this steep ascent. It is similar to the fashion in which we climb a ladder. Here the engine pushes the train from behind during this uphill climb and is present in the front while going down from Ooty to Mettupalayam. Tickests can be booked in advance from www.irctc.co.in.
- 12671/Nilagiri Express (from Chennai Central to Mettupalaiyam) connects to this toy train.
- Try to book the first class. First class seats are much more comfortable than the second seating ones. First Class coach is in the front of the train. So it gives a full view of the scenic route as the engine is in the back of the train. There are onle 16 first class seats. Try to book atleast 2 months advance.
- There are no toilets in the train. But that was no problem for us as the train halted at Coonoor station for 40 minutes.

16  Thank payer_tolay_sorse
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile
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