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“Beautiful Scenery” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Ooty
Certificate of Excellence
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

It is difficult to get a reservation for this train BUT, if you put your name on the waiting list for a 2nd class train ticket from Mettupalayam to Ooty and buy the ticket before the date of departure. You can go to Mettupalayam the day before departure and stay at Hotel EMS Mayura (highly recommend for friendliness and cleanliness). They have a Tuk Tuk driver that will pick you up from the hotel at 5am, he will take you to the train station and position you in the line for the tickets that get released in the morning. The station master will give out tickets at about 6am but get there at 5 am to avoid disappointment.(do not wait until day of departure to buy your ticket because ticket office doesn't open until 6:30 am) The train ride is a once in a lifetime experience, it stops along the way to refill the water tank for the steam engine. We stayed at Mount 'n' Mist, the owner provided pick up service from the train station. Mount'n'Mist was our favourite hotel in India.

Visited December 2012
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fun ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Please take ooty to connoor ride - amazing views - its relatively short ride and not much crowded as well on a weekday.

Visited December 2012
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Bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Coonoor to Ooty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

the heritage century old railway. but with a modern look. rebuilt carriages and diesel engine - oil-powered instead of coal-powered. doesnt have the charm it had in 2002.

Visited December 2012
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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“Scenic and awesome view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

Nilgiri railway trip is a popular tourist transportation and a haven for all those who want to enjoy the nature, valley view, tea gardens and mist and mountain. Ooty to conoor and return is the prefrably good option. more than this will be boring.

Try to get right hand sides window seat when u r heading towards CONOOR and left window seat during CONOOR to OOTY journey.

Visited December 2012
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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“not so scenic...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

The niligiri mountain train goes from ooty to coonor. The train is more for transportation purposes rather than sightseeing. Hence, expect crowds. We went on this train on sightseeing from ooty to coonor and then back. it takes about 90 mins each way. The train tracks is interwined around mountains. All in all it was an ok trip.

Visited October 2012
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