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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Dont miss it

Dont miss it...we travelled from coonor to ooty...it takes 1 hr 10 min..bt on the way awesome view... read more

Reviewed today
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Awesome Trip

It has been a rollercoaster ride by the train made by foreigners way back..U should have a ticket... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
salabh s
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“first class” (231 reviews)
“steam engine” (79 reviews)
“toy train” (211 reviews)
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Reviewed today via mobile

Dont miss it...we travelled from coonor to ooty...it takes 1 hr 10 min..bt on the way awesome view from train..must visit once...

Thank Mittal28
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It has been a rollercoaster ride by the train made by foreigners way back..U should have a ticket in hand booked as in peak season u will not get the tickets to conoor from Ooty.. Must say when the train travel from mountains and valleys...More

Thank salabh s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of the highlight of the recently concluded trip. The Ooty station was quite well maintained. Such a relief from the average Indian railway stations. The train carriage had a touch of nostalgia, old world carriage opening doors and quaintness because of its...More

Thank VoyagerLL
Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked the first class ticket in advance (more than three months) through Irctc in first class. Ticket cost was 150 per head from Ooty to conoore. Train doesn't stop for long time in between station. So if you are planning to get down in...More

1  Thank dipak k
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the train from Ooty to Conoor and even though this is supposedly the less picturesque of the sections, it was still very good with some great sections of mountainous scenery and also some good views of the colourful villages. Apparently the section from Mettapayalam...More

Thank justdriftingglobally
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though we had driven to Ooty by car, we decided to take this joy ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway just for the thrill and fun we used to experience as children. We parked our car in the station parking lot, and paid Rs.50 as...More

Thank EkMusafir
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ooty to Coonoor by diesel then steam to Mettupalyam. Fantastic run through jungle downhill gradients of 1 in 12. Short stop to witness monkeys pleasuring themselves added to the trip. Only piece of advice would be to take the train from Mettupalyam as the uphill...More

Thank chrisclapham25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a recommended journey and kids enjoy a lot. Tickets can be booked online or offline from the counter. There are some reservations and ticket availability online / offline is train dependent. Better to book in advance and reserve seats as the train can...More

Thank NewRRV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The toy train, as it is called, is a must for travellers in India. The booking procedure is lengthy involving getting to the station by 5.30 in order to get a seat, as it is not a large train. However as the whole journey takes...More

2  Thank lantboss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The toy ride from Ooty to Coonnor was breathtaking. It had some amazing views and the ride through the forests was indeed beautiful. And the best part was you get an hour ride in the toy train for only Rs. 10 . What more can...More

Thank Arun A
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Rut S
7 December 2017|
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Response from Papin R | Reviewed this property |
Yes online you can book. Source: Udhagamandalam (Ooty station)
Ajay P
29 November 2017|
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Response from Anand N | Reviewed this property |
try online. there are two classes, first class and second class. it will be Rs. 128 and Rs.30 respectively. first class will be the first coach and you will get better view.
Mehafooz T
25 November 2017|
Response from Anchal G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It will be better to book a ticket for second class as well as there is a very less possibility of WL getting cleared.