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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
+91 44 2836 3726
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The train experience is heavenly..It offers picturesque views..It takes about an hour to reach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nikita S
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Chandigarh, India
WONDERFUL TRAIN RIDE

Mountain railway journey on what India calls a Toy Train. Lovely train journey, great views, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JulieMcK61
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“first class” (232 reviews)
“steam engine” (79 reviews)
“irctc website” (28 reviews)
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
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+91 44 2836 3726
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The train experience is heavenly..It offers picturesque views..It takes about an hour to reach conoor from ooty..For the first class ticket get your tickets booked 3 months prior else you will have to sit in general class.The view is breathtaking and captivating.There are tea plantations...More

Thank Nikita S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mountain railway journey on what India calls a Toy Train. Lovely train journey, great views, and at the end, it was a lovely town.

Thank JulieMcK61
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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SomeOtherTag
14 December 2017|
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Response from Anand N | Reviewed this property |
i think it will be a problem as there is leg space only for people to sit and carry small baggages. it is same in forst class too. you have to go by cab.
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Rut S
7 December 2017|
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Response from NewRRV | Reviewed this property |
IRCTC website is the best way to book, especially if you are looking for 1st class ticket (very few seats). Some 1st class seats are reserved for online only and some for counter only - depends on which train you are... More
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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.
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