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About Ride the Nilgiri Mountain Train

Built in the year 1908, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is more than a train – it is a World Heritage Site. The train travels the 46 km between Mettupalayam and Ooty in five hours with five stops on the way. This quaint train goes through 16 tunnels and over 250 bridges, at heights of 300 feet to 7200 feet. The train is used more by tourists for the experience than locals for transportation purposes. This journey is particularly scenic because of the breathtaking surroundings that comprise rocky land, gorges, green hills and rolling tea plantations. Before the final stop in Ooty, you will pass through the tranquil towns of Coonoor, and Lovedale. Because the train is small, it fills up soon, so it is recommended to make bookings much in advance through the website or at the Indian Railways reservation counters. The train was built because the only way to get to Ooty was on horseback. Though the train was conceptualized in 1854, it took 40 years to start and was completed by a Swiss Inventor only in 1908.

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  • Cost Category Economy
  • Activity For Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Entry Fee INR 80

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