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About Nilgiri Mountain Railway

In the age of high-speed bullet trains, a quaint blue Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty wends its way daily from Ooty to Mettupalayam. It is one of the few steam locomotives running in the world today, declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2005. It is the slowest train running at just 10.4 Kmph. It moves slowly as it is travelling on Asia’s steepest track gradient. It uses four coaches till Coonoor after which, one more coach is added on with a steam engine behind to help it ascend. This gift of the British rule was made functional in 1908, negotiating 16 tunnels as it trundles over 250 bridges and bends across 205 sharp and breath-holding curves. From its vantage position of 2600 m at Ooty, it climbs 6159 feet covering 46 km. It is a marvel of the British engineering feats in the days that are now history. Sabol Holiday Resorts, Ponmari Residency, Taj Savoy Hotel are hotels near Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Resorts like Tee Villa Stay and Ootyhill Side Stay offer places to stay near Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty.

Pro Tip: Nilgiri Mountain Railway departs from Ooty daily at 7:10 am and reaches in time for lunch at 12 noon.

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  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 4 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Adults Second Sitting : INR 30 First Class : INR 205 Child(5 - 11 years of age) Second Sitting : INR 25 First Class: INR 130 Senior Citizens (Female) Second Sitting : INR 30 First Class : INR 175 Senior Citizens (Male) Second Sitting : INR 30 First Class : INR 200 Unreserved General Fare Adult : INR 15 Child : INR 15
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