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Toy Train

Shimla, Ooty , Darjeeling, Matheran, India
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Ooty train - Good for first timers !!

Ooty station also known as Udagamandalam is still in its old grace. The station was crowdy with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Radhakrishna K
,
Pune, India
Amazing experience

This is a must to do activity if you are coming to Ooty for the first time. We took the train from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
anand m
,
Pune, India
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  • Average14%
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“first class” (29 reviews)
“steam engine” (8 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (4 reviews)
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Shimla, Ooty , Darjeeling, Matheran, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ooty station also known as Udagamandalam is still in its old grace. The station was crowdy with tourist. There were railway police who were checking the tickets, they don’t allow you to enter platform if you don’t have tickets. You need to sit of right...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must to do activity if you are coming to Ooty for the first time. We took the train from Coonoor to Ooty, which was a 1 hour journey. We booked in advance in first class coach, so there were not many people...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The view from the train is breathe taking, waterfalls, green bed of tea estate, small homes, valleys etc.

Thank maushami
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Best train journey one can experience here. The train is a oldest toy train in India. This was the place where, Chaiyya Chaiyya song was shooted from Dil se movie. We had a nice time in this journey,.

Thank hemanth s
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We took an hours ride down to Coonor whilst staying at Ooty. When we got off in Coonor we were able to visit the train yards and see them servicing the engines. All added to the experience of this train trip

Thank bantickr
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

Have travelled by this train several times from Udhagamandalam to Mettupalayam. What a wonderful site. While passing each cave, tourists starts shouting and it adds to the thrill. Take short trip from Ooty to Coonoor to enjoy it.

Thank Bizanand
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was my least favourite toy train compared to Darjeeling and Simla. The first disappointment was that it was diesel and not steam.The lovely train we saw in photos was not ours, which was an old worn cars.The scenery was just so-so due to hazy...More

Thank Ishiarusha
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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Took the 4:30pm departure from Conoor-Ooty for 70 Rps reserved seats. Try to do this to ensure you have a seat on the train and watch out for people without tickets to try to squish into your car! It was chilly and poor weather during...More

Thank Saranger
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

One of the best options to reach Ooty if you like scenics, relaxation and save yourself from Ghats sickness. For a distance of 45 kms, the train takes 5 hours uphill and 3.5hrs downhill. The ride is punctuated with stations coming every 20 min, where...More

Thank NitinTilawat
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Caught the train between Coonar and Ooty. This train is very popular with tourists so book well in advance even then it will be very crowded. There is now only 1 steam train per day but several diesel trains. Good view from the train and...More

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AKASHchowdhury
3 January 2017|
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Response from Lalithaprasad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Akash, yes you can take a bus from either Mysore - Krnatak or from Coimbatore as well. AC Bus, I do not suggest it until unless you have a serious motion sickness. Other wise it is common in such deep... More
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parthashine
29 August 2016|
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Response from Akanksha K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, you can take the tickets for toy train ride a day in advance from the station booking counters. Alternatively, take the tickets early morning before the ride. Queues are a lil longer so be on time to get the same... More
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