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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
+91 44 2836 3726
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A must to do in Ooty

This train needs advance booking due to limited sits. One can book thru IRCTC (Udagmandalam to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shriyash U
Awesome trip

Whoever visited ooty might have visited this place by travelling all the way from ooty to coonoor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
+91 44 2836 3726
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This train needs advance booking due to limited sits. One can book thru IRCTC (Udagmandalam to Coonor) in advance or should reach to Railway Station around 7.15 as the advance booking windows open at 8.00 AM. First train from ooty is at 9.15 AM. First...More

1  Thank Shriyash U
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whoever visited ooty might have visited this place by travelling all the way from ooty to coonoor and the scenery over there was pretty good.

Thank jaga1997reddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you r in Ooty. This train ride is truly memorable. through the forest . Will recommend to all

Thank bipdish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read loads of reviews here mentioning that this is a must visit place but get the tickets reserved before hand. We took it seriously and got our tickets reserved for first class online through IRCTC website.Trust me, we did that 3 months prior...More

Thank Anchal G
Reviewed 1 week ago

we travelled from ooty to coonoor and very impressed with punctuality and scenic beauty outside the train.a must for an ooty visitor but reservation has to be made in advance.

1  Thank guddu1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 adults and 3 children. When we saw the train at the mettupalayam station it looked like a good photo opportunity. We were warned to pick up some food as the journey was a good 5 hours. The coconut bun...More

Thank 505bala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Nice Place to visit . Here i have enjoyed alot with my family sure i need to visit it again enjoyed alot

Thank Beeyes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always wanted to board a heritage train, but could not book the Kalka-Shimla toy train. We tried booking this train online, but the IRCTC app used to stop at Select Date. The IRCTC website said that the fare is Rs. 500/- for first class...More

Thank RitaKakkar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What to say....this is simply a 'must-do' on your visit t the Nilgiris! It's quaint, ( of course ) but the trains are well-maintained and everything runs on an orderly fashion thanks to the staff 👌

Thank Dr Lakshman U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got up at 04.40am to get an unreserved spot. A French could told us to sit on the left for the amazing views. The first half far nicer than the second with some amazing views. It stops at view points and coffee stops which...More

2  Thank Lily N
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snehal g
20 October 2017|
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Response from Balasubramanian S | Reviewed this property |
Take a bus from the bus stand of mettupalayam the railway station and bus stand are together just behind the bus s stand. There are frequent buses to ooty , and coonoor its uphill ghat road about 22 kms from mettupalyam... More
Sathish M
16 October 2017|
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Response from 505bala | Reviewed this property |
I found booking at the railway station reservation counter was the best option. Sometimes the first class tickets get sold out within minutes. 8 am at the reservation counter and I’ve managed to get tickets every time.
Shuvra Kamal M
5 October 2017|
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Response from VjZen | Reviewed this property |
Better stay in Coonoor or Kotagiri - choose some home stay amidst tea estate. We stayed at sunvalley homestay coonoor and it was very good. Activities: 1) Visit a tea factory 2) Mountain train ride from Coonoor to... More